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 of the ball (compression & bounce height) and size of the court, help guide the junior player through the early years of their tennis life.
The My Vida Journey program links and expands on the pathways and concepts of Hot Shots to help guide a player through from co-operate to compete. There are many steps along the way, but the underlying message is to have fun, have a growth mindset and improve your skills for life.
See below the graphics of the Hot Shots Program Stages (Click Here for more info) as well the an overview of the My Vida Journey Program.
But what is next?
You have moved to the full court, yellow ball (hardball) and are playing local junior comp, or even Australian Ranking (JT) points tournaments or representing your club, association or school, what now? Where can tennis take you?
There are many end results for the tennis journey, and incoming posts we are going to a variety of pathway options and help guide your child’s decision making through education. We will also introduce some of the many Vida players who have travelled their own path.
Before we get started, here is an overview of the tennis pathway as it currently stands.
Vida Tennis creates life opportunities through the sport of tennis. Whether your goal is personal best, or the world stage, we have a life opportunity waiting for you.
Feel free to contact a Vida Team member if you want more information about any of your options.