SRJC Course Outlines

6/8/2023 11:52:02 AMKINDV 4.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  KINDV 4.2Title:  TENNIS - INTERMEDIATE  
Full Title:  Intermediate Tennis
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.002 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PHYED 80.2

Catalog Description:
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The purpose of this course is to provide instruction for the intermediate tennis player including skill development and competitive strategies.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of KINDV 4.1

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The purpose of this course is to provide instruction for the intermediate tennis player including skill development and competitive strategies.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Completion of KINDV 4.1
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Students will be able to play tennis at an intermediate level, with the ability to perform
    beginning through intermediate tennis strokes, demonstrate ideal body positioning
    during each stroke, and to understand and apply the written and unwritten rules of

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Students will be able to:
1.   Hit forehand and backhand ground strokes with directional intent,
      preparation and consistency.
2.   Serve with rhythm, power and consistency.
3.   Hit forehand and backhand volleys with consistency.
4.   Demonstrate movement skills involving speed and balance while hitting
5.   Lob consistently.
6.   Hit overhead shots.
7.   Perform techniques for hitting approach shots.
8.   Execute a forehand drop shot, serve and volley.
9.   Place the return of second serves.
10. Demonstrate understanding of singles and doubles strategy.
11. Demonstrate self-control and mental toughness during match play.
12. Demonstrate teamwork in doubles.
13. Follow tennis rules and practice etiquette during match play.

Topics and Scope
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I. Review of Proper Technique and Footwork for the Following
    Strokes and Continued Practice in these Skills at Intermediate Level
    A. Forehand groundstroke
    B. Backhand groundstroke
    C. Serve and return
    D. Forehand volley
    E. Backhand volley
    F. Execution of approach and volley for singles
    G. Execution of overhead shot
II. Game Strategy
    A. Mental toughness
    B. Singles strategy
    C. Doubles strategy
III. Court Positioning
    A. Execution of serve and volley
    B. Approach and volley for singles
    C. Approach and volley for doubles
IV. Lobs
    A. Execution of the lob-forehand and backhand
    B. Defending the lob in doubles

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Students are expected to spend an additional one and one-half hours per week outside of class completing one or more of the following assignments:
1. Performance exams on ground stroke, serving, volleys, lobs, overheads
2. One or two written and/or practical tests on game strategies and
    mental toughness techniques
3. In-class singles and doubles tournament (Class Performances)
4. Written comprehensive final
5. Practice tennis both in class and outside of class for 1 hour per week
    per unit (Non-contact DHR)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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USTA Mental Skills and Drills Handbook. Lauer, Larry and Lubbers, Paul and Kovacs, Mark. Coaches Choice. 2010 (classic)

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