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PHED 1038

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Tennis
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed for the beginning tennis player. The goal is to help the beginner develop the basic skills of serving, receiving, forehand, backhand, and volley.  Additionally, the course will cover playing strategy, rules, and scoring.

Game, Set, Match, A Tennis Guide James E. Bryan , Morton Publishing Co., (newest edition).

Expected Educational Results
As a result of successfully completing this course, the student will able to:

1. Demonstrate a basic overhead serve
2. Demonstrate the forehand drive
3. Demonstrate the backhand drive
4. Demonstrate skills for the aerial game
5. State the basic rules of tennis
6. Describe the steps of scoring in a game, set, and match
7. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level

General Education Outcomes
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content
11. Introduction to Tennis
Safety & conditioning
Racket & shoe selection
2. The Forehand Drive
The grip & ready position
The back swing
The forward swing
Ball and racket contact
Follow through
3. The Backhand Drive
The grip and ready position
The back swing
The forward swing
Ball and racket contact
Follow through
4. The Overhead Serve
The grip and serving position
The downswing and ball toss
The loop and contact
Follow through
5. Tennis Rules
Serving the ball
Receiving the serve
When the ball is in play
In recreational play
Discuss etiquette
6. Scoring
The point
The game
The set
The match
The tie-breaker
7. Net Play
Aerial play
8. Strategy
9. History of Tennis
10. Cardiorespiratory Activities
11. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores.  When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required.  The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class.  Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.
3. Cardiorespiratory fitness activities will be included in all classes in addition to other fitness and/or sport-related activities specific to the class.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be administered to all students.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be conducted according to the protocols for the 1-Mile Walk Test, the 3-Minute Step Test or the Astrand-Ryhming Test.  Pre and Post testing scores will be valued at no less than 15% and no more than 30% of the total grade.
A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these test items administered.

A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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