Best Tennis Lessons For Kids In Sydney

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Looking for an *ace* activity your kids will *love*? Why not *set* them up with some tennis lessons!

No, but seriously, tennis is a great activity for kids to get involved with—it’s non-contact, teaches a lot about fair play and sportsmanship, builds self-confidence and discipline and is heaps of fun to boot! Luckily for all of us Sydneysiders—there are some great places to learn the art of the game throughout the city and suburbs, so here's our round-up of the best.

Southend Tennis

Southend Tennis Centre offers a complete range of tennis programs for children and adults including professional coaching and public court hire, all conveniently located in South Strathfield, Sydney.

The coaching staff at Southend Tennis Centre have player and coach experience on a national and international level. They are dedicated to giving their players the best opportunity to reach their goals and to fulfil their potential. 

The Junior programs for girls and boys from 4 to 18 years of age, caters for players of all standards. The program is aligned with Tennis Australia’s ANZ Hot Shots philosophy of “Learning through Play” where children use modified courts and balls to develop their skills faster. There are also heaps of activities and programs available during school holidays, offering kids a great way to improve skills whilst making new friends along the way.

More information here.

Croydon Tennis Centre

Croydon Tennis Centre has been providing since 1958 a wide range of tennis activities. They have four synthetic grass tennis courts for hire and consistently deliver some of the highest quality professional tennis coaching in Sydney.

They offer tennis activities for everyone, whether you are a beginner or advanced player. At Croydon Tennis centre, the team works hard to keep tennis affordable and accessible for all ages and levels of ability. You can hire grass tennis courts join ANZ Tennis Hots Shots for young children, and the development squads for developing young players.

At Croydon Tennis Centre, the school holiday programs and activities include Tennis CampsMultisport & Fitness Camps including Swimming, catering for kids from the age of 3 and up.

Love'n Deuce

Love’n Deuce offers a variety of dynamic Tennis programs for children 5-17 years and adults, on Sydney’s North Shore, catering for all levels of skill beginner to elite. Professional, experienced and friendly coaches, excellent facilities and a fun filled environment makes learning and playing tennis here a great experience. 

They are official deliverers of Tennis Australia’s ANZ Hot Shots program and kids classes run morning and afternoon during the school term. There are tennis camps during school holidays and private lessons are available too! Free trial class offered! Learn tennis, a skill for life! 

More information here.

Inspire Tennis, Northern Beaches

Inspire Tennis is Sydney’s leading professional tennis coaching group located throughout the North Shore and Northern Beaches of Sydney. They have tennis club venues at Killara, Roseville, St Ives, Terrey Hills, Longueville, Lane Cove West, Lane Cove, Lindfield, Gordon, Pymble, Wahroonga, Turramurra and North Turramurra. 

Inspire Tennis partners with Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia, to offer high quality and affordable tennis coaching programs and tennis lessons for players of all ages and standards, and they provide junior tennis coaching including the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program, kids school holiday camps, kids tennis lessons, kids tennis competitions and a whole lot more. 

More information here.

Eastern Suburbs Tennis Club

Located just a stone's throw from Coogee Beach, Eastern Suburbs Tennis Club offers a range of services aimed at fostering a love for tennis among children, and there’s something for all skill levels and abilities. Their Junior Coaching Program runs throughout school terms on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings—and the aim of each program is to motivate and improve each individuals skill and understanding of the game, using modified balls and equipment where applicable to make it easier for kids to learn and play.

More information here.

Parklands Sports Centre Tennis

Situated in the heart of Moore Park, Centennial Parklands Sports Centre is one of Sydney’s largest outdoor tennis centres. The prime location and recently upgraded tennis courts make for your ideal tennis centre and training facility—and Centennial Parklands Sports Centre offers private and group lessons for children aged 4-14 years with qualified coaches. The experienced coaching team will work with your children to build their skills, improve their game and maximise their love for tennis.

More information here.

Tennis World at Sydney Olympic Park

Located at Sydney Olympic Park, Tennis World Sydney boasts a great team of coaches who provide a great range of options for young and old, beginners and experts. Their ANZ Tennis Hot Shots lessons are designed to help every child, no matter their age or ability, jump in and start playing tennis. ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is played on smaller courts with modified equipment, including lighter racquets, lower nets and low compression balls that don’t bounce too high.

If they’re too old for Tennis Hot Shots, Tennis World’s junior coaching option is for players aged 10 to 17—where, under the expert tutelage of Tennis World coaches, your young tennis player is bound to improve their skills, strengthen their mental game and learn all the facets of match play.

More information here.

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