KIN 105: Pickleball

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 18
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
Total Student Learning Hours: 72
District General Education: E3. Kinesiology Activity
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

Development of skills necessary to participate in a game of pickleball. Instruction will be focused on individual growth of fundamental skills and techniques of pickleball that will allow the student to participate in a life-long activity. 18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the terminiology used during pickleball.
  • Understand and implement the rules and scoring of pickleball.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental skills and techniques used during play.
  • Apply basic offensive and defensive strategies used during play.

Major Course Content

  1. Terminology
  2. Equipment
    1. Dimensions of court
    2. Net
    3. Racquet
    4. Ball
  3. Rules
    1. Scoring
  4. Skills and Techniques
    1. Serving
    2. Returning
  5. Offensive Strategy
  6. Defensive Strategy

Lab Content

  1. Fitness Components
    1. Cardiovascular training
    2. Muscular Strength
    3. Flexibility
    4. Muscular Endurance
    5. Body Composition
  2. Synaspe/Reaction Time
  3. Scoring
  4. Fundamental Skills
    1. Grips
    2. Forehand stroke
    3. Backhand stroke
    4. Spin shots
  5. Offensive Strategies
    1. Serving
    2. Rally
  6. Defensive Strategies
    1. Returning
    2. Rally
  7. Mental Preparation
    1. Relaxation
    2. Positive Feedback
    3. Breathing Techniques

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Instructor Handouts

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Research and write a paper on the history of pickleball and its popularity in society.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Watch a pickleball match and analyze the skills and strategies used.

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture