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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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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
  1. Demonstrate improvement in executing various types of shots (underhand, overhand, serve, volley).
  2. Demonstrate improvement in cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and/or flexibility.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adhere to an exercise program.

  1. Key Components of Tennis
    1. History
    2. Terminology
    3. Equipment selection and care
    4. Proper attire
    5. Safety considerations
    6. Proper warming-up, conditioning
    7. Etiquette
    8. Rules and scoring

II.    Fundamental Stroke Development

  1. Grip, stance, swing, follow through
  2. Ground strokes (forehand, backhand)
  3. Volleying at the net
  4. Serving
  5. Specialty shots (lob, smash)
  6. Balance, coordination, and basic rhythms for each shot
    1. Game Management
  1. Basic strategies for singles play (offensive and defensive)
  2. Basic strategies for doubles play( offensive and defensive)
  3. Basic strategies for serving and return of serve
    1. Personal Fitness Assessment
  1. Cardiovascular fitness, strength, endurance, and/or flexibility
  2. Personal goal setting
  3. Confidence in shot selection and execution

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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