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Kids learn to play with modified equipment suited to their age and ability. As they improve the courts get bigger and balls smaller and harder.

Kids have set competency milestones that need to be achieved in order to progress through each stage. They progress from Red Ball, through Orange Ball and into Green Ball. This provides them with a pathway to progress through.

All group lessons focus on the technical and tactical elements of the game in the hour long sessions.  Included in the group lesson enrolments, all Red, Orange and Green Ball kids kids get to participate in hour long match play sessions on designated days in the week.  Match play is a crucial part of their tennis development as they learn scoring, tactics, consistency, and deal with winning and losing. Parents will be required to register for the match play sessions each week as numbers are limited.

Group lessons are coached Monday to Friday before school from 7:30am – 8:30am as well as in the afternoons from 3:15pm -5:15pm as well as on Saturday mornings.

Program Pricing:

Red, Orange and Green ball Lessons – For $30 kids get a 1 hour group lesson plus the option to participate in 1 hour of match play per week (equivalent to $15 per hour of tennis). Group lessons are restricted to 6 kids per coach per hour.

Match Play days and times:

Red Ball – Fri 4:15pm – 5:15pm, Sat 10:00am – 11:00am at the Brookfield Tennis Centre

Orange Ball –  Wed 4:15pm – 5:15pm at the Brookfield State School  and Fri 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Sat 9:00am – 10:00am and 10:00am – 11:00am at the Brookfield Tennis Centre

Green Ball – Wed 3:15pm – 4:15pm at the Brookfield State School , Fri 5:15pm – 6:15pm, Sat 11:00am – 12:00pm at the Brookfield Tennis Centre.

Kids are grouped together based on their ability and enjoy a range of challenging drills and match play scenarios.  We run seven squads in the during the week:
  • Tournament and competitive players – Monday and Wednesday evening 5:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Intermediate Yellow Ball players – Tuesday 5:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Green Dot Ball Invitation only – Tuesday 5:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Orange Ball Invitation only – Monday 3:45pm – 5:15pm
  • Teenage Girls Squad – Thursday 5:15pm – 6:45pm
  • Teenage Boys Squad – Thursday 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Most kids in our squads also have group lessons during the week.
Squad players can also enrol for squad pod hour long sessions with a maximum of 4 kids per session. Excellent drilling format that combines technical and tactical elements of the game.
Squad pricing is on application.
Group Lessons
Player to coach ratio does not exceed 6:1. Focus on technical and tactical elements of the game. Hit as many balls as possible in a group of kids of similar ability.  Lessons normally run for an hour.
For those Green Ball kids looking for some match play Brookfield Tennis Centre participates in the Tennis Brisbane Super League fixtures program on Saturday afternoons – teams are selected, registered and graded based on player ability.  For those looking for an introduction to fixtures there is also the Saturday afternoon GBJT program to consider.
Tennis Australia and Tennis Brisbane run an extensive TOURNAMENT calendar throughout the year.  Tournaments are a great way for kids to make new friends and get some competitive tennis.  Check out the following to get a feel for the tournament schedule
Private Lessons
One on one lessons with a coach for either half an hour or an hour. Book in a block or just a one off to iron out a few things. Our qualified coaches will focus in on what you need.  A great way to compliment a group lesson and or squad sessions. Open for players of all ages and abilities.
Holiday clinics
Holiday Clinics generally run during the first week of the school holidays.  The Hot Shots program incorporated into the clinic structure caters for the Red Ball, Orange and Green Ball players.
September holiday clinic:
General admission available to all current students as well as visitors to the Brookfield Tennis Centre in our April clinic.  The clinic runs from Monday 21st Sept – Thursday 24th Sept 8am – 11am.  Cost is $220 per child.
Brain Buzz is a specialised program designed to assist with the development of little kiddies fundamental perceptual motor skills.  We assist with the development of kids aged 3yrs – 5yrs with their throwing, balancing, tracking moving objects, striking balls and catching.  These are skills that are not only necessary for a solid tennis foundation, but for brain development, early literacy and numeracy. Classes are generally limited to three kids per coach but can go to 4 depending on the developmental abilities of the kids.