3 – 7 years Red Court

Red sized courts are commonly developed for beginners to tennis. The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (with the ball at just 25% compression), making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit the ball comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.
Most children aged 10 and under will have trouble covering a full-sized tennis court, resulting in shorter rallies and poor technique. By reducing the size of the tennis court, children are able to develop more realistic footwork patterns, better technique and experience rallies, making learning tennis more fun and achievable.

Played before or brand new; we’ve got something to suit.

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Tiny Tennis Coaching 3-4 years

Tiny tennis 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
  • 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

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks

New Players Mini Red  5 – 7 yrs

If your child is between 5 and 7 years and hasn’t played before, this is made just for them.
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 groundstrokes
  • 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

Mini tennis red includes;

  • 1/2 hour class
  • 10 week coaching term
  • Average 5 pupils per coach
  • 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.

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks

Played Before Mini Red  6 – 7 yrs

If your child is between 5 and 7 years and has played before, this is made just for them.
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 groundstrokes
  • 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

Mini Red (Stage Quickstart) 6 – 7yrs

  • Average 4 pupils per coach
  • Free 23 inch racquet for new pupils
  • Modified equipment used (1/4 court, mini nets, soft balls)
  • 30 minute lesson
  • Help kids progress from the 1/4 court to 3/4 court easily
  • Allows them to progress to Mini Tennis Orange with greater success
  • 10 week coaching term
  • Usually takes 6 months to complete.

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks
 
 
 

7 – 10 years Orange Court

Orange Courts are developed to allow participants to progress to a larger sized court. After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage where the ball bounces a little higher (with the ball at 50% compression) and the court is larger.

 

Casual or starting to get serious.

Using the high successful ANZ Hot Shot Tennis system, enrol your future star into our nationally recognised curriculum!

Our highly successful squad program allows your budding pro to put their skills into action.

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New Players Mini Orange 7-10 years

Children now 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 groundstrokes
  • 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

Mini 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

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks

Played Before Advanced Orange Ball

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

Students will learn to:

  • 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 Mini Tennis 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 award
  • 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

 

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2017 Term Calendar

Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks

Private Lessons

One on one private lessons

Good option for talented juniors choosing to fast track their tennis development.  One on one individualised attention is the most effective way to improve your technical development as a player.

Having 2 or 3 private lessons is highly recommended for anyone learning tennis for the first time.  This allows the coach to teach you the basics so you can join into a group lesson with people of a similar age and not feel like a complete beginner.

Semi private lessons (2 people)

Great option for someone who wants more personalized attention without the price tag of a private lesson.  Max of 2 pupils per lesson.  This is ideal for people wanting to have a lesson with their friends or siblings of a similar ability.

3 or 4 person private lessons

A great option for fixture teams to train with your team mates so you get to know each others game even better and work on both tactical and technical aspects of your game.  Smaller ration than a group lesson without the cost of a private lesson.  Min of 1 hour per lesson.

Teen Squads are focused on developing the specific skills juniors require to be prepared for tournaments. Drills will focus on developing the technical and tactical components of tournament play, including emphasis on footwork and strokes as well as offensive and defensive strategies.

Session Times

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks
 

8 – 12 years Green Court

Even advance players face a difficult time on the larger court. Playing forward, coming to the 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.

 

With new skills & success, see your child grow within the training and squad structure.

The Green Ball stage is a key checkpoint in a players development.
It encompasses a broad range of skills that young players will need in order to compete in official competitions and tournaments. Lesson strategies will begin to shift towards tactics and patterns of play in order to ready players for things to come.

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Even advance players face a difficult time on the larger court. Playing forward, coming to the 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 groundstrokes 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.

Coaching inclusions

  • 10 week coaching term
  • Progression from Mini Tennis 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

Green Fixtures (competition play)

  • Suitable for Mini Tennis Green pupils who have progressed through the Orange level.
  • 1 hour program
  • Appox 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
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2017 Term Calendar

Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks

Green Squad

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

Green Fixtures (competition play)

  • Suitable for Mini Tennis Green pupils who have progressed through the Orange level.
  • 1 hour program
  • Appox 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

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks
Private Lessons

One on one private lessons

Good option for talented juniors choosing to fast track their tennis development.  One on one individualised attention is the most effective way to improve your technical development as a player.

Having 2 or 3 private lessons is highly recommended for anyone learning tennis for the first time.  This allows the coach to teach you the basics so you can join into a group lesson with people of a similar age and not feel like a complete beginner.

Semi private lessons (2 people)

Great option for someone who wants more personalized attention without the price tag of a private lesson.  Max of 2 pupils per lesson.  This is ideal for people wanting to have a lesson with their friends or siblings of a similar ability.

3 or 4 person private lessons

A great option for fixture teams to train with your team mates so you get to know each others game even better and work on both tactical and technical aspects of your game.  Smaller ration than a group lesson without the cost of a private lesson.  Min of 1 hour per lesson.

Elite Squad

A step up from Teen Squad, with participants selected only after meeting selection criteria.

Elite Squad teaches the critical components of tournament tennis to juniors who are starting to take their performance to a more professional level.

Fitness sessions are conducted at the end of each session with our specialised strength and conditioning trainer. For Elite Squad the fitness sessions are optional, however are highly recommended for those players wishing to be eligible for Pure Squad in the future, in addition to being beneficial for their own personal development.

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2017 Term Calendar
Term 1 Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June 11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December 10 weeks
 

13 – 19 yrs Teen Tennis

Even advance players face a difficult time on the larger court. Playing forward, coming to the 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.

 

Getting into the right program now can make all the difference.

With a large number of classes, private lessons and squad training, we’ll find the perfect place for your teen. With our small classes, your coach will be able to explain and guide your player into just the right place to get the most benefit and fun from their training.

Ages are a guide only.

New/Experienced Players Teen Tennis 13 – 19 yrs

A good option for teenagers who want to improve their tennis skills in a social and friendly environment.

Coaching Inclusions

  • 1 hour class
  • Average 7 pupils per coach
  • Full Court
  • Hard Ball
  • Pupils are protected from the experienced & strong teenage players as they are in private lessons and squads.  Aim is to prepare the pupils for Hotshots Teen Fixtures and Saturday Inter Club fixtures.
  • 10 week coaching term

New/Experienced Players Teen Tennis 13 – 19 yrs

A good option for teenagers who want to improve their tennis skills in a social and friendly environment.

Coaching Inclusions

  • 1 hour class
  • Average 7 pupils per coach
  • Full Court
  • Hard Ball
  • Pupils are protected from the experienced & strong teenage players as they are in private lessons and squads.  Aim is to prepare the pupils for Hotshots Teen Fixtures and Saturday Inter Club fixtures.
  • 10 week coaching term

Private Lessons

One on one private lessons

Good option for talented teens choosing to fast track their tennis development.  One on one individualised attention is the most effective way to improve your technical development as a player.

Having 2 or 3 private lessons is highly recommended for anyone learning tennis for the first time.  This allows the coach to teach you the basics so you can join into a group lesson with people of a similar age and not feel like a complete beginner.

Semi private lessons (2 people)

Great option for someone who wants more personalised attention without the price tag of a private lesson.  Max of 2 pupils per lesson.  This is ideal for people wanting to have a lesson with their friends or siblings of a similar ability.

3 or 4 person private lessons

A great option for fixture teams to train with your team mates so you get to know each others game even better and work on both tactical and technical aspects of your game.  Smaller ration than a group lesson without the cost of a private lesson.  Min of 1 hour per lesson.

Teen Squad

The Teen Squad is the Pure Tennis Academy’s entry level Full Ball Program.
It allows younger and older players to work on all prior skills that would have been learnt in the modified tennis program. Using a mixture of modified & full balls it allows the players to learn to control the ball quickly.

The next step will be to join our fixtures program (match play)

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Lets Talk Tournaments

Brisbane Junior Development Series

The Junior Development Series is a group of tournaments for beginner to intermediate players. If you are playing regular fixture tennis – the Junior Development Series is for you. The JDS sits under the Optus Junior Tour in the competition pathway and is designed to give players their first experience in playing a series of tournaments throughout the year.

$45 for singles and doubles (for all yellow ball events), $35 for singles and doubles (for all colured ball events).

Brisbane JDS Entry Form

Optus Junior Tournaments

The Optus Junior Tour is an umbrella tour that offers Australian Ranking Points and a clear competitive pathway for aspiring players.