Australian tennis is nowhere near the dominant force it used to be but there are moves to try and turn things around with various programs targeting children aged 5 to 12. The main one is called Hot Shots. There...
Australian tennis is nowhere near the dominant force it used to be but there are moves to try and turn things around with various programs targeting children aged 5 to 12. The main one is called Hot Shots. There was a demonstration of the kids in action on the very court used for the first round tie of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas between Australia and Italy in Hobart. Markings were put on the court to reduce its size in addition to mini nets also being put up. The kids used two coloured softer balls and they had a great time showing their skills with topspin returns and getting the chance to run around. However the most fun they had was when they were allowed to hit the balls into the stands ... just like the big names do at the end of a match.