Demonstrate the cross court shot as demonstrated by the instructor.
Demonstrate proper passing shots as demonstrated by the instructor.
NATIONAL STANDARDS: 1-5
Introductory Activity (2-3 Minutes)
Rhythmic Running Variations
Students move around the area to the beat of a tambourine. The step is a trot with the knees lifted. Emphasize proper spacing and moving rhythmically. Stop on a double beat of the tambourine. Try some of the following variations:
Clap hands on every fourth beat.
Stamp foot on every second beat.
On signal, make a complete turn using four running steps.
On signal, stop, pivot, and move in the opposite direction.
Let a student lead the class through various formations.
Have the leader move in different shapes and designs. Have class freeze and see if they can identify the shape or formation.
At times, stop the drumbeat and have the class continue running. Challenge them to maintain the rhythm with their feet. Avoid the tendency to speed the rhythm.
Fitness Development (8-12 Minutes)
These exercises are a type of interval training. Create intervals with 30 – 35 seconds of music and 20 seconds of silence. During the music, the students jump rope.
During each silence interval instruct the students to do a different exercise i.e. push-ups; curl ups; reverse push-ups; side leg lifts on each side; coffee grinder, arm circling, crab walks forward and backward, etc.
When the music resumes, the students jump rope again
Direct students to pick up a rope and move to their own space.
1 Individual jump rope per student
Lesson Focus (15-20 Minutes)
Passing Shot Demonstrations: Forehand Stroke Backhand Stroke Explain the purpose of Passing Shots Practice Students enter the court and practicing passing, forehand and backhand strokes.
Out of Class Assignment Handout the sheet on Avoidable Hinders (see following page)
A. Down-the-Line shot B. Cross Court shot C. Wide Cross Court shot A. Winning the point on the shot OR B. Creating a weak return from your opponent Demonstrate practice drill for Passing Shots using drop hit ball drill. Drop hit ball drill was in Lesson 2.
Direct four students to go to each court.
Students are to read the handout by next class period identify 4 avoidable hinders.
Two or more pairs are it with inside hands joined. These are the taggers. The other players run individually. The pairs move around the area, trying to tag with their free hands. The first player tagged joins the couple, making a trio. The three then chase until they catch a fourth. After catching a fourth player, the four divide and form two pairs, adding another set of taggers to the game. This continues until most of the players are tagged.
If pairs are having difficulty tagging other players, add more pairs and substitute out pairs in an unobtrusive way. Running in pairs is demanding and students will tire quickly.
Evaluation/Review and Cheer
Describe the three shots practiced today. What is the purpose of each shot? Why is switching hands while rallying discouraged? What muscles were used today during the lesson?