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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† PEHD 119Beginning Tennis

†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††Spring 2003

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† T-Tr.10:50-12:05


Instructor: Ms. Wilson


Phone: 953-7664


E-mail: Wilsonn@cofc.edu



Office:Silcox Physical Education Center, Office 208


Office Hours:Monday and Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 and Tuesday from 9:30-10:30.


Text:††† Tennis Today , by Glen Bassett and William Otta-West Publishing Co.Optional.


Course Description:The history, techniques, practice of skills, and rules of

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† tennis will be covered.


Course Prerequisites: None


Course Objectives:


1.      To provide a basic knowledge of rules through application in game situations to

include both singles and doubles.



2. To provide an opportunity for physical fitness through life long participation.


3.      To improve and develop tennis play by performing specific skill objectives to include

serve, forehand, backhand, volley and lob.


Criteria for Evaluation:


1.Skills - completion of objectives††††††††† 25%

2.Skills Test††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25%

3.Written Tennis Test†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††25%

4.Written Scoring Test††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15%

5.Tournament Review†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10%

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††††††††† Total††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††100%




Grading Scale:


†††††††††††††††††††††† A†††††††††† 93-100

†††††††††††††††††††††† B+†††††††† 89-92

†††††††††††††††††††††† B†††††††††† 84-88

†††††††††††††††††††††† C+†††††††† 79-83

†††††††††††††††††††††† C††††††††††† 75-78

††††††††††††††††††††† D††††††††††† 70-74

†††††††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††† 69 and below





1.      In class activities will include explanation and demonstration of skills and strategy

required to play tennis followed by student participation in practice, competition

and skill testing. Students will work on objectives on an individual basis with


2.      All students are allowed two unexcused absences except during evaluation periods.

Roll will be called daily.

3.      Every missed class in excess of two will result in two points being deducted from

your final grade average.†† Class will begin and end in a timely manner. You are expected to be prepared when class begins. Three tardies equals one absence on point deductions.If you are more than ten minutes late it will count as two tardies.



4.      You will be responsible for any work missed when you do not attend class.

5.      Since this is a participation class , students will be expected to report to class prepared to participate with appropriate clothing, tennis racket, and tennis shoes.

6.      Make up exams for skill and knowledge tests will only be given in extenuating††††† circumstances. Excused absences must be pre-approved by Ms. Wilson or approved by the Deanís office.



Academic Honor Code: Students will be expected to abide by the academic honor code found on pages 55-62 of the students handbook.


Access my web page: Click on Netscape Communicator. Click on C of C homepage. Click on Academics. Click on Schools at the college. Click on School of Education. Click on Physical Education. Click on Faculty. Click on Nancy Wilson. Click on PEHD 119.This will give you your syllabus and tentative schedule for the semester.






Tentative Spring 2003 Schedule




9Tr†† Introduction

14TInformation about the court, grips, ready position. Hand-eye games. ( obj. 1-3)


16Tr†† Forehand grip, stroke and practice of the skill


21TForehand ( obj.4-5)


23Tr†††† Backhand grip and stroke ( obj. 8-9)


28T††† Backhand and forehand review. Mini games. Go over scoring.

30Tr††† Gold, Silver, Platinum Tournament


4T†††††Go over scoring test. Introduce Serve


6Tr†††† Serve objectives ( obj .12-13)


11T††† Serve. Mini-games


13TR†††† Written Scoring Test


18T†††† Volley grip and stroke ( obj. 17-19)


20Tr††† Demonstration of drop shot grip and stroke ( obj.20-21)


25T†††††† Finish all objectives to date.

27Tr†††† Mid Term Open


11T††††††† Demonstration of lob ( obj. 24-25)


13Tr††††††† ††Play


18T††††††††† Written test Review


20Tr†††††††† Review forehand, backhand, volley


25T†††††††††† Written Test


27Tr†††††††††† Review Serve. Play singles


1T††† ††††††††††Skills test


3Tr††††††††† Skills Test, Play


8T†††††† ††††Skills Test, Play


10Tr††††††† Skills Test, Play


15T,†††††† ††Skills Test, Play


17Tr††††† Tournament


22T††††††† Tournament-Last day of class









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