Hills District Tennis Association
HDTA TRAINING SQUADS
THE HDTA ELITE TRAINING SQUAD
Our elite training squad was introduced in Term 4 of 2022 and is invitation only. The group comprises of some of HDTA’s top younger players. The training squad focuses on match tactics, footwork drills and mental toughness with the goal of entering the Sydney Badge Doubles competition each year. The group has the strong guidance and leadership from a top Castle Hill Tennis Academy coach and Sydney Badge/Premier League champion.
THE HDTA JUNIOR REPRESENTATIVE SQUAD
HDTA is very proud of our junior representative training squads, which we have provided for junior club members for more than 20 years. Our squads are specifically designed for committed junior tennis players who participate in our weekly club competitions and receive regular coaching. Our squads are instructed by a team of fully accredited and highly qualified Castle Hill Tennis Academy coaches.
We work with a players individual strengths and weaknesses, with particular focus on match strategy and match toughness, rather than technical stroke production/correction which they would cover with their own personal coach. We also focus on fitness, with every session providing dedicated time to increasing cardio levels through a series of workouts and footwork drills. We currently manage six training squads at Castle Hill catering for our top divisions of junior players.
THE HDTA JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
At our Dural tennis centre, run by the highly-qualified Head Coach Robert Kilborn, we manage a development training squad which caters for our lower divisions of junior players. A large focus on fitness, match strategy and toughness helps players develop the fundamental skills needed to progress through our junior player pathway. The main goal of this squad is to develop players to a point where they can join the representative squad and progress higher in competitions/tournaments.
** REGISTER FOR HDTA REP SQUADS HERE (you must meet all requirements listed below)
All players are required to formally apply for squad selection and must meet all the following criteria;
- You are participating in at least one of our current HDTA competitions and are a member of HDTA
- You are having lessons with a qualified tennis coach
- When ready, you are willing to participate in a Tennis Australia sanctioned junior series event/tournament
- The top squad group at Castle Hill should be willing to represent HDTA in interclub events.
- You are committed to attend training every week with the exception of illness or injury where notification must be given