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Tennis (Beginning)


Description: The basic strokes of tennis will be taught - the forehand and backhand groundstrokes, the volleys, the overhead and the serve. Scoring, doubles positioning and strategy will also be covered. There will be a brief discussion at the beginning of each class with the rest of the time dedicated to skill development and playing. The main goals of the class are to learn about tennis and to have fun!

Equipment: Tennis rackets are provided at the class.   Balls are provided also. 
Clothing: gym shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes are required. No jeans, running shoes or aerobic shoes.

Grading: must attend 17 of 20 classes to receive a passing grade. No exceptions. In addition, technical and tactical skill development is assessed and supported throughout the quarter.


Expectations: You are expected to be on time, to attend at least 85% of the classes (you are allowed three unexcused absences) and to do your best.


"There are risks and dangers inherent in participating and/or receiving instruction in a PE 1 activity course. Injury resulting from participation is always a possibility in physical activity. Please carefully follow the guideline provided by your instructor and adhere to any rules established by the instructor. Please notify your instructor immediately if you become injured or ill, or feel that you shouldn't participate in a given activity. 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."