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Performance Analysis: Tennis & Badminton

Course Code: SPSC 1311
Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Sport Science
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab, Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course will provide students with a knowledge of the theory and practice of tennis and badminton. Emphasis will be upon the student demonstrating both performance skills and strategies and understanding how to analyze the biomechanical, physiological, technical and tactical aspects of both sports.

Course Content

  1. Historical and Theoretical Factors in Tennis and Badminton
    The student will:
    • Describe the origin and historical development of each game
    • Describe positional concept related to the game, rules, and common terminology of each game
  2. Fundamental Factors for Effective Performance
    The student will:
    • Describe and apply affective, cognitive, and psychomotor elements in the educational setting
    • Describe and apply technical, tactical, physical, and psychomotor elements in the coaching setting
  3. Techniques and Tactics in Tennis and Badminton
    The student will:
    • Tennis Skills
      • Grip the racquet appropriately for the serve, forehand strokes and backhand strokes
      • Demonstrate footwork necessary for effective and efficient movement around the tennis court
      • Demonstrate the forehand ground stroke
      • Demonstrate the backhand ground stroke
      • Demonstrate both ground strokes with topspin, flat, or underspin variation
      • Serve the ball with varying pace and spin
      • Demonstrate return shot
      • Demonstrate the volley
      • Demonstrate the lob
      • Demonstrate the overhead smash
      • Demonstrate the drop shot
      • Demonstrate the approach shot
    • Badminton Skills
      • Demonstrate high and short serve
      • Demonstrate service return
      • Demonstrate forehand strokes, namely: clear, drop shot, smash, and drive
      • Demonstrate backhand strokes, namely: clear, drop shot, smash, and drive
      • Demonstrate round-the-head strokes
  4. Effective Movement in Tennis and Badminton
    The student will:
    • Demonstrate ready position and movement with correct foot sequence
    • Demonstrate efficient movement to all parts of the court
    • Set the body for powerful and accurate strokes
    • Return to the ready position
  5. Tennis and Badminton Strategy
    The student will:
    • Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of tennis and badminton strategies a tactics with emphasis on:
      • singles strategy
      • doubles strategy
      • variations of game tactics, namely: consistency, depth, placement and forcing
  6. Observation and Analysis Methods and Procedures
    The student will:
    • Describe and demonstrate:
      • scope: components of observation and analysis
      • approaches: types and methods of observation and analysis
      • qualitative and quantitative analysis
      • error detection, prioritizing, and correction
      • analyzing individual and team performance
  7. Instructional Strategies and Professional Development
    The student will:
    • Describe and demonstrate
      • alternative teaching and coaching approaches
      • class management strategies
      • developmentally appropriate technical and tactical progressions and drills
      • principles of effective instruction
      • seasonal planning and training principles

Methods of Instruction

1. Lecture
2. Discussion groups
3. Practical application and experience
4. Field observation
5. Technology assisted learning

  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups
  3. Practical application and experience
  4. Field observation
  5. Technology assisted learning

Means of Assessment

The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations. 

The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:

Preparation work and Contribution 20%
Student Teaching 15%
Performance Analysis 15%
Final Project 25%
Cognitive Final Examination 25%

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify historical and theoretical factors that have influenced the development of the games of tennis and 
badminton.
2. Integrate educational and coaching elements in the overall design of instructional units and lesson plans for 
tennis and badminton.
3. Apply observation, analysis, and feedback methods and procedures to detect and correct errors in selected 
skills and tactics during game performance.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics that apply to tennis and badminton 
play.
5. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of basic tennis and badminton strokes.
6. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the rules, etiquette and terminology of tennis and 
badminton.
7. Demonstrate appropriate pedagogical principles for effective instruction

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify historical and theoretical factors that have influenced the development of the games of tennis and badminton.
  2. Integrate educational and coaching elements in the overall design of instructional units and lesson plans for tennis and badminton.
  3. Apply observation, analysis, and feedback methods and procedures to detect and correct errors in selected skills and tactics during game performance.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of biomechanics that apply to tennis and badminton play.
  5. Demonstrate a practical knowledge of basic tennis and badminton strokes.
  6. Demonstrate a theoretical and practical knowledge of the rules, etiquette and terminology of tennis and badminton.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate pedagogical principles for effective instruction

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.