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ERIC Number: EJ1012800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Every Shot Counts: Rallying around Traditional Practice Strategies
Mowling, Claire M.; Heidorn, Brent
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n2 p30-36 2013
Tennis is a sport that promotes physical activity for a lifetime. Individuals of practically all ages can benefit from recreational and/or competitive play. Although playing tennis provides many wellness opportunities, learning to play the game and playing consistently can be a challenge, regardless of one's age (for the purpose of this article, the authors recommend content applicable to upper-elementary students through adults). Tennis is an easily accessible sport for most individuals as there are many public (and private) courts available. However, it takes time and consistent practice to become a confident and/or proficient player, which typically leads to more enjoyment of the sport. A traditional physical education curriculum often provides very little time each year (or throughout a program) to teach tennis basics to individuals. Certainly, developing the skills and strategies to become skillful through a physical education program alone is nearly impossible. The purpose of this article is to give educators some guidance on how to effectively teach the sport of tennis. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A