Kinder Tennis isn’t just fun. It’s a great way to nurture the development of fundamental perceptual and motor skills (FPMS). Ages 2-6 are crucial in developing these skills.


In a Kinder Tennis program, children will learn:

  • hand eye coordination
  • total motor control (fine and gross)
  • ball tracking and striking whilst acquiring balance
  • three step movement patterns
  • agility
  • flexibility


These skills are of paramount importance to children of this age as they are required for them to engage in age-appropriate activities such as drawing, craft, puzzles, opening lunch boxes, running and accessing the playground. Our program is entirely inclusive of all abilities. Charlie works closely with leading allied health professionals to tailor programs to allow anyone to be able to participate and benefit.


What are the benefits to the centre?

Kinder Tennis is designed to meet the criteria of the VEYLD Framework.


Our weekly program assists in achieving the following criteria from the VEYLDF:

  • create physical and social environments that expose children to learning experiences and physical activity, both indoors and outdoors in the natural world.
  • encourage all children from birth to explore, solve problems, communicate, think, create and construct ideas and understandings
  • create environments that provide children with socially mediated learning opportunities with a range of adults and peers
  • promote each child’s capacity for establishing friendships and encourage children to learn from and with each other
  • develop and promote collaborative partnerships in early years networks
  • maximise opportunities for all children to do well and learn from others, including opportunities to experience diversity and difference in ways that nurture positive attitudes, and care and respect for others
  • are committed to equity and avoid practices that directly or indirectly contribute to gender
    inequality, prejudice and discrimination

Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

“With increasing physical mobility comes greater opportunity to explore and experience the world. Outdoor play promotes children’s physical and cognitive development and their ability to assess risk.”


Kinder Tennis is much more than teaching children how to play tennis. It also encompasses risk assessment and facilitates cognitive development in a safe, play-based environment.


“From birth to eight years, children continually acquire, refine and consolidate their motor functions and skills and integrate their skills across domains.”


This is something we understand and are constantly aware of and underpins our business philosophies. Our program gives children a plethora of ways to acquire and consolidate motor functions within the sport of tennis. We find this is the best way of implementing and refining the skills as the majority of the time, it is “playing”.