Junior Tennis Lessons – ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

Kids tennis coaching and competitions for Canberra’s Inner North, South & City, Tuggeranong, GungahlinBelconnenWeston Creek and Woden.  With the support of our community tennis clubs and partner schools, the South and North Canberra Tennis Academy continues to deliver tennis to over 5000+ kids in Canberra every year.

Our coaches are Tennis Australia qualified and proud deliverers of the Tennis Hot Shots Program.  Know your child is getting the best and train at an approved Hot Shots Club near you.


Want to sign up for the season but not sure which session your kids should join?

Best thing to do is to book a trial session. Read the program standards below and book a trial session by clicking here

Notes: *One trial session per player, new players only, spots are limited.  **Be sure to check the day, next session date & time advertised for each venue.

We normally run our trial session at the end and start of each tennis season.

Tennis Canberra
Hot Shots Venues

Free Racquet Initiative (FRI)** – For junior players new to Tennis Canberra

We see too many first-time juniors with racquet too big for them.  Having the wrong racket can encourage bad habits and slow the development of the young player. The Free Racquet Initiative (FRI) is put in place so your child starts with a racket of the right fit.  Your child will try a racquet for size in his/her first lesson and will receive a brand new racquet within 1-2 weeks.

Note: In rare cases, new junior players that require an adult frame will need to pay an additional fee. However, they will receive 40% off a basic Head or Babolat adult frame rather than receiving a free junior racquet.  This should help cover the higher cost of the racquet and enable us to continue this initiative for juniors of all ages and abilities.

Program Guide

Playing Age = Age + Years Played*

  • Aces (Playing Age: 3-6)
  • Cubs (Playing Age: 6-8)
  • Junior Club (Beginner) (Playing Age: 7-9)
  • Junior Club (Intermediate) (Playing Age: 9-11)
  • Junior Squad (Playing Age: 11 – 14)

*1-year = 4 terms of coaching


  • Recommended for players new to tennis
  • 30-minute lessons
  • First time players: Ages 3-6
  • Previous coaching (1 year): Ages 4-6
  • Target Group: Play – & Pre- School
  • Free Racquet Initiative**
  • Season Cost: $12/week
    *Multiplied by the number of weeks left in the current or upcoming season – click here to view season dates





  • Recommended for players new to the game or with minimal sport experience and tennis coaching
  • First time players: Ages 6-7
  • Previous coaching (1 year): Ages 5-8
  • Target Group: Kindy – Year 3

Junior Club

  • Recommended for those who had coaching before or those that play regular sport.
  • First time players: Ages 8-12 (Beginners)
  • Previous Coaching 7-10 (Intermediates)
  • Target Group: Year 2 – 6
  • Encouraged: Saturday Junior Club Challenges on selected Saturdays (see below for more information)

Junior Squad

  • Recommended for players that play in weekly competition and attend regular coaching
  • Players should be able to sustain a 10-shot rally and be able to hit an overhead serve
  • First time players: Ages 10 – 16
  • Previous Coaching (1-2 years +): Ages 8 – 16
  • Target Group: Year 4 – 10
  • Encouraged: Saturday Junior Club Challenges on selected Saturdays (see below for more information)

Additional Information

  • Our Cubs, Jbook-onlineunior Club & Squad are 1-hour sessions
  • Free Racquet Initiative**
  • Season cost: $20/week*
    *Multiplied by the number of weeks left in the current or upcoming season – click here to view season dates

Junior Club Challenges

ANZ Hot Shots Match Play

Playing the game from a young age has shown to increase passion and love for the sport.  This love for tennis ultimately leads to faster skill acquisition, increased healthy practices and longevity for the sport.

Tennis Canberra has Canberra’s only grassroots inter-club teams competition.  This unique event exposes our Junior Club & Squad Players (plus invited Cubs players) to modified tennis matches at a young age.

RSVP: Register Online


– Junior Club: 11:30am – 12:45pm – Junior Club (Beginners) & Yr 3 & 4 Partner Students
– Junior Squad: 12:45pm – 2pm – Junior Squad (Intermediate) & Yr 5 & 6 Partner Students
– Junior Masters Challenge: Invite Only

Old Parliament House Tennis Club
King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600


Dates for Term 4, 2017
Saturday: TBA


  • $15 for academy players and school partner students (pay by cash on the day). Current Co-curriculum Canberra Grammar School Players no payment is required – this is covered in school student fees.

Development Squads 2017

  • Players must be currently playing or planning to play Junior Development Series (JDS), Junior
    Tour (JT) Events or Junior Masters Competitions
  • Has basic technique and can formulate tactics in a match situation
  • Has an above average fitness level
  • Age: 8+ (Invite Only)
  • Term Cost: TBA
  • South Canberra venue: TBA
  • North Canberra venue: TBA
  • New players must come to a trial or be recommended by a Qualified Tennis Australia Coach.
  • For more information click here

Even our youngest kids can rally! From the age of 4 these kids learn skills so they can play matches This is Tennis Hot Shots… Click the video below to see how coaching has changed in the last decade.