• Class: Primary 4
  • Term: 2nd Term
  • Week: 3
  • Age: 9 years
  • Period:
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Date:
  • Subject: Basic Science Technology
  • Curriculum Theme: Physical and Health Education
  • Topic: Ball Games
  • Content: Table Tennis

Specific Objectives:

  • Cognitive domain: Define Table Tennis and describe its basic rules.
  • Affective domain: Develop an appreciation for Table Tennis as a social and competitive activity.
  • Psychomotor domain: Demonstrate basic Table Tennis grips and strokes.
  • Social Domain: Work collaboratively in pairs to practice Table Tennis skills.

Reference Materials:

  • 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
  • Abuja Educational Resource Centre Scheme of work
  • NAPPS National Unified Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks

Instructional Materials:

  • Table Tennis bat and ball
  • Table Tennis table
  • Videos of Table Tennis games
  • Diagrams of Table Tennis grips and strokes

Rationale for the Lesson:

Understanding Table Tennis helps pupils develop physical coordination, quick thinking, and social skills. It is a globally popular sport that encourages healthy competition and teamwork.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:

Familiarity with basic ball games and understanding of teamwork.


Content Development: Table Tennis

ContentTimeTeaching MethodTeaching StrategyTeacher’s ActivityPupil’s ActivityLearning Point
Introduction5 minInteractive LectureQuestion and AnswerIntroduce the topic, ask pupils about their knowledge.Respond to questions, express prior knowledge.Engage and stimulate interest.
Define Table Tennis10 minDiscussionExplanationExplain the meaning and basic rules of Table Tennis.Listen and take notes.Understand the sport’s basics.
Demonstration10 minDemonstrationVisual LearningShow videos, demonstrate grips and strokes.Observe and identify different skills.Visualize Table Tennis skills.
Hands-on Activity5 minPractical ActivityLearning by DoingGuide pupils in practicing basic strokes.Practice grips and strokes in pairs.Apply learned skills.
Note Taking5 minWritingRecapitulationInstruct pupils to write key points in their notebooks.Write down key points about Table Tennis.Reinforce learning.
Evaluation2 minQuestioningAssessmentAsk questions about the lesson.Answer questions based on the lesson.Assess understanding.
Conclusion3 minSummarizationReinforcementSummarize key points of the lesson.Listen and internalize the summary.Consolidate lesson content.

Classroom Note:

What is Table Tennis?

Table Tennis, also known as ping-pong, is a sport where two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats. It is a fast-paced game requiring quick reflexes and precise coordination.

Skills in Table Tennis

  1. Forehand Drive: A basic stroke with a focus on control and accuracy.
  2. Backhand Drive: Similar to the forehand but using the backhand.
  3. Forehand Push: A defensive stroke used to counter low balls.
  4. Backhand Push: A backhand version of the forehand push.
  5. Serve: The skill of starting the play by hitting the ball so it bounces on both sides of the table.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is Table Tennis?
  2. Name two skills used in Table Tennis.
  3. Why is the serve important in Table Tennis?

Note to Teachers:

Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources. Adapt the practical activities based on the available space and resources. Encourage active participation and teamwork among pupils.