Ballinger Park Tennis Club

​​​​​​​P 07 5445 5561  |  E ballingerparktennis@gmail.com


Online court booking is now available via the court hire page

Proud to be supported by:

Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program

Queensland Government Sports and Recreation Grants

​​​​​​​Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Tennis Australia

Tennis Queensland

COACHING

Get Fit? Get Better? or Get Great!

Structured tennis lessons are the best way to help you achieve your goal, be that to find an enjoyable way to get/keep fit, to build your confidence in order to progress into social or competition tennis, or to really push yourself to the highest level of performance and excellence in the sport that you love.  ​​​​​​​

Adults

Private and group sessions are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday mornings, along with evenings Monday to Thursday and all day Saturday.

For Improvers: Adults who can hit and serve but want to learn coonsistency and matchplay - Thursday night squad from 5.45-7pm.

For Ladies: Weekday Coaching and Fitness Groups 10am-11.30am Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and also 5.45pm-7pm Wednesdays. 


Kids

School term-time lessons for ages 5 onwards at Hotshots Red, Orange, Green ball levels are held between 3.30 and 5pm weekdays, and Saturdays 8.15-9.00am

To find out more about coaching contact the club on 5445 5561 or fill out the registration of interest form for our school term-time programme and we will get back to you with more information. 

If you are unfamiliar with Hotshots and the coloured ball system for young players, below is some information on what the ball colours mean for the enjoyment and development of your child in tennis.

Red ball: 5-8 years

Orange ball: 8-10 years

Green ball: 9-12 years

These modified tennis balls don’t bounce as high as normal yellow tennis balls, and this gives children more time to set up for shots and allows them to hit the ball in the correct hitting zone (which is at hip height). The different coloured balls used represent different levels of compression.  

Which balls should my child use?

It is best to consult with your Tennis Australia coach, as they will have a better understanding of what will best suit your child. As a guide, these are the different coloured balls used in the program:

Red: These are oversized balls with 25 per cent compression. These are the lowest bouncing balls and travel through the air slower, making them ideal for beginners and kids under eight.

Orange: These are normal sized tennis balls, however have 50 per cent compression. As your child’s skills develop and they move to the program’s orange stage, they will begin to use these balls.

Green: In the final stage of ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, typically for older participants aged between nine and 12, normal-sized green balls with 75 per cent compression are used.

What about the normal yellow balls?

The regular yellow balls are 100 percent compression so bounce higher, which is not ideal for juniors under 13. It is best for your child not to use these until they have progressed through the ANZ Tennis Hot Shot program and their skills have developed enough to move to using full-sized courts and equipment.