Our Philosophy

We teach kids the skills to learn and play tennis for a lifetime through providing engaging sessions which aim to develop confidence, coordination and game sense.  The Hewitt Coaching program ensures players are exposed to planned activities that foster development in four central domains – the physical (technique), social (interaction), cognitive (decision-making) and affective (fun and enjoyment) domains.


Cheryl Hewitt, founder of Hewitt Tennis Coaching has over 40 years’ experience teaching kids to play tennis. With three children of her own and now 5 grandchildren she has the hands on knowledge of children, their learning requirements and experience with individual personalities to help your child harness their potential. Students she taught 20 years ago are now sending their children to Hewitt Tennis Coaching.


Dr Mitch Hewitt has been instrumental in shaping our tennis coaching program and his education expertise in the area of tennis coaching in Australia is widely sort.  Mitch is a Project Manager for Tennis Australia in the area of Coach Education. He has been a co-author for the ANZ Tennis Hots Shots Program, Tennis Australia Sporting Schools Program as well as numerous Tennis Australia Coach Education learning units.


Our coaching philosophy combines 40 years’ experience teaching children to play tennis along with the latest research in coaching pedagogy. We aim to provide the highest quality programs to develop and improve technical skills and tactical understanding of the game.  Our goal is to create an engaging and enjoyable environment through the passion we share for tennis.

Differentiation and a ‘non-versus’ coaching approach

A blog and article for the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)  by Dr. Mitch Hewitt on tennis coaching and teaching styles.

How Tennis Hot Shots is making sense of Game Sense

This article by Dr. Mitch Hewitt outlines practical examples and applications of the game-sense coaching approach.

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Mitch's story featured in 'Coaching Life' magazine.

30th ACHPER International Conference Jan 2017

This conference engages with national and international health and physical education teachers, sport educators and coaches, outdoor educators and associated health practitioners. Our own Dr. Mitch Hewitt will be presenting on teaching styles in tennis.