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4 Things Tennis Parents Should Know about Hot Shots Tennis July 28, 2017 - 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. […]
Competition Time! Guess the number of tennis balls in the basket July 25, 2017 - 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 […]
There’s always something to be done – Match Analysis ATP Tour June 29, 2017 - 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, […]
Tennis Lessons – What to expect? June 21, 2017 - You’ve decided that you or your child wants to try tennis for the first time. So what do you expect? What do I wear and what do I need to bring? Running shoes School sports uniform or sports clothing If you have a racquet bring it in, if not we will supply one for you […]
How many tennis lessons per week should I have? June 7, 2017 - 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 […]
Jaimee Fourlis into the French Open 2017 May 23, 2017 - Jaimee Fourlis will contest her second straight Grand Slam event after winning a wildcard into the main draw at Roland Garros. Jaimee, still aged 17, produced a commanding performance to beat Isabelle Wallace in the final of the French Open Women’s Wildcard Play-off on Sunday in Paris. Jaimee, who won the AO Wildcard Play-off in […]
Vida Mind – Changing Your Posture Can Make a Difference May 9, 2017 - 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 […]
Dynamic & Static Stretching for the Tennis Warm-Up – Mobility April 20, 2017 - As discussed in previous blogs, mobility has never been more important in the modern game. Below is an article by Matt Kuzdub (http://www.mattspoint.com/) which was part of his 3 blog series on mobility and flexibility for tennis. Let us know your thoughts…. BOTH DYNAMIC AND STATIC STRETCHING PLAY A BIG ROLE DURING THE TENNIS WARM-UP This […]
Why coaches should go to tournaments March 27, 2017 - 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 […]
Building Co-ordination for improved kids tennis skills March 22, 2017 - Dual tasking activities where kids perform multiple tasks at one time are an awesome way to build high-level coordination. It also helps to keep things fun & challenging and to train their powers of concentration. Developing motor skills from a young age and continually challenging the child keeps them stimulated and fast tracks their improvement. […]
Intensity From the Baseline 101 March 8, 2017 - 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 […]
Competition Time! That’s an odd place to see a Vida Tennis Ball February 24, 2017 - Ever seen a Vida Tennis Ball away from a Vida Venue? Vida Tennis is giving you the chance to win some great prizes if you can take a photo of a Vida Tennis Ball in a strange location! Now, over time we have been sent photo’s of Vida Tennis balls at lots of different tennis […]
Vida Swan Hill Tournament Camp January 18, 2017 - The Vida Tennis Swan Hill Tournament camp will travel to Swan Hill for the 2017 Restaurants of Swan Hill AMT & JT. All players involved will learn what it’s like to travel to a tournament with a team; working together and supporting each other while, training, and playing matches. This will be a great learning […]
5 Common Tennis Injuries and 4 ways to prevent them November 16, 2016 - While not as high-impact as some other sports, tennis still comes with injury risks. Due to the fact tennis is a repetition sport, and often one side dominant, injuries are common at all levels of tennis. Below is an article written by Dr Michael Gleiber from the Concierge Spine Surgery which highlights some of the […]
4 Approaches For Parents to Improve Performance Consistency of Your Child Playing Tennis November 11, 2016 - 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 […]
Ladies – 5 Reasons you should get back into tennis October 19, 2016 - Ladies if you’re looking for a new hobby, adding some fitness to your week or wanting to challenge yourself with learning a new skill; then tennis is the sport to try. Here are 6 reasons why you should get back into tennis- Social – Tennis is a great way to meet new people and make […]
How to select the right size Kids Tennis Racquet for your child October 3, 2016 - Over the past years, there has been a growing awareness in making tennis a sport that is more kid friendly. Before this time, kids were taught on the same size courts, with the same size tennis balls as adults and less attention was paid towards the appropriate size for kids tennis racquets. Enter ANZ Hot […]
Which group or squad is the most suitable group for my child? September 28, 2016 - Vida Tennis strives towards giving your child the greatest learning experience and environment while learning tennis. So when structuring our group and squad sessions we focus on a few points Age – Keeping the kids in groups that are of the same age helps with the social side of tennis. Meeting other kids who are […]
5 Ways to support girls in tennis for longer September 1, 2016 - How can we, coaches, parents and peers create a pathway for girls to WANT to stay in tennis for life? And more importantly, how can we ensure that the pathway is a positive learning journey? Here are 5 key areas we need to look at and develop; Develop the “Love of tennis” Girls start playing […]
The Percentages That Separate Djokovic And The Top 10 August 3, 2016 - Craig O’Shannessy, the lead analysis for the ATP, wrote a great article which highlights the percentages that separate Djokovic and the other top 10 players. Here it is below; Beyond The Numbers explains how the top players win almost all of their matches but lose almost half their points. Global dominance at the elite level of […]
Tennis Technique App July 13, 2016 - The Tennis Australia Technique App is a must have on every coach at Vida Tennis’s phone or iPad. So why do we use it and how it helps the kids? The app allows the coach to record the player’s shot in HD and then instantly analyze that shot during the lesson. Having the options to […]
Can you pick these past Wimbledon Champions? June 29, 2016 - With the Wimbledon finals coming up can you name these past Wimbledon Champions?
Andrew continues to climb the ATP rankings June 1, 2016 - Andrew Whittington has continued his climb up the ATP rankings in 2016 with his recent win in the 2016 King’s Guam Futures. He won a tight final against the No. 2 seed Shuichi Sekiguchi, of Japan, 7/6 7/6. You can check out the highlights below. In addition to the singles victory, Whittington claimed the championship […]
At what age can my child start tennis lessons? May 13, 2016 - This is a questions that we coaches get asked a lot! At what age can my child start tennis lessons? Your child can start tennis from as young as 3 years old in lessons aimed at fast tracking Motor Skill Development. The aim for kids starting tennis lessons at this young age is to develop […]
Advantage Girls Tournament Camp 2016 May 5, 2016 - The Vida Tennis advantage GIRLS camp will this year travel to Bendigo for the Bendigo Junior Open and Association Championships (AMT & JT events). All girls involved will learn what its like to travel to a tournament with a team; working together and supporting each other while, training and playing matches. This will be a great […]
Vida Tennis offers 10,000 FREE intro tennis lessons to children April 7, 2016 - The LTA, the governing body of tennis in Great Britain, are keen to capitalize on Great Britain’s historic Davis Cup win last year and build a lasting legacy on the success. They are offering 10,000 FREE lessons to children as part of grass roots initiative. So we here at Vida Tennis thought, lets do the same! […]
The three most important questions when you select your child’s tennis coach? March 1, 2016 - How do you make your decision? As a parent, selecting a tennis coach for your child can be a very difficult task. If you are not a professional coach yourself and don’t have ties in the tennis community, then where do you start. If I take my car to a mechanic, he can tell me […]
Jaimee Fourlis Captures first Pro Title February 15, 2016 - Jaimee Fourlis won her first professional title at the weekend, becoming the first Australian 16-year-old to do so on the Pro Tour since Ash Barty in 2012. It was a great week having to win three matches in qualification and then five main draw matches. Jaimee started training with Vida Tennis at age 6 and […]
Novak Djokovic to represent Swan Hill January 17, 2016 - Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic will represent Swan Hill at the Australian Open this week after a grassroots campaign catapulted the rural city to the top of a national leader board. Swan Hill hosted a number of Free Tennis Day, an initiative by Tennis Australia, and engaged more people into tennis than any other club […]
Serena Williams taking a serving lessons with Vida Tennis kids January 12, 2016 -   Serena Williams, arguably the greatest female player ever, gave 6 lucky Vida Tennis players for a serving master class session on Monday the 11th of Jan. On a specially set up half court in the Woolworth’s Ashwood car park, Serena gave her feedback on what makes a great serve and some tips for each […]
What level certificate are you on? November 7, 2015 - “What certificate level are you on?” You might of heard this said in your childs junior lesson. The “My Vida Journey” certificate program is constantly being followed throughout the term as part of the junior development program at Vida Tennis. If you are new to the program, your child should be receiving a fresh new […]
The 2016 Vida Tennis Australian Open Camp October 22, 2015 - 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 […]
Who will represent Swan Hill at the 2016 Australian Open? Rafa, Fed, Serena? September 2, 2015 - We need the towns help! We need your help to have Roger Federer, Serena William, Novak Djokovic or Maria Sharapova represent Swan Hill at the 2016 Australian Open! Simply register and earn points for Swan Hill to score a main draw player. Obviously the more points we score the higher seed we can select. There […]
Vida Charity Day July 31, 2015 - “Supporting sick kids who have had a tough start to life towards a brighter future!” Vida would like to invite you and your family to our annual Charity Day to support a great cause, The Austin and The Mercy Hospital’s in Heidelberg. For the second year, Vida will be hosting an amazing day filled with […]
Bendigo Training Day July 6, 2015 - Would you like to develop your game on & off the tennis court? Vida Tennis will be running a one day training camp in Bendigo featuring a range of on & off court themes to help develop your game. Some of the themes covered on the day will be; Mental Skills for Tennis – Confidence & […]
Wimbledon’s Top 12 players June 28, 2015 - In the lead up to Wimbledon I read this great article (below by Brian Mazique on the bleacherreport.com) about the best Grass Court players in history, men and women. It got me thinking, what makes a great grass court player. If you look at the list of players, you would say they almost all have […]
Vida – Joma Introductory Special. June 25, 2015 - It’s finally time to offer all our Vida community the chance to be part of the Vida-Joma Team and wear some great apparel at an introductory rate!   If you missed our last blog regarding the new partnership with Joma, you can click here, or visit the blog link at the end of this email. […]
Behind Stan’s Rise June 18, 2015 - A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Damien Lafont from Vida Mind wrote an amazing article about Stan Wawrinka’s mental conditioning.  It was an amazing success on social media gaining over 130 likes and even more impressively, over 150 shares! Just in case you missed it, here it is. Behind Stan’s rise – Mental Conditioning While […]
Vida Welcomes Joma June 12, 2015 - Vida Tennis is proud to announce that “Joma Sport” is now the official apparel provider for us. Joma is a high quality international sporting brand that offers a huge range of apparel, shoes and accessories over a variety of sports, including a dedicated tennis line. Vida, the spanish word for life, and Joma share a […]
How to have a string work ethic – Toni Nadal May 14, 2015 - Rafael Nadal is known in sporting circles as having an amazing work ethic. His coach and uncle, Toni, was asked his thoughts on how to have a strong work ethic: Don’t expect instant results. You have to be prepared to work for a long time. “The problem in this life is that young people want […]
First and foremost, its all about FUN! May 14, 2015 - Kudos to you for being the type of parent who takes an active role in educating yourself in how to make a difference in your child’s long-term development. You really are your child’s first teacher and, while this is often a very fun and rewarding role, it certainly is not always easy. This article is […]
My Life Story – Australian Tennis Magazine May 14, 2015 - A recent edition of the Australia Tennis Magazine features a “My Tennis Life” story on Vida Tennis Director, Kane Dewhurst. Below is the article, we hope you enjoy the read;  
Importance of the right ball with the right size of court April 17, 2015 - The right ball at the right time My experience as a tennis coach in Europe is that all tennis players starting at a young age between 6-12 years old uses the right ball at the right time. In my development of several national champions in my club in Denmark I found that the work with […]

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