Junior Coaching


The Launch Pad Fundamental Motor Skill [FMS} program starts the Hot Shots journey. This program has two levels 1 and 2. Our small groups guarantee toddlers develop FMS skills transferable to tennis: tracking, movement, balance etc in a fun and dynamic environment. We use small 19 inch racquet, 75% low compression ball, small 1/4 modified net and court to scale the equipment to the child. Pupils in level 1 are competent at FMS and level 2 can do a sequence of coach fed shots before progressing to Red Ball.

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Our Red ball program has three levels 1, 2 & 3 based upon pupils rallying competence and uses a 25% low compression ball on a 1/2 court. Pupils learn to become independent players and can "serve, rally and score" using Play Based Approach Methodology. The emphasis in red ball is learning to rally with modified stroke development in accordance with the skill and cognitive level of students. Coaches also develop social skills due to pupils having to take turns, work in pairs, listen and engage.

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Orange ball also has two levels 1 & 2 and uses a 50% low compression ball on a 3/4 size court. Having a scaled learning environment assists with both explicit and implicit learning. Over 70% of all orange ball kids learn through incidental learning. Our unique blended court class set up maximises learning by offering skills coaching on one half court whilst on the other we set tasks which motivates pupils to learn in pairs. Pupils are at an age where technical development is the highest priority.

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Green ball also has two levels 1 and 2 and uses a 25 % low compression ball so that the ball bounces lower into the hitting zone of pupils. Our low class ratio guarantees players maximise their time on court. Our blended court class set up allows pupils direct coaching on one half of the court whilst also setting motivating challenges on the other half. We have an individual athlete emphasis working on each pupils within our set weekly lesson plans. Green ball is the last stage before the teenage yellow ball program with no modifications.

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Our ten most capable and dedicated male and female Hot Shots players from red, orange and green are invited into our Hot Shot Team Squads. The program runs for 60 minutes. Players invited to attend must show above average dedication, ability and attitude. To guarantee a quality program players are selected by invitation only. To be invited pupils must participate in two, or more, weekly programs. Team players also receive special privileges e.g invitation to Kids on Court at the Australian Open.

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