Highly acclaimed junior tennis coaching and kids Tennis Hot Shots for Canberra ACT’s Inner North, South, City, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin, Belconnen, Weston Creek & Woden.

Our coaches are Tennis Australia and ATPCA certified and have a kids tennis coaching program in-line with Tennis ACT’s junior development pathway.

Trust the best and have comfort in knowing that your child is getting a specialised kids tennis coaching program.

With the support of our ACT tennis clubs, secondary and primary schools, our kids tennis coaching program continues to serve as the Capital’s number one choice.

Video: Kids Tennis Hot Shots by Tennis Canberra

We don’t want to tell you how much fun we are having, our players are going to show you.  View the video above to see how playing in the Tennis Hot Shots environment develops our players at each learning stage.

Canberra’s #1 Kids Tennis Coaching Programs

Coaching Program For All Ages & Abilities

Guide:  A 30-minute program designed for pre-school & kindergarten students new to the game. The primary goal is  to increase fundamental perceptual motor skills. Players will learn to strike, catch & track the tennis ball in a fun colourful environment.

  • Target Group: Pre-School & Kindergarten
  • Age: 3-6
  • 30-minute lessons
  • Tennis Hot Shots Stage: Blue
  • Competition Pathway: N/A
  • Free Racket Initiative & Free Hot Shots T-Shirt

Guide: Our 1-hour Primary School Program are split into two levels – Beginner & Intermediate.  In most cases, new players to the game in the lower primary school years would be considered beginner players, where as intermediate players are player who have been playing for a couple years or in the higher primary school years.

Beginner players players will learn the fundamental stokes and concepts of rallying in a smaller court environment. Intermediate players follow the same concepts however, the court size is considerably larger and balls are much faster.

  • Target Year Group: K-4
  • Age: 6 – 9
  • 1-hour weekly lessons
  • Tennis Hot Shots Stage: Red
  • Competition Pathway: Hot Shots Match Play
  • Walk-To-Tennis: After-School Program Available for selected schools
  • Free Racket Initiative & Free Hot Shots T-Shirt


  • Target Year Group: 5 & 6
  • Age: 10-12
  • 1-hour weekly lessons
  • Tennis Hot Shots Stage: Orange
  • Walk-To-Tennis: After-School Program Available for selected schools
  • Competition Pathway: Junior Team Tennis
  • Free Racket Initiative & Free Hot Shots T-Shirt

Guide: Our Middle & High School Program have two levels – Beginner & Intermediate.  Because our middle school players are still considered primary school students, we give the options for year 5 & 6 students to join a the beginner High School students.

Students we normally group high students based on age and experience. Beginner High School players would be new to the game or in the early years of High School, where as  Intermediate High School players would be in the higher years of High School and have played for a number of years.

Our Middle & High School players will use the basic skills in a 3/4 or full court environment.  The introduction of point play and tactical emphasis will see our players in this stage of development participating in club competitions or local tennis tournaments.

Middle & High School Beginner
  • Target Year Group: 5-8
  • Age: 10 – 14
  • 1-hour weekly lessons
  • Tennis Hot Shots Stage: Orange
  • Competition Pathway: Hot Shots Match Play or Junior Team Tennis
  • Walk-To-Tennis: After-School Program Available for selected schools
  • Free Racket Initiative & Free Hot Shots T-Shirt (Year 5 & 6)

High School Intermediates

  • Target Year Group: 7-12
  • Age: 13-17
  • 1-hour weekly lessons
  • Tennis Hot Shots Stage: Green
  • Walk-To-Tennis: After-School Program Available for selected schools
  • Competition Pathway: Junior Team Tennis
  • Free Racket Initiative

We understand it is not always easy to get you kids to tennis.  For that reason we are running an after school pick-up service for North Ainslie Primary, Turner School & Telopea Park School.

School Pick-Up Service

  • Monday: North Ainslie Primary School to Majura Tennis Club (Dickson)*
  • Tuesday: Turner School to Turner Tennis Club
  • Wednesday: Telopea Park School to Barton Tennis Club
  • Thursday: North Ainslie Primary School to Majura Tennis Club (Dickson)*
  • Thursday: Emmaus: Christian School to Majura Tennis Club*
  • Friday: Telopea Park School to Wesley Tennis Club (Forrest)*

^Sign Up: Click Here

^Note this program will only go ahead if there is at least 5 students registered.

School Pick-Up Program

  1. Coach School Pick-up at School Meeting Spot (When Bell Rings)
  2. Walk-To-Tennis
  3. Tennis Lesson (4-5pm)
  4. Parent Tennis Club Pick-up (5pm)
  • Healthy Fruit Snack (On Arrival)

*Kids will be supervised during the times they are not on court by coaches.

After School Pick Service
30-minute lessons
  • Season Cost: $15/week*
1-hour lessons
  • Season cost: $20/week*
School Pick-Up After School Program
  • Season cost: $25/week*

*Multiplied by the number of weeks left in the current or upcoming season

Tennis Canberra Juniors

Tennis Canberra Clubs

Junior Coaching Programs are exclusively delivered at offical Tennis Canberra Clubs.

South Canberra (Inner South & Canberra Valley)

  • Old Parliament House Tennis Club
  • Wesley Tennis Club (Forrest)
  • Barton Tennis Club
  • Erindale Active Leisure Centre (Tuggeranong)

North Canberra (Inner North, Canberra City, Belconnen & Gungahlin)

  • Majura Tennis Club (Dickson)
  • Turner Tennis Club
  • Merici College (Braddon)
  • Reid Tennis Club
Gungahlin College Tennis Club

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.

Junior Racquet Tennis Canberra

Registered Players Receive: ANZ Tennis Hot Shots T-Shirt by New Balance

To claim your FREE Tennis Hot Shots T-Shirt CLICK HERE

Your shirt will be delivered to your coach and will be given out at your Hot Shots coaching sessions.

Registered players are entitled to many more benefits
Click here for more information.

A 5-Star Rated Tennis Academy

Junior Competitions

Canberra Kids Tennis Team - ACT

Junior Team Tennis (Intermediate)

Reid Tennis Club

A friendly junior teams competition designed give our junior players a taste of junior competition in preparation for local and interstate tournament play.  This friendly team tennis league are for intermediate level players ready to use their skills from coaching to a competitive environment.  Players will represent a region of ACT with each match counting to their weekly team score.

Join with a few school or tennis friends and enjoy Canberra only regional based team competition.

Kids Hot Shots Match Play (Beginner)

Autumn Tennis Camp 2018 1

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.

Our Match Play sessions complement our coaching program and designed to increase on court weekly playing time so it reaches the Tennis Australia training recommendations for kids ages 7-14.

Specialist in Tennis Development in Schools

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

Book a trial lesson – To view the upcoming trial sessions please click here

*If you’re child is 6-years and under please email play@tenniscanberra.com.au to trial Pre-School Tennis Program

Junior Private Coaching

We encourage new players to join a group program as the social interaction with other kids is important for future development in the sport.  Private lessons are ideal options for juniors who currently play or in transition to state or interstate junior competitions.

For more information about Private Lesson options Click Here