UCHL1037 Hand-eye Rally: Tennis, Taspony and Pickleball (2 units)
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Hand-eye coordination plays an important role in the overall well-being of an individual. From performing daily chores for personal hygiene to participating in entertaining and exciting physical activities and games, good hand-eye coordination makes life easier and more enjoyable. This course aims to enhance students’ hand-eye coordination and general physical fitness through three games, namely Tennis, Pickleball, and Taspony. Tennis is a well-known sport around the world. Pickleball, invented in the mid-1960s, is a fast-growing sport in the USA; the game combined elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Taspony, a game similar to a rudimentary form of tennis, was invented in Japan in 1981. Tennis, pickleball, and taspony all involve skills including serve, drive, volley, and smash; students could potentially transfer skills learned in one to the other. These games are ideal for practicing hand-eye coordination in a fun and social atmosphere.
This course also provides students with the knowledge of healthy lifestyle and its relationship with the three games as forms of physical activity. Training exercises to enhance students’ general and game related fitness will be introduced. Strategies for developing an exercise pattern will be explored. Upon completion of this course, students could enjoy playing tennis in standard-size tennis court, and taspony and pickleball in a small area (e.g. size of a badminton court) with family and friends.
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