Our Junior Season will start in September 2020 and will run until April 2021
We offer the following for our Junior members:
- Cater for ages 5 upwards
- 12month access to the club facilities
- Organised club days from September to April
- Professional coaching on club days
- Optional coaching at additional costing
- Mini tournaments and skill days
- Interclub tennis which is played between other clubs in the Tauranga area
Thursday Afternoon Club Coaching (Starting 17th September)
Intermediate/College Players (games & coaching) 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Saturday Morning Club Coaching (Starting 19th September)
Hotshots (for 5-8 year olds) 9.00am to 10.00am
Hotshots (for 9-12year olds) 10.00am to 11.00am
Hot Shots Program 2020-2021
Gate Pa is again running its successful tennis program for young children aged 5+. Kids love the “learn by play” method of teaching and parents love professionally presented program that caters for little ones through to budding pro’s.
Coach Klaus Regnault was involved in setting up the “HotshotTennis” program in New Zealand . With over 20+ years experience working with beginner players to national champions there is a place for all children within the Gate Pa tennis program.
Klaus explains the Red stage is for beginners (5-7 years). The redball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25% compression), making it easy for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller making it easier for novice young players to move around and enjoy success.
After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage (8-10 years) where the ball bounces a little higher (50% compression) and the court is a slightly larger. The ball used in the Green stage (9+ years) has a higher compression than the Red and Orange stages (75% of a yellow tennis ball) and children play on a full-size court.The Gate Pa Tennis Club welcomes young players who may wish to try the “Hotshots” programme as an introduction to tennis.