Kids Tennis and Hot Shots

Kids Tennis Hot Shots

Do you live in the Elizabeth Bay, Woolahara, Double Bay or Darlinghurst areas of Sydney and are looking for a tennis club for your kids tennis lessons, then Tennis World North Sydney offer the ANZ Hot Shots Program.

Tennis World North Sydney encompasses a complete tennis program for kids of any age, from developing motor skills as young as 3, to ANZ Tennis Hot Shots so that they play with more confidence, and also offer more professional coaching for older students and those who may be in competitions.

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

Australia’s official kids starter program is Tennis Australia’s ANZ Hot Shots Program. It is aimed at kids from five to twelve years old. Utilising modified courts and equipment, and different compression balls, kids are taught to learn to rally and score in match play environments that is fitting to their development needs.

Hot Shots Stages

Although the actual ages are for guideline purposes, kids progress through four development stages.

  • Blue Stage – Introduces players to the game – 3-5 years old.
  • Red Stage – Is for tennis exploration – 5-8 years old.
  • Orange Stage – For tennis development – 8-10 years old.
  • Green Stage – To encourage players over 9 years old.

As the different stages come about, the compression of the ball and the court size changes with the development of the players. The gradual progression increases as their skills improves and prepares the kids to eventually playing with a yellow ball.

Skills Taught

At ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, kids will use and learn different equipment and techniques.

  • Kids will meet new pals, stay healthy and most of all have fun.
  • They will learn through modified equipment that suits their ages and size.
  • They will learn new and better skills and improve their coordination.
  • Get the opportunity to participate in competitions and challenge type events where kids get gifts for participating.
  • The whole ethos of the Hot Shots Program is to learn through playing, and eventually they will progress onto a full size court and use yellow balls.

Kids Enjoyment

Traditional methods of coaching were a little staid, often kids were waiting around in a line waiting for their turn to hit a shot. Kids get bored easily and with no participation their minds tend to turn to something else.

It is critical that you capture the kids full concentration for the duration of the lesson, and the best way to do this is through enjoyment. If the kids are having fun, they will not even notice that they are actually learning and they are in fact in a lesson environment.

Tennis Hot Shots achieves this, the lessons are all in a game environment where the kids are fully engaged. The modified equipment also helps the youngsters to get to grips with the court, rackets, and balls.