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Wimbledon: Look how the court has changed!

In the lead up to finals day at Wimbledon, it is always interesting to look back at some of the grass court greats. Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Boris Becker and John McEnroe spring to mind. It got me thinking, what makes a great grass court player. If you […]

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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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The Swan Hill Tournament Camp 2018

On Easter Monday 26 Vida kids and 3 coaches travelled by train to Swan Hill to compete in the Swan Hill 2018 JT and AMT. The journey started at Southern Cross station with all of us leaving bright an early on a V-line train for Swan Hill. Everyone was very excited to meet each of […]

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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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Ball Kids – Australian Open 2019

Roll with the best next year and become a ballkid. Applications for the AusOpen 2019 are open now and close on 1 March 2018. Are you up for the challenge? What does a ballkid do? Ballkids play an integral role in ensuring that tennis tournaments run smoothly. Throughout the Australian Open series, each ballkid is […]

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Australian Open 2018 – Jaimee Fourlis Day 1 match up

Jaimee Fourlis will head into tomorrow 1st round at the 2018 Australian Open full of confidence after a strong start to 2018. This will be her second Australian Open and third Grand Slam appearance, just months after her 18th birthday. 2017 was a big year for Jaimee, playing in the Australian Open and French Open’s […]

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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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