Court Sports

  • PDP CS 101: Volleyball, Beginning
    Learn and practice techniques used in power volleyball: bump passing, setting, spiking, digging, and serving. Various drills will be used to encourage skill improvement. Class time will be split between drills and practice in class scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, feel free to ask the instructor on the first day of class). 1 cr. either sem.
  • PDP CS 106: Tennis, Beginning
    Introduction to the rules and fundamental practices of tennis including basic strokes, techniques, and playing in game situations. Tennis is played on the outdoor tennis courts at the Case Center when seasonally appropriate, then moves to indoor courts at the Track and Tennis Center.
  • PDP CS 108: Badminton, Beginner
    This course will allow the students to understand the basics of badminton. It will introduce the old and new type of scoring in games, different hand grips, footwork, and badminton ranking. The students mainly focus on one type of hand grip, which is called the basic grip. This grip will allow students to perform different types of shots, enabling them to compete with players in the C division.
  • PDP CS 109: Racquetball, Beginning
    Course is designed for players to learn the basics of racquetball. Each week players will be introduced to a new skill that will be stressed in interactive play. Racquets, goggles and balls are provided. Appropriate footwear is required.
  • PDP CS 111: Squash, Fundamentals
    This course provides an introduction to basic stroke mechanics and rules of the game. Strength, flexibility and fitness for the beginner are all considered through the lens of "racquet skill acquisition". By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate better ball-control and efficient movement around the court. Perennial trouble spots on the court and common bio-mechanical errors are assessed and short, round-robin competition will round-out each session. Loose, athletic clothing and non- marking sneakers are required. Racquets, balls, and lensed polycarbonate eye-protection will be available at no cost from the pro shop.
  • PDP CS 201: Power Volleyball
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP CS 101.
    Intermediate/advanced class intended for those who have had exposure to competitive volleyball. Students are expected to be able to serve/pass/set consistently, be able to hit roll shots, and be familiar with the 4-2 rotation. Basic skills are briefly reviewed and practiced, but students are expected to already be familiar with them. Various offenses and defenses (5-1 and 6-2 may be taught and incorporated into class scrimmages). Class time will be primarily spent on implementing skills during scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, feel free to ask the instructor on the first day of class). 1 cr. either sem.
  • PDP CS 206: Tennis, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP CS 106.
    Course is designed to review and expand skills learned in Beginning Tennis (CS 106). Students will build on fundamental strokes and techniques with lessons on topspin, slicing and utilizing them in interactive play and match situations.
  • PDP CS 209: Racquetball, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP CS 109.
    An intermediate course designed to reinforce skills learned in Beginner Racquetball (CS 109). Mastering of skills will be achieved through drills and interactive competition. All equipment is provided. Proper footwear required.
  • PDP CS 211: Squash, Intermediate
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP CS 111.
    Experienced players who have mastered the fundamentals are encouraged to try our Intermediate Class. Sequential-shot exercises designed to isolate regions of the court are blended with 2- and 3-shot option drills to simulate real-time match play. Tricky trouble-spots and common errors are re-assessed and players will score and referee each other to better understand interference situations as well as proper clearing (deciding lets and strokes); short round-robin games will typically round-out each session. Loose athletic clothing, non-marking sneakers and lensed polycarbonate eye- protection are required.
  • PDP CS 301: Volleyball, Advanced
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP CS 201.
    Advanced class intended for those who have had years of exposure to competitive volleyball. Students are expected to be able to serve/pass/set/hit consistently and be familiar with 5-1 and 6-2 rotations. Intermediate skills are reviewed and practiced and complex offenses and defenses are incorporated into class scrimmages. Class time will be primarily spent on practicing skills during scrimmages. (If unsure about which level you belong in, feel free to ask the instructor on the first day of class). 1 cr. either sem.