KNSFHP 1188.01 (1 credit)
Is for the beginner player. The class will teach the rules of tennis, singles and doubles. It will be an opportunity to learn the several strokes including:
Students will also learn some team strategy for doubles.
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
What you will learn:
- Safety and injury prevention
- Rules of the game
- Grip and racket control
- Stance and footwork
- Strokes, serves and returns
What to expect:
- You will be actively engaged in the sport
- You will be playing singles and doubles games with classmates
- There will be a class tournament at the end of the semester
- Your skills will be evaluated ongoing
- The final exam includes both skill assessment and a written exam
- A great overall workout – cardiovascular and muscular strength improvements
- Increased energy
- Improved confidence and self esteem
- Helps improve cognitive processes
- Improves problem solving skills
- Social opportunities
- Tennis originated in Great Britain
- Traditionally women wore full length dresses while playing for the Wimbledon tournament.
- Tennis racket strings were once made of cow and sheep guts
- Henry Austin was the first player ever to wear shorts in 1932 at Wimbledon.
- The longest match in the history of tennis was played between John Isner and Nocolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010. It lasted for about 11 hours.
- The shortest match in the history of tennis was played between Susan M. Tutt and Marion Bandy. It lasted for about 20 minutes with Susan M. Tutt winning.