ATHL 44A: PRESEASON CONDITIONING FOR MEN'S TENNIS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Foothill GE:||Area VII: Lifelong Learning|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
|Repeatability:||May be taken six times for credit|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstration and application of strength and conditioning techniques
- Understand the theory of strength and conditioning techniques. (rubric - cognitive)
The student will be able to:
A. Demonstrate the skills necessary to compete on an intercollegiate tennis team at a high level of performance.
B. Explain the value of sport in developing commitment, self-discipline, self-respect and teamwork and adhere to an athletic code of excellence through exemplary deportment both on and off the field of competition.
C. Discuss and demonstrate effective tactical and mental strategies conducive to the sport of tennis.
D. Demonstrate increased strength, endurance, stamina, flexibility, and knowledge of a healthy diet.
A. Advanced development of fundamental skills applicable to the sport of tennis
1. Individual physical skills relative to tennis
2. Team skill/plays/strategies relative to tennis
B. Physical fitness development
1. Muscular development
2. Muscular endurance
3. Cardiovascular fitness
5. Nutritional knowledge
C. Stress and pressure/mental game
1. Choking and safeguards against pressure
2. When to take chances and when to play it safe
3. Concentration and "the zone"
1. Video on the rules of tennis
2. How to use the rulebook for tennis
3. Appropriate behavior during competition
E. Practice sessions
1. Individual skills/techniques
2. Team drills/strategies
F. Sportsmanship and etiquette
1. Mutual respect
2. Rivalry and camradrie
3. Zeal for excellence
G. Individual and team philosophy
Activities and drills that promote the student's development in the sport of tennis, such as serving, hitting, practicing footwork.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
1. Individual and team verbal critiques
2. Video analysis
3. Individual improvement, performance, and contribution to team effot
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations and team discussion.
B. Facilitation of drills and activities that promote learning objectives.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Kovas, M., P. Roetert, and T. Ellenbecker. Complete Conditioning for Tennis. 2nd ed. USTA, 2016.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.