ATHL 44B: SPORT TECHNIQUES & 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
- Demonstrate the use of sport techniques as a method of conditioning
- Understand the theory and application of sport technique as a means of conditioning.
The student will be able to:
A. Assess and improve muscle strength and muscle endurance used for the sport of tennis.
B. Design and practice a program of effective muscle-training exercises.
C. Define and assess flexibility and describe the benefits of increased flexibility for the sport of tennis.
D. Demonstrate tennis specific strength exercises and routines.
E. Practice specific aerobic and anaerobic training.
F. Demonstrate and assess sport techniques for tennis.
A. Assess and improve muscle strength and endurance.
1. Practice a program of progressive overloading with an understanding of repetitions and sets.
2. Physical testing to determine the measure for repetition maximums.
3. Demonstrate the ability to select the weight and exercise for targeting each major muscle group.
4. Perform and understand the importance of multiple joint exercise.
B. Design a program of effect muscle training exercise for the sport of tennis.
1. Design a program for circuit training exercises that are sport specific.
2. Perform proper free weight lifting techniques.
3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of free weights vs. weight machines.
C. Define and assess flexibility and describe the benefits of increased flexibility for tennis specific training.
1. Explain the following factors and their influence on flexibility: muscle temperature, physical activity, age and disease.
2. Assess flexibility at four joint sites.
D. Demonstrate tennis specific flexibility exercises and routines.
1. Practice tennis specific stretching routines.
2. Demonstrate PNF stretching exercises.
E. Practice tennis specific aerobic and anaerobic training.
1. Measure and assess individual cardiorespiratory endurance.
2. Practice proper warm-up for aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
F. Demonstrate and assess sport technique for competitive tennis training.
1. Analyze tennis tapes for successful techniques.
2. Practice sport techniques that develop skills for competitive tennis.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Tennis specific pre- and post-test for individual strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Method(s) of Instruction
Discussion, cooperative learning exercises, demonstrations.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Kovas, M., P. Roetert, and T. Ellenbecker. Complete Conditioning for Tennis. 2nd ed. USTA, 2016.
USTA. Coaching Tennis Successfully. 2nd ed. USTA, 2004 (ebook pub. 2015).
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.