Junior to Teen Programs

 

Blue 3-4 yrs

Hotshots BLUE is perfect for young children new to tennis. The play-based program involves a parent/care giver in the sessions which focus on skill development through a fun and engaging program of games, drills and team activities.

Coaching inclusion

  • 30 minute classes; 10 week coaching term
  • Offered Tuesday afternoons
  • All equipment provided
  • Excellent for gross motor skills and hand eye co-ordination
  • Prepares children for future sporting pursuits
  • Increases children’s confidence and improves social skills
  • Progression is into Hotshots RED
 

Red 5-7 yrs

By learning the basic skills on the red 1/4 court, children will master new skills and learn how to move around the court.  The small racquets allow consistent contact with the red ball assisting the development of proper technique.

Children will learn to:

  • perform a circular swing on ground strokes
  • serve with a variety of direction
  • rally with a partner
  • anticipate their opponent’s shots
  • perform a volley and overhead with some control
  • cooperate with, and help others in a team situation

Hotshots RED (Stage 3, 2 & 1) 5 – 7 years

  • 45min class
  • 10 week coaching term
  • Average 4 pupils per coach
  • Free 21 inch racquet for every new pupil
  • Modified equipment used (1/4 court, mini nets, soft balls)
  • A fun and encouraging program with sticker reward booklets.
  • Takes approx 12 – 18mths to complete all stages depending on the age and ability of your child.
 

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
 

Green 8-12 yrs

Even advance players face a difficult time on the larger court. Playing forward, coming tot eh net, using the serve as a weapon – it all becomes a lot more difficult. Emphasis is on advanced court positioning, taking the ball on the rise and putting enough weight transfer into shots.

Children will learn to:

  • Perform shoulder turn, circular swing on ground strokes and consistency in contact
  • Serve into the service box from the baseline
  • Rally with a partner on a full court
  • Readily adapt their strokes and court positioning in response to their opponent’s actions
  • Utilise their strengths and exploit their opponent’s weaknesses
  • Apply tactics in all game situations
  • Display respect for coaches, officials and other players. From the green stage children will move on to play on a full court with a regular ball.

Group Coaching inclusions

Hotshots GREEN Coaching

  • 10 week coaching term
  • Progression from Hotshots ORANGE
  • 1 hour class
  • Average 8 pupils per coach
  • Full sized court
  • Free racquet for all new pupils
  • Modified Green balls are used that fly slower through the air and bounce in the hitting zone of the child. The green ball is slightly harder than the orange ball and flies the full length of the court
  • Focus is on preparing the children to be capable of playing Hotshots Green Fixtures
  • Sticker Reward booklets track progression on each pupil

Green Squad

Allows for game strategies in all situations through tactical and drills based training for players in fixtures wanting to improve:

  • Shot selection
  • Training habits
  • Planning strategies prior to each match
  • Pre and Post match drills
  • Footwork and fitness drills
  • Tournament preparation
  • 1 hour program
  • Average 4 pupils per court
  • 10 week term

To participate in these squads, you must be playing fixtures at a Hotshots Green level.

Green Fixtures (competition play)

  • Suitable for Hotshots GREEN pupils who have progressed through the Orange level.
  • 1 hour program
  • Approx 4 pupils per court
  • Fully supervised by a trained fixtures supervisor
  • Players continue to improve their umpiring and ball person skills and court etiquette
  • Singles play is introduced (1 singes and 1 doubles is played most weeks)
  • Emphasis is still on 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 in the last 2 weeks of the season
 

Junior 10-13 yrs

Junior Tennis is the natural progression for children moving from the Green ball stage, with a move to a full court with a regular ball.   Through a combination of coaching, squad training and fixtures, the child’s full court tennis skills are fine tuned and maintained.

Group coaching inclusions

  • 1 hour class
  • Average 7 pupils per coach
  • Full Court
  • Free Junior Racquet for every new pupil
  • Normal tennis ball used at this stage as these children are covering the full court.
  • Focus is on preparing pupils to play Junior Fixtures
  • 10 week coaching term

private lessons

One on one private lessons

Good option for talented juniors choosing to fast track their tennis development.  One on one individualized attention is the most effective way to imporove your technical development as a player.

Having 2 or 3 private lessons is highly recommended for anyone learning tennis for the first time.  This allows the coach to teach you the basics so you can join into a group lesson with people of a similar age and not feel like a complete beginner.

Semi private lessons (2 people)

Great option for someone who wants more personalized attention without the price tag of a private lesson.  Max of 2 pupils per lesson.  This is ideal for people wanting to have a lesson with their friends or siblings of a similar ability.

3 or 4 person private lessons

A great option for fixture teams to train with your team mates so you get to know each others game even better and work on both tactical and technical aspects of your game.  Smaller ration than a group lesson without the cost of a private lesson.  Min of 1 hour per lesson.

matchplay

Junior

Suitable for Junior Tennis pupils.

  • 1.25 hours of match play including a singles and doubles
  • Players umpire and ball person when sitting off
  • Scores are updated weekly and displayed on the club notice board and website
  • Weekly best and fairest Award
  • Finals presentation takes place at the end of each 6 month season
  • Discount for coaching pupils applies
 

Teen 13+ yrs

A good option for teenagers who want to improve their tennis skills in a social and friendly environment.

Group coaching inclusions

  • 1 hour class
  • Average 7 pupils per coach
  • Full Court
  • Hard Ball
  • Pupils are protected from the experienced & strong teenage players as they are in private lessons and squads.  Aim is to prepare the pupils for Hotshots Teen Fixtures and Saturday Inter Club fixtures.
  • 10 week coaching term

private lessons

One on one private lessons

Good option for talented juniors choosing to fast track their tennis development.  One on one individualized attention is the most effective way to imporove your technical development as a player.

Having 2 or 3 private lessons is highly recommended for anyone learning tennis for the first time.  This allows the coach to teach you the basics so you can join into a group lesson with people of a similar age and not feel like a complete beginner.

Semi private lessons (2 people)

Great option for someone who wants more personalized attention without the price tag of a private lesson.  Max of 2 pupils per lesson.  This is ideal for people wanting to have a lesson with their friends or siblings of a similar ability.

3 or 4 person private lessons

A great option for fixture teams to train with your team mates so you get to know each others game even better and work on both tactical and technical aspects of your game.  Smaller ration than a group lesson without the cost of a private lesson.  Min of 1 hour per lesson.

matchplay

Teen

Suitable for Teen Tennis & Gold Squad pupils.

  • 1.5 hours of match play including a singles and doubles
  • Players umpire and ball person when sitting off
  • Scores are updated weekly and displayed on the club notice board and website
  • Weekly best and fairest Award
  • Finals presentation takes place at the end of each 6 month season
  • Discount for coaching pupils applies