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Kids Individual Sport Guide

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Sometimes kids work just as well, if not better on their own, and there’s lots of options for individual sport right here in Lake Macquarie.

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Swimming

Martial Arts

Gymnastics

Athletics

BMX Riding

Fitness/Boxing

Swimming

Swimming lessons are designed to teach children how to swim and be safe in and around water.

Lessons are usually divided into different levels based on the child’s age and ability. Children will build strength and endurance in the water, improving technique, developing mental focus and safety skills, under the guidance of a qualified teacher.

Valentine Swim School

  • Goldfish – parent & child confidence 4mths – 3 yrs
  • Seahorses – 2yrs – 5yrs
  • Starfish – learn to swim all abilities
  • Tadpoles – development class
  • Swordfish – transition 1 class
  • Mackerels – transition 2
  • Dolphins – mini squad
  • Marlins – Jr squad
  • Sharks – advanced squad

Martial Arts

Martial arts lessons provide a structured and comprehensive program to help children develop physical, mental, and emotional skills through the practice of martial arts techniques.

Martial arts lessons offer numerous benefits, including improved physical fitness, self-defense skills, confidence, discipline, and character development. It’s an engaging and fun way for children to learn valuable life lessons while staying active and healthy.

Hunter Valley Martial Arts

  • Chitokai Karate
  • Okinawan Weaponry
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Hunter Fight Fit

Classes available for Mini Mites 3 yrs – 4 yrs, Kindy Mites 5 yrs – 6 yrs, Dynamites 6 yrs – 9 yrs, Dragons 9 yrs – 14 yrs, Adult classes 15 yrs +.

Pollets Martial Arts

  • Okinawan Karate and Kobudo
  • Kata
  • Koshiki
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Sculpt Tone Stretch
  • Meditation.

Classes available from age 2 years to senior citizens.

TENNIS

Tennis lessons teach children about the game and provide them with coaching on how to improve their technique. With both group lessons, and individual lessons available, your child will increase their physical fitness in a fun and safe environment

Bounce Tennis Whitebridge – Tennis lessons for children aged 4 – 18 years. Group lessons and private lessons available. Junior Competitions.

Total Tennis Lake MacquarieANZ Tennis Hot Shots Junior Group Coaching – We run 3 yrs – 5 yrs, 5 yrs – 8 yrs, 7 yrs – 10 yrs & 9 yrs – 12 yrs classes. Social Squads are group lessons for older kids and teens. Private lessons available. Junior Competitions.

Cagney Tennis AcademyTennis Australia Hotshots Junior Group & Squad classes for kids aged 3 to 15 years. Private and Semi-Private lessons. Junior Competitions run weekly.

Nippers

Nippers is a junior program run by Surf Lifesaving Australia that teaches kids between the ages of 5 and 14 years old about water safety, and surf awareness. Designed to be fun and engaging the program gives them skills to stay safe in the water. Divided into different age groups, kids will enjoy beach activities including sprints, swimming, and board paddling.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics improves balance, strength, coordination, agility and endurance. Classes are designed to improve technique, upper body, core and leg strength, and flexibility while encouraging mental focus. Kids of all ages can join to learn skills on the balance beam, vault, trampoline, ropes and more.

Hunter Sports Centre – KinderGym for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Parent and Child Junior Gym 4 years – 5 years. Gymnastics programs for kids aged 4 years to 17 years. Trampoline classes for kids aged 7 years +. Acro Fun for kids aged 12 years +.

Squash

Getting your kids involved in squash classes is a great way to introduce them to the sport and improve their game. Learn how to hold the racquet, the swing technique, and various shots. This is a game that all kids can enjoy.

Athletics

Athletics is a fun, interactive sport that teaches kids running, jumping and throwing.

These skills can be used by your child as they engage in other sports. Kids will enjoy time with their peers in a fun environment, making friends and increasing their social skills as they improve their physical fitness.

BMX Riding

Popular among kids, and teenagers, BMX riding encourages kids to develop skills to compete on a track. Now included as an Olympic sport, BMX courses usually have a start line of 8 riders.

Learning how to complete the course while navigating the jumps and rollers, children will enjoy the thrill of the ride.

Golf

Starting golf lessons early is a great way to introduce kids to the game. Give golf a go, improve your skills and have fun along the way. Your child will learn how to hold a club correctly and swing techniques. Book them in for some fun on the golf course.

Sailing

Join a Learn to Sail program on Lake Macquarie and give your kids the opportunity to learn a new skill. The Learn to Sail programs are designed to be fun. With equipment provided your child can learn the basics of sailing while being taught by qualified instructors. No prior experience is necessary.

Fitness/boxing

Join a class to improve your fitness and wellbeing.

Classes are designed to improve confidence, social skills, mental health and discipline.
Focus on being healthy and feeling good as you move towards adulthood.