Tennis Hotshots Academy
What Is ANZ Hotshots?
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is Tennis Australia’s grassroots participation program. ANZ Hot Shots is the best way for players from 3-10 years to learn and play tennis in a fun, friendly and challenging environment.
Courts & Equipment
With ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, the courts and equipment are smaller, and the balls don’t bounce as high – perfect for new players. And you don’t need a tennis court to play! Children can enjoy ANZ Tennis Hot Shots with their friends or family at home, school and at their local tennis club – all you need is a flat surface.
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. Watch these animations to find out why the red, orange and green balls are perfect for developing players
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The courts are smaller too, which makes them easier for kids to play on. It also helps them develop realistic footwork patterns and encourages them to use all parts of the court. And the great thing is you don’t need a tennis court – you can play on any flat hard surface!
Choosing the correct size racquet for your child
Picking the right tennis racquet is crucial – if it’s too heavy or the wrong size the child will have trouble swinging the racquet and it could lead to injury. Your child should be able to hold the racquet comfortably when their arm is extended and be able to swing the racquet easily.