Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorArgyrios Theodosiou
Course ID400000345

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science (2014-2015)

Registered students: 13
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours12
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 029/4 TENNIS
  • 029/7 TENNIS
Learning Outcomes
Aim: After the completion of the tennis specialization course (I) students will: know the historical evolution of the sport and the features of the necessary equipment. They will be able to perform and to teach the basic tennis strokes (forehand, backhand, service, volley, smash, lob). They will be able by appling the theoretical principles of teching methodology to create tennis teaching units. They will be aware of and they will be able to apply the tennis rules. They will be aware of and they will be able to apply in their game the basic tactic principles of the single tennis game.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Teaching units Lectures 1.Tennis rules 2.Duties of chair umpire, lines men - tennis scorecard 3.Tennis Histoy - the evolution of tennis 4.Features of tennis equipment (racket) 5.Features of tennis equipment (strings & balls) 6.Introduction to tennis strokes-familiarization drills 7.Methodology of teahing the basic tennis strokes - technical analysis 8.Correcting technique mistakes of tennis strokes 9.Singles tactics 10.Tennis Injuries 11.The anatomy of tennis strokes 12.Istructions of how to produce-present the essay 13.Essay presentation Practical 1.Familiariazation with tennis equipment (drills & games) 2.Learning of the forehand (flat) - improvement drills 3.Learning of the two handed bckhand (flat) - improvement drills 4.Practice of the the forehand (flat)and the two handed bckhand (flat) 5.Learning of the service (flat)- improvement drills 6.Learning of the forehand-backhand volley - improvement drills 7.Learning of the smash (flat)- improvement drills 8.Practice of the learned tennis stokes - drills for real game situations 9.Single game - implementation of tennis rules 10.Implementation of the singles games tactics principles 11.Practice on playing percentage tennis 12.Footwork drills 13.Presentation of students' teaching units
Tennis, specialization
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures presentations Communication through the e-learning platform Uploading the theoretical lessons on e-learning platform Self-evaluation quizes
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written exams-theory (40%) Tennis skill assessment-practical (40%) Being on time and active involvement in the lesson (10%) Essay (10%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [41956205]: Διδασκαλία και προπόνηση στο τέννις, Μαββίδης Αλέξανδρος Βιβλίο [59370641]: Αντισφαίριση, ΝΑΤΣΗΣ ΠΕΤΡΟΣ, ΘΕΟΔΟΣΙΟΥ ΑΡΓΥΡΗΣ, ΖΟΥΡΜΠΑΝΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΣ
Additional bibliography for study
Αντισφαίριση Τεχνική – Τακτική – Ασκησιολόγιο – Κανονισμοί, Νίκος Γρίβας (e-book) ΕΦΟΑ-ITF Κανονισμοί διαλέξεων (pdf) Διαλέξεις μαθημάτων (pdf) Επιστημονικά άρθρα σχετικά με την αντισφαίριση
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