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 the other vida players from other clubs and prepare for a great week.
We arrived in Swan Hill and met with few more team members for a 2 hour practice session on the beautiful grass courts at Swan Hill, for some of the team members this was the first time playing on a real grass court which was really exciting.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday saw all of our team play in a lot of really competitive matches and representing themselves and the Vida Team proudly. We had some players achieve there best results ever in a tournament, kids achieve their goals and everyone have a lot of fun on the tennis court. We were also lucky to have the wonderful volunteers at the Swan Hill Tennis Club put on some big buffet meals for all of us each night, a BBQ, mexican and italian night.
After a big week of tennis the final night included 10 minute trip over the border to New South Wales for dinner at the Country Club and then Team Games night back at the Hotel. Friday Morning was finals day at the tournament and for those that had finished there tournament we played a game of touch football at the park for some fitness and fun. This followed by the train trip home with a lot of tired tennis players!
We Congratulate all of the players for their hard work and we look forward to the next Vida Tennis Camp in September to Bendigo!