Coaching and Fitness

We hope you are all keeping well.
Stage 3 of the COVID_19 response means that all coaching will resume.

Everyone must bring their own racquets, water bottles, sanitiser and adhere to all government guidance.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your time, patience and commitment with helping to keep the kids active, having fun and putting a smile on their dial.

Take care, stay safe.

Cheers, Kevin and Murray. 13-July-2020

Getting Started

Please peruse the below services offered by the Bundaberg Tennis Academy Coaches.  Then the easiest way to get started is to give one of our coaches a call, or enquire via Facebook.

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In addition to coaching at Rotary Park, there are opportunities at private courts, schools, and other clubs in the district such as Childers and Gayndah.

Kevin Banner
Ph:  (07) 4152 0753 / 0409 520753
Murray Whitbread
Ph:  (07) 4155 1508 / 0407 639824
TypeSkillAgesDays
Junior Development SquadMedium9-18M/T
Tournament SquadMedium- High7-18M/T/W
Private Lessons AnyAnyAny
Sessions at SchoolAny 7-18Various
CardioAnyAnyM/W/F
ANZ HotshotsBeginner4-12W/Sa
ANZ Match Play Beginner 5-12Sa
Fair PlayAny5-18Various
One of the coaching programs - Saturday morning Hot Shots


Junior Development Squads

JDS is for players interested in improving their skills to a level so they can have the confidence & competency to compete in Fixtures & Tournament play.

Ages: 9-18

Skill Level: Intermediate

Times: Mondays 4.30 – 6pm | Tuesdays 4.30 – 6.30pm

This is aligned to the state school term to determine start and finish of lessons.

Players must be members of the Bundaberg & District Junior Tennis Assoc Inc which includes Tennis Queensland benefits such as insurance, and entitles players and immediate family to FREE Court Hire during the day when the courts are available.

Let’s do it! To register contact Bundaberg Tennis Academy



Tournament Squad

The Tournament Squad will further develop and improve players skills, standard of play through a variety of drills, patterns of play, innovation and mental coaching. The Bundaberg Tennis Academy Coaches encourage and assist the junior players to increase participation in tournaments.

Times: Mondays 4.30 – 6.15pm | Tuesday 4.30 – 6.45pm | Wednesday time TBC.

Let’s do it! To register contact Bundaberg Tennis Academy



Private Lessons

Private Tennis Lessons are perfect for players that want individual attention and accelerated learning. A one-on-one coaching session allows the player to concentrate solely on their own goals and needs.

Private lessons allow the coach and player to isolate technique and concentrate on stroke development. This will advance technical development to master the more challenging shots.

Private lessons are available in either 30 / 45 /60 minute session times as individuals or shared with family members or friends. Programs can be tailored to suit requirements.

Let’s do it! To arrange a time, contact Bundaberg Tennis Academy coaches.



Coaching at Schools

Bundaberg Tennis Academy Coaches Kevin Banner & Murray Whitbread conduct Tennis Learning Programs at several schools around the Bundaberg District

  • Monday Woongarra State School 7.40am – 8.20am
  • Tuesday St. John’s Lutheran School 7.40 – 8.20am
  • Tuesday St. Mary’s Catholic Primary 3.10 – 3.55pm
  • Thursday St. Josephs Catholic Primary, Childers

  • Friday Gooburrum State Primary 8 – 8.50am
  • Secondary School PE Sessions


Fitbit Cardio

Cardio Tennis is a tennis workout program catering to all fitness levels. Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts, a range of fun tennis drills, all to a high-energy soundtrack. The program is focused on leading a healthy, fun and active lifestyle.

Who is Cardio Tennis for? Everybody! Every Cardio Tennis session is open to players of all ages and abilities.

Do I need to be good at tennis to play? No. The best thing about Cardio Tennis is that you do not have to be good at tennis to get involved. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before. Your coach is trained to mix up the activities to cater for all skill and fitness levels, so while it’s a great for beginners, more experienced tennis players will also have a great time.

How long does a Cardio Tennis session last? Each session ranges between 45 – 60 minutes depending on the session you book into.

Times and Cost:

  • Monday 6.30 – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday  6 – 7pm
  • Friday 8.30 – 9.30am
  • $14 each session OR 10x sessions for $120 to use within 12 weeks 


ANZ Hotshots


footer-logo-2ANZ Tennis Hot Shots (ANZTHS) is just for kids. Smaller courts, lighter racquets and low-compression balls that don’t bounce too high make learning tennis fun and easy for primary school-aged children. This means that kids are able to start rallying and having fun right from their first lesson! There are three stages – Red, Orange and Green – that help to develop children’s skills and confidence. Children are taught by qualified Tennis Australia coaches and progress at their pace, moving on to the next stage when they are ready. Your local Hot Shots coach is Kevin Banner.

Find out more at http://hotshots.tennis.com.au/

Session Times
Sat 8-9amBlue Ball (4-6yrs)
Red Ball (5 – 8yrs)
Orange (8- 12yrs)
Sat 8-9am
Sat 9-10am
Sat 8-10am
Green (9- 12yrs)
Wed 3:45 – 4:45pmOrange Ball
Wed 3:30 – 4.45pmGreen Ball


ANZ Match Play

If your child has already undertaken the ANZ Hot Shots Learning (Coaching) programs, the ANZ Hot Shots Match Play program is a whole New Level.

Match Play is a FUN and SOCIAL way for kids to fit into the games at a Red Ball, Orange Ball & Green Ball level. Kids who become involved in Match Play will learn the basics of the Game such as scoring and where to stand.

Boys and girls play singles and doubles together and are guaranteed 3 matches.
The Match Play seasons are generally aligned to the State School Term & runs for approximately 8 Weeks. Each child is required to be a member of the Bundaberg & District Junior Tennis Association Inc. which covers insurance.

Session Times
Saturday 9.15-10.15am Red Ball
Saturday 10.15-11.30am Orange Ball
Saturday 10.15-12 noon Green Ball

2020 Term Schedule
Term 1. 1-Feb to 20 Mar. 8wks
Term 2. 1-May to 20-Jun.  7wks
— No Tennis 25th April (ANZAC Day)
— No Tennis 16th May (JDS Tournament)
Term 3. 18-Jul to 12-Sep. 9wks
Term 4. 10-Oct to 28-Nov. 8wks

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Tournaments (Challenge Day) provide young players with a Tournament (Challenge) Experience in a Friendly, Social & Fun Environment. Smaller Racquets, Courts, & Softer Balls make it possible to Develop Children skills faster. The Red, Orange & Green Ball Stages offers the players a Clear Pathway. Tournaments are held throughout the year.





FairPlay Vouchers

FairPlay is an initiative of the Queensland Government to support sport and recreation at the grassroots levels.

BDJTA is a registered sports club for the FairPlay Program.

FairPlay assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher, valued up to $150 (GST exclusive), which can be redeemed at a registered sport or recreation club.

Find out if your child is eligible for a FairPlay voucher at www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.

If you are eligible, a voucher with a unique reference number will be generated. Print the voucher and bring it down to BDJTA.