Development and Performance Squads

Hot Shots, Talent Development and High Performance Squads for players aged 6 to 17 years

 

Tennis Gear offers a host of Squad Programs and Performance Packages at the Morningside Tennis Centre. Our experienced and dedicated coaching team is lead by our Director of Performance Tennis, Damien Roberts and we have designed programs that are aimed toward students looking to get more out their game. All of our squad training and packages offer each player more time on court, a good coach to student ratio and are designed for more committed players who are looking to improve their games and compete at a higher level. Squad lessons start from 60mins in duration for our Hot Shots Squads and 90mins for our Talent Development and High Performance sessions.  We also offer a Strength and Conditioning component for all of our Talent Development and High Performance squads. Player Development Packages are also available for players looking to maximise their court time, development and results. For more information regarding all of the squad programs and packages below please contact the Morningside Tennis Centre on 07 3899 8110.

Director of Performance Tennis – Damien Roberts

Tennis Gear Director of Performance Tennis Damien Roberts

Tennis Gear Director of Performance Tennis – Damien Roberts

We’re thrilled to introduce Damien Roberts to the Tennis Gear team as our Director of Performance Tennis. Damien joins us from the UK where he has worked as the Great Britain’s National Women’s Coach from 2007. This role has seen him work closely with Great Britain’s Federation Cup team and players like Laura Robson (Career high WTA rank #27) and Heather Watson (current WTA rank #38 and the 2015 Hobart International champion). Before moving to his role as National Coach, Damien was the LTA (Britain’s equivalent to Tennis Australia) National Strength and Conditioning Coach and brings with him outstanding fitness credentials to support his coaching background. As a player Damien reached an ATP rank of #273 in singles and #152 in doubles before progressing into coaching on the ATP tour working with players including Wesley Moodie (ATP Singles ranking #70 and Wimbledon Doubles Champion), John Laffnie De Jager (ATP Doubles #20), Robbie Koenig (ATP Doubles #30), Chris Haggard and Jeff Coetzee (ATP Doubles rankings of #30). We are incredibly thrilled to have Damien on the Tennis Gear team and believe he, alongside our fantastic coaching team will help make the Tennis Gear Performance program the best in Queensland.

2015 Squad Programs and Packages

There have been some small changes to our squad program in 2015, predominately to make our offerings consistent across all Tennis Gear venues. We have also started some new Performance Squads that will be run by Damien Roberts on a Tuesday & Thursday afternoon / evening at Morningside. Please note that these squads are strictly by invitation only.

HOT SHOTS SQUADS

Our Hot Shots Squads will remain at the same day and times in 2015. These squads are aimed at our developing players in the following age brackets: Red Ball (ages 5 to 7 years): Tuesday & Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm Orange Ball (ages 8 to 10 years): Tuesday & Thursday 4.30 to 5.30pm Green Ball (ages 10 to 12 years): Tuesday & Thursday 5.30 to 6.30pm These squads will be run by Head Coach Paul Gibson in consultation with Director of Performance Tennis Damien Roberts. The cost of these squads in 2015 is $23.00 per session. In order to be eligible for our Hot Shots Squad programs it is expected that players meet the minimum Rally Award requirements listed here.

TALENT DEVELOPMENT SQUADS

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Our Talent Development Squads are new to the Morningside Tennis Centre and will be run by our Director of Performance Tennis Damien Roberts. These squads will focus on developing 10 & Under & 12 & Under tournament players at a green ball level. Please be aware that the training for this squad will utilise a mixture of low-compression and regular tennis balls to maximise player development.

 

Entry into our Talent Development Squads is strictly by invitation only and it is expected players will need to fulfil the minimum playing standards listed below as well as being committed to improving their tennis – if you’re not 100% sure if you’re keen to do this program then it isn’t for you. Players who are enrolled in our Talent Development Squads may attend the squad sessions held at Morningside on a Tuesday & Thursday afternoon or at the Shaw Park Tennis Centre on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon. The squad times are as follows:

The squads cost $33.00 per session (discounted packages apply – see below):

Monday 4.00pm to 5.30pm: Shaw Park Tennis Centre

Tuesday 4.00pm to 5.30pm: Morningside Tennis Centre (players on our High Performance Package also receive a 30min Strength & Conditioning session from 5.30 to 6.00pm as part of their package)

Wednesday 4.00pm to 5.30pm: Shaw Park Tennis Centre

Thursday 4.00pm to 5.30pm: Morningside Tennis Centre (players on our High Performance Package also receive a 30min Strength & Conditioning session from 5.30 to 6.00pm as part of their package) If you are a member of the Tennis Gear TD Squad at Morningside and wish to do a session at Shaw Park you must pre-book with Damien. There is no additional fee for this. The minimum playing requirements for these squads are listed here.

HIGH PERFORMANCE SQUADS

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The High Performance Squads at the Morningside Tennis Centre are new and will be ran by Director of Performance Tennis Damien Roberts. These are for players aged 13 years and above who are currently playing tournament tennis at a state and national level. These squads are strictly by invitation only and require 100% commitment from all players. There is no minimum playing standards set however it is expected that players should have a national ranking to be considered for the squads.

For more information regarding this program please feel free to give Damien a call at Morningside on 07 3899 8110 or at Shaw Park on 07 3266 1660. The squads will be held at the following times and will cost $33.00 per session (discounted packages apply – see below):

Monday 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Shaw Park Tennis Centre

Tuesday 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Morningside Tennis Centre (players on our High Performance Package also receive a 30min Strength & Conditioning session from 5.30 to 6.00pm as part of their package)

Wednesday 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Shaw Park Tennis Centre (a 30min Strength & Conditioning session will precede the squad from 5.30 to 6.00pm)

Thursday 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Morningside Tennis Centre (players on our High Performance Package also receive a 30min Strength & Conditioning session from 5.30 to 6.00pm as part of their package)

Friday 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Shaw Park Tennis Centre If you are a member of the Tennis Gear TD Squad at Morningside and wish to do a session at Shaw Park you must pre-book with Damien. There is no additional fee for this.

Tennis Gear Player Development Squads and Packages

Tennis Gear are now offering several special Player Development Packages to encourage our talented juniors to play more tennis. These deals can save our players up to $430.00 per term! In order to be eligible for one of our Player Development Packages players should meet the minimum criteria for their appropriate group as listed above.

HOT SHOTS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SQUADS

Cost: $79.00 per week Our Hot Shots Package is designed to encourage our developing Hot Shots players to play more tennis, have access to professional coaching and spend more high-quality time on court. The package is designed for players between 5 and 7 years of age that would like to pursue tournament competition and includes:

  • 2 x 60min Squad Sessions (held at either Morningside TC or Shaw Park TC)
  • 1 x 30min Private Lesson
  • 1 x Hot Shots League (1.5 hours of supervised match play)
 Savings: $30.00 per week or $300.00 per term

TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE SILVER PACKAGE

Cost: $115.00 per week
The Talent Development & High Performance Packages are designed to encourage our older, more experienced players to be involved in a more structured training program and increase their court time through a combination of private coaching, squad sessions, physical training and competition.
  • 2 x 90min Squad Sessions (held at either Morningside TC or Shaw Park TC)
  • 1 x 45min Private Lesson
  • 2 x 30min Fitness Session
  • 2 x 2 hour ‘Sunday Session’ Training Days per term
  • Free daytime court hire at any Tennis Gear centre
 Savings: $43.00 per week

TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE GOLD PACKAGE

The Premium Package is designed to encourage our strongest players to pursue tennis as a profession. These are junior players looking to play and perform to a high standard at AMT or higher level tournaments, National Championships or earn scholarships to play College Tennis in the US.
Due to the level of commitment required of this package, the ideal player will be at least 14 years old and can prove a good balance of school work and tennis commitments.
Cost: $249.00 per week
  • 5 x 1.5 hour squad sessions
  • 2 x 60 minute private lesson
  • 1 x 30 minute group fitness session
  • 2 x 2 hour “Sunday Sessions” per term
  • Tournament Assistance
  • Personalised Physical Program
  • Free court hire
 Savings: $128.00 per week or $1,280.00 per term

TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE PLATINUM PACKAGE

 
Cost: $349.00 per week
The Platinum Package is designed to encourage our strongest players to pursue tennis as a profession. These are junior players looking to play and perform to a high standard at AMT or higher level tournaments, National Championships or earn scholarships to play College Tennis in the US.
Due to the level of commitment required of this package, the ideal player will be at least 14 years old and can prove a good balance of school work and sporting commitments.
  • Unlimited 1.5 hour squad sessions (up to 10 per week)
  • 3 x 60 minute private lesson
  • 1 x 30 minute group fitness session
  • 2 x 2 hour “Sunday Sessions” per term
  • 5 x Sports Massages per term
  • Personalised Physical Program (monitored by trainer once per week)
  • Tournament Assistance
 Savings: $208.00 per week or $2,080.00 per term
 

Player Development Package Add-On’s

These add-ons are available to players enrolled in package programs.

TOURNAMENT ASSISTANCE

Players will receive tournament assistance from Damien Roberts and other Tennis Gear Performance Coaches at a minimum of 3 tournaments per term. This support is extremely beneficial in preparing players correctly for their matches and in providing accurate feedback for their post-tournament training schedule.
Cost: $10.00 per week
  • Pre-match physical warm up
  • On-court hitting warm up
  • Pre-match goal setting
  • Post-match review
  • Match Analysis
  • Tournament Report
  • Video Analysis of minimum 1 match per tournament

PERSONALISED PHYSICAL PROGRAM

Cost: $10.00 per week
Players will receive a personalised physical program from Damien Roberts, former Great Britain National Strength & Conditioning Coach. In addition to regular program monitoring the testing & analysis session will include:
  • Endurance, strength and flexibility programming
  • One private session per term with trainer
  • Personalised improvement program
  • Individual flexibility session and program development

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