Gold Coast Tennis Hot Shots Program
In 2014, ANZ announced its sponsorship of Tennis Australia’s fast-growing children’s starter program, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots. Since its launch in 2008, Hot Shots has become one of the most popular sports programs for primary school children in Australia, with more than 500,000 children experiencing the program in the past 12 months alone. ANZ is committed to supporting tennis from grassroots to the elite level, and ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is a continuation of our investment into grassroots participation.
Hotshots Tennis Coaching Gold Coast
Hotshots is based on a ‘learning through play’ philosophy which means that playing the game of tennis is the central feature of each session. Smaller courts, racquets and softer tennis balls make it possible to develop children’s skills faster.
There are three stages which offer a clear pathway for learning the game of tennis:
RED: ages 5 – 8, played on quarter size courts with lower nets and 25% compression balls that bounce lower, slower and are much easier to hit.
ORANGE: ages 8 – 10, played on regular courts with reduced length and width and 50% compression balls
GREEN: ages 9+, played on full size courts with 75% compression balls
Hotshots is all about -
HAVING FUN - players are actively engaged, excited and motivated to participate,
DEVELOPING SOCIALLY - players build social skills such as working cooperatively with a partner, building friendships, encouraging teammates and showing sportsmanship during game play,
LEARNING THE GAME - players think and make decisions about meaningful tennis situations, and
DEVELOPING SKILLS - players have plenty of opportunities to improve and develop their tennis skills.