KIN 320D: Course Assignments
KIN 320D textbook:
Mood, D., Musker, F. F., & Rink, J. E. (2003). Sports and recreational
activities (13th ed.). Boston, MA: WCB McGraw-Hill. (ISBN#: 0-07-247503-X) (1999, 12th ed. of this text is OK)
History of Tennis
Prepare a one page handout of the "History of Tennis." Your handout's content
should address a specifc age group of students engaged in an Instructional Tennis Unit (middle school or high school students).
Develop short, one- to two-page student handouts addressing the physical (fitness),
organizational (equipment and attire), cognitive (rules and strategies), and emotional (motivation, focus...) preparation for the game of tennis.
Fundamental Tennis Skills
Search the related literature (e.g., Cal State LA library) or develop your own
appropriate lead-up games for your instructional unit.
The Rules of Tennis
Develop your own abbreviated version of the rules of tennis (2 pages max). Make sure to include
all essential information to get started.
KIN 320D: Handouts
Observe 3-5 beginner tennis players (preferably individuals that are true neophites)
and describe their tennis experience. Does the observeds group of beginners display common characteristics? What
seems to be the hardest beginning tennis skill to "get a grip" of? Which beginning tennis skills seem easiest to
learn? Can a tennis teacher derive any conclusions regarding her/his teaching from these observations? Provide
Tennis Skills Assessment
Discuss the role of skills assessment in the curriculum and the learning process.
How do factors, such as, test validity, the reliability of a testing procedure, and subjective and objective
rating scales affect the results of a skills test?
Teacher Resource Manual
Last but not least, students are required to create a teacher resource manual that focuses on any one of the presented
racquet sport activities (tennis, badminton, racquetball). The teacher resource manual must contain (but is not
limited to) the following components:
- Cover Page
- Table of Contents
- A brief description and history of the sport
- Summary of game rules, regulations, and etiquette
- Outline of fundamental skills progressions
- Fundamentals of game strategies
- Effective organizational and instructional strategies
- Game related terminology
- References (APA style)
- Any additional topics or ideas that enhance and expand the above list
Daniel Frankl, Ph.D., Professor
School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8162
Phone: (323) 343-4662
Fax: (323) 343-6482