University of Vermont

Physical Education Classes

Racquet Sports Classes

Course descriptions reflect 2013-2014 academic year offerings.

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PEAC 005: Club Sports

These courses are reserved for participation in a Club Sport and are therefore only available for members of the clubs.  If you are not a member of a club sport but are interested in joining, please contact the club directly to learn about joining.  You can find a directory HERE.  After you have joined the club, you will then be eligible to receive credit.

PEAC 056: Badminton 1-2

Instructor: Peter Jenkinson
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $60

Beginning Badminton - This class will cover the beginning skills and knowledge of badminton with emphasis on: learning and improving one's ability to perform badminton strokes and understand strategy; vigorous participation in all class exercises; and developing a sense of rhythm and balance in executing shots. No prior experience is necessary.

PEAC 058: Badminton 3-4

Instructor: Peter Jenkinson
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Fee: $60

Intermediate Badminton - This class will cover intermediate level skills and knowledge of badminton with emphasis on: learning new concepts in badminton stroke production and strategy design; vigorous participation in all class exercises; planning for individual improvement; and participation in class tournaments. Students should have prior experience in racquet sports.

PEAC 079: Racquetball 1-2/Racquetball 1-4

Instructor: Peter Jenkinson
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $60

Beginning Racquetball - This class will cover the beginning skills and knowledge of racquetball with emphasis on: learning and improving one's ability to perform racquetball strokes and understand strategy; vigorous participation in all class exercises; and developing a sense of rhythm and balance in executing shots. No prior experience is necessary.

PEAC 081: Racquetball 3-4

Instructor: Peter Jenkinson
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Fee: $60

Intermediate Racquetball - This class will cover intermediate level skills and knowledge of racquetball with emphasis on: learning new concepts in racquetball stroke production and strategy design; vigorous participation in all class exercises; planning for individual improvement; and participation in class tournaments. Students should have prior experience in racquet sports.

PEAC 092: Squash 1-4

Instructor: Muff Parsons-Reinhardt
Semesters Offered: Fall & Spring
Fee: $75

Beginning Squash - This class will concentrate on learning all the basics of squash. The focus will include learning the major shots, the rules and positioning in the court. Students will play and concentrate on soft ball squash and also have an overview of hard ball squash. By completion of the class, the student will be able to play the game of squash and have a class tournament.

PEAC 096: Tennis 1-2

Instructor: Kevin Lizzo
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Fee: $75

Beginning Tennis - This class will concentrate on learning all the basics of tennis. The focus will include learning the 6 major strokes, the rules and positioning for both singles and doubles. By completion of the class, the student will be able to play the game of tennis.

PEAC 098: Tennis 3-4

Instructor: Kevin Lizzo
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Fee: $75

Intermediate Tennis - This class will review the major strokes of tennis. Early in the semester we will be adding spins to people's games as well as trying to correct any bad habits. We will incorporate fun drills and games to work on these areas. The middle part of the semester will stress strategies and stroke production to add to the competitive side of the game. The end of the class culminates in a class tournament.

PEAC 100: Tennis 5-6

Instructor: Kevin Lizzo
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Fee: $75

Advanced Tennis - This class is for people who already know how to play the game. The focus is more on the mental aspect of people's games although there is a heavy concentration on the serve. This class learns a drill or specific strategy on Mondays and incorporates this into a playing situation on Wednesdays. There is typically lots of competition in this class.

PEAC 102: Tennis Doubles 3-4

Instructor: Kevin Lizzo
Semesters Offered: Fall Only
Fee: $75

A student should be of at least low-intermediate ability to take this class. Doubles has many different strategies and positioning. Students will learn those strategies and adapt them to be able to work with a handful of teammates in order to build a sense of team communication.

PEAC 106: Platform Tennis 1-2

Instructor: Muff Parsons-Reinhardt
Semesters Offered: Spring Only
Fee: $185

Platform Tennis is an outdoor winter sport, played on a miniature tennis court enclosed with four walls of wire.  The play is similar to tennis but you may play the ball off the screens.  The racket is a paddle and the ball is dense rubber/foam.  If you like tennis, and like being outdoors in the winter, this is a fantastic way to keep up the racket skills. Class is held at the Burlington Tennis Club, which is located around the corner from the PFG Athletic Complex. 

 

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