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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 6 laboratory per week (72 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VII: Lifelong Learning
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: May be taken six times for credit

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the theory and application of sport technique as a means of conditioning.(rubic - cognitive)
  • Demonstrate the use of sport techniques as a method of conditioning


This course teaches and provides practice specific techniques and conditioning for the sport of tennis. This includes drills, weight and flexibility training, and cardio-respiratory development.

Course Objectives

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

Course Content

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.

Lab Content

A. Lifting
B. Stretching
C. Running
D. Serving
E. Hitting
F. Practicing footwork

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Tennis specific 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

None required.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.



Physical Education, Coaching