Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Racquetball (1 cr)
E159 | 6277-6285 | Staff


CLASS MEETING:
Sections 6277 meets four 50 minute periods per week for the SECOND EIGHT
WEEKS ONLY.

Sections 6278-6285 meets two 50 minute periods two times per week for the
entire semester.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Instruction in basic skills for beginning players.  Includes proper use of
equipment, basic shots,
rules and etiquette, service and returns, and game strategies.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course should enable you to:
1. select racquetball equipment that is right for you;
2. demonstrate the proper grips, and techniques for the forehand, backhand,
z, ceiling pass and
pinch shots and drive, lob, and z-serves;
3. understand the scoring procedures and the basic rules of play;
4. identify the etiquette, safety considerations, and basic terminology
associated with the game of
racquetball.

EQUIPMENT:
Students are encouraged to have their own racquetball racquet.  Racquets and
eye guards may be
checked out from the equipment room in HPER  199 with a student ID.  Eye
guards must be
worn at ALL times during class.  Each  student is required to bring one NEW
can of racquetballs
to class.  The instructor  will collect the balls and bring them to class
each day.  The balls should
be given to the instructor at the second class meeting.

Dress in active wear and court shoes (running shoes not recommended).  You
can rent a locker
for changing and keeping clothes and books in during class.  If you  bring
books and clothing to
the court area you should leave them on the upper deck area but not on the
cat walk.

ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Students are allowed a maximum of  three (3) unexcused absences.  Upon a
fourth absence a
student has three (3) options:
1. receive a grade of F;
2. officially withdraw from the class;
3. follow an appeal procedure through your instructor and the Elective
Program Coordinator.

GRADING PROCEDURES:
Your final grade in E159 Racquetball will be computed  according to your
performance on skill
proficiency tests (70%) and a written knowledge test (30%).