Tennis Scheme of Work


Year 7: This resource includes:

  • Racket and Ball
  • Footwork and movement
  • Basic forehand groundstroke
  • Basic backhand groundstroke
  • Underarm serve
  • Volley
  • Games

Year 8: This resource includes:

  • Punch serve
  • Forehand/backhand groundstroke
  • Intermediate Forehand / backhand volley
  • Basic drop shot
  • Basic fore/backhand lob
  • Returning the lob
  • Overhead smash
  • Games

Year 9: This resource includes:

  • Full swing serve
  • Return of serve
  • Advanced forehand / backhand volley
  • Intermediate Drop shot (with spin)
  • Basic fore/backhand
  • ½ volley
  • Intermediate fore/backhand lob
  • Overhead smash
  • Games

Year 10: This resource includes:

  • Net Play
  • Serve and Volley
  • Singles play ground strokes
  • Tie break
  • Doubles play
  • Strengths and weaknesses

Year 11: This resource includes:

  • Peer Performance Observation and Coaching
  • Doubles play
  • Singles /
  • Doubles League (Depending on availability of courts)

This resource includes:

  • To be able to hold the racket using the correct grip and be able to alter this grip during a rally as appropriate to the shot to be played.
  • Students should be able to identify different areas of the court and be able to move between these areas using a variety of movement techniques before returning to the ready position.
  • Basic forehand and backhand groundstrokes as well as vollies should be evident in ½ court cooperative and competitive singles rallies, and these rallies should be started with a legal underarm serve that lands in the opponent's service box.
  • Throughout the phases students are constantly asked how to outwit opponents; evaluate performances; analyse strengths and weaknesses; whilst developing, adapting and refining skills, strategies and tactics to produce high levels of performances and high quality techniques.
  • Students should understand the importance of and the principles considered when preparing for and recovering from a tennis session.

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