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Hot Shots Group Lessons

(players 4 to 7 years)

Tennis Hot Shots is the official Tennis Australia starter program for young players aged 4 to 7 years of age. By using smaller courts, racquets and low compression balls the program makes learning tennis easy for new players. At the heart of Tennis Hot Shots is a fundamental approach learning. It's called "Learning Through Play" and it's based on developing skills in real situations that happen on a tennis court. This program allows children to develop technically and tactically in an environment that's always FUN and EXCITING

All new Tennis Hot Shot coaching enrolments will receive a HEAD Tennis Racquet and a Tennis Hot Shots T-Shirt

Click here to download a Tennis Hot Shots Coaching enrolment form

Hot Shots Coaching

4 to 7 years

  • Available 7 days per week
  • 30 minute classes
  • Maximum class of 4 kids
  • Free Racquet and T-shirt on enrolment
Download an enrolment form

The Hot Shots Coaching Philosophy

MLC Tennis Hot Shots (MLCTHS) is just for kids. Smaller courts, lighter racquets and low compression balls that don’t bounce too high make learning tennis fun and easy for primary school-aged children. This means that kids are able to start rallying and having fun right from their first lesson!

There are three stages – Red, Orange and Green – that help to develop children’s skills and confidence. Children are taught by qualified Tennis Australia coaches and progress at their pace, moving on to the next stage when they are ready.

Courts and Equipment

With MLC Tennis Hot Shots, the courts and equipment are smaller, and the balls don’t bounce as high – perfect for new players. 

What is a low-compression ball?

 Red, orange and green low-compression balls don’t bounce as high as a yellow ball, making them easier for children to hit.

Smaller Nets 

Portable nets, which are used during the Red Stage on the red courts, come in sizes of 3 and 6 metres.

During the Orange and Green stages, the standard net is used, but it can be lowered depending on the players’ ability.


Coaching Term Dates


Term Commences:

 Wednesday 30 January, 2019

 8-10 week term



Term Commences:

Tuesday 23 April, 2019

 10 week term



 Term Commences:

Monday 15 July, 2019 

 10 week term

Term Commences:

Monday 7 October, 2019

10 week term