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The 2016 Vida Tennis Australian Open Camp

The 2016 Vida Tennis Australian Open Camp will be held at the Glen Iris Tennis Club over three days and will be jam packed full of a variety of activities, on and off the court.

Much of your junior tennis training is only based on the tennis court. This camp gives you the opportunity to experience many of the “off court” aspects to help develop your game as well as plenty of on court tennis. The camps over the last few years have been an amazing opportunity for more than 200 kids and we are planning an even bigger camp for 2016. Places are limited, so check out the following info and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.


Key Information

Dates: Thursday Jan 14th to Saturday Jan 16th
Times: 9am to 4pm Thursday and Saturday. 8am to 6pm Friday
(later finish due to trip to Melbourne Park)
Where: Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club – 260 High Street Road Mt Waverley
Who: Tournament players, Junior Competition, Green Ball Squads. Kids ages from 8 to 16

Early Bird Special

We will once again be offering an Early Bird special of $295 (full price $350) for the three day camp. Along with the discounted price you will also receive a Vida Shirt for registering and making payment before December 24th.

Last Years Camp

Check out all the action from last years camp on the following overview link. CLICK HERE

Camp Groups & Levels

There will be a variety of level players doing the camp. Players will be grouped according to standard & age with groups rotating through a variety of themes. You will be given a group colour when you arrive on the first day. This is the first year we are opening up a Green Ball section for younger players.

Camp Teams

This years camp will see each player placed into one of two teams with activities over the three days earning points towards your team. There will be individual and team prizes along the way.

What will the program be?

We have a lot to jam into three days, both on and off the court. So here is a taste;

  • Afternoon at Melbourne Park (Qualifying & Practice for the Australian Open) Over the last two years the group has been joined by the likes of Sam Groth (ATP top 50 and former Vida Veneto Club player), Julia Goerges (WTA Top 20), Andrew Whittington (Quarter finalist Australian Open Doubles and former Vida player), Anthony Rocca (Collingwood Football Club), John Aloisi (International Footballer and Aus captain), Marco Chuidinelli (ATP top 100), Muddy Waters (David Cup trainer), Damien Prasad (current WTA trainer & coach) and more.
    There is also lots of time to watch matches, practice sessions and meet other players around the grounds.
  • On court practice including;
    • Live Ball Patterns of Play
    • Court positioning
    • Game Style awareness
    • Set Plays & Routines
    • Match Play
    • Singles & Doubles Tactics
    • Video Analysis (On & Off Court)
    • Movement Patterns of the Pro’s
  • David Cup / Fed Cup style Team tournament
  • Off Court Themes
    • Between point process
    • Injury Prevention / Pilates / Core Stability
    • Professional players games style analysis
    • Nutrition
    • The mental side of tennis
    • What are my tennis pathway options?
  • A trip to Bounce (check out the benefits here)
    Kids will run through some team based personal development activities in a fun energetic environment.
    Trampolining is often promoted as one of the best and most effective exercises you can do! NASA believes that “rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.” Trampolining is a low-impact workout that tones muscles and improves co-ordination.

Some other little questions you will learn and take benefit from;

  • How does my technique hold up under pressure?
  • Where is my best court position when I play?
  • What is my game style?
  • Speak with current and elite sportsman / women from other sports
  • How important is managing your body?
  • Why are you getting injured and where are the weakness in your body?
  • How do I put steps in place to better deal with pressure?
  • What do the top 10 players do between points to get ready for the next point?
  • Analyze game styles at the Aussie Open.

So want to join us?

How do I register my child? You can fill in the below online registration form. You will then be emailed an invoice with your early bird special (if registered before the 24th of December)

What is the cost? The cost for the three day camp is $350. If you wanted to do one day only the cost is $125. The Vida Early Bird Special Price to register (below) is $295 inc gst and will also include your FREE Vida Shirt

What else does my child need to bring? Lunch and snacks (kitchen facilities available such as Fridges, Microwave, oven etc), Drink bottle, towel, MYKI card for the trip to Melbourne Park and a heap of energy.

Do parents need to stay? No they don’t. If any parent want to join the group at Melbourne Park you are more than welcome.

 

All information will be emailed to players in the weeks leading up to the camp. We are hear to help!

2016 Vida Australian Open Camp

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Terms & Conditions By signing accepting these terms and conditions, I hereby authorise the staff of Vida to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I release Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida. I agree to Vida’s make up, cancelation, parental involvement and privacy policy. Photographs and Video make be taken and used in promotions by Vida. Privacy Policy Your privacy is important to us. The data collected from you will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. Medical & Liability I hereby authorise the staff of Vida to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I release Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida. Photography & Video Images I acknowledge that Vida Tennis may film, use video analysis and photography during programs, lessons and events. I acknowledge and agree that this usage, including for marketing & promotion purposes, is without compensation or notice to myself. Images may be used on our website, social media and other promotional material. Make Up & Cancelation Policy If you are unable to attend a session due to illness or school camp etc. you must notify your coach prior to your lesson in order to arrange a make-up lesson. Lessons will only be made up if your Vida coach is notified with sufficient time prior to the start of your lesson (preferred 24 hours prior). Notification of absence or arrangement of a make-up can be made directly with your coach. Please be considerate that the late cancellation of sessions leads to inefficient time use for our team & therefore lost opportunities for others. This policy is to deter people from preventing those clients who are seeking a coaching session, missing an opportunity to see one of the coaches. All missed sessions will be made up during the term or in the school holiday period. If this cannot be done a credit can be discussed with your coach for the following term. Wet Weather & Heat Policy Communications Where possible your coach will contact you via phone message or email to let you know if your lesson/s will be cancelled due to wet weather or heat policy. If you do not get a call, text or email, please presume the lesson is going ahead as normal. Vida have a policy for all coaches to avoid the use of Mobile Phones while one court coaching where possible to make sure our attention is directed to the current lesson at all times. If you coach does not answer their phone, they are more than likely on court coaching. When the temperature reaches 37 degrees and over at your tennis venue, all coaching sessions will be suspended until the temperature drops. Please be aware the temperature will be taken at the individual venue and your safety is our primary concern. Registration & Fees In order to secure your place for weekly programs, camps or other events, Vida require that you complete a registration form (online or hard copy) in the weeks before the start date and return to us with payment. All Holiday, Tournament, Camp or Event program fees are due before the start of the program/s. All term fees are due within the first 3 weeks of coaching term. Places will not be guaranteed if forms and payment are not received prior to commencement of the term / program. Please indicate on your registration form your preferred times and days (for weekly programs) and we will do our best to meet with your request. If you are following on from a previous term please indicated if you require any changes to your current time. Late Fees Any late payments, more than 30 days past the invoice date, shall attract a late payment penalty fee as set down by the Penalty Interest Act 1983. Parental Involvement Vida supports Tennis Australia’s stance and efforts in helping educate parents on their important role within the child’s sporting journey. The following are some ideas and education that we would like you, the parent, to be aware off. Vida encourage all parents during tennis sessions not to enter the court while your child is having their lesson. This enables both the coach and student/s to concentrate entirely on the lesson, create independence for the child, promote a child’s decision making skills and build the coach – student relationship. As a parent / guardian of a participant in any activity held / run by Vida you agree to try and meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity, program or event to the best of your abilities:

  • Treat your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing
  • Remember that your child plays for their enjoyment not yours
  • Try to have fun when you are around your children at competitions and training. Well-directed humour can be a great de-stressor
  • Look relaxed, calm and positive on the sidelines
  • Make friends with other parents at competitions
  • Get involved in appropriate ways if your child or the coach behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions
  • Let the coach do the coaching
  • Understand that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sports is okay
  • Be there when the child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge and/or fixer
  • Be prepared to give your child some space so that he/she can grow and develop as an independent person
  • Let your child know that your love for them is not associated with their sporting performances
  • Communicate with your child and ask them how they are really feeling about their sport and about competing in particular
  • Occasionally let your child compete without you being there and hovering over them
  • Emphasise the good things your child did in preparing for and during the match/tournament
  • Try to avoid:
    • saying “we’re playing today”. Instead say “you’re playing today”
    • Give your child credit for accepting the responsibility of performing
    • Getting too pushy or believe that you are indispensable. Let the coach do the coaching
    • Living through your child’s performances
    • Turning away when your child’s behavior is unsportsmanlike.
    • Telling your child what he/she did wrong after a tough match
    • Making enemies with your child’s opponents or family during a match/tournament
    • Making your child feel guilty by reminding them about all the time, money and sacrifices you are making for his or her sport
    • Thinking of your child’s sporting performances as an investment for which you expect a return
    • Badgering, harassing or using sarcasm to motivate your child
    • Comparing your child’s performances with those of other children
    • Forcing your child to go to training. If they are sick of training find out why and discuss it with them

se Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida. I agree to Vida’s make up, cancelation, parental involvement and privacy policy. Photographs and Video make be taken and used in promotions by Vida. Privacy Policy Your privacy is important to us. The data collected from you will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. Medical & Liability I hereby authorise the staff of Vida to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I release Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida. Photography & Video Images I acknowledge that Vida Tennis may film, use video analysis and photography during programs, lessons and events. I acknowledge and agree that this usage, including for marketing & promotion purposes, is without compensation or notice to myself. Images may be used on our website, social media and other promotional material. Make Up & Cancelation Policy If you are unable to attend a session due to illness or school camp etc. you must notify your coach prior to your lesson in order to arrange a make-up lesson. Lessons will only be made up if your Vida coach is notified with sufficient time prior to the start of your lesson (preferred 24 hours prior). Notification of absence or arrangement of a make-up can be made directly with your coach. Please be considerate that the late cancellation of sessions leads to inefficient time use for our team & therefore lost opportunities for others. This policy is to deter people from preventing those clients who are seeking a coaching session, missing an opportunity to see one of the coaches. All missed sessions will be made up during the term or in the school holiday period. If this cannot be done a credit can be discussed with your coach for the following term. Wet Weather & Heat Policy Communications Where possible your coach will contact you via phone message or email to let you know if your lesson/s will be cancelled due to wet weather or heat policy. If you do not get a call, text or email, please presume the lesson is going ahead as normal. Vida have a policy for all coaches to avoid the use of Mobile Phones while one court coaching where possible to make sure our attention is directed to the current lesson at all times. If you coach does not answer their phone, they are more than likely on court coaching. When the temperature reaches 37 degrees and over at your tennis venue, all coaching sessions will be suspended until the temperature drops. Please be aware the temperature will be taken at the individual venue and your safety is our primary concern. Registration & Fees In order to secure your place for weekly programs, camps or other events, Vida require that you complete a registration form (online or hard copy) in the weeks before the start date and return to us with payment. All Holiday, Tournament, Camp or Event program fees are due before the start of the program/s. All term fees are due within the first 3 weeks of coaching term. Places will not be guaranteed if forms and payment are not received prior to commencement of the term / program. Please indicate on your registration form your preferred times and days (for weekly programs) and we will do our best to meet with your request. If you are following on from a previous term please indicated if you require any changes to your current time. Late Fees Any late payments, more than 30 days past the invoice date, shall attract a late payment penalty fee as set down by the Penalty Interest Act 1983. Parental Involvement Vida supports Tennis Australia’s stance and efforts in helping educate parents on their important role within the child’s sporting journey. The following are some ideas and education that we would like you, the parent, to be aware off. Vida encourage all parents during tennis sessions not to enter the court while your child is having their lesson. This enables both the coach and student/s to concentrate entirely on the lesson, create independence for the child, promote a child’s decision making skills and build the coach – student relationship. As a parent / guardian of a participant in any activity held / run by Vida you agree to try and meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity, program or event to the best of your abilities:

  • Treat your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing
  • Remember that your child plays for their enjoyment not yours
  • Try to have fun when you are around your children at competitions and training. Well-directed humour can be a great de-stressor
  • Look relaxed, calm and positive on the sidelines
  • Make friends with other parents at competitions
  • Get involved in appropriate ways if your child or the coach behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions
  • Let the coach do the coaching
  • Understand that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sports is okay
  • Be there when the child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge and/or fixer
  • Be prepared to give your child some space so that he/she can grow and develop as an independent person
  • Let your child know that your love for them is not associated with their sporting performances
  • Communicate with your child and ask them how they are really feeling about their sport and about competing in particular
  • Occasionally let your child compete without you being there and hovering over them
  • Emphasise the good things your child did in preparing for and during the match/tournament
  • Try to avoid:
    • saying “we’re playing today”. Instead say “you’re playing today”
    • Give your child credit for accepting the responsibility of performing
    • Getting too pushy or believe that you are indispensable. Let the coach do the coaching
    • Living through your child’s performances
    • Turning away when your child’s behavior is unsportsmanlike.
    • Telling your child what he/she did wrong after a tough match
    • Making enemies with your child’s opponents or family during a match/tournament
    • Making your child feel guilty by reminding them about all the time, money and sacrifices you are making for his or her sport
    • Thinking of your child’s sporting performances as an investment for which you expect a return
    • Badgering, harassing or using sarcasm to motivate your child
    • Comparing your child’s performances with those of other children
    • Forcing your child to go to training. If they are sick of training find out why and discuss it with them

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