Demonstrate the forehand stroke form as demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate cooperative group participation as directed by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1 – 5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Hoops and Plyometrics
Each student rolls the hoop while running. On signal, the hoops are dropped. Challenge students to move in and out of a given number of hoops specified by color. State locomotor movement to use. Student then picks up the hoop and resumes rolling it.
Each student has a hoop and listens for instructions.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Five or six fitness activities are arranged in the center (the Pit) of a large circle outlined with marking spots (the racetrack). If desired, tumbling mats can be placed in the center of the racetrack to delineate the pit stop area. Students work with a partner and alternate running (or doing other locomotor movements) around the racetrack and going to the pit to perform a strength or flexibility exercise. A different exercise should be performed each time, so students assure variety in their workout.
The following are some examples of exercises that can be used for Pit exercises.
Bend and Twist
Knee to Chest Curl
Intervals of 30 seconds of music with 10 seconds of silence can be used to signal role changes. The student who was running the track now goes to the pit to exercise and vice versa.
Assure that students run under control (not as fast as they can) and in the same direction.
Allow students to perform at a level they feel comfortable.
Students are genetically different and should not be expected to do the same amount of exercise repetitions.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Handout Task Sheet 2 and explain court markings:
Service zone area (Service line, Short line, Drive Serve lines)
Service Boxes for doubles play; Receiving lines
Front Court Area; Back Court Area
Review Forehand Stroke
Demonstrate drip hit ball drill – 3 contact areas. Demonstrate rally drill – forehand only
When students complete Task Sheet, they are to continue practicing the drop hit drill and the rally drill.
Demonstrate ball contact areas:
Center of body
Front of lead leg
Back of lead leg
Demonstrate hitting off the lead leg.
Direct four students to go to each court and follow Task Sheet 2 instructions.