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So you fancy having a go at tennis but don’t really know where to start? Don’t want to look silly but still want to have fun and get fit in the process?

Each week our coaches will focus on a different skill to help you feel confident when hitting the courts for social play.

Week One: Groundstrokes, Forehands, and Backhands
Week Two: Volleys and Smashes
Week Three: Serves
Week Four: Doubles Tactics
Week Five: Matchplay

We will help you understand your continental from your semi-western and your buggy whip from your sledgehammer! You'll learn when it’s best to be in Dagenham or when you need to hotfoot it to the Bahamas and before you know it your social tennis skills will be on point!
Players are welcome to continue at this level until they feel ready to move on to Improvers.

When: Monday 6.30-7.30pm
Fee: $130 inc GST (UWA Students $115)
Venue: UWA TC, Mt Claremont

Starts: Monday 15th April, 2024

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These rolling sessions are for players who have completed at least one full Adult Beginners course and will have a good understanding of all strokes. This course will recap the previous work done on groundstrokes and will be more comprehensive regarding movement and receiving the oncoming ball. Players will be ready to work on building their matchplay confidence and are welcome to re-enroll as often as they wish!

Week One: Groundstrokes and Their Role Within Doubles
Week Two: Serves & Volleys and Their Role Within Doubles
Week Three: Doubles Tactics & Matchplay
Week Four: Singles Tactics & Matchplay
Week Five: Tournament

When: Wednesday 6-7pm
Fee: $130 in GST (UWA Students $115)
Venue: UWA TC, Mt Claremont

Starts: TBA

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Our Tennis Fitness Circuit is an on-going term time class. These sessions offer a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music on a tennis court. It does not require tennis skills, but is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun. Whether the ball goes in or out is irrelevant as the main purpose is to get fit. Get your mates together and shake your booty at this fun, action-packed class!

Fee: $20 per session
Thursday 9-10am
Venue UWATC, Mt Claremont

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This hi-energy, pennants training session will focus on the regular competitive player who is looking to improve their tactics and technique. Coach Simon Harper will facilitate strategic drills and match play sessions to take your game to the next level. There's no obligation, and visitors are very welcome so if you're looking to gain skills to help you take your game to the next level, this is the class for you.

Venue: UWA Sports Park, Mt Claremont
Saturday 9.30-10.30am Members $10 Visitors $20

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What better way to fast-track your improvement than with a one-on-one coaching session allowing you to develop those areas of your game most important to you. These are suitable for both adults and juniors and can be booked any day or time of the week and are a great way to improve your technique. Call or enquire to book your private lesson today!

Director of Coaching: 30 mins- $50 45 mins- $70 60 mins- $90
Head Coach: 30 mins- $40 45 mins- $60 60 mins- $80 Lead Coach: 30 mins-$35 45 mins- $52.50 60 mins- $70

GST inc in all fees.

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So what is your standard?

Beginner…This means you’ve never played, just started playing, haven’t picked up a racket for years or are still working on the basics of your game.

Improver…You know the basic techniques and are able to keep a rally going, however you still make quite a few mistakes and you may find serving difficult.

Intermediate…You play fairly regularly and your technique is solid. You use some tactical play when competing but struggle a little when putting together points against advanced players.

Competitive…You have played a lot of tennis over many years. Serving with spin, placement and power are part of your game. You can rally consistently and create opportunities to win points off both your forehand and backhand. You compete regularly or have the desire to do so.

It’s difficult to make an objective self-rating; we recommend you ask a coach to decide for you.



Hotshots is a perfect way for 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. All Red classes run with a coach/player ratio of 1-4 and Orange and Green classes a ratio of 1:5

Our COMPETITIVE 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 more than happy to chat to 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+. It 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: $165

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+. It is still played with shorter rackets and softer balls but courts are bigger and wider than the red stage although 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 tennis 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. These sessions focus on offering additional attention on 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

Yellow Ball is the next step for players who have progressed through our Hot Shots program but aren’t looking to move into one of our Tournament squad programs straight away.

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 a before-school tennis programme for children at the following schools:

  • Wembley Downs PS, Wembley Downs- Monday 7:55-8:40am Years 4-6 Wednesday 7:55-8:40am Years PP-6 Friday 7:55-8:40am Years 1-6
  • Holy Spirit PS, City Beach- Friday 7:55-8:40am Years 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 enrol 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 incudes 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.

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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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