Course Information
TitleΑΝΤΙΣΦΑΙΡΙΣΗ(Επιλογή) / Tennis
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000628

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 41
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to introduce students to the sport of Tennis, by learning the technique of basic strokes and the tennis rules, the application of simple tactic forms, and the explanation of the special tennis terminology in English. Simultaneously teaching methods and ways are analyzed to transmit acquired knowledge and skills to other in the sport interested persons (athletes or students), at the early-beginner level. With the acquisition of experience and the successful completion of the course students will be able to: • play a singles or doubles match without the presence of an umpire, • umpiring by applying basic rules of the sport, • teach the items they have learned to interested beginners.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Familiarization exercises with players equipment (ball and racket), - Court facilities. Basic English terminology. Possibilities for exercising the sport in a schools environment, - Teaching methods of the basic strokes, Analysis of kinematic characteristics. Common and possible errors in each stroke. Error correction, - Ready position. Handshake grip, - Introduction to the flat forehand, technic training, - Introduction to the flat backhand, racket grips with their Greek and English terminology, - Mini – tennis, cross and long line strokes, - “Low” service, numeric counting of points - Precision exercises to improve “feeding” ability and for giving the right direction to the ball. The “loop” and the various phases at the movement of the racket, - Beginning of a match after winning a toss and chose of ends. When a point is won or lost. Score counting during a tennis match, - Cases of “Foot fault” and service fault. Service let and replaying the point after a let. Change sides, - Players movements on the court and analysis of the specific footwork. - Introduction in singles and doubles.
Tennis, raquet sport, rules, score keeping, singles and doubles in Tennis
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- Use of the Internet to send-receive Email. - Use of PC and Projector
Course Organization
Reading Assigment220.8
Practice in tennis281.1
Student Assessment
During the entire semester the regular and active attendance of the course (30%) were evaluated, while at the end practical (40%) and theoretical (30%) examinations of Tennis are following. At the practical part students were examined: a) individually in the technique of the strokes after feeding by the teacher-coach and b) in pairs in match conditions. Written Exams are performed for testing the theory of the sport. Essential condition for final success in the exams is achieved when at least the grade 5 ("sufficient") in each one of the three Exams parts is reached. The criteria are explicitly reported in the Syllabus of the course and communicated to the students in the first lesson. Moreover, the criteria can also be found in the Department's internet page of the person who is in charge of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Exams in Tennis praxis (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Κανονισμοί του Τέννις & Λεξικό, Σαλονικίδης Κων/νος, Αθλότυπο 2005, Αθήνα.
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