Tennis Australia’s Hot Shots program is designed for children aged 4-12, and it aims to introduce kids to the sport in a fun and accessible way. The program – run by certified coaches is divided into four stages, each one tailored to the child’s age and ability.
The Hot Shots program uses modified equipment, including lighter racquets, lower nets, and special tennis balls: red, orange and green that are bigger in size than normal tennis balls, have less compression and are easier to hit and chase down.
By playing on a smaller court, kids can develop their skills and progress at their own pace. The program not only helps kids develop their physical abilities, but also their mental skills, such as coordination, speed, strength, and agility. Most importantly, Hot Shots is all about having fun while learning the game of tennis.