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Pleasure in Pressure

Do you love the nervousness? Pete Sampras was asked by Inside Tennis after his retirement what he missed the most about the game? He said, “I miss feeling so nervous that I would throw up before the finals of Wimbledon.” Embracing Pressure Skill and training naturally play a big part in the ability to execute […]

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Kokkinakis turns to Pilates ahead of Hopman Cup – What can we learn?

“Thanasi Kokkinakis has incorporated pilates into his off-season preparation as he looks to rebound from an injury-ravaged year in Perth at Hopman Cup 2018.” In a recent article posted on the Tennis Australia website (below), Thanasi Kokkinakis spoke about his “new pilates regime”. It was interesting to read that he “did it a while ago, […]

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There’s always something to be done – Match Analysis ATP Tour

by Ignacio Crescini Hi everyone, the term is almost over and the tournaments are coming. The third Grand Slam of the year is here with the qualifying for Wimbledon started, and we can always learn from the best players. Learning is not only how to hit a bigger stroke but mostly how to solve problems, […]

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How many tennis lessons per week should I have?

There are plenty of options and types of tennis lessons when you join a club, this can make it difficult to try and decide what type of lesson and how many tennis lessons you or your child should do when they start tennis. So, how many tennis lessons should you have? The answer depends on […]

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Mental Training for Tennis Session – June 18th

Would you like to prepare for the upcoming tournaments in the July holidays?  Shift from training to competition and develop your mental skills with Damien from Vida Mind. See below all the details. To join the session please contact Ignacio – ignacio@vidatennis.com.au or 0449 656 058 . Vida Mind provides customised mental training and mental training […]

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Top 5 things parents need to be aware of so they can best support their children in sport

After coaching tennis to all levels of players for the past 14 plus years (from the 5 year old beginner, to national junior champions, to the ATP/WTA tour level player) I have seen one of the key constants in the development, the happiness and the experience of the player, is the role of the parent. […]

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Why coaches should go to tournaments

by Ignacio Cresini In my years as a touring coach in Asia and supervising tournaments in Argentina, I learned a very ugly lesson: kids with coaches at tournaments have definite short and long term advantages! This is also the case at the pro tour level and is highlights to be more unfair as top players […]

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Intensity From the Baseline 101

by Ignacio Crescini – Head Coach at Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris Once, the legend of NCAA basketball, John Wooden, said to his players on a training practice: “In the next match, while we shake hands and wish good luck, I will give the opponent coach my playbook with all of our tactics”. The players […]

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Ignacio Crescini Joins the Vida Team

Vida Tennis would like to welcome Ignacio Crescini to the coaching team. He will bring a wealth of coaching experience from his many years coaching overseas and in Australia. Ignacio will be based at the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club Mt Waverley and run squad sessions, private lessons, our Tech Rep program and more. […]

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4 Approaches For Parents to Improve Performance Consistency of Your Child Playing Tennis

A lot of parents want to know what it will take for their children to succeed in tennis. The answer is simple: It’ll take everything they have. Only a few people are lucky enough to make a career out of tennis because so much has to go right to get there, and much of it is […]

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