ATHL 44C: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR MEN'S TENNIS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 laboratory per week (36 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
- Understand the concept of "Functional" training as it would apply to tennis. Functional training is a classification of exercise which involves training the body for playing competitive tennis.(rubric - cognitive)
- Demonstrate and apply "Functional" training as it would apply to tennis.Training for speed, agility, power and strength using various modalities.(rubric - physical checklist)
The student will be able to:
A. Participate in a structured and comprehensive program of advanced weight training for the sport of tennis.
B. Develop and apply personal and performance goals.
C. Employ correct lifting techniques in a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for the sport of tennis.
D. Demonstrate the differences between a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for performance in the sport of tennis.
A. Establish performance goals which students are encouraged to work towards
B. Develop knowledge and understanding of various advanced strength training techniques
1. Super sets
4. Isometric and super slow training
5. Olympic style lifts
C. Develop strength through participation in various advanced strength training techniques
D. Develop individualized performance goals which encourage specialization in the sport of tennis
E. Explain physiological and anatomical relationships of weight training effects on the body consistent with the performance goals for the sport of tennis
Use of pin-set machines, free weights and functional fitness strengthening exercises, such as lifting, squatting, stretching, balancing (e.g., medicine balls, BOSU, and TRX).
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Squat racks
C. Olympic lifting platforms
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Strength development will be assessed and measured by certain lifts, such as the bench press, squats, and military press.
B. Demonstrating the correct form in the olympic lifts used for performance in the sport of tennis.
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Active participation by students and instructor to facilitate an effective learning environment.
B. Lecture and/or demonstration.
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.