Junior Coaching Programs

Are you looking for junior tennis lessons in Perth?

Based at UWA Tennis Club, McGillivray Rd- just behind the HBF Stadium, our Junior program supports younger children to develop gross motor skills and athleticism through the sport of tennis in a fun, yet structured environment. Your child will learn teamwork and how to cooperate and succeed in a small group dynamic. Therefore, all our Red classes run with a coach/player ratio of 1-4 and Orange and Green classes a ratio of 1:5

Our COMPETITIVE junior tennis classes are for those children who have had previous experience of match play. If you are unsure which class would be suitable for your child, please call and we will be happy to chat with you regarding your child’s placement.

At the end of each term, we offer a JUNIOR CHALLENGE competition which is for players just starting out with competitive play and are a great opportunity to put into practice all your player is learning in their regular squad sessions in a fun and relaxed match play environment. All are welcome to enter.

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Red Ball (5+) 8-week term 45mins class

Red Ball is a STARTER level for players aged 5+ and is played on small courts with short rackets and softballs. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Fee: $150.00 +GST

Monday 4-4:45pm Saturday 8:15-9am

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Orange Ball (7+) 8-week term 60mins class

Orange Ball is a STARTER level for players aged 7+ and is played with shorter rackets and softer balls. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

Fee: $181.50

Monday 4-4.45pm ($165 8-weeks) Friday 4-5pm Saturday 10-11am

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Green Ball (8+) 8-week term 60mins class

Green Ball is the last of the three Hot Shots stages and is played on a full-size court using a ball that is slightly lighter and softer than a yellow ball with the aim of promoting longer rallies. Accordingly, these sessions focus on offering additional attention to the technical and tactical aspects of the game as players are showing the ability to move towards competing.

Fee: $181.50

Friday *Competitive* 5-6pm

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Yellow Ball (10+) 8-week term 60mins class

Once you have progressed through our Hot Shots program, you are ready for the FULL GAME with Yellow Ball tennis. We offer Beginner, Competitive and Tournament levels for players aged 11+.

Fee: $181.50

Wednesday *Competitive* 5-6.30pm ($250 8-weeks) Friday 5-6pm Saturday *Competitive* 8.30-9.30am

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School Programs

Sharper Tennis currently provides junior tennis lessons for children at the following schools:

  • Wembley Downs PS, Wembley Downs- Monday 7:55-8:40am (Yrs 4-6) Wednesday 7:55-8:40am (Yrs PP-6) & Friday 7:55-8:40am (Yrs 1-6)
  • Holy Spirit PS, City Beach- Wednesday 3:15-4pm (Yrs 1-6) Friday 7:55-8:40am (Yrs 1-6)

Our schools' programme helps to develop fundamental motor skills such as coordination, balance & agility whilst increasing confidence, social skills, resilience and promoting good sportsmanship. Strict coach to player ratio 1-5.
For more information and to enroll please enquire.

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Holiday Clubs at UWA TC

Our action-packed tennis holiday camps are filled with team games, tennis drills, matches, and even the ‘Sharper Tennis Fun Quiz’.
Score points for your team, and make great friends along the way. Activities are divided into ability groups, and all players aged from 5-13 are welcome. Our TA & ATPCA qualified coaches will keep track of individual progress, and huge improvements can be made fast as players hit lots of balls. Prizes are awarded for effort and achievements throughout the camps.

Fee: $40 per day Time: 8.30-11.30am- Various Days
Discounted rate available.

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High Performance Invitational Squads

The UWA High-Performance programme provides a high-quality inspiring and supportive environment for high-level performance players from Green to Yellow Ball level.


As the home of the ONLY European red clay facilities in the State and with only 15 places per session available, UWA Tennis offers an opportunity for your player to train with one of the strongest high-performance programmes in the State. We will be working closely with UWA Performance departments with a focus on tactical understanding, technical and individual skill development, game understanding, strength and conditioning and mental development. Included in our HP programme will be:

  • Termly Parents and Player Info Sessions
  • Tailored screening from Peter Gregory of Ascend Physiotherapy who has worked with the Perth Wildcats, state football, rugby, netball, and Gymnastics WA. This includes a 20% discount for all Physio services for UWA TC members.
  • Guest speaker workshops
  • Circuit training
  • Video analysis
  • Nutritional support if required.

A little bit about our Coaches:


Simon Harper, with over 30 years of international experience, is one of the most highly respected coaches and motivators in the business. With qualifications from Tennis Australia, APTCA, LTA and RTP he has worked with players all around the globe before settling in Australia in 2011. His passion and understanding for all aspects of the game create an atmosphere of right here right now for players from novice to international level.


James Sekulov, our tactical specialist, brings a wealth of professional playing experience to the UWA Tennis programme having achieved an ATP singles ranking of 123 and has beaten players such as Michael Chang, Thomas Enqvist and Roger Federer.

James and Simon collaborate to offer a high challenge high support performance environment via our Invitational High-Performance Squads for UWA Tennis Club.

For more information or to apply please enquire.


Mondays 4.30-6.30pm

8+ UTR

Tuesdays 5-7pm


Thursdays 4-6pm

State League & Division 1 Training

Thursday 6-7.30pm


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