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Tennis (Intermediate)


Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide students who have previous tennis playing experience a review of the basic fundamentals of tennis.  Intermediate Tennis involves learning to deal with faster shots through more advanced footwork and quicker preparation with the hands.  More advanced footwork includes hitting groundstrokes from more of an open stance, and quicker preparation with the hands means keeping them close to the body.  The students also learn how to control their serve more by imparting more spin on the ball, while still having a throwing motion with their serve. The students also learn proper court positioning for doubles. proper conditioning for tennis, and various tournament situations. Students will learn advanced concepts in team strategy through singles and doubles play with varying court play systems. Upon the completion of the course students will be able to soundly demonstrate the basic fundamental skills in tennis, explain the benefits of tennis as a lifetime activity for health related fitness, apply basic rules, terminology, and
strategies to competitive play.


P/NP grading will be based on the following:
Students will be allowed no more than three (3) absences
In addition, technical and tactical skill development is assessed and supported throughout the quarter

Safety Notification

There are risks and dangers inherent in participating and/or receiving instruction in a PHE 1 Activity course. Injury resulting from participation is always a possibility in physical activity. Please carefully follow the guidelines provided by your instructor and adhere to any rules established by the instructor. Please notify your instructor immediately if you become ill or injured, or feel that you shouldn’t participate on a given day.
Unless otherwise expressly indicated by the student, the assumption is that the student is in good health and is capable of participating in all facets of the physical activity related to this class.