Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education
PER Course Number: 139
Course Title: Tennis
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Each Semester
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
to the total environment.
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation,
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. Course Description
Fundamental skills and knowledge appropriate for beginner, intermediate,
and advanced players including rules, conditioning and strategy of
Students must supply their own racquet and balls.
2. Major Focus and Objectives
Equipment and care of equipment (Outcome #5)
Health and social benefits tennis can provide (Outcomes #1,2,3,5,6,8)
Forehand technique (Outcome #9)
Backhand technique (Outcome #9)
Serving technique (Outcome #9)
Lob (Outcome #9)
Punch and net play (Outcome #9)
Smash (Outcome #9)
Rules, etiquette and scoring
|Appreciate tennis as a lifelong physical activity and its healthy benefits. |
(Outcomes #1, 2,3)
|Understand the fundamentals of contacting the tennis ball. (Outcome #1)|
|Understand the fundamentals of playing singles. (Outcome #1)|
|Understand the fundamentals of playing doubles. (Outcome #9)|
|Students will be able to keep score of a tennis match.|
|Enjoy playing tennis. (Outcome #1)|
|Individuals can develop a regular group of tennis players that are willing to meet on a
regular basis. (Outcomes #2,8)|
- Course Outline
4. Basic Instructional Plan and Methods
Lectures, demonstrations, video tapes, and group activity sessions.
5. Method of Evaluation
Daily Attendance 150 pts. A = 200 180 pts
Skill Analysis 25 pts.
B = 179 160 pts
5 pts. C = 159 140 pts
200 pts. D = 139 120 pts
6. Textbook - None required
Tennis Anyone by Dick Gould
Two-Handed Tennis: How to Play a Winners Game by Jeffrey
Tennis Basics by Robert J. LaMarch
Ultimate Tennis-The Pleasure Game by Al Secunda