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ADULT BEGINNER

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? Well, the Sharper Tennis 4-week Adult Beginner course is BACK!

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

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!

Fee: $110 inc GST Venue: Crawley Campus Courts

Starts: Monday 15th November 2021

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ADULT INTERMEDIATE

This term-time session is for more experienced players who want to gain consistency. Players at this standard will have a basic skill base and will probably have played tennis for some time. These sessions are for players who can rally with topspin consistently, control the volley with depth and direction and serve consistently.
At this level, we continue to work on your technical skills and apply them in match play situations. Improve your accuracy, ball control and decision-making skills - our sessions will enable you to excel in the game! You’ll develop your tactical awareness and improve your physical fitness, using drills specific to game situations.

Fee: $25 per session Venue: UWA Sports Park, Mt Claremont

Starts: TBC

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TENNIS FITNESS CIRCUIT

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
Wednesday 9.30-10.30am Venue Crawley Campus Courts, Crawley. Thursday 9.30-10.30am Venue UWATC, Mt Claremont

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ADULT COMPETITIVE

These hi-energy, pennants training sessions 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.

Fee: Members $10 Visitors $20 per session Venue: UWA Sports Park, Mt Claremont
Tuesday 5.45-6.45pm Saturday 9-10am

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PRIVATE LESSONS

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!

Head Coach: 30 mins- $40+ GST 45 mins- $60+ GST 60 mins- $80+ GST
Lead Coach: 30 mins- $35+ GST 45 mins- $52.50+ GST 60 mins- $70+ GST

GST Applies to 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.

SHARPER TENNIS JUNIOR Coaching Programme

*TERM 4 2021 BOOKINGS NOW OPEN*

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 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: $150.00 +GST

Monday 4-4:45pm Venue: UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Thursday 4-4:45pm Venue: UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Friday 4-4:45pm Venue: UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Saturday 8:30-9:15am Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont.

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

Orange Ball is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and 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: $165 +GST

Monday *Competitive* 4-5pm Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Friday 4-5pm Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Saturday 10-11am Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont.

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Green Ball (9+) 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: $165 +GST

Monday *Competitive* 4.45-5.45pm Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Tuesday 4-5pm Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont Friday *Competitive* 4:30-5:30pm Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont. Saturday 9-10am Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont.

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Yellow Ball (11+) 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: $165 +GST

Wednesday *Competitive* 4-5pm Venue TC, Mt Claremont. Saturday 11am-12pm Venue UWA TC, Mt Claremont

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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- Wednesday 3:15-4:30pm Years 1-6 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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Pennants Performance Invitational Squads

Our top-level Development coaches bring a wealth of coaching experience, with good tactical and technical knowledge along with high-level playing experience. This calibre of coaching has enabled us to support, coach and manage many high-level performance players including National, State, and International full-time players.

Sharper Tennis offers an extensive player support structure enabling players to have the help they need in order to perform at the highest level. Our support structure includes:

  • Video analysis.
  • Strength and Conditioning / Fitness
  • Coach led trips to tournaments.
  • Individual sessions.
  • Specific squad training.
  • Player Mentoring and goal setting.
  • Squads, ‘hits’ and individual sessions 6 days a week.
  • Tournament programming and match analysis support.
  • Termly fitness testing.

In addition to all of the above, we also cater for athletes considering a US College Pathway. For more information or to apply please enquire.

Monday 4:45-6:45pm UWA TC, Mt Claremont Thursday 4-6pm UWA TC, Mt Claremont

Performance Match Play

Friday 2-4pm UWA TC, Mt Claremont

In addition to the above, we also cater for athletes considering a US College Pathway. For more information or to apply please enquire.

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