Jan 28, 2022
FAW 155F1 - Tennis 1 Credits, 2 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 2 lab periods
Fundamentals of tennis intended for the novice or player with limited experience. Includes key components of tennis, fundamental stroke development, game management, and personal fitness assessment.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate improvement in executing various types of shots (underhand, overhand, serve, volley).
- Demonstrate improvement in cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and/or flexibility.
- Demonstrate the ability to adhere to an exercise program.
- Key Components of Tennis
- Equipment selection and care
- Proper attire
- Safety considerations
- Proper warming-up, conditioning
- Rules and scoring
II. Fundamental Stroke Development
- Grip, stance, swing, follow through
- Ground strokes (forehand, backhand)
- Volleying at the net
- Specialty shots (lob, smash)
- Balance, coordination, and basic rhythms for each shot
- Game Management
- Basic strategies for singles play (offensive and defensive)
- Basic strategies for doubles play( offensive and defensive)
- Basic strategies for serving and return of serve
- Personal Fitness Assessment
- Cardiovascular fitness, strength, endurance, and/or flexibility
- Personal goal setting
- Confidence in shot selection and execution
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