Whether your child wants to learn new skills, make friends or become the next Roger Federer, the UQ Sport Tennis Centre offers a wide range of school Term and Holiday programs to entertain and coach kids year-round.
With a number of options catering to all ages and abilities, our friendly and supportive coaches will guide your child so they learn the fundamentals and develop their tennis technique at their own pace!
Can’t pull them away? If they’re left wanting more every time class is over, you can even book them in for a Fun and Smash Tennis Party!
Please contact us to enrol your child into our Tennis Kids Programs!
The University of Queensland,
St Lucia, Qld 4067
3 – 5 years old
Blues Stage is aimed at participants aged 3-5 years with little or no tennis experience, who want to learn and have fun. In Blue Stage programs, there is a strong focus on motor skills and hand-eye-coordination, with plenty of time spent teaching the basic tennis strokes and technique kids will use for years to come.
All new Blue Stage players also receive a free tennis racquet to help get them started! Simply pick it up from the Tennis Pro Shop at your first lesson.
Available for Term Programs only (10 Weeks). See below for dates.
5 – 7 years old
Stage: Red 1
A continuation of the Blue Stage program, Red Ball 1 is aimed at kids aged 5-7 years who are new to the sport. Red Ball 1 programs emphasise motor skills and hand-eye-coordination, as well tennis fundamentals – including stroke play and footwork.
All new Red Ball 1 players also receive a free tennis racquet to help get them started! Simply pick it up from the Tennis Pro Shop at your first lesson.
6 – 8 years old
Stage: Red 2
Red Ball 2 is designed for players aged 6-8 years who want to work on refining their tennis skills with a strong focus on learning through game play (rallying).
Technique, shot selection and serving is a focus in Red Ball 2 to ensure kids are ready to be a part of Hot Shots Red fixtures, if they so choose. UQ Sport highly recommends Hot Shots participation for any players looking to develop their tennis careers both personally or professionally.
All new Red Ball 2 players also receive a free tennis racquet to help get them started! Simply pick it up from the Tennis Pro Shop at your first lesson.
8 – 10 years old
Stage: Orange 1
This level is the entry point for children aged 8-10 who are taking up tennis for the first time or have limited experience. Our professional coaches will introduce all the tennis basics, with classes centred on developing stroke technique and hand-eye-coordination.
Stage: Orange 2
Orange Ball 2 is designed for participants ages 8-10 years who want to refine the fundamental tennis skills they’ve learned in earlier levels. This class focuses on ground strokes, volleying, serves, and returns. There’s also a strong emphasis on learning through game play (rallying).
Participation in Orange Ball 2 ensures kids will be prepared to take part in Hot Shots Orange fixtures, if they so choose. Hot Shots is ideal for any players looking to take the next step in their tennis careers.
Stage: Orange Performance (invite only)
Our Orange Performance Squad is for players ages 8-10 years who are ready to play at an advanced level. Game play strategies, court movement and structured play are the program’s key focus points. Your child will also spend time developing different spins, grips and tactics in order for play in Hot Shots Orange fixtures, as well as regular tournaments, local and state events.
The Orange Performance Squad is available for Term programs only (10 Weeks). Squad members must also attend a minimum of two (2) classes per week.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Orange Performance Squad, please contact us to organise a trial.
10 – 12 years old
Stage: Green 1
Green Ball 1 is designed for players aged 10-12 with limited tennis experience, looking to learn the fundamentals and further develop basic skills of the game. Players learn on a full size court with modified tennis balls. Learning through play is a strong focus in this program and kids will learn a basic understanding of grips, spins and game play tactics.
Stage: Green 2
Your child has the basics down – now it’s time take things to a new level! Green Ball 2, suitable for kids aged 10-12 years, introduces more advanced techniques and tactics. Game play strategies, court movement, attacking shots, and positioning tactics are key focus points of this program. This level with prepare your child for Hot Shots Green fixtures, as well as tournaments and state-level events.
Stage: Green Performance (invite only)
If your child is competing at a high level in regional, national and/or international tournaments, then our Green Performance Squad is Squad is just for them!
Suitable for kids aged 10-12 years, this Squad will perfect their technique, in addition to developing routines, tactical match play skills and patterns of play.
The Green Performance Squad is available for Term programs only (10 Weeks). Squad members must also attend a minimum of two (2) classes per week.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Green Performance Squad, please contact us to organise a trial.
11+ years old
Yellow Ball is for players over the age of 11 who are transitioning from a Hot Shots pathway, but have limited tennis experience. In this program, participants will focus on developing their match play ability with sessions focusing on technique and tactic strategy. Players will also be encouraged to get involved in regular fixtures, as well as local and state events.
Stage: Junior Development (invite only)
Our Junior Development Squad is tailor-made for advanced players over the age of 11 who are looking to compete at an elite-level in regional, national and international tournaments. Technique training is a large focus of sessions, in addition to developing routines, tactical match play skills, and patterns of play.
The Junior Development Squad is available for Term programs only (10 Weeks). Squad members must also attend a minimum of two classes per week.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Junior Development Squad, please contact us to organise a trial.
TERM 4 TENNIS PROGRAM
- 8th October – 14th December
TIMES & DAYS
- Blue Stage (10 Weeks) $120
- Red Ball (10 Weeks) $170
- Orange Ball (10 Weeks) $220
- Green Ball (10 Weeks) $220
- Yellow Ball (10 Weeks) $330
- Junior Fixtures (10 Weeks) $130
- Red Squad (TBC)
- Orange Performance Squad ($350)
- Green Performance Squad ($500)
- Junior Development Squad ($500)
To enroll, contact the Tennis Center of 3365 6933 or in person.
SPRING HOLIDAYS TENNIS PROGRAM
DATES & TIMES
- Week 1: 24th Sept – 28th Sept (8am – 11am)
- Week 2: 2nd Oct – 5th Oct (8am – 11am)
- Week 1: $250
- Week 2: $200