After the completion of the course the students will be able to:
• execute Flat forehand and backhand strokes in the cross and longline direction, and Low Service with a correct technic,
• recognize frequent technic errors in the execution of the above strokes,
• use ways and methods to correct technic errors,
• know the Greek translation and the meaning of basic terms of the English terminology of the sport,
• apply all the special rules of the sport in a Game-set,
• to compete individually in singles, and as a team in a doubles match that ends only with a regular game, with or without the presence of an umpire,
• to teach basic elements of the sport to people who are interested in playing tennis (athletes or students) who are at the beginner level.
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.
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