Tennis Coaching

North Shore Country Club has a very active tennis section that promotes tennis at various levels from social tennis to pennants with first class coaching provided by Ben Hocking @ Big Point Tennis

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Ben Hocking
ben@bigpointtennis.com.au
Coaching Director
​Ben has been involved in the tennis scene for more than 15 years. He is a Tennis Australia...
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Michael King
Head Assistant Coach
Michael has been teaching tennis for more than 20 years. He works with everyone from beginner to...
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Rebecca Hocking
Assistant Coach
Rebecca came to Big Point Tennis in 2014 all the way from the USA. She has been playing tennis...

Big Point Tennis

Big Point Tennis runs a selection of tennis programs at North Shore Country Club. Coaching all standards and all styles – our variety of coaches will definitely improve your game! We take students from beginner level all the way through to advanced training. As each child progresses, so does the ball type and court size – making for a fun and motivating tennis experience.

Junior Programs


Challengers (3-6 years)

A fun and exciting introduction to the game featuring the big point motivation system. ​Modified nets and balls used. $130 for 8 weeks

Saturday
8.45am – 9.30am
Monday
3.45pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday
3.45pm – 4.30pm
Thursday
3.45pm – 4.30pm

Grand Slammers (12+ years)

​These squads still focus on technique as well as more advanced aspects of the game such as shot selection and placement, spins, court positioning and match tactics and strategy. The last ½ hr of each session is dedicated to match play. $180 for 8 weeks

 

Saturday
10.30am – 12.00pm
Monday
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Wednesday
5.30pm – 7.00pm
Thursday
5.30pm – 7.00pm

Masters (7-11 years)

A fun and exciting introduction to the game featuring the big point motivation system. Modified court size and balls used. $150 for 8 weeks

Saturday
9.30am – 10.30am
Monday
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Thursday
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Friday
4.00pm – 5.00pm

Elite Squad (Pennant players +)*

These squads deal primarily with honing match play. Focusing on technique as well as more advanced aspects of the game such as shot selection and placement, spins, court positioning and match tactics and strategy for singles and doubles matches. $220 for 8 weeks

Monday
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Thursday
4.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday
5.00pm – 6.00pm

 

*For Pennant players and players of required standard (as determined by Coaching Staff). **This group includes one 1/2 hour private lesson. Parents are responsible for organising a time with the coach.

Pennants


NORTH SHORE COMPETITION TEAMS

At North Shore, we are very proud of our pennant teams and have teams competing in the Tennis West and Northern Districts Competitions, which are home and away series similar to junior football and netball competitions.

Teams are organized by age groups: We have hotshots 9, 10, 11’s teams, junior 12, 14, 16’s, mens and womens teams, and over 35’s teams.

For any information or enquiries regarding pennants, please contact Ben on 0423 854 857.

Private Lessons


TOP-QUALITY, PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION

Whether it be to learn the game or fix your serve, this is the best way to improve. Available to all ages and standards.
Head Coach or Head Assistant Coach
1/2 hour
$40
1 hour
$70
1 hour; ​3 or more students
$80
All Other Coaches
1/2 hour
$35
1 hour
$60
1 hour; 3 or more students
$70

 “After years of not playing due to injury, Ben has in just a few lessons adjusted my forehand and backhand strokes to achieve a new level of power and consistency that will also help me avoid further injury. Learning from someone who has played with the world’s very best is awesome, and whilst he works you hard, Ben is down to earth, inspiring and great fun to learn from.”

Adults


TENNIS FOR LIFE

It’s never too late to learn the game of tennis. Whether you are a beginner who has never picked up a racquet or just need your game tweaked a little – our adult programs are suitable for all abilities.

Adult Training Night

Beginner and advanced classes available. All standards welcome. $20 per session

Monday
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Tuesday
7.00pm – 8.30pm

 

Ladies Morning

Specialised program for ladies with 60 mins of drills and technical work with 30 mins of matchplay to finish the session. $20 per session

Thursday
9.30am – 11.00am

Cardio Tennis

All standards welcome! Coaching is limited and the focus is on hitting plenty of balls, constantly moving and burning calories. A fun way to get a great workout! $15 per session
Wednesday
9.15am – 10.15am
Friday
9.15am – 10.15am

 

Holiday Clinics


PROGRAMS FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

A comprehensive fundamentals program that will have you playing better tennis in no time. Players spend a great deal of time on court, which guarantees that they will hit heaps of balls. Every day finishes with match play competition.

​Holiday Clinics include daily ice poles, Friday sausage sizzle and famous water balloon tennis!

Holiday Clinic (6+ years)

Action-packed, great fun week of tennis! The perfect clinic for children enrolled in Master’s, Grand Slammer or Elite Squads. $150 per week

Monday – Friday
9.00am – 12.00pm

Short Holiday Clinic (3-9 years)

Action-packed, great fun week of tennis! The perfect clinic for children enrolled in Challenger’s Squads. $80 per week

Monday – Friday
9.00am – 10.30am

Friday Night Social


This is a great way for your youngsters to learn all about tennis in a fun environment. Tennis games are played and there is a sausage sizzle after the games! From 6pm – 7pm for all ages and abilities and includes sausage sizzle for only $8.