Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Intermediate Tennis

 Title Abbreviation:   INTERMEDIATE TENNIS

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    145

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

This course is designed for students who have taken PE 144 or can perform the ground strokes and serve well enough to enjoy a baseline game. Intermediate tennis will review the basic strokes and learn more advanced techniques. Advanced net play will be covered. Much time will be spent in actual situations covering all aspects of tennis.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform the following tennis strokes:
    • forehand drive (topspin)
    • slice serve - second serve
    • volley
    • lob
    • overhead
    • first serve
    • halfvolley
    • dropshot
  2. Play tennis match in singles and doubles using intermediate or advanced strategy and formation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Values
  2. Tennis etiquette and sportsmanship
  3. Equipment and facilities
  4. Rules of lawn tennis
  5. Court markings
  6. Drills to help develop a stronger tennis game
  7. Advanced strategy of singles and doubles/incorporate cultural differences in advanced skill technique i.e. German, Swedish techniques
  8. Review of five basic strokes
    • forehand drive
    • bakchand drive
    • slice serve - second serve
    • volley
    • lob
  9. Performance (pracice) and analysis of these additional strokes
    • overhead
    • half volley
    • chop backhand (after student has developed a strong backhand drive)
    • ""big"" first serve a. flat or cannonball serve b. American or reverse twist serve
    • forehand chop
    • drop shot