Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 183Q
Course Title:
Advanced Table Tennis
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals of table tennis in singles and doubles play, including serving, smashing, forehand and backhand, rules, and scoring and strategy, at an advanced level. Emphasizes learning of the game through both recreational and competitive play. Covers the use of advanced-level table tennis equipment. Recommended: Intermediate table tennis skills and/or PE 183P. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Participate in table tennis as a lifelong sport and as a method of developing physical fitness and wellness.
  2. Apply the fundamental rules, strategies, and tactics of table tennis during game play at an advanced level.
  3. Choose table tennis equipment appropriate for an advanced-level player.
  4. Participate in on-campus and off-campus competitive table tennis opportunities. 
  5. Increase levels of agility and coordination through participation in table tennis.

Course Activities and Design

Uses  lecture, demonstration, individual instruction, and round-robin competition.   Class progresses from review, round
robin competition with personal couching, to final class tournement.  Course presentation will be the same as for Beginning
and Intermediate Table Tennis, except that the level is considered.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grades will be based upon the following:
     Attendance-double emphasis on class tournament
     Participation
     Completion of all assigned matches
     Improvement-measured weekly and at the class tournament
    

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1.0  SELECTION OF EQUIPMENT
Instructional Goal: 
To enable the student to be aware of the various styles of paddles
and rubber best suited to the various styles of play, and to
select the proper grip.
Objectives:
     1.1  To identify the tight paddle and rubber for each
          student.  
     1.2  To select the right grip for the student.
          a.   Hand shake
          b.   Pen hold
          c.   Seemiller grip
             
Instructional Goal:
To develop an understanding and application of a proper serve.
Objectives:                  
     2.1  To identify the elements of a proper serve.
          a.   Ball presented in an open palm
          b.   Ball presented above table
          c.   Ball presented behind end-line
          d.   Ball toss of 6 inches
     2.2  To identify and remember each rule.
          a.   Scoring
          b.   Net serve
          c.   Net ball
          d.   Edge ball
          e.   A let
          f.   Block rule
          g.   Free hand on table 
         
3.0  STROKES
Instructional Goal:
To further each student's ability to use all basic strokes.
Objectives:
     3.1  To identify and practice each of the basic strokes.
          a.   Drive
          b.   Smash
          c.   Loop
          d.   Push
          e.   Chop
          f.   Block
     3.2  To identify and practice the four elements of any
          stroke.  
          a.   Ready position
          b.   Step into the stroke
          c.   Follow through
          d.   Recover
     3.3  To identify and practice the effects of various spins,
          whether given or received.
          a.   Topspin
          b.   Underspin
          c.   Side spin
          d.   No spin
         
4.0  FOOTWORK 
Instructional Goal:
To develop effective footwork.
Objectives:
     4.1  To identify and practice footwork techniques for  various
          strokes.
          a.   Basic table position
          b.   Receiving serve
          c.   Side to side
          d.   Front to back
          e.   Back to front
          f.   Basic footwork for each of the six basic strokes
5.0  ETIQUETTE
Instructional Goal:
To learn the rules of table tennis etiquette.
Objectives:
     5.1  To identify the proper social framework in which to
          play.
          a.   When to call a let
          b.   Allowing rom for other matches
          c.   Continuance of play
6.0  RECREATIONAL VALUE
Instructional Goal:
To develop the recreational value involved in table tennis.
Objectives:
     6.1  To identify things that make table tennis fun as a
          recreational sport.
          a.   Lifetime sport
          b.   Anyone can play
          c.   Year-round sport
          d.   Lack of serious injuries
          e.   Cardiovascular