• Hot shots Tennis League



KT Academy is the leading tennis academy on the Sunshine Coast, with our highly-qualified professional tennis coaches offering lessons to kids and adults of all ages – from beginners all the way up to high level players. The Academy currently works with over 50 high performance tournament-level tennis players, with alumni having gone on to achieve full scholarships to colleges in the USA.

We offer a full-time tennis training program which includes squads, private lessons, strength and conditioning, and a tournament assist and travel program. We strive to instil a respect for the game and all opponents in each and every one of our players.

We have a fully developed adult tennis program for both the casual player and the player wanting to improve their game. KT Academy offers regular tennis fixtures, private coaching, social tennis, squad-based lessons and cardio tennis.


Winner of Tennis QLD’s Club of the Year Award

As the operators of Mooloolaba Tennis Club, KT Academy was honoured to have the club named Tennis QLD’s Club of the Year in 2018. Mooloolaba Tennis Club was also nominated for the national Club of the Year award at the Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards.

Director of Tennis, Adon Kronk, was awarded Club Coach of the Year 2018 at the Tennis QLD Awards, and went on to win the Australia-wide Club Coach of the Year 2018 award at the Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards.


Mooloolaba Tennis Hot Shots Volley Drill

Our Hot Shots group lessons cater to all students from beginner to intermediate player standards aged 3 to 12 years old. In these lessons students use low compression balls and a modified court to begin to explore the fundamental and perceptual motor skills and tennis basics. As your kids progress and start to enjoy learning tennis skills, emphasis then moves to learning to score and playing the game of tennis. These sessions are 45 minutes in duration.

Our average ratio is one coach per 6 players. Additionally, we have special classes for our younger players called Blue Ball. These lessons are 30 minutes in duration with a one to four class size ratio – suitable for ages 3-5.

Junior Tennis Coaching
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We offer squad-based lessons every afternoon that cater to a wide range of abilities. Our Next Gen & Challenger Squads are for players who play regular fixtures and are looking to reach the next level with their tennis. This is a pathway to our Invitational Performance Squads, which are for serious tennis players who want to be among the top performing tournament players in the country.

These classes include technical analysis, point play, tactical feedback, fitness, match-play and strength and conditioning training. We have had many players come through our Performance Squads who have gone on to receive college scholarships in the USA.

Tennis private coaching lesson
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Our tennis coaches are available for private lessons, offering detailed analysis and technical feedback to help you take your tennis game to the next level! Private lessons are ideal for personalised drills and instruction to target specific areas players want to work on.

We offer lessons spanning 30 minutes ($45), 45 minutes ($65), and 1 hour ($80). We also offer what we call Private Pods ($30 each) – a 1 hour privately-coached session between 3 students of similar level which combines elements of privates and squads. These Private Pods are a very effective option for players wanting the best of both worlds.

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We have some of the most diverse and popular social tennis programs on the Sunshine Coast, with players from all areas welcome to come along and play! Additionally, we operate a wide variety of adult-oriented coaching programs which cater to all ability levels! Our experienced and highly qualified coaches implement the latest drills while providing technical analysis and feedback that will improve your tennis game.

We have inter-club doubles fixtures on Monday Nights (7pm-10pm) and singles/doubles on Wednesdays (7pm-9pm). Enquire today to join a team!



ADON KRONKDirector of Tennis & Head Coach
Adon was a top-ranked player at state level and competed at international level in ATP events. He went on to work as an Assistant Coach at No Quit Tennis Academy in Las Vegas – a high performance academy that was founded by former world #1 Andre Agassi. Adon was named 2018 Club Coach of the Year by Tennis Queensland and went on to win Australian Club Coach of the Year award at the Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards.
Simon is a former world-ranked tennis player who has competed against the likes of Lleyton Hewitt and Pat Rafter. A highly sought-after coach with many years of experience, he excels at the mental side of the game, teaching his students to be mindful and analytical.
SHANE GORDONHot Shots Coordinator
I have worked at the Morningside Tennis Centre for Tennisgear for the last 6 1/2
years. My main focus has been working within the Hots Shots area developing the
younger students and starting their path/journey in this great sport. I’m very
passionate about tennis, and being able to pass that passion onto my students and help them achieve their goals is what I enjoy the most.
MEGAN SMITHHot Shots & Performance Coach
Megan has played tennis at a very high level throughout her life. She was recently the winner of the WTA Futures Stars Event and made the Australian Open Juniors Quarterfinals. Megan trained at the National Academy in Brisbane as a junior.
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EMILY RYAN Hot Shots Coach
Emily has been training at KT Academy for a number of years and is a regular representative player and tournament achiever. She aims to get a scholarship to an American College after she completes school. Emily completed her Community Coaching Course in 2019 and is enthusiastic to coach young players and aims to make each lesson enjoyable.
Jack has been a KT player since its inception in 2015 and joined the coaching team in 2020. Jack has played at a high level in his junior years and represented the Coast on many occasions. Jack runs sessions at our Bli Bli venues.
JORDAN LOUGHNANAssistant Performance Coach
Jordan is a Tennis Australia Junior Development Coach. He played Division 1 for University of Northern Colorado for 4 years. Jordan has a degree in Exercise Science and has strength in high performance coaching with expertise in doubles tactics.
John is a former Professional Tennis Player Ranked 35 in the World, which has lead to him having over 30 years of Coaching and Mentoring Experience. He has a great passion for Tennis Coaching and is excited to share his Professional Experience and Skillset with KT Academy and Mooloolaba Tennis Club.

What Do People Say About KT Academy?

We are dedicated to providing high quality, professional tennis coaching to students of all ages and abilities!

Our 6 year old son Ged has been a participant in the KT Academy Hotshots program since he turned 5. The coaches at the club not only run an interesting and structured program for young players but also have extensive experience working with and engaging players within this age group.

Ged’s tennis skills have improved markedly during his time in the program. We highly recommend Hotshots at KT Academy!

Catherine and Chris Barrett

We have been fortunate to have Adon coach our daughter since 2016. During this time we have watched her improve on technique, strength and endurance in her tennis. Adon encourages her to continually strive to be a strong, positive player, challenging her abilities both physically and mentally, while fostering a love for the game.

Adon’s unique qualities as a coach combined with his natural athletic ability and his strong competitiveness makes him a fine example and role model to all members of the club.

Carolyn Wass-Burke

My son absolutely loves his training at KT Academy and has made a great amount of friends who support and challenge each other to become better players. Adon and his team have created an amazing culture that my son loves being a part of.

Under Adon’s coaching platform, I have watched my son grow from a quiet, timid young boy into a confident, strong, driven boy who wants to be the best he can… now he is playing better than he ever has thanks to Adon and KT Academy.

Ingrid McAlister


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