Tennis Hot Shots is the national starter tennis program for New Zealand children.

Modified Hot Shots equipment gives kids the opportunity to play an adult version of the game in an environment that suits them. Red, orange and green balls, smaller courts and shorter, lighter racquets allow kids to hit the same tempo as the pros, move around the court in the same way, and execute the same tactics.

Whangaparaoa Tennis Club Coach Ken McLeod, runs Tennis Hot Shots for children aged 5 to 11 years.

Children enrolling in Tennis Hot Shots will use the club registration process and will be enrolled for Term 4, 2018 and Term 1, 2019.

This season Tennis Hot Shots runs from Wednesday 17th October, 2018 to Saturday 8th December, 2018 (excluding Labour Weekend Saturday) and then from Wednesday 30th January, 2019 to Saturday 30th March, 2019.


Your child is welcome to join in one or two sessions per week.

5 to 6 years

Thursday: 3.30pm to 4.15pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 9.15am


7 to 8 years

Wednesday: 3.30pm to 4.15pm
Thursday: 4.15pm to 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.15am to 10.00am


9 to 11 years

Wednesday: 4.15pm to 5.00pm
 5.00pm to 6.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 11.00am


Registrations for 2018 / 2019 have CLOSED

Tennis Hot Shots Important Dates for 2018/ 2019

  • Junior Open Day: Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • Tennis Hot Shots commences in Term 4 2018: Wednesday 17th October 2018
  • Tennis Hot Shots finishes for Term 4 2018: Saturday 8th December 2018
  • Parent and Child Fun tournament: from 5pm on Friday 14th December, 2018.
  • Tennis Hot Shots commences in Term 1 2019: Wednesday 30th January 2019
  • Junior Club Champs entries online close: Thursday 21st February, 2019
  • Junior Club Champs Singles: from 4pm – 12s on Monday 25th February, 15s on Tuesday 26th February, 18s on Thursday 28th February 2019.
  • Junior Club Champs Doubles and Mixed: from 4pm – 12s on Monday 4th March, 15s on Tuesday 5th  March and 18s on Thursday 7th March 2019
  • Junior Club Champs save days: Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March. Used if weather wet in previous two weeks.
  • Junior Club Champs Finals: during week beginning 18th March 2019
  • Junior Prizegiving: from 4pm Friday 5th April 2019
  • Tennis Hot Shots Last Session & Prizegivings: From Wednesday 27th March to Saturday 30th March 2019


The annual subscription for Tennis Hot Shots is $160.

This provides the junior with:

  1. One or two coaching session each week during term 4 and 1.
  2. Access to club courts (when available) for 12mths (non member parent may play with their child).
  3. Invitation to junior club events – social and competitions such as Club Champs.

NB: If paying for 3 or more family member, discount sub by 10%.

Membership Conditions

  • From 6 to 18 years
  • 1 or 2 group coaching sessions per week by professional club coach
  • Personal use of court at times other than club play, interclub play and tournament play
  • Priority on court use is given to tournaments, club events, club play, interclub, team practices and coaching
  • Club members (including hosted guests) may play at other times
  • Visitors are welcome when courts are not required by members etc

Free parent and child play subject to the following conditions

  • Parents of a non interclub junior are able to play with their child during casual play periods free of charge (does not apply to juniors older than 12 years)
  • Parent & child play is designed to help give children consistent practice at a stage when the child is unable to play consistently with other beginners
  • Parents must be hitting only with their child and not conducting their own game with adults
  • To play casually at other times, parents are required to pay visitor fees

Tennis Hot Shots Co-ordinator

Simon Yock

Mobile: 021 835 991

  • Hot Shots & Teen Tennis
    • 4 to 18 years
    • Midweek & Saturday coaching
    • Club Champs
    • Free Court Use