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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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2017 Club Coach Of The Year – Kane Dewhurst

Vida Tennis and the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club would like to congratulate Kane Dewhurst from the Vida team on winning the 2017 TCAV Club Coach of the Year. The George Gilmour Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Club Coach of the Year for successful coaching programs and pathways within their community and demonstration of loyalty to his/her club. In 2017, […]

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Tennis Pathways – Tournaments

Entering a tennis tournament in Australia can be a little confusion for non-tennis families. The information below is a guide to help you navigate the Tennis Pathways of tournament play. Tournaments are divided into several different categories of events: ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Tournaments Junior Development Series tournaments Junior Tournament ITF junior and National Junior Championships […]

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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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Tennis with Sporting Schools

Tennis Australia aims to provide more opportunities for people to play tennis more often. Tennis is proud to be associated as one of 32 sports with Sporting Schools and we look forward to building on the already existing relationships which have been established with schools through our National Schools Programs. The Sporting School tennis programs […]

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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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4 Things Tennis Parents Should Know about Hot Shots Tennis

For many parents, the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program didn’t exist when they were young. Learning tennis as a child today is very different, so here is some info to help answer the most common questions that new tennis parents have… This was prepared by Tennis Australia in a recent article on their website. 1. […]

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Competition Time! Guess the number of tennis balls in the basket

Vida Tennis is running another Facebook competition! All you have to do is guess the number of tennis balls in the coaching basket pictured below. All entries must be lodged in the comment section of the Competition Post on the Vida Tennis Page (Click Here). You can only have one guess per person, so your […]

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Vida Mind – Changing Your Posture Can Make a Difference

At the university of California San Francisco, researchers studied people with mild to moderate depression and noted that they assumed a particular posture. They kept their heads down. They slumped their shoulders. Their breathing was high and shallow. Their facial expression was somewhat contorted, and they looked distressed and disappointed. By contrast, people who were […]

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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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