Mini Red / Blue Ball


Hot Shots Blue Ball

Kids 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.

 

Red Ball


Hot Shots Red Ball

Kids 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.

 

Orange Ball


Hot Shots Orange Ball

Kids 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.

 

Orange Squad

To participate, you must be playing fixtures at a Hotshots Orange level. This is practical and drill based training for players wanting to learn:

  • What shots to hit in match conditions
  • good training habits
  • game plans
  • tennis warm up drills before a match
  • tennis specific footwork and fitness
  • how to prepare for tournaments
  • 1 hour program
  • Average 4 pupils per court
  • 10 week term

Orange Fixtures (competition play)

  • Suitable for Hotshots Orange level 2 & 1 pupils who have passed their fixtures tests
  • 1.15 hour program
  • Average 6 pupils per court
  • Fully supervised by a trained fixtures supervisor
  • Players learn how to umpire, ball person, where to stand and move on the court, shake hands at the end of matches etc
  • All doubles format helps the kids learn to work together and share the win or loss
  • Emphasis on learning court etiquette with a weekly best and fairest prize awarded
  • 6 month season
  • Weekly scores are tallied over the season with a quarter finals, semi finals and finals in the last 2 weeks of the season

Green Ball


Green Ball

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.

 

Green Squad

Allows for game strategies in all situations through tactical and drills based training for players in fixtures wanting to improve:

  • Shot selection
  • Training habits
  • Planning strategies prior to each match
  • Pre and Post match drills
  • Footwork and fitness drills
  • Tournament preparation
  • 1 hour program
  • Average 4 pupils per court
  • 10 week term

To participate in these squads, you must be playing fixtures at a Hotshots Green level.

Green Fixtures (competition play)

  • Suitable for Hotshots GREEN pupils who have progressed through the Orange level.
  • 1 hour program
  • Approx 4 pupils per court
  • Fully supervised by a trained fixtures supervisor
  • Players continue to improve their umpiring and ball person skills and court etiquette
  • Singles play is introduced (1 singes and 1 doubles is played most weeks)
  • Emphasis is still on court etiquette with a weekly best and fairest prize awarded
  • 6 month season
  • Weekly scores are tallied over the season with a quarter finals, semi finals in the last 2 weeks of the season