PHED188 Net Games: Tennis and Badminton

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education

I. Course Number and Title
PHED188 Net Games: Tennis and Badminton
II. Number of Credits
2 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Designed for Health and Physical Education Major Students
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course satisfies the transfer requirements for Physical Education majors. Students are given instruction and practice fundamentals, drills, court strategy, doubles play, and conditioning. They are taught about rules and equipment. Lifetime health benefits related to proper nutrition and exercise physiology are examined.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. This course provides for the successful practice and repetition of tennis and badminton activities so the student will develop a lifetime of regular physical activity.
    2. This course will expose the student to physiological concepts and principles that relate to the body’s responses to regular participation in net games, specifically tennis and badminton.
    3. Regular practice in tennis and badminton will contribute to emotional and social wellness.
    4. Through practice and performance of tennis and badminton activities, the student will improve his physical fitness by increased muscular endurance, better joint flexibility, and improve kinetic balance.
    5. The student will learn more about himself as a performer of net games, what his strengths and limitations are, and an improved confidence in his ability to learn new skills.
    6. By demonstrating tennis and badminton skills, the student will experience success and failure in themselves. These experiences will help the student learn how to better cope with success and failure.
    7. To demonstrate the eastern forehand, eastern backhand, and continental tennis grips.
    8. To demonstrate the tennis forehand drive and the tennis backhand drive
    9. To demonstrate the tennis forehand and backhand volleys.
    10. To demonstrate the tennis serve.
    11. To demonstrate the tennis defensive lob.
    12. To demonstrate the tennis overhead.
    13. To demonstrate proficiency and rules comprehensive by taking part in intra class tennis matches.
    14. To demonstrate the basic forehand, backhand, and continental badminton grips.
    15. To demonstrate the badminton high deep serve.
    16. To demonstrate the badminton drive serve.
    17. To demonstrate the badminton overhead clear.
    18. To demonstrate the badminton drive shots
    19. To demonstrate the badminton drop shots.
    20. To demonstrate the badminton hair- pin shots.
    21. To demonstrate the badminton smash shots.
    22. To demonstrate proficiency and rules comprehension by taking part in intra class badminton matches.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Tennis:
    1. History of Tennis
    2. Nature of Tennis
      1. Rules
      2. Equipment (dress, rackets, balls, shoes)
      3. Scoring (game, set, match)
      4. Terminology (as per pages 259-260 of the suggested text)
    3. Skills to be Developed (criterion check list)
      1. Grip
        1. Racket face perpendicular to ground and grasped as if the player were shaking hands with it.
        2. Heel of hand against leather butt at end of handle.
        3. Fingers spread along the handle with forefinger just slightly left of center of top of grip.
        4. “V” formed by thumb and index finger just slightly left of center of top of grip.
      2. Grip (backhand)
        1. Hand moved approximately a quarter of turn counterclockwise from the Eastern forehand grip.
        2. The “V” is between the thumb and forefinger at the inner edge of the handle.
        3. Thumb straight or diagonally across the back side of the handle
      3. Ready Position
        1. Racket held lightly and directly in front of player
        2. Forehand grip on handle, throat and racket held in left hand
        3. Body facing net, feet spread with weight evenly distributed, & knees slightly bent
      4. Forehand Drive
        1. As a ball approaches, right foot pivots. Left foot out in front so body faces the sideline.
        2. Racket moved back through the hip region to the six o’ clock position
        3. Forward swing begins from six o’ clock position past three o’ clock position weight being transferred to front foot
        4. Contact with the ball occurs in front or opposite forward foot, arm full extended wrist firm
        5. Hit “Through the Ball” stroke finishes with racket pointing between 10 and 12 o’ clock position
        6. Rear foot remains in contact with court acting as anchor to insure transfer
        7. Return to ready position following stroke
      5. Backhand drive
        1. As the ball approaches, left foot pivots, with right foot out in front so body faces the throat of racket
        2. Racket moved back through hip region to six o’ clock position with left hand positioned on throat of racket
        3. Left had released from throat of racket, racket continues past 9 o’ clock with weight transferred from rear to front foot
        4. Contact occurs in front or opposite forward foot, arm fully extended, wrist firm
        5. Racket pointing between 1 and 2 o’ clock as stroke is completed
        6. Rear foot remains in contact with court as player follows through, before returning to ready position
      6. Serve
        1. Eastern forehand grip, Feet placed comfortably apart, weight evenly distributed
        2. Body turned slightly sideways, shoulders pointing in the direction of desired serve
        3. Racket points straight toward the net supported by the left hand holding the ball
        4. From service position racket drops down in a circular motion
        5. Racket arm passes rear leg as left hand begins the toss
        6. Ball tossed slightly to the right as high as racket face can reach
        7. Racket continues upward to a position behind the player’s head as if you were combing the back of your head with the racket
        8. Racket extends to make contact at peak of ball toss
        9. Wrist snaps forward and down as racket contacts the ball
        10. Racket continues its forward and downward movement past the left side of the body
        11. Body weight transferred to right foot which crosses baseline step
        12. Left foot anchored to court to insure proper follow through
        13. Return to ready position
      7. Volley
        1. Grip identical to forehand or backhand strokes
        2. Ready position
        3. As ball approaches pivot executed as in forehand and backhand strokes
        4. Racket taken back with left hand on throat in backswing not farther than rear hip
        5. Racket face held high between hips and shoulders with left hand on throat of racket
        6. Left hand releases racket as arm moves toward ball in a “pole” push’n punch motion
        7. Ball contacted out in front of body, weight transferred from back to front foot
        8. Follow through limited, back foot anchored to insure a follow through

    Badminton:
    1. History of Badminton
    2. Demonstrate the correct racket grips.
    3. Successfully demonstrate an acceptable ready position.
    4. Legally serve the shuttle so that it lands within the back third of the opposite singles court (2 out of 3 attempts).
    5. Legally serve the shuttle so that it lands within the front third of the opposite doubles service court in 2 out of 3 attempts which must be returned with an underhand stroke.
    6. Return, without error, 3 shuttles with an overhead clear on you forehand side. Stand at you mid-court and clear to the back third of your opponent’s court after crossing the net at a height of less than 2 feet in 2 out of 3 attempts.
    7. Successfully demonstrate a forehand drop shot so that the shuttle lands within the front third of your opponent’s court after crossing the net at a height of less than 2 feet in 2 out of 3 attempts.
    8. Successfully demonstrate a hair-pin shot so that the shuttle passes over the net at a height which prevents your opponent from employing an overhand return in 2 out of 3 attempts.
    9. Play a singles game utilizing all the strokes and obeying the official rules governing singles play.
    10. Play a doubles game utilizing the above strokes and while employing side-by-side or up-and-back formation.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmental selected textbook or handouts will be provided. Details will be clarified in the Course Format created by each instructor and distributed to each student upon enrollment and attendance in class.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The class period is divided between mini-lectures and physical participation by students.

Review/Approval Date - 5/99