Racquet Sports

Course Number: PE 183N
Transcript Title: Racquet Sports
Created: November 14, 2017
Updated: July 10, 2019
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 2

Course Description

Introduces one or more racquet sports. Emphasizes rules, equipment, techniques and strategy for both singles and doubles play. Develops fun recreational skills and strategies for maintaining lifelong health and fitness. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic skills, techniques, and game strategies used in one or more racquet sports.
  2. Develop and apply strategies for maintaining lifelong health and fitness.
  3. Understand and apply, in a game situation, the applicable rules for one or more racquet sports.
  4. Use appropriate warm-up, stretching, and cool-down techniques.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Demonstrations
  2. Pre and Post Testing of Physical Fitness
  3. Written exams and assignments

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Introduce basic rules and background information
    • background of sport
    • equipment
    • game rules, scoring
    • etiquette
  2. Basic strokes (varies as per specific racquet sport)
    • grip
    • ground strokes – forehand, backhand
    • other – serve, smash, lob, drive, drop shot
  3. Court strategy and position
    • singles and doubles
    • forecourt/backcourt
    • serving and receiving
  4. Alternative styles of game play
    • collaborative – practice/warm-up
    • competitive – individual/team competition/tournaments
  5. Avoiding injuries – warm-up, stretching, and cool down techniques
  6. Benefits of engaging in activities that support lifelong health and fitness