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How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports

Being a sporting parent is not an easy job. Recently I read a great article on www.activeforlife.com and thought I would share it will the Vida community. Enjoy. Sean Hosemans Vida Tennis Epping How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports These days, everyone wants to incorporate more mindfulness into […]

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Ways to Develop your child’s Motor Skills from age 3 to 5

Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years are starting to develop their gross motor skills and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Gross motor skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms, and hands. These skills are important because they are the […]

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Why tennis is so good for a young child’s motor skills!

Tennis, and sport in general, is a great way to help children develop their motor skills. Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years are starting to develop their gross motor skills and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Gross motor skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such […]

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How do you select a tennis racquet?

Last week we put a Facebook Post up about one of our coaching students bringing a few demo racquets to try. This got us thinking, how do parents and kids select their racquet? There were a number of ideas listed in the comments on Facebook, so we went to the experts at Tennis Only and Tennis […]

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5 Reasons why your child should play Junior Competition

Junior Competition is the next step in your child’s tennis journey once they have completed or are near completing the My Vida Journey Program. So why should you get involved in Junior Competition and how does it work? How does it work? Competition is played on Saturdays and Sundays and works in a ‘Home and […]

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Watchem – Stay Connected

At Vida, supporting child safety and our own Vida community is important to us. See below a great watch option to give you peace of mind your child is safe with this great watch with phone & text and GPS tracker. Stay connected with your child and always know where your kids are and that they […]

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Tennis Pathways. What life opportunity awaits you?

Often the pathways in tennis are not clear from the beginning but making sure the environment is giving “the knowledge to nurture” for your child, anything is possible. The Tennis Australia Hot Shots program has a pathway for taking beginners (age from 3 years old) to competition level tennis. The levels, linked with the colour […]

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Simple off-court mental skills training

Off-court mental skills training is essential and must be integrated into the player training.  It should be viewed in much the same light as fitness training, tactical or video analysis. The mental skills such as concentration, emotional control or confidence, can also be improved with specific off-court training. Here are some practical off-court mental skills activities that […]

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Can a lack of sleep cause kids to have a great chance of sports injury?

Adolescent athletes who slept eight or more hours each night were 68 percent less likely to be injured than athletes who regularly slept less, according to an abstract presented Oct. 21, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. For the abstract, “Lack of Sleep is Associated with Increased […]

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Tennis fitness, movement, warm-up & match preperation session

Want to develop your game and prepare for the upcoming tournament series in the school holidays? The physical demands on professional players have never been so great and creating habits for junior players is very important in developing a holistic game. This two-hour session will be taken by Matthew Coridas, an expert in the field from […]

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