Orange Ball Tennis coaching for kids 8-10yrs

The Orange Ball program is where we start to examine every stroke as it applies to learning good tennis technique. Each session combines coaching and games to challenge the players.
Excel Tennis coaches are strong advocates for enjoying the game and having fun while we learn and perfect our tennis.

Players will learn consistency, hitting to different targets and are introduced to playing with a variety of spin. As the players progress to the INTERMEDIATE and PRO levels they will incorporate serve, rally and scoring together in various point play games with a strong emphasis on guiding the player towards competition if they desire.
The PRO groups may move to a Green Ball.

  • 60min lessons
  • Max. 6 per group
  • Play 3/4 court
  • Orange low compression ball is used which is 50% slower than a normal ball
  • 23 & 25 inch racquets
  • Orange Ball Levels: * ENTRY * INTERMEDIATE * PRO

Session Times:

Mentone Tennis Club, Parkdale
Monday 4:45-5:45pm (4:00-4:45pm*)
Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm & 5:00-6:00pm (4:00-4:45pm*)
Wednesday 4:45-5:45pm (4:00-4:45pm*)
Thursday 4:00-5:00pm TBC
Friday 4:45-5:45pm (4:00-4:45pm*)
Sunday 10:30-11:30am (9:45-10:30am*)

*These 5 class times are Munchkin Tennis classes that have progressed to using an Orange Ball.

2024 Term Fees:

All fees are GST Inclusive

Lessons Fee Commencement Current Students
Last Day Of
Priority Booking
TERM 1 8 $200 Mon 29th Jan Fri 8th Dec 2023
TERM 2 9 $225 Sun 14th April Fri 22nd March
TERM 3 9 $225 Sun 14th July Fri 14th June
TERM 4 9 $225 Mon 7th Oct Fri 6th Sept

Additional Programs

If you would like to fast track your child’s development, we also have Orange Ball Squad, Private Coaching and Junior Holiday Programs which all complement each other to provide a complete player pathway.
Please Contact Us if you are unsure which package may be best suited to your child.