Tennis proving cool for kids
IF you think your child has what it takes to be a tennis champion, then the Hotshots tennis clinic may be for them.
Hotshots is specifically designed for children aged under 10 and uses smaller racquets, games and courts to get children used to the sport.
The program has three stages, which progressively build up skills and confidence.
By the time they have progressed to the third stage, they are ready to play on full-sized courts.
Coach Glen Popovsky said the Hotshots program, together with the Popshots player pathway program, was improving the popularity of junior tennis.
“We have seen an increase in numbers with the program this term, particularly with the emergence of Nick Kyrgios,” he said.
“Kyrgios is making tennis seem “cool” for the kids, with his colourful outfits, the haircut and a bit of attitude seems to have impacted the younger generation of youth.”
Melville-Palmyra Tennis Club held a tournament during the school holidays in July that attracted 150 players from all over WA.
“It was great to see so many players enter the event; we had a lot more enter this year which is encouraging,” Popovsky said.
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Nikola Dotlic, the winner of the boys under 14s singles competition at the recent Melville-Palmyra Tennis Club tournament.
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