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Helen Rice Tennis School Adelaide, South Australia

“To provide a quality service with enthusiasm and passion in a fun and friendly environment”
Lots of tennis, lots of fun! 

Helen Rice Tennis Coaching School was established in 1979 and is currently coaching  tennis to some 3rd generation family members.

Helen Rice is a Tennis Australia Club Professional Coach. In 2009 she was selected by Tennis Australia as one of 12 ANZ Hot Shots Ambassadors nationally.  She is currently one of 18 ANZ Hot Shots Tennis Australia Mentors and one of 6 Tennis Australia Cardio Tennis Mentors. Helen was one of 3 finalists in the National Newcombe Medal ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Coach of the Year awards in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014. Helen won the Tennis SA Coach of the Year in 2013. She is on the Tennis Australia Local Advisory Group, SA (LAG) and has represented South Australia in interstate teams, toured overseas competing in Europe and England, has played College tennis in the USA. She has over 36 years experience of coaching here, interstate and overseas.

Helen has coached many tournament players, South Australian State squads -including famous tennis greats,  Lleyton Hewitt and Alicia Molik.

She is Club Coach at Denman Tennis Club, Lower Mitcham, Adelaide. Helen and her staff currently coach at one of Adelaide’s oldest and most successful institutions – Denman Tennis Club, in Lower Mitcham.



Helen and her keen and enthusiastic staff provide tuition at Denman Tennis Club, Netherby Tennis Club, Scotch College, St John’s Grammar School, Bellevue Heights Tennis Club (ANZ Hot Shots only)  and other nearby venues
(Denman Tennis Club Membership is included when participating at Denman if not a competitive player)

Tennis lessons are available 7 days a week, throughout the year

Students can commence lessons anytime throughout a term and pay pro rata.

The Grand Slam school holiday clinics are conducted each school holiday period with four Clinics over the Christmas break

Private Tuition  for Adults and Kids
One – on – one lessons. These lessons can run for 30, 45 or 60 minutes at your request.

Semi-Private Tuition for Adults and Kids
Two students to one coach. These lessons can run for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, at your request.

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots
ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is modified tennis using courts scaled to size with the Red, Orange and Green balls. The Red, Orange and Green stages are appropriate to the age, size and playing ability of the child. With only 4-5 students in a group, this modified version of tennis – with smaller courts, shorter racquets and lower bouncing balls – makes it easier for younger children to develop great hand-eye coordination, correct technique and to be able to serve, rally and score sooner. Lessons run for 30 or 45 minutes and you can also snare a free t-shirt!

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Mini Matches
ANZ Hot Shots red, orange and green ball mini matches are conducted for those children wanting more tennis but not yet ready for junior club competition. A fantastic opportunity to put the coaching into practice in a ‘team’ based, round robin form of modified match play. They are conducted twice a term. You do not need to be registered in weekly coaching sessions to participate in these events.

Woman’s Daytime Groups and Cardio Tennis
Tennis coaching and match play. Get your step count up with Cardio tennis. You can do more than half your daily requirement (10,000 per day recommended to life an active, healthy life) in a session.

Adult Day and Evening Cardio Tennis
This is a great tennis workout; lots of balls hit, lots of Calories burned and lots of fun!  Tennis racquets will be supplied for the session if required. You can track your workout with a heart rate monitor or a pedometer, provided at the session.

peeWee tennis
With small groups of four, Wilson peeWee tennis is aimed at four to seven year olds. peeWee is a modified form of tennis to develop fundamental motor skills. It is modified tennis using the ‘red’ tennis ball which is a larger,  lower bouncing ball making learning and rallying easier. Plus, you get a free tennis racquet when you first register. Hooray for free things! It’s a boat – load of fun and smiles all ’round. Let’s not forget that.

Tennis Whizz
Tennis Whizz is another form of modified tennis designed for pre school children. The kids learn through stories and ‘set for school’ activities. This method is effective in developing coordination using the ‘red’ or foam tennis balls. You also receive a free tennis racquet and Tennis Whizz Club membership when you join for the term

  • Please phone the office for rates and bookings for all classes
  •  Phone: 0428 988 873