2 Clipboards, 2 Task Sheets and 2 pencils per court
The student will:
Increase fitness level by performing the Fitness Scavenger Hunt
Demonstrate proper backhand stroke grip as demonstrated by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Over, Under, and Around
One person gets in position on all fours while the other stands alongside, ready to begin the movement challenge. Challenge is to move over, go under, and run around partner a certain number of times. For example, move over your partner 5 times, go under 8 times, and run around 13 times.
Use “elbow-to-elbow” management technique to create partners.
When the task is completed, partners change positions and the challenge is repeated.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
Fitness Scavenger Hunt
Ideas for Fitness Hunt Cards:
Run to each corner of the Gym and perform 15 curl-ups at each corner.
Run to the bleachers and perform step-ups.
Carioca to cones set up and touch each cone.
Jog to the tumbling mats and perform stretches listed on the station cards.
Jog to the jump rope station and jump.
Jog backwards to touch 2 walls.
Jog forwards and touch 4 colored lines on the courts.
Skip to the sit-up, push-up station. Follow station card instructions.
Slide to the jumping jack station.
Skip to the jump rope station.
Use Whistle Mixer to create groups of 5.
Direct students to work as a team to “hunt” for the exercise space/area.
Assign each group a different starting point.
Give each group a “Fitness Hunt” Card.
Additional instructions can be added.
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Backhand Stroke – Give Students Task Sheet 3
Backhand Stroke – Give Students Task Sheet 3:
Demonstrate backhand grips (Eastern & Continental). Backhand position for hitting the ball.
Demonstrate ball contact areas: 1. Center of body 2. Front of lead leg 3. Back of lead leg
Upon completion of the Task Sheet, two students at a time are to practice the cross-court rally drill. One student hits a forehand while the other hit a backhand. The two other students are to stand outside the court.
Demonstrate the movement pattern from the ready position to the backhand position. Demonstrate the back swing, backhand stroke and follow through. No ball! Review hitting off lead leg. Demonstrate drop hit ball drill – 3 contact areas. Demonstrate rally drill – backhand only. Demonstrate cross-court rally drill-forehand/backhand.
Direct four students to go to each court and follow the task sheets. Students change roles after five rallies.