PILLAR 1: TECHNICAL
COACHING AND LESSONS

Highly successful programs that promote participation and success, the ANZ Hot Shots lessons are the perfect way to learn tennis.

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

**Lesson time may vary with centre


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.

** Lesson time may vary with centre


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

** Lesson time may vary with centre


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.

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

**Lesson time may vary with centre


Private and Semi Private Lessons

Private Lessons are suited to all players, from beginner to elite standard, who are looking to dramatically improve their game. Player’s specific games are thoroughly analysed from a technical, mental and tactical point of view and corrections and enhancements are implemented to ensure maximum improvement.

With private lessons you will always be able to set new goals and targets so you can continue to work on your game.

Benefits

  • Individual and specific one on one time with coach.
  • Expert analysis, cause identification and correction.
  • Knowing what to work on tactically and technically whenever you are playing.

Semi-Private Lessons

Players are grouped in compatible pairs. Whilst similar to private lessons, Semi-Privates enable the student to share the time and reduce costs. In most instances the clients will make private arrangements to pair together to attend semi private lessons.

Benefits

  • Shared session with semi-individual time with the coach
  • Expert analysis, cause identification and correction.
  • Reduce costs whilst still receiving personal time with a coach.