Hotshots ORANGE 7 – 10 yrs

In Hotshots ORANGE children learn on a 3/4 court. During this stage the pupils are able to develop a complete technical repertoire. The length of the court forces the attacking player to be accurate and use spin. It allows players to approach the net and develop their net game.

Children will learn to:

  • Perform a circular swing and a consistent contact point on ground strokes
  • Perform a rhythmic service motion
  • rally with a partner on half a doubles court using forehands and backhands
  • Hit the ball with purpose, changing the speed, height, spin and direction to move an opponent in a rally situation
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in their own and their opponent’s game
  • Perform a volley and overhead
  • Understand fair play and demonstrate this when playing

Group Coaching inclusions

Hotshots ORANGE (stage 3,2 & 1)

  • Progression for Hotshots Red program
  • 1 hour class
  • Average 8 pupils per coach
  • 3/4 court
  • Free 23 inch racquet for all new pupils
  • Modified Orange Balls fly slower through the air and bounce in the hitting zone of the child. This fast tracks their stroke development and allows them to have longer rallies and hit more tennis balls.
  • Focus in on preparing the children to be capable of playing Hotshots Orange Fixtures
  • Sticker Reward booklets track profession of each pupil
  • 10 week coaching term

Orange Squad

To participate, you must be playing fixtures at a Hotshots Orange level. This is practical and drill based training for players wanting to learn:

  • What shots to hit in match conditions
  • good training habits
  • game plans
  • tennis warm up drills before a match
  • tennis specific footwork and fitness
  • how to prepare for tournaments
  • 1 hour program
  • Average 4 pupils per court
  • 10 week term

Orange Fixtures (competition play)

  • Suitable for Hotshots Orange level 2 & 1 pupils who have passed their fixtures tests
  • 1.15 hour program
  • Average 6 pupils per court
  • Fully supervised by a trained fixtures supervisor
  • Players learn how to umpire, ball person, where to stand and move on the court, shake hands at the end of matches etc
  • All doubles format helps the kids learn to work together and share the win or loss
  • Emphasis on learning court etiquette with a weekly best and fairest prize awarded
  • 6 month season
  • Weekly scores are tallied over the season with a quarter finals, semi finals and finals in the last 2 weeks of the season

Price List