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 Tennis Centre.

Performance Tennis Coordinator – 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.

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 PACKAGE – Orange and Green ball

Cost: $89.00 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:

  • 1 x 90min 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)
  • 1 x Physical Skills Session
  • 2 x 2 hour ‘Sunday Session’ Training Days per term
  • Free daytime court hire at any Tennis Gear centre
 Savings: $30.00 per week or $300.00 per term

TALENT DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE  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
  • 1 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