Specialization Tennis I

Course Information
TitleΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΗ:Αντισφαίριση Ι / Specialization Tennis I
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000593

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

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours8
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)
Required Courses
  • ΑΑ0200 Tennis
  • ΑΑ0210 Tennis
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: • execute the special strokes, topspin forehand, and backhand, slice service, slice backhand, and lob slice forehand/backhand, with a correct technique, • recognize frequent technic errors in the execution of the above strokes, and use ways and methods to correct them, • feed trainees with tennis balls during different, easy Drills, • compete in singles and doubles, • assume arbitration duties and responsibilities as Chair Umpire and Line Judge, • ascertain and evaluate with scientific methods the performance of tennis athletes, in a laboratory, or on the court, • work as coaches in clubs or in the free market, for developmental aged players included in the various stages of "Tennis 10's", but also for beginners, in a national or international environment.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
- The different stages of “Tennis 10's” and the corresponding developmental ages of the athletes - students of tennis at "red", "orange" and "green" level, - Physical condition. Theory and practice on the court for developmental ages. - Technical analysis of the strokes: topspin fοrehand και backhand, and slice service. Common and possible errors, error correction. Methodical teaching of the strokes, - Video recording of the stroke technic of the students and detailed debate, - Code of players Conduct on and off court, in practice and match. - Separation of exercises (drills) performed on court, depending on the training objective. - Fundamentals of singles and doubles tactic. - Technical analysis of slice backhand and lob slice at fh and bh. Errors and corrections. - Specific individual defense and offense tactic. Special tactics in doubles and mixed matches. - Exercising in Umpiring (chair umpire and line judges). - Profile of the coach. - Testing and assessment of performance. - Practice in feeding of trainees during performing basic strokes.
Tennis teaching, “Tennis 10's”, "Play and stay", tennis technic and tactic, Umpiring
Educational Material Types
  • Video lectures
  • Book
  • internet
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
- Use of PC and Projector for instructional videos. - Video camera for an individual recording of each student in technical and tactical elements. - Use of the internet for distance learning via teleconferencing, and for sending and receiving e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Interactive Teaching in Information Center160.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities301.2
Written assigments301.2
Practice in tennis1505.8
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)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Exams in Tennis praxis (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
- Αντισφαίριση, βήματα για την επιτυχία, Jim Brown, Εκδόσεις Χριστοδουλίδη, 2008, Θεσσαλονίκη - ΔΙΔΑΣΚΑΛΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΠΟΝΗΣΗ ΣΤΟ ΤΕΝΙΣ, ΜΑΒΒΙΔΗΣ Α., ΤΕΛΕΘΡΙΟΝ 2005, ΑΘΗΝΑ
Additional bibliography for study
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