Primary School Carnivals

January 12: Finalists of the hot shots tournament presentations at the 2024 Adelaide International, on Friday, January 12, 2024. Photo by TENNIS AUSTRALIA/ David Mariuz


Tennis SA hosts a number of Primary School Hot Shots carnivals through metro and regional areas across South Australia. These carnivals are typically aimed at students in Grade 3-4, and utilise modified equipment, numeric scoring, and mixed gendered teams. At each of the carnivals there are two streams (Participation & Pathways) to allow for a positive experience for each student, based on any prior involvement with tennis. Ultimately, these events aim to introduce students to the sport of tennis and provide a pathway for students to continue their tennis journey.

Pathways: Ideal for intermediate players who can serve/rally.
Participation: Ideal for beginners with no tennis experience, focus on participation.

In 2023, 192 schools participated in carnivals across the state, with over 9100 students taking part. For many, these events may have been an introduction to tennis, in a team-based environment that encourages sportsmanship and enjoyment. Through the pathways program, Tennis SA hosts a metro and regional state final event, for the schools that are victorious at their local carnival. This saw 30 schools from across South Australia attend the State Finals in 2023, with an opportunity to play-off at the Adelaide International for the winning metro and regional schools. Tennis SA will continue to provide students this opportunity throughout 2024, please see below for all school carnival dates and venues, in accordance to the School Sport SA regions:

You can view the guidelines here


Date Region Venue
August 22 Tea Tree Gully Tea Tree Gully Tennis Club
August 27 Barossa & Light Nuriootpa Tennis Club
August 29 Gawler Gawler & Districts TA
August 30 Airport West Beach Tennis Club
September 2 Para District/Sailsbury East Golden Grove Tennis Club
September 4 Playford Playford Tennis Club
September 5 East Adelaide/Torrens River Trinity Gardens Tennis Club
September 11 Adelaide North-East Broadview Tennis Club
September 13 North Adelaide Prospect Tennis Club
September 18 Airport Seaside Tennis Club
September 19 Adelaide South-East Tennis Word Millswood
October 18 Adelaide South-West Marion Tennis Club
October 22 SACPSSA South Carnival Morphett Vale Tennis Club
October 23 SCAPSSA Millswood Carnival Millswood Tennis Club
October 24 SACPSSA West Carnival Henley South Tennis Club
October 29 Port Carnival West Lakes Tennis Club
October 30 City South Colonel Light West Tennis Club
November 4 Southern Valley Flagstaff Hill Tennis Club
November 5 Southern Valley O’Halloran Hill Tennis Club
November 8 Onkaparinga South McLaren Vale Tennis Club
November 13 Onkaparinga North Morphett Vale Tennis Club
November 14 SACPSSA Playford Playford Tennis Club



Date Region Venue
August 5 Whyalla Whyalla Tennis Association
August 6 Northern Port Augusta Tennis Association
August 7 Northern Port Augusta Tennis Association
August 8 Pirie Port Pirie Tennis Association
August 9 Pirie Port Pirie Tennis Association
August 27 Riverland Renmark Tintra Tennis Club
August 28 Riverland Loxton Tennis Club
August 29 Riverland Barmera Tennis Club
August 30 Riverland Waikerie Tennis Club
September 3 Murray Mallee Mannum Tennis Club
September 4 Murray Mallee Murray Bridge
September 9 Mid North Clare Tennis Club
September 10 Mid North Clare Tennis Club
September 23 Central Eyre Peninsula Wudinna Tennis Club
September 24 Western Eyre Peninsula Streaky Bay Tennis Club
September 25 Lower Eyre Peninsula Port Lincoln Tennis Association
September 26 Lower Eyre Peninsula Tumby Bay Tennis Club
October 16 Hills Kersbrook Tennis Club
October 17 Barker Littlehampton Tennis Club
October 28 Lower South-East Mount Gambier Tennis Club
October 29 Lower South-East Mount Gambier Tennis Club
October 30 Mid South-East Millicent and District Tennis Club
October 31 Upper South-East Naracoorte Tennis Club
November 1 Upper South-East Keith Tennis Club
November 7 Southern Fleurieu Victor Harbor Tennis Club
November 8 Kangaroo Island Kingscote Tennis Club
November 12 North-Eastern Crystal Brook Tennis Club
November 13 North-Eastern Jamestown Tennis Club
November 14 Northern Yorke Peninsula Kadina Tennis Club
November 15 Southern Yorke Peninsula Yorketown Tennis Club


Please register your interest via email or phone to either your metro or regional contact:

Jack Crispin – Metro
Bradley Pool – Regional