Created by: Larry Satchwell & Aaron Hart
Design: Jennifer Truong & Albert Luera

This module introduces students to the basics of volleying and striking through developmental play. Striking with the hand is followed by striking with a short-handled paddle, preparing students to progress toward paddle and racquet activities at the intermediate level.

Module Documents

Activity Plans


Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher Self-Evaluation and Reflection Guide:

Planning Tools

National Standards and Outcomes Focus for Foot Skills

Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Outcome E22.K-2. Volleys a lightweight object (balloon), sending it upward (K); Volleys an object with an open palm, sending it upward (1); Volleys an object upward with consecutive hits (2).
  • Outcome E24.K-2. Strikes a lightweight object with a paddle/short-handled racket (K); Strikes a ball with a short-handled implement, sending it upward (1); Strikes an object upward with a short-handled implement, using consecutive hits (2).

Standard 2. Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Outcome E3.1b-2. Differentiates between strong and light force (1b); Varies time and force with gradual increases and decreases (2).