Group Tennis Lessons (ANZ HOT SHOTS)

Tennis coach with three young boy students in group tennis lessons at DHA Tennis Academy St Albans

ANZ Hots Shots group lessons are designed for kids from ages 3-12 to learn not only tennis skills but also agility and coordination’s skills in a fun and social environment. The program is divided four different stages to ensure players are playing at the right level.  

ANZ Hot Shots is a program designed to help every child, no matter their age or ability, jump in and start playing tennis. 

ANZ Hot Shots Program

Blue Stage

  • Ages: 3-5 years
  • Tennis Ball: Red Ball (25% compression so it doesn’t bounce too high)
  • Racquet Size: 19-23 inches

The Blue Stage (Launch Pad Stage) introduces children to tennis through games and fun activities. Children learn the basics of tennis including how to rally. This stage really helps children develop their fundamental motor skills like throwing, running, catching, jumping and most importantly, tracking. This is a great way for kids to start tennis and have fun along the way.

Red Stage

  • Ages: 5-8 years
  • Tennis Ball: Red Ball (25% compression)
  • Racquet Size: 21-23 inches

The Red stage is for beginners. The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25 per cent compression), making it easier for young players to hit comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.

Orange Stage

  • Ages: 8-10 years
  • Tennis Ball: Orange Ball (50% compression)
  • Racquet Size: 23 - 25 inches

After mastering the Red Stage, children move on to the Orange Stage where the ball bounces a little higher (50 per cent compression) and the court is a bit bigger. 

Green Stage

  • Ages: 9+ years
  • Tennis Ball: Green Ball (75% compression)
  • Racquet Size: 25 - 27 inches

The ball used in the Green stage has a higher compression (75% of a yellow tennis ball) and children will learn to play on a full-size court.


Beginners (Red Ball)

45 minutes Weekly

$165 - 10 week term rate

Intermediate (Advanced)

60 minutes Weekly

$190 - 10 week term rate


We run our programs according to the Victorian School terms. Over the holidays we also run school holiday clinics which are designed for students to play with others with similar age and abilities. Classes will always run over public holidays and long weekends unless you are notified otherwise.


For information regarding our make up classes, cancellation and weather policy, please see our Terms and Conditions.