Juniors can be tennis Hot Shots
BUNDABERG junior tennis coaches Kevin Banner and Murray Whitbread are boosting the next generation of tennis stars by jumping on board Tennis Australia’s official kid’s starter program, MLC Tennis Hot Shots.
The program, which will begin on Saturday, is for children under the age of 12 and provides an environment where kids can get involved in tennis, emulate their favourite stars and make new friends from within their community.
“A lot of the adults that have come to watch have tried out the modified equipment,” Banner said.
“They can’t believe how much fun it is and how easy it is to get back into it.”
Former world number eight and Australian favourite Alicia Molik has thrown her support behind the MLC Tennis Hot Shots program.
“One of the most important things for kids is trying new sports and having fun right from the word go,” Molik said.
MLC Tennis Hot Shots uses low-compression red, orange and green modified tennis balls, smaller racquets and courts and is designed to get children playing the game and having fun from their first session.
The program is recommended as the ideal development pathway by the International Tennis Federation and enables children, who are not yet able to play tennis on a full size court, to play against others at a similar standard while learning new skills and developing technique.
Anyone interested should head to Rotary Park Tennis Centre this Saturday from 9am.