ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Masterclass

Wednesday 11th January 2017 – Register Now!

Participate in an interactive one day professional development masterclass tailored for assistant coaches.

If you are delivering ANZ Tennis Hot Shots at a club or school, be inspired and gain knowledge of best practice from leading industry professionals.

This Masterclass has been developed to equip participants with practical and relevant skills & knowledge that you can apply in your own space immediately.

Key topics for the day include:

  • From beginner to Serve/Rally/Score – making learning to rally EASY and FUN
  • Strengthen your on court presence to create fun and learning
  • Leading by example – 5 non-negotiables to better leadership
  • Learn the non-negotiables for every ANZ Tennis Hot Shots class
  • Explore purposeful and FUN Fundamental Perceptual Motor Skills warm ups
  • Learn essential tips for communicating with parents
  • Using your environment and constraints to improve play
  • When to speak, what to say, and how to say it: keys to effective feedback
  • Managing large and diverse groups successfully

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All you need to know about the key propositions of the Tennis for Schools program

  • Understand how the Tennis for Schools program aligns with the Australian Curriculum: Heath and Physical Education (AC:HPE)
  • Experience a range of tennis activities from the newly updated ANZ Tennis Hot Shots In Schools resource
  • Apply the key features of the Game Sense Approach (which is the preferred methodology for the AC:HPE)
  • Improve your communication style by using questions to shape, focus and make visible student learning
  • Explore game modification and the concept of differentiated learning to cater for the developmental readiness of all your students


As part of your Masterclass day, you’ll also receive:

  • Lunch, refreshments and a networking hour
  • Official Australian Open Accreditation – Ground Pass Access for Monday 16 January 2017





Helen Rice
Helen is the owner and manager of the Helen Rice Tennis Coaching School which was established in 1979. She is also the head coach at Denman and Netherby Tennis Clubs in Adelaide, South Australia and coaches at various schools. Helen is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach and has been coaching for 37 years.
Anthony Richardson
Anthony has over 14 years experience working within the governing bodies of tennis in Australia. In various roles, Anthony has contributed to the development of Australian representatives in Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Grand Slams and junior teams. Anthony has also contributed to the development of Australian coaches by presenting and assessing in endorsed courses and conferences. Anthony’s experiences in tennis extend to the commercial sector where he has operated a major metropolitan tennis centre, delivered school programs and fostered regional networks. Anthony has a degree in Psychology and Tennis Australia High Performance qualifications.
Helen Magill
Helen is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach. She’s been the NSW Parkes Shire resident coach for 33 years. In 2012, she had the prestigious honour of becoming the first female to receive the HotShots Coach Excellence award at the annual Tennis Australia Newcombe Medal Awards. Helen’s coaching philosophy is much more than following a set of principles or a plan; she considers coaching to be a positive interaction in young people’s lives.
David Grainger
David has 26 years of coaching experience in both the UK and Australia. He is a Club Professional Coach at Henley South and Grange Lawn Tennis Clubs in Adelaide. In 2013 he won the title of Newcombe Medalist Hot Shots Coach of the Year and in 2012, Tennis SA’s Participation Coach of the year.
Frank Callabria
Frank has been operating a professional tennis coaching business for more than 18 years. He has an Associate Diploma of Applied Science in Fitness and Recreation, Junior Development and Club Professional national coaching qualifications through Tennis Australia. Frank has helped nurture and develop upcoming ANZ Tennis Hot Shots providers and assisted in developing awareness of ANZ Tennis Hot Shots in the community. He was awarded the Tennis ACT 2012 ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Coach of the Year for his outstanding contribution to developing talented junior players across the Canberra region and was also a 2012 Newcombe Medal Finalist for the category nationwide.
Rufus Keown
Rufus has been working in the tennis industry since 1995 and is currently Director of the Victorian Tennis Academy in Melbourne. He has achieved a Bachelor of Business Management; a Graduate Diploma in Sport Management; and is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach. He has presented at workshops around Australia and produced drills manuals and lesson plans for Tennis Australia. Rufus is extremely enthusiastic about developing inspirational environments for young tennis players.