The Hot Shots Orange Stage is a progression from the Red Stage, on our development program pathway. The Orange stage lessons are played over an increase court size, and increased net height, an a higher ball compression.
Tennis Hot Shots is Tennis Australia’s official kids’ starter program for children aged 10 and under. It involves three key components:
Key philosophy: Learning through play – serve, rally and score.
By using a system that includes implicit learning opportunities, players have fun and learn quickly and effectively without the need to halt all activity and revert to traditional explicit instruction-based coaching that means standing in line an being inactive for long periods.
This does not mean technical skills are not taught, but technical intervention helps players to perform the skills better when they try to play the game. Technique has a purpose – to help players perform the tactics of the game more effectively.
The Orange Stage:
Court Size: 8m x 18m (3/4 court)
Ball: Orange (50% compression)
Net Height: 80cm
Appromiate Age: 7-10 years
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Group size: Maximum (4) per coach.
ORANGE STAGE COMPETENCIES TO PROGRESS TO
|Know the Game:||
|Love the Game:||
Upon reaching the above competencies the child will be awarded a Orange Certificate and will be invited to attend Green Stage Lessons and Challenge Events.