ERIC Number: ED093832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Tennis: Group Instruction.
United States Lawn Tennis Association, New York, NY.; American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
This manual is a guide to group instruction of basic tennis. Chapter 1 discusses four premises. Chapter 2 illustrates basic strokes, including the forehand and backhand ground strokes, the forehand and backhand volleys, the lob and overhead smash, and the half-volley. Chapter 3 presents methods of teaching the strokes, some corrective techniques, and the rules and scoring and teaching them. Chapter 4 outlines teaching beginning tennis and suggests drills for improving play. Chapter 5 discusses tactics including steadiness, accuracy, speed, spin, and player's location on the court. Chapter 6 suggests various teaching aids that can be made or purchased. Chapter 7 discusses testing tennis knowledge through written and skill tests. Chapter 8 discusses safety in teaching including the teacher's and student's responsibilities. Chapter 9 focuses on clothing, courtesies, and customs. Chapter 10 discusses equipment, including rackets, strings, balls, and playing surfaces. Chapter 11 presents a sample lesson plan, and chapter 12 discusses competition and tournaments. Chapter 13 discusses tennis development and the scope and activities of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA). A 17-item bibliography is included. (PD)
Descriptors: Athletic Equipment, Athletics, Group Instruction, Recreational Activities, Safety, Tennis
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Lawn Tennis Association, New York, NY.; American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.