Tennis Hot Shots is the national starter tennis programme for New Zealand children. With almost 200 venues nationwide, it's easy to start playing! 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.
Serve, Rally, Score
Serving, rallying and scoring is made easy because of the smaller courts, slower balls and shorter racquets. THS sessions are made up of tactical, technical, fun and social elements which create developmental readiness in children.
Kids move through stages that suit their age and stage of development. As players improve, the balls get a bit bouncier, the racquets a bit longer and the court a bit bigger. With THS it's not a race to the yellow ball and both new players and competent ones will develop all the tactical, technical, mental and physical skills required for tennis whilst progressing through the stages of the programme.