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.

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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

• Average heights of male and females combined (World Health Organisation, 2007)

• Maximum rebound height specifications for ITF approved tennis balls (ITF Rules of Tennis 2011)

Smaller courts

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!

Like to build your own ANZ Tennis Hot Shots court? Download the ANZ Court Development Guide.
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Smaller Nets

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.

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.

Also, make sure the grip is the right size for your child. Your child should be able to hold the racquet comfortably – if the grip is too big or too small, children will grip the racquet tighter. This can lead to injury and inhibit children from developing a fluent technique.
If in doubt, choose a smaller racquet until you are sure that your child is ready for a larger size racquet, the main thing is that the child feels comfortable using the racquet.



The coaches at TPV go out of their way to bring the best out of you both on and off the court. They are always friendly and if I’m a little sad, they always make me smile. I always leave my lessons wanting to come back the following week.


I enjoy me tennis here at TPV and have learnt a great deal. I have lots of fun and my lessons are challenging and engaging. The coaching staff are vey friendly and always take time to explain things if you don’t understand anything.


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