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Tennis Hot Shots

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Tennis Hot Shots is the national starter tennis programme for New Zealand children.

Tennis Hot Shots is just for kids.

Smaller courts, shorter racquets and softer balls mean that kids can play a proper game of tennis from the moment they step on court.

Tennis Hot Shots is made up of four components (schools, coaching, community, competitions) that all share the same philosophy of learning through play, modified equipment, and a progressive pathway.

This allows kids to develop their skills right from the start, and continue learning at a pace that suits them!

Using modified equipment means kids can play an adult version of the game from the very start, developing technical, tactical, physical and mental skills without being put off by huge courts, heavy racquets and balls that bounce too high.


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The following clubs and other venues in Otago offer Tennis Hot Shots Community Play:


Balmacewen Tennis Club

Contact Sarah Stevenson 4640378 or 0274 374860



Andersons Bay Tennis Club

Contact Ali 027 4749887 or Phil 027 2292003



Mornington Roslyn Tennis Club

Contact Sue Morey 4764035



Taieri Tennis Club

Contact Kris Godkin 027 3148417



Edgar Centre

Contact Julia Scott 027 771 9006



Cross Recreation Centre, Balclutha

Contact Noelene Scott or Bryony Smith
(03) 418 3470 or 027 4180199