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ADULT TENNIS FITNESS CIRCUIT Thursdays 9.30-10.30am

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. Come and shake your booty at this fun, action-packed class!

Fee: $20 per week
Starts: 15th October 2020

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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, this is the class for you!
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 Matchplay

Simon will help you understand your continental from your semi-western and your buggy whip from your sledgehammer! He’ll explain 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: $80 +GST

Starts: Term 4

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ADULT INTERMEDIATE Tuesdays 9-10.30am

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 week

Starts: 13th October 2020

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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 45 mins- $60 60 mins- $80
Lead Coach: 30 mins- $35 45 mins- $52.50 60 mins- $70

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.

Advanced…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 2020 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 *Competitive* 3:45-4:30pm Venue John XXIII College. Thursday 4-4:45pm Venue John XXIII College. Friday 4-4:45pm Venue John XXIII College. Friday 4:45-5:30pm Venue John XXIII College Saturday 8:45-9:30am Venue John XXIII College.

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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 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Thursday 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Friday *Competitive* 5-6pm Venue John XXIII College Saturday 9:30-10:30am Venue John XXIII College

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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 5-6pm Venue John XXIII College Tuesday *Competitive* 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Thursday 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Friday *Competitive* 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Saturday 9:30-10:30am Venue John XXIII College

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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

Monday 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Wednesday *Competitive* 4-5pm Venue John XXIII College Saturday 11-12pm Venue John XXIII College

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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 1-6
  • Holy Spirit PS, City Beach- Wednesday 3:15-4:30pm Years 1-6 Friday 7:55-8:40am Years 1-6
  • John XXIII College, Mt Claremont- Monday 4-5pm Years 7-12

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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Tournament Level 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 5-6:30pm Venue John XXIII College Thursday 5-6:30pm Venue John XXIII College

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