The ANZ Hot Shots tennis program has been designed especially for kids of all ages: Toddlers to teens! The program is made up of 4 development stages – Blue, Red, Orange and Green – each tailored to suit the skills and aptitudes of the players.
Red, Orange and Green stages are made up of 3 levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Squad. As your child’s tennis techniques and abilities improve, they’ll progress through each level and eventually progress to the next colour stage.
The final stage of the Hot Shots tennis program (Yellow) gives kids the opportunity to further develop their technique and learn the finer points of match play.
For more information about the ANZ Hot Shots Tennis program, visit our FAQ, or contact the team at CCT.
Blue Stage Launchpad | Ages 3-5
At Blue Ball children begin by exploring fundamental and perceptual motor skills and tennis basics.
Red Stage (25% compression ball) | Ages 5-8
Children are in the early stages of tennis skills development and primarily learning fundamental tennis co-ordination exercises. Rallying with movement and control is not yet achieved.
Orange Stage (50% compression ball) | Ages 8-10
Children start to rally with movement and control to some degree. Competitive play (serve, return and rally) is introduced. Strokes can be completed with some success. Player can also judge where the ball is going and can sustain a short rally of slow pace.
Green Stage (75% compression ball) | Ages 9-11
Fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, not yet comfortable with all strokes. Improved control over depth, direction and power.
Yellow Stage (100% compression ball) | Ages 11+
Technique has developed for improved shot control. Can rally with consistency with more power. improved court coverage, net play and doubles team work.
Advanced (Tournament Squads) | Invitational
Player is competing in tournaments with the aim of gaining National Ranking. Can use power and spin and has begun to handle pace. Has sound footwork, can control depth of shots, and can vary game plan according to opponents. Can hit first serves with power and can impart spin on second serves.