PHED 15C: ADVANCED PICKLEBALL
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2022|
|Hours:||3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Foothill GE:||Area VII: Lifelong Learning|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
The student will be able to:
- Identify the equipment, rules, and etiquette of pickleball.
- Serve using spins to set up their next shot.
- Recognize offensive and defensive strategy.
- Utilize proper footwork and grips.
- Demonstrate advanced forehand and backhand strokes.
- Increase levels of fitness and hand-eye coordination.
- Identify modified table positions.
- Analyze table awareness with shot selection and placement.
- Understand why fitness, flexibility, and nutrition are vital to playing pickleball at a high level.
- Understand how to constructing points will lead to winning.
- Terminology, equipment and rules of pickleball
- Racquets and types of balls
- Dimensions—type of play
- Etiquette and general play
- Advanced skills
- Grips—forehand and backhand
- Arm and wrist positioning
- Forehand and backhand strokes, spins
- Conditioning drills
- Point construction
- Hydration and nutrition
- Serving long and short
- Drop shots
- Angle play
- Double rotation
- Point construction
- Using flexibility as an advantage
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
2. When taught as an online distance learning or hybrid section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous internet and email access.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Individual and tram participation
Critical thinking in competitive game play
Demonstration of rules and etiquette of pickleball
Participation and game play
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Baker, Joe, and Richard Movsessian. How to Play Pickleball: The Complete Guide from A to Z: Illustrated Stroke Techiniques and Winning Strategies. 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Tests and assignments based on class material.