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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
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
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Perform with increased proficiency the skill sets and techniques of intermediate/advanced tennis. (rubric: checklist)
  • Demonstrate and explain the advanced strategies at the intermediate/advanced tennis level. (rubric -cognitive)


Intermediate/advanced tennis for competitive play, including covering drills, advanced strategies, techniques and rules.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. identify the rules and etiquette for competitive play.
B. demonstrate increased knowledge in the tennis forehand, backhand, and serving/return skills.
C. develop a marked increase in performance skills for smashing, volleying, lobbing and net play.
D. analyze different strategies for singles and doubles play.
E. practice drill techniques for conditioning.
F. value tennis as a lifelong learning activity for physical fitness.

Course Content

A. Tennis etiquette (Code of Conduct)
1. improper movement at serving point
2. badgering
3. player decisions
4. player courtesy
B. Intermediate tennis motor skills
1. backhand
2. smashing
3. volleying
4. lobbing
5. net play
C. Strategies
1. offensive
2. defensive
3. doubles
4. singles
D. Conditioning drills
1. strength
2. flexibility
3. agility and coordination
4. speed and endurance

Lab Content

A. Tennis etiquette (Code of Conduct)
B. Intermediate tennis motor skills
C. Strategies
D. Conditioning drills

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Tennis racquet, tennis balls, and tennis courts.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
B. Evaluation of critical thinking in offensive and defensive play situations.
C. Written or oral final exam.

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture, discussion, cooperative learning exercises and demonstration as directed by instructor.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Brown, J., and Soulier. Tennis. 4th ed. Human Kinetics, 2013.


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

Optional reading/writing assignments as determined by the instructor.



Physical Education