FAQSCheck out some of the most Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to wear and bring along to coaching?
Please wear comfortable sporting clothes, tennis shoes or runners (flat sole) and a hat. Remember to wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle. There is a water bubbler available for refills.
At what age can my child start tennis lessons?
Your child can start tennis from as young as 3 years old in lessons aimed at fast tracking Motor Skill Development (see our Launch Pad Program). At the younger age the sessions are usually 30 min in length.
What program is best for my child?
Each child is different in their motivation to play, their abilities and their concentration levels. For this reason we have a number of different programs and time lengths to suit each person. When a new player come into the Gardens Tennis program, we like to do a FREE intro session so we can get an idea as to the player’s current ability and find a suitable program to match. Please click here to view our full program. To sign up for your FREE Intro click here
Does my child require their own racquet for the lesson?
No, we are able to loan a racquet for your child’s lesson. Once your child has started lessons we encourage the child to have their own racquet so they can play away from their lesson. Also remember the right size racquet is important at a young age. Your Gardens coach can help you select the right size, weight & grip.
Where do I get a tennis racquet from?
Your Gardens coach is able to organise a racquet for you and have it ready for your next lesson. Speak with your coach or talk to the friendly staff at the Gardens Pro Shop.
When & Where are the lessons held?
Gardens Tennis is located between Mindil Beach and Skycity on Gilruth Avenue. Lessons are held each night after school and Saturday mornings. (? link to program)
How do I enroll?
Click here to sign up for your FREE intro session and Gardens Tennis will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
Can I enroll after the term has started?
Yes you can enroll after the term has started. Once again, sign up by the previous mentioned process, a Gardens team member will call you to organise your FREE intro session and once your lesson time is confirmed you will be invoiced a pro rata rate for the remainder of the term.
Do I need to re-enroll each term?
You will see on our registration form an option to select “same time and same day” as last term. You can fill this and return it to your Gardens Coach or let the Pro Shop know that you will be continuing next term. If you require a change to session type, day or time, please speak with your coach and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Why do you use Video Analysis in many of the coaching lessons?
Kids learn differently, but one of the most common and best forms of learning is Visual. Video analysis gives the player the ability to see themselves play and compare with their previous images and/or professionals. This enables the player to understand where they are currently and where they are aiming to progress to. Its also builds up a mini library of data on the improvement and changes over time for each individual.
What happens if I miss a lesson or there is rain on the day of my lesson? What are my Make-Up options?
Gardens Tennis will make up sessions missed due to rain and notified absences. All lessons must be made up during the school term. Where possible your coach will contact you via phone message or email to let you know if your lesson/s will be cancelled due to wet weather or heat policy. If you do not get a call, text or email, please presume the lesson is going ahead as normal. Gardens Tennis have a policy for all coaches to avoid the use of Mobile Phones while on court coaching where possible to make sure our attention is directed to the current lesson at all times. If your coach does not answer their phone, they are more than likely on court coaching. You can read all the Make Up details and other Terms & Conditions by clicking here.
How do you work out which is the most suitable group for my child?
Group and Squad sessions are structured according to age and ability, where possible keeping the level and reason for playing, similar. Your coach will notify you when it is time to move to a higher group.
Does my child or myself need to be a Club Member to have lessons?
No you don’t need to be a club member to have tennis lessons at Gardens Tennis. If you would like to play with your child or have your child play with his friends, then we encourage you to become a member. Yearly membership rates are very cost effective and enable you to play all year round as well as giving you insurance cover through our member governing body, Tennis NT.
How do I get involved in adult competition nights?
Register your details in the box provided and one of our team members will be in contact to recommend a competition best suited to you. We offer advanced singles compeition, beginner – intermediate Fast 4, Wednesday Night mixed Doubles (2 division) and Thursday Night Men’s Comp.