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.
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