Tennis Coaching

Tennis Coaching

Ranelagh Club is excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Byrnes (Nitro Tennis) as the new Ranelagh Club Tennis Coach.

Daniels credibility in the Australian Tennis Network would be hard to beat by anyone not only as a Coach but also as a player. His playing credentials include five-time and current Victorian Grass Court Champion, three-time Victorian Hardcourt and two time Clay Court Champion. All American Division 1 College Top 20 ranking and Top 30 professional ranking in Australia. He is an integral member at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club playing for Kooyong in the premier league and having won the Club Championship on two occasions.

Daniel has coached alongside some of the best coaches in Australia including Jason Stoltenberg, John McCurdy and Nicole Pratt and is currently at Wimbledon supporting current 16th Women’s seed Ashleigh Barty.

ANZ Hot Shots Tennis

  • Red, Orange and Green levels
  • 5 – 12-year-olds
  • Low compression balls
  • Smaller tennis racquets and nets
  • 30 – 45 min lessons
  • Basic technique and tactics
  • FREE racquet on enrollment
  • FREE Hot Shot T-shirt

Squad Training

  • Adult Seniors (ITF)
  • Juniors (High-level competition Pennant or tournaments)
  • Drills and game-based approach
  • Matchplay
  • Fitness and access to strength and conditioning programmes
  • 90 min lessons

Adult Coaching

  • Fitbit Cardio Tennis.
  • Group challenges
  • Improve fitness
  • Learn basics of technique, footwork and agility
  • 60 min lessons
  • Fun & enjoyable
  • Ladders, cones, heart rate monitors, medicine balls etc..

Group Coaching

  • All ages
  • All abilities
  • Technique and game-based
  • Learn all strokes
  • Learn how to play doubles and singles
  • 60 min lessons

Junior Coaching

  • All ages
  • All abilities
  • Technical and tactical advice
  • Entry into Junior competition
  • Entry into Friday night competition
  • Smaller groups (1:6 ratio)
  • 45 min lessons.

School Holiday Tennis Clinic

Week 1: Monday 29th March – Thursday 2nd April 2020

Week 2: Monday 6th April – Thursday 9th April 2020

  • AGES 8 – 16 YRS
  • Monday to Wednesday
  • 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
  • Thursday 9am – 3pm all day round robin tournament
  • AGES 5 – 7 YRS
  • Monday to Wednesday
  • 9am -11am
  • Thursday 9am – 12pm round robin tournament

1/2 Day 9am – 12pm $150
Full Day 9am – 3pm  $245


For further information and holiday clinic bookings call Daniel Byrnes on 0422 411 895 or email

Other Programs

  • Ladies Coaching
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Adult Group Lessons
  • Holiday Tennis Clinics
  • Christmas Break-Ups
  • Parent/Child Nights
  • Grand Slam Themed Tournament


  • Monday:  4:30- 7:45pm
  • Wednesday: 4:00- 7:00pm
  • Thursday:  2:00-7:00pm
  •  Friday:  4:00- 7:30pm
  •  Saturday: 1:00- 3:30pm

Adult Coaching

Head Coach, Daniel Byrnes of Nitro Tennis is introducing an 8 Week Tennis Coaching Program at Ranelagh.

The course is available to all levels of play from beginners through to advance players. It is anticipated that beginners will flow onto the intermediate course which will be offered at the end of the first 8 week program.

Beginner Tennis Program with Nitro Tennis

8 Week Program
Cost: $160.00 per person
(washouts will be made up to ensure a full 8 week program is completed)

For further information on coaching please contact:-
Daniel Byrnes
Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach
M: 0422 411 895

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots (ANZTHS) is Tennis Australia’s official development program designed especially for children. This program is based on a learning-through-play philosophy, and playing the game of tennis is the central feature of each session. 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. The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Program is divided into 4 stages of development:

Launch Pad Stage (ages 3–5)

  • Court size: variable
  • Tennis ball: red ball (25% compression)
  • Recommended racquet size: 19–23 inches

The Launch Pad Stage introduces children to tennis through games and fun activities. Children learn the basics of tennis, including how to serve and rally, and the lower compression red ball is larger than the standard yellow with a limited bounce.

Red Stage (ages 5–8)

  • Court size: 3 m × 8.23 or 6 m × 10.97 m
  • Tennis ball: red ball (25% compression)
  • Recommended racquet size: 21–23 inches

The Red Stage is for beginning players. The red ball is larger than a standard yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high, making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red Stage are also much smaller than standard courts, so it is easier for the players to cover the court.

Orange Stage (ages 8–10)

  • Court size: 6.4 m × 18.29 m
  • Tennis ball: orange ball (50% compression)
  • Recommended racquet size: 23–25 inches

After mastering the Red Stage, children move on to the Orange Stage, where the ball bounces a little higher and the court is a bit bigger.

Green stage (ages 9+)

  • Court size: 10.97 m × 23.78 m (full court)
  • Tennis ball: green ball (75% compression)
  • Recommended racquet size: 25–27 inches

The ball used in the Green Stage has a greater bounce than the earlier stage balls and children play on a full-size court.

For more information please call or email or mobile 0422 411 895/0411 221 736

Mornington Peninsula's Slice of Paradise


Ranelagh Club is a little slice of paradise located in the Ranelagh Estate in Mt Eliza. With private access to the beach and club house, there is a little something for everyone at the Ranelagh Club!