Students will refine their basic tennis skills by participating in a variety of activities for the beginner.
A lesson plan for grades 9–12
- demonstrate and practice racquet control
- demonstrate and practice ball control
- demonstrate a knowledge of the rules and scoring system
Time required for lesson
- tennis balls: one per group
- tennis racquets: one per student
- tennis courts
- skill sheets:
- variety of stretching exercises — 10–12 minutes
- walk/jog activity — 10–15 minutes
- introduction to the game of tennis
Students will be given a skill sheet. Each activity will be explained and demonstrated.
Students will partner up and do nine different skills:
- shake hands
- tennis ball dribble
- air dribble
- dribble the lines
- string catch
- bump ball
- net bump
- ball pickup
- edge ups and downs
Students will self assess using the activity sheets located in the Supplemental section of this lesson plan. Teacher should observe and review students’ completed activity sheets. Students cannot be expected to master skills in one class period.
North Carolina curriculum alignment
Healthful Living Education (2006)
- Goal 6: The learner will demonstrate competency in a variety of movement forms and proficiency in a few to gain competence towards lifetime physical activities (NASPE Standard 1).
- Objective 6.02: Participate at a competent level in at least one individual or dual sport through small-sided games or exphysiological concepts.
- Objective 6.04: Engage in various duties as they pertain to games and sport such as but not limited to the sport education model (official, team coach, and equipment manager).
- North Carolina Essential Standards
- Healthful Living (2010)
Motor Skills Development
- 9.MS.1 Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. 9.MS.1.1 Use basic and advanced skills to participate proficiently in at least three of the following activities or compositions: aquatics, team sports,...
- H.MS.1 Evaluate competent motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. H.MS.1.1 Evaluate data that lead to improved performance in a variety of physical activity experiences. H.MS.1.2 Generate opportunities for increasing...
- 9.MC.2 Understand concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement. 9.MC.2.1 Create plans for establishing and maintaining lifelong health enhancing behaviors based on concepts of health, fitness, and nutrition....
- H.MC.2 Understand concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement. H.MC.2.1 Compare trends and behavioral effects between attitudes toward exercise and preferred physical experiences based on age and gender....
- Healthful Living (2010)