Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 183E
Course Title:
Beginning Tennis
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Course Description

Includes basic history/terminology/etiquette/strategy and skills of game. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Includes demonstration and drills to improve student's agility, reaction time, endurance and basic skills with focus on tennis etiquette, rules, and playing strategy.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic tennis skills
  • Recognize benefits of tennis as a life long sport
  • Recognize and apply the rules of tennis

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Skills assessment
  • Written exam
  • Performance appraisal

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Tennis history, rules, etiquette, and equipment
  • Basic skill development and progression
  • Community availability of tennis facilities and programs
  • Single/Doubles playing strategies
  • Health benefits of tennis as a life long sport


  • Perform conditioning drills
  • Practice warm-up and cool down exercises
  • Selection of appropriate equipment for personal use
  • Play in accordance with tennis rules