Junior program

Junior program

Tennis Programs for Kids

We’re passionate about tennis and developing young players. We offer a range of programs to suit children of all ages and abilities. From students as young as 4 we begin by building their perceptual and motor skills, to later growing their confidence in the game through the nationally recognised ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program. We also provide a pathway towards professional competition should students aspire to play at the highest level.

Our professional coaches work within your child’s abilities to get them serving, rallying and scoring as soon as possible, so they can enjoy playing the game we all love. Our personalised approach to training ensures we keep our class sizes small, fostering each player’s individual development to maximise their potential – be it within a social or competitive setting.

From holiday clinics, group sessions, private lessons to tournaments and pennants, take a look at the range of programs we offer below to kick start your child’s tennis journey with Prime Tennis.

What is your Tennis Pathway?

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. Whether your goal is the world stage or personal best, the Prime Tennis Pathway will give you and idea of where you currently are in your tennis journey and where some of the directions can lead you.

Dates for the 2019 season are as follows:

Term 3 2019
Monday 29 July to 21 September
This will be an 8 week term

Term 4 2019
Monday 21 October to 14 December
This will be an 8 week term

Make up sessions are offered for all lessons missed due to bad weather/public holidays and added to the end of the standard 8 week term on the same day and time.

Our holiday tennis clinics are built around fun, fitness and fast tracking your child’s skills. Sessions are held during the school holidays, Monday to Friday with half day and full day sessions available.

The clinics cater for beginner and intermediate level players from 4-14 years of age. Children are placed into groups according to their age and abilities. Each day our coaches cover the basic fundamentals of tennis, incorporating fun drills and games in a relaxed environment. Morning tea is included for all participants (icy pole + oranges).

Spring Holiday Clinics:

Week 1: Tuesday 1 October – Friday 4 October

Week 2: Monday 7 October – Friday 11 October

Half Day 9:00am-12noon Cost $45/day/child
Full Day 9:00am-3:00pm Cost $80/day/child (bring a packed lunch)

High Performance Clinic:

Week 1: Tuesday 1 October – Friday 4 October

Week 2: Monday 7 October – Friday 11 October

Half Day 12:30-3:30pm  Cost $50/day/child

View our enrolment page to register your child for our upcoming holiday clinics.

Endorsed by Tennis Australia, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is a fun and social way for young players 4 to 12 years of age to learn how to serve, rally and score!

Students use low compression balls and play on a modified court to build perceptual motor skills and begin learning tennis basics. At each stage, ball compression and court size increases in line with the development of the player. This gradual progression improves their skills, preparing them to play on a full-size court with a yellow ball.

*All Launch Pad, Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please see the Hot Shot Match play tab.*

Launch Pad (4-5 years) Fundamental and Perceptual Motor

Children are introduced to tennis through a fun and engaging format. Our goal is to develop your child’s fundamental motor skills, such as throwing, catching, striking, tracking, balancing and moving, so they can begin playing tennis as soon as possible.

Sessions run for 45 minutes with an average ratio of 1 coach to 4 children.

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Red Ball (4-8 years)

A fun introduction to tennis focusing on developing basic skills with the use of mini nets and larger red balls. Players will work on developing all of the fundamental skills of tennis including rallying, serving, coming to the net, scoring and competing (learning the rules of the game and how to score).

Sessions run for 45 minutes with an average ratio of 1 coach to 4 children.

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Orange Ball (7-10 years)

Our classes are perfect for beginners or players who have done less than a year of tennis coaching, covering tennis basics in a fun and friendly environment. As students progress there is a greater emphasis on the development of a sound serving action, rallying skills and point play.

Sessions run for 60 minutes with an average ratio of 1 coach to 5 children.

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Green Ball (10+ years)

Players progress to full court and use green balls. For beginners we work on basic techniques, while advanced players progress mastering higher technical skills, including hitting with topspin.

Sessions run for 60 minutes with an average ratio of 1 coach to 5 children.

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We run development groups for primary-aged children at several local schools:

All classes are held before school; you must be a student of the school to participate.

Please make sure you are familiar with our term dates

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please see the Hot Shot Match play tab.*

Cottesloe Primary School

Lessons are held throughout each term at Cottesloe Primary School.

Red Ball Lessons

Thursday Morning          7:45-8:30am  

Cost $175/Child

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

Iona Presentation College

Lessons are held throughout each term on the Iona Junior School Hard Courts

Red/Orange/Green ball lessons

Friday Morning          7:30-8:30am  

Cost $190/Child

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

Mosman Park Primary School

Lessons are held throughout each term at Mosman Park Primary School hard courts.

Orange Ball (Year 3-6) – Tuesday 7:40-8:40am

Red Ball + FMS (PP-Year 2) – Thursday 7:55-8:40am

$150/child (4-6 students per coach)

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

Mount Claremont Primary School

Lessons are held throughout each term at Mount Claremont Primary School.

Red/Orange Ball Lessons

Wednesday Morning          7:30-8:30am  

Cost $190/Child

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

North Fremantle Primary School

Lessons are held throughout each term at North Fremantle Primary School hard courts.

Orange Ball (Year 4-6) – Wednesday 7:40-8:40am

Red Ball + FMS (PP-Year 3) – Thursday 7:55-8:40am

$100/child (8 students per coach)

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

Scotch College

Lessons are held throughout each term at Scotch College hard courts.

Red/Orange/Green ball lessons

Friday Morning          7:30-8:20am  

Cost $180/Child

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

Swanbourne Primary School

Lessons are held throughout each term at Swanbourne Primary School hard courts.

Red Ball + Fundamental Motor Skills Lessons

Tuesday Morning        8:00-8:45am  

Cost $175/Child

*All Red, Orange and Green players in our program get FREE access to our Saturday morning match play session at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club. For more information on this program please CLICK HERE.*

Our squad sessions are an extension of the knowledge and skills learned through the ANZ Hot Shots program. Students will be invited to join and grouped according to age and playing level.

Each session covers advanced techniques and training, including 30 minutes of match play. The match play component is designed to familiarise players with correctly applying the rules, focusing on scoring, tactics, positioning and etiquettes.

In most cases players will also be involved in the Tennis West Hot Shots League or Tennis West Junior League.

Our squads maintain high strict playing standards, however we do encourage players who would like to join to register their interest and apply.

Squads - Development

Once juniors progress and reach green ball competency they may be invited to join the Development Squad(s). The Development Squad is an invite only program for junior players who are committed to regularly practicing and playing tennis.

Squads - High Performance

The Prime Tennis High Performance Program is designed to develop players for National and International Competition. This Program complements and works in cooperation with the Tennis Australia National Academy and the Tennis West Academy.

Because our coaches are currently competing at the highest level in Perth we can create an environment for performance unmatched at any other venue.

All players participating in this program must have a high level of commitment and attention to detail as well as qualifying under the selection criteria. The selection criteria for high performance component of the program is detailed below.

Athletes that qualify for National Championship events are expected to participate in these events where ever possible.

The following is a guide for selection:

  • Athletes have played in National Championship events in 12/under, 14/under or 16/under (or equivalent Platinum Event) in the most recent 12 months.
  • Hold a minimum birth year ranking both State and National under the Tennis Australia Ranking guidelines
  • Have achieved State Team selection in either, Bruce Cup, Rod Laver Cup, Margaret Court Cup or Pizzey Cup.

Squads - Girls Only

This squad runs on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday evening 5:30-6:30pm for girls only!

If your child is interested in getting more out of their tennis, then private sessions are the fastest and most effective way to take their game to the next level!

We offer private lessons before and after school for individuals or small groups of all ages. Please note all after school time slots must be booked for a minimum 8 week term.

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High speed video allows us to have a great awareness of our technique. If a picture is worth 1000 words, how valuable is expert video analysis for your game?

  • 45 minutes of stroke video recording from different angles
  • 15 minutes off court analysis
  • USB with all the shots recorded

Hot Shots Challenger events are run as part of the program for children up to 14 years of age.

These events usually run for half a day and introduce children to the concept of playing in tournaments, with a focus on having fun and gaining experience rather than serious competition.

Players should generally be able to:

Orange (10 and under):

Serve, either over arm or donkey drop from 3/4 court, and score
Have knowledge of the rules, requiring minimal assistance from parents/ guardians

Green (12 and under):

Players should be able to serve over arm from the baseline
Have knowledge of the rules, and be able to score their own matches

Yellow (16 and under):

Players should be able to serve over arm from the baseline
Have knowledge of the rules, and be able to score their own matches

CLICK HERE to see the next upcoming Hot Shot Challenge Event!

Allen Park Junior Tennis Club

CLICK HERE to sign up for Allen Park Tennis Club Friday Junior Club

Junior Club is run on Friday afternoons and is a great way for your family to start the weekend!

Tennis is at the forefront combined with a fun social calendar!

There are two sessions available depending on age and/or ability

 

4:00-5:00pm       (Red/Orange Ball)          6years-year3

Red ball (beginners) – Kids are placed into groups with coaches and activities are designed to facilitate play on the red court in a fun environment. Should have competency to start a point (donkey drop) and rally at this level.

Orange ball – organised match play on the orange court with coach facilitation. Should have competency with serve and rallying before playing at this level.

 

5:00-6:15pm       (Green/Yellow Ball)       year 4+

Organised games played on full court with coach facilitation. All children should be able to rally and serve to participate in Junior Club at this level.

 

All Junior Members are encouraged to enrol in term lessons and or holiday clinics during the year to develop the skills to participate at Junior Club

Peppermint Grove Junior Tennis Club

SUMMER SEASON LAUNCH NIGHT – FRIDAY 19 October

What: Juniors’ Social Tennis Evenings

When: Fridays 5.30 – 7.00pm

Format: Organised social games, competitions, weekly prize, sausage sizzle ($3) and drink ($1) available for all players

Who: Players aged 8-16 years old

*Please note that this is pre-dominantly a match-play evening so players need to be able to play a basic level of tennis and at a minimum have a basic understanding of matchplay

Cost: Members – Free, Non-members – $10

Dates: Term4: 19 October, 2018, Term1 – TBA

Order of Priority:

  • Members that enrol via the website have first priority
  • Non members that enrol via website have second priotity

CLICK HERE FOR PGTC MEMBERSHIP DETAILS

Juniors will be required to enrol each week to guarantee participation

Parents are welcome to come and relax with drinks available from the club bar while watching play

We run FREE match play on Saturday mornings at Peppermint Grove Tennis Club for all players currently enrolled in our Red, Orange, Green Hotshot and School programs.

Times for the Saturday morning match play session:

8:30-9:15am Red Ball @ Peppermint Grove Tennis Club (opportunity for parents to come down and play with their kids FREE of charge with equipment provided).

9:15-10:15am Orange Ball @ Peppermint Grove Tennis Club (kids only)

9:15-10:15am Green Ball @ Peppermint Grove Tennis Club (kids only)

All players receive an ice pole after the match play session.

Our match play session follows the term dates.

Tennis West Hot Shots League
The Hot Shots League is a fun and social way for kids to get involved in team tennis, and gain a basic understanding of scoring and game play. Matches take place every Sunday during summer and winter, with the opportunity to play both singles and doubles over a 75 minute duration.

These sessions are offered to eligible players who are taking part in the Orange Ball (7-9 years) or Green Ball (10-12 years) Hot Shots lessons.

Tennis West Junior League
The Tennis West Junior League is a progression from the Hot Shots League. This weekly competition is played on Sunday morning against other teams in Perth. There are separate leagues for boys and girls, split into a number of divisions based on ages and abilities.

Junior League Registration Form

Price List

  • All prices are in AUD
  • All prices include GST

Private individual lesson with Richard, Georgie, Matt or Troy
1 Hour Lesson – $90
45 Minute Lesson – $70
30 Minute Lesson – $45

Private individual lesson with Caitlin

1 Hour Lesson – $85
45 Minute Lesson – $65
30 Minute Lesson – $45

Private individual lesson with assistant coaches
1 hour lesson – $80
45 minute lesson – $60
30 minute lesson – $40

Private group lessons
Price per person Per 8 week term – 1 hour lesson
2 students – $340
3 students – $267
4 students – $200
5 students – $195

Junior Program

Holiday clinic single day – $45

Holiday clinic full day – $80

High performance holiday clinic – $50

Launch Pad – $175

Red – $175

Orange – $200

Green – $200

Squads (girls only) – $200

Development Squad – $240

High Performance – enquire

Hot Shot Challenge Event – $30