Junior Coaching Info

Hot Shots.

Tennis Hot Shots is the national starter tennis programme for New Zealand children. Tennis Hot Shots is just for kids. Smaller courts, shorter racquets and softer balls mean that kids can play a proper game of tennis from the moment they step on court.

The Red Stage (Age: 4-6)
The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25% compression), making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller making it easier for kids to move around and enjoy success. Red level players may be beginners, improvers or even advanced players.

Court Size: 3m x 8.23 or 6m x 10.97m.
Tennis Ball: Red Ball (25% compression).
Recommended Racquet Size: 21-23 inches.

The Orange Stage (Age: 6-8) 
After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage where the ball bounces a little higher (50% compression) and the court is a bit bigger. Orange players play over the regular net on a three quarter length court.

Court Size: 6.4m x 18.29m.
Tennis Ball: Orange Ball (50% compression).
Recommended Racquet Size: 23-25 inches.

The Green Stage (Age: 9+)
The ball used in the Green stage has a higher compression than the Red and Orange stages (75% of a yellow tennis ball) and children play on a full-size court. Green players may be older children who are new to tennis or players of a good standard who have progressed through the Red and Orange stages.

Court Size: 10.97m x 23.78m (Full Court).
Tennis Ball: Green Ball (75% compression).
Recommended Racquet Size: 25-27 inches.

Coaching Times.

Hot Shots: Monday/Tuesday (4-8yr olds): Red and Orange Ball Stage                                                     4:00pm – 5:00pm
Hot Shots: Saturday (4-8yr olds): 
Red and Orange Ball Stage                                                                  9:30am – 10:30am
Hot Shots/Pre-Interclub: Saturday (9yrs +): 
Green Ball, Newcomers  + Nearing Interclub               10:30am – 11:30am

* Numbers for these groups will be restricted in order to keep group sizes small.

Pre-Interclub Coaching.
Saturday morning coaching provides small group sessions with individual attention for players nearing interclub ability.

The times are: Saturday 10:30am – 11:30am
* Children in these groups can be invited to fill in for interclub teams.

Interclub Coaching.
For juniors registered in the Canterbury Tennis Interclub competition on either Friday nights or Saturday mornings.
The club selects 4 – 6 person teams for interclub competitions with each team having a weekly one hour coaching session through the competition season. Coaching days are on Monday or Tuesday and times will be allocated by the Coaching Director to work in with coaching schedules.

Holiday Camps.
The club runs 3 day camps in the school holidays during the tennis season. These are a mixture of fun games, drills and tennis activities.

All information and registrations can be made at meredithbrothers.co.nz

Private Coaching.
Meredith Brothers are happy to arrange private individual sessions and extra squad lessons for children wishing to improve their tennis.

Lessons can be tailored to suit individual requirements.
Email: Matt at admin@meredithbrothers.co.nz
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