Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education
PER Course Number: 103
Course Title: Racquetball
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Every semester, multiple sections
This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical
Development and Wellness"
component of the students Basic Skills program. Designated University Studies outcomes for this course
are listed below.
Outcome #1 Learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
Outcome #2 Make proactive choices leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Outcome #3 Explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention.
Outcome #5 Understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole persons relationship to the total
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation, socialization and
balance in their lives.
Outcome #8 Enhance creative use of leisure time.
Outcome #9 Develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.
1. Catalog Description The development of
basic fundamental skills, knowledges and strategies involved
in beginning racquetball in order to be able to enjoy playing recreational racquetball.
2. Statement of the Major Focus and Objectives of the Course
Racquetball has become a very popular lifetime leisure activity. The major focus of this course is to develop
the basic skills and knowledge necessary to participate in racquetball and to develop an interest, understanding,
and appreciation of the game as it can be enjoyed as a spectator.
3. Course Outline of Major Topics and Subtopics
A. Discuss equipment (Outcomes 3,5
3. Safety glasses
B. To develop the following basic skills (Outcomes 1,2)
2. Passing shot
4. Ceiling shot
C. Basic rules and scoring singles and doubles (Outcomes 5,8)
D. Singles strategy (Outcomes 5,8)
2. Type of serve and placement
3.Type of shots and placement
5.Placement of return serve
7.Ways to open the court
E. Doubles strategy (Outcomes 5,8)
4. Basic Instructional Plan and Teaching Methods
Lecture, demonstration, group discussion, and group activity sessions
5. Course Requirements and Evaluation
A. Participation: 85 points
B. Subjective rating on game play: 45 points
1. technique of basic skills
2. basic strategy and positioning
C. Skill test:
D. Written final exam: 50 points
TOTAL POINTS: 220 points
6. Textbook or Alternative
Web sites http://www.usra.org/ (go to index and then "R" for rules to
check out the official rules)
7. List of References and Bibliography
Allsen, Phillip E.,Witbeck, Pete. Racquetball. Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1988.
Fabian, Lou. Racquetball: Strategies for Winning. Eddie Bowers
Publishing Co., 1986.
Verner, Bill. Racquetball: Basic Skills and Drills. Mayfield Publishing Co., Third Edition, 1992.