Junior Coaching

 

Ace Tennis Australia specialises in the development of young tennis players in Queensland. The program is fun and effective in teaching children from as young as 3 to appreciate and enjoy tennis and physical activity in general. We also place great importance on enhancing the development of our students' self-esteem. Class sizes are limited to only 4, 6 or 8 students so everyone benefits from more personal coaching attention.

Enroling is easy

A brief outline of the stages of the Ace Tennis Australia program are outlined below. If you are unsure which stage your child is ready for please email us and provide details of your child's age, tennis experience and general physical aptitude. We will be happy to recommend a program and provide further details to help you decide which stage is best for your child.

Students who are new to the Ace Tennis Australia program are also welcome to participate in an obligation free trial lesson.

If you would like to arrange enrolment please send us an email and specify which classes you are interested in. We will email you an enrolment form and details about the classes you specify. The enrolment form also has details about coaching fees and how to make a payment in order to complete the enrolment process.

 


Stage 1  Super Smashers™

A general gross motor skills development program for 3-5 yr olds designed to prepare them for the Tiny Aces program. The focus is on skills including hand-eye coordination, feet-ball movement, balance, agility and perception. 30 minute class.


Stage 2  Tiny Aces™

A tennis specific gross motor skills development program for 3-7 yr olds. Using modified tennis equipment lessons concentrate on teaching children the basic ball and racquet skills, hand-eye coordination and movement necessary to progress to playing tennis with full size equipment. Lessons are extremely fun and exciting, in a circuit type games sense format. We utilise a great variety of games to maximise each child's enjoyment and involvement in the lesson. Utilises Tennis Australia's official Tennis Introductory Program. 30 minute class.


Stage 3  Mighty Midgets™

A game sense skills-based coaching program for beginners. Ideal for 5-11 yr olds. Students learn the basic techniques, tactics and psychology in the game of singles and doubles using Ace Tennis Australia's unique TenSpec™ games sense teaching techniques. 45 minute class.


Stage 4  Kick Aces™

An intermediate to advanced coaching program, ideal for 9-14yr olds. The Kick Aces™ squad format integrates higher level tactics, complete technique development and tennis psychology to accelerate improvement. This class combines TenSpec™ games sense teaching techniques and physical training strategies. 45 minute class.

For maximum improvement it is recommended that Kick Aces™ players also enrol in the Tennis Fixtures program or a second coaching squad per week.


Stage 5  Advanced Aces™

The Advanced Aces™ 60 or 90 minute squad is for intermediate to advanced players. It integrates higher level tactics, complete technique development and tennis psychology to accelerate improvement. This class combines TenSpec™ games sense teaching techniques and physical training strategies and is ideal for 11-14yr olds.

For maximum improvement it is recommended that Advanced Aces™ players also enrol in the Tennis Fixtures program.


Stage 6  Pro Aces™

A fully comprehensive tennis development program periodised for tournament play at the end of each term. Ideal for advanced players aged 12yrs+ who are serious about their game and striving towards, or already playing tournaments.

Training incorporates 15 minutes of physical training each session, on -court ball machine drills, live rally drills, serving and returning routines, and structural tactical point play. All sessions are goal individualised to each players particular needs. 105 minute class.


Weekly Private Lessons

Weekly private lessons enable individual areas of a students's game to be worked on with complete focus on them. The quickest way to get maximum learning and improvement occuring. For maximum improvement it is recommended that students enrolled in private lessons also enrol in the Tennis Fixtures program.


Funky Tennis Fitness™

A 30 minute tennis specific movement skills program, aerobic and anaerobic in nature, suitable for children 11yrs and up. A bit like aerobics at a gym, but designed for tennis players and involves hitting lots of tennis balls.


Friday & Saturday Tennis Fixtures

An exciting weekly 90 minute Davis/Fed Cup fixtures program or 60 minute round robin competition. Each week players compete against other teams within their division. The fixtures program runs for the length of the coaching term and there are three levels of competition (beginner, intermediate & advanced). Great prizes and trophies are awarded each term and there is a fixtures party each semester.


Sunday Monthly Tournaments

A monthly round robin tournament. Players are encouraged to compete in their age levels. Trophies and encouragement prizes awarded.


School Holiday Tennis Clinics

A great way for children to beat the holiday boredom blues, get some exercise and have fun with thier friends. Children can attend for 1 hour, 3 hours or the whole day. The clinics include coaching sessions to learn about all aspects of the game and end with a fun filled clinic tournament on the last day. Prizes included.