The striking games


Welcome to JSS2 Second Term!

We are building on our work from the First term as we learn more about Physical Health Education.

In today’s class, We will be discussing The Striking Games. We hope you enjoy the class!

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Table Tennis

Table tennis, also called (trademark) Ping-Pong, ball game similar in principle to lawn tennis and played on a flat table divided into two equal courts by a net fixed across its width at the middle. The paddle/bat is to hit the ball so that it goes over the net and bounces on the opponent’s half of the table in such a way that the opponent cannot reach it or return it correctly. The lightweight hollow ball is propelled back and forth across the net by small rackets (bats or paddles) held by the players.

The game is popular all over the world. In most countries, it is very highly organized as a competitive sport, especially in Europe and Asia, particularly in China and Japan.

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Basic skills and techniques of tennis

The skills and techniques of tennis are the following:

  1. The grip (Tennis grip, penholder grip)
  2. The serve/service (freehand, backhand, chop, side spin)
  3. The footwork/stance
  4. The stroke/drive (forehand and backhand)
  5. The drop short
  6. The smash
  7. The half volley



Lawn tennis was introduced by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield of England in 1873. It was originally invented to be played on the lawn but other surfaces like clay, asphalt and cement were later introduced.

Organized tennis is played according to rules sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

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Basic skills and techniques

Below are the fundamental tennis technical skills that every beginner player should acquire. Additional skills are acquired as players mature and become more knowledgeable of the more advanced technical skills. Examples of these advanced skills are netplay, net charge, making contact, slice, drop shots, swing and many others. Only the fundamental tennis skills and techniques are described here.

  1. Grip: Forehand (Eastern) grip and Backhand (Western) grip, continental grip.
  2. Forehand drive.
  3. Backhand drive.
  4. The service.
  5. The volley.
  6. Lob shot.
  7. The smash.
  8. The half – volley.
  9. The drop shot.
  10. The chop.


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We have come to the end of this class. We do hope you enjoyed the class?

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In our next class, we will be talking about Table Tennis. We are eager to meet you there.

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