What is Tennis Hot Shots?
Tennis Hot Shots is tennis for kids! It’s a program designed to help every child, no matter their age or ability, jump in and start playing tennis. Tennis Hot Shots is played on smaller courts with modified equipment, including lighter racquets, lower nets and low compression balls that don’t bounce too high. With four fun stages (Blue, Red, Orange and Green), qualified Tennis Australia coaches will help guide your kids every step of the way.
Tennis Hot Shots
This Tennis Australia program is based on a ‘learning through play” philosophy.
Tennis Hot Shots is run during school terms (8 – 10 weeks) for children aged 3 to 12 years old.
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Blue Stage.pdf
The Blue stage introduces children to tennis through games and fun activities. Children learn the basics of tennis including how to rally. This stage really helps children develop their fundamental motor skills; throw, run, catch, jump, striking and most importantly, tracking. This is a great way for kids to start tennis and have fun.
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Red 1.pdf
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Red 2.pdf
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Red 3.pdf
The Red stage is for beginners. The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25 percent compression), making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Orange 1.pdf
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Orange 2.pdf
After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage where the ball bounces a little higher (50 percent compression) and the court is a bit bigger. Kids continue to develop their skills in a modified tennis environment while having a great time.
Hot Shots Program Competencies – Green.pdf
The ball used in the Green stage has a higher compression (75 percent of a yellow tennis ball) and children play on a full-size court.