HoneyBee Kidz Tennis

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HoneyBee Kidz Tennis is a leading coaching provider based out of Thurgoona Tennis Club since 2002. Programs are run during NSW School Terms. HoneyBee Kidz Tennis is a Tennis Australia Hot Shots provider and also registered with the NSW Active Kids Program.

We offer lessons to beginners and developing players from 4 years of age. Our programs are coordinated by Tennis Australia Club Professional, Barbara Honey-Martin and we are introducing Coach Kari Graovac to take over this role in 2024! At some stage during 2024, Barb plans to retire and is currently mentoring Kari to take over the business. Kari is a local Thurgoona resident and  ex-HoneyBee student that gained Tennis Australia Entry Level Coach qualifications in 2023. Kari is aspiring to gain her Tennis Australia Level 1 Development Coach qualifications this year.  Coach Daniel Steer will also be joining us in Term 2 for Saturday morning coaching. Dan also gained his Tennis Australia Entry Level Coach qualifications in 2023.

Below: Coach Kari with Red Hot Shots Group (4-8 yrs) and Coach Dan with Orange Hot Shots Group (8-12 yrs)


HoneyBee Kidz Tennis Introductory Program for children 4-8 years – This fun Hot Shots inspired program offers young children a positive and exciting introduction to the game of tennis. Specialised teaching aids are used including smaller racquets, low compression tennis balls, mini nets and smaller courts. Innovative teaching methods and fun games are introduced to develop and improve coordination, movement, tactics and the basics of the main tennis strokes. Merit cards are awarded weekly to one deserving student in each group with an incentive to collect the complete set of six cards.

HoneyBee Kidz Tennis Program for Developing Players aged 8-12 years – An emphasis on fun, practice and increased difficulty will see players develop their tennis strokes and game skills as they progress to the next level. Classes are graded on ability and not specifically on age.  After this stage many players progress to Paul Sykes Tennis Development Programs and Squad and also Match Play.

We offer:

🎾 Beginners / Hot shots coaching programs

🎾 Groups Lessons

🎾 Tailored Private lessons 

From 2024, enquiries should be directed to Coach Kari on tennis@honeybee.net.au or 0431897151. Join the fun! Book Online here. We accept Active Kidz Vouchers – but please contact us BEFORE booking online if you plan to use these. Please text Coach Kari OR email us.