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24 Hour Tennis Marathon

24 Hour Tennis Marathon

Vida Tennis Essendon and The Essendon Tennis Club invite you to come and join us for our 24 Hour Tennis Marathon raising Money for Charity!

In 2019 Coaches Ashleigh and Blake decided to take on the mental and physical challenge of riding 500kms in 5 days in Thailand for Hands Across the Water.  This was an incredible and humbling experience and Ashleigh has decided to sign up again for the 2020 ride.  In 2019 an amazing total of $10,500 was raised by Ashleigh, Blake and the Vida Community.

With your help, our aim to raise $15,000 for the Hands Across the Water Group. Hands Across the Water – a foundation that supports at-risk & underprivileged kids and communities in Thailand. Hands Across The Water was originally formed after countless Thai children were left alone and homeless by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

Check out the Video of Ash and Blakes Journey from 2019-

Come to our 24 Hour Marathon!

    • Friday, October 4th starting at 4pm – Saturday, October 5th at 4pm
    • Essendon Tennis Club – Batman Street Essendon
    • Trivia Night from 7-9pm
    • Raffle
    • Hotshots prizes
    • Jumping Castle
    • Face Painting
    • Movies on the Projector in Clubhouse
    • Food & Drink
    • Fast 4 Tournament
    • Social Play for Families

To complete our 24-hour marathon we need to have players practicing on at least 1 court for the entire 24 hours

Below is our current schedule for you to choose when would be best to come and join us.

    • 4pm- 7pm Open to Everyone, bring your family!
    • 7-9pm Trivia Night + Food & Beverages
    • 9-10pm Social Players
    • Midnight – 7am – We are looking for players to sign up for the graveyard shift….see below for more information
    • 7am-Midday Men’s group
    • 12-1pm Cardio Tennis Hour of Power
    • 1-2pm Fast 4 Tournament
    • 2-4pm Celebration, Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Singer Chris Fischer, Crafts Table for kids, Food & Beverages

 

24 hours means playing through the night! We are looking for players to sign up for the graveyard shift, with adult supervision kids can bring their sleeping bags and stay at the club for the night. We will roster the kids on rotation to play and then rest to get us through to the early hours of the morning.  To Register for the graveyard shift, we ask you to do 2 things
  1. Raise $30 for our charity. Once registered the team can help you with this through raffle tickets
  2. Fill out the registration form below

Can’t make it on the day and would like to help?

  • Online Donations – To check out how we are going towards our $15,000 target or to donate please click on the below link
    Ashleigh Richardson Donation Page
  • Partnership – We are looking for some wonderful businesses that would like to be a p
    art of our journey and partner with us with a $500 or a $1000 donation. As a thank you, we can offer your business –

    • Thank you posts marketing your business online and connections on our social media channels, Marketing throughout the event, Logos on our flyers and at the club during the event
  • Raffle Tickets – You can Buy Raffle Tickets at each Vida venue – please speak to your head coach to get some
  • Online Auction TBA – Some exceptional sporting memorabilia will be auctioned off online with all money going to the charity. More details to come!

If you want to book your tickets early or have any questions please email [email protected] or call 0422 240 269

About Hands Across the Water

Our charity, Hands Across The Water, was originally formed after countless Thai children were left alone and homeless by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Former police forensic specialist Peter Baines, working with the tsunami disaster victim identification team, was deeply touched by the number of children affected by the natural disaster and was inspired to establish an organisation that could make a real difference. In late 2005, a team of committed individuals with the desire to help others formed Hands Across The Water.

Our relationship with Business Blueprint & Hands Across the Water?

Vida has been a part of the education and mentoring program called Business Blueprint for 7 years now. The leadership training and support that our team has received from the knowledgeable mentors and trainers there have played a big part in the growth of our team, this included the founder of Hands, Peter Baines. Business Blueprint has now raised over $1,000,000 for Hands over previous years, lets help contribute even more for the 2020 ride!

Huge thank you to our following sponsors and partners

GFM Accountants – For over 40 years, GFM Accountants Pty Ltd (formerly Gerard F Mitchell & Associates Pty Ltd) has adopted a dedicated approach to client service and a commitment to understanding our client’s business. Partners Darren Baker-West and Brent Vickery are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional service which is personalised, prompt, flexible, and cost-effective.

Visit them by clicking here

Krafty Kats – Our Melbourne kids craft parties, events and supplies are purrrfect for your creative kids.  Krafty Kats activities are fun and exciting, experimenting with messy play and encouraging creativity.  Suitable for children aged between 3 and 12 years old. Enjoy seeing your Krafty Kat’s smiling face as they proudly display their handmade masterpieces created from their Melbourne kids craft parties or events.

Contact them by clicking here 

 

 

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Terms & Conditions By signing (and or ticking) I am accepting these terms and conditions, I hereby authorise the staff of Vida to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I release Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida.

I agree to give Vida Tennis duty of care for the duration of the event and agree that the Vida coach will act in the best interests of my child at all times.

I agree to Vida’s make up, cancelation, parental involvement and privacy policy. Photographs and Video make be taken and used in promotions by Vida.

Privacy Policy Your privacy is important to us. The data collected from you will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Medical & Liability I hereby authorise the staff of Vida to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I release Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida.

Photography & Video Images I acknowledge that Vida Tennis may film, use video analysis and photography during programs, lessons and events. I acknowledge and agree that this usage, including for marketing & promotion purposes, is without compensation or notice to myself. Images may be used on our website, social media and other promotional material.

Make Up & Cancelation Policy If you are unable to attend a session due to illness or school camp etc. you must notify your coach prior to your lesson in order to arrange a make-up lesson. Lessons will only be made up if your Vida coach is notified with sufficient time prior to the start of your lesson (preferred 24 hours prior). Notification of absence or arrangement of a make-up can be made directly with your coach. Please be considerate that the late cancellation of sessions leads to inefficient time use for our team & therefore lost opportunities for others. This policy is to deter people from preventing those clients who are seeking a coaching session, missing an opportunity to see one of the coaches. All missed sessions will be made up during the term or in the school holiday period. If this cannot be done a credit can be discussed with your coach for the following term.

Wet Weather & Heat Policy Communications Where possible your coach will contact you via phone message or email to let you know if your lesson/s will be cancelled due to wet weather or heat policy. If you do not get a call, text or email, please presume the lesson is going ahead as normal. Vida have a policy for all coaches to avoid the use of Mobile Phones while one court coaching where possible to make sure our attention is directed to the current lesson at all times. If you coach does not answer their phone, they are more than likely on court coaching. When the temperature reaches 37 degrees and over at your tennis venue, all coaching sessions will be suspended until the temperature drops. Please be aware the temperature will be taken at the individual venue and your safety is our primary concern.

Registration & Fees In order to secure your place for weekly programs, camps or other events, Vida require that you complete a registration form (online or hard copy) in the weeks before the start date and return to us with payment. All Holiday, Tournament, Camp or Event program fees are due before the start of the program/s. All term fees are due within the first 3 weeks of coaching term. Places will not be guaranteed if forms and payment are not received prior to commencement of the term / program. Please indicate on your registration form your preferred times and days (for weekly programs) and we will do our best to meet with your request. If you are following on from a previous term please indicated if you require any changes to your current time. Late Fees Any late payments, more than 30 days past the invoice date, shall attract a late payment penalty fee as set down by the Penalty Interest Act 1983. Parental Involvement Vida supports Tennis Australia’s stance and efforts in helping educate parents on their important role within the child’s sporting journey. The following are some ideas and education that we would like you, the parent, to be aware off. Vida encourage all parents during tennis sessions not to enter the court while your child is having their lesson. This enables both the coach and student/s to concentrate entirely on the lesson, create independence for the child, promote a child’s decision making skills and build the coach – student relationship. As a parent / guardian of a participant in any activity held / run by Vida you agree to try and meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity, program or event to the best of your abilities:

  • Treat your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing
  • Remember that your child plays for their enjoyment not yours
  • Try to have fun when you are around your children at competitions and training. Well-directed humour can be a great de-stressor
  • Look relaxed, calm and positive on the sidelines
  • Make friends with other parents at competitions
  • Get involved in appropriate ways if your child or the coach behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions
  • Let the coach do the coaching
  • Understand that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sports is okay
  • Be there when the child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge and/or fixer
  • Be prepared to give your child some space so that he/she can grow and develop as an independent person
  • Let your child know that your love for them is not associated with their sporting performances
  • Communicate with your child and ask them how they are really feeling about their sport and about competing in particular
  • Occasionally let your child compete without you being there and hovering over them
  • Emphasise the good things your child did in preparing for and during the match/tournament
  • Try to avoid:
    • saying “we’re playing today”. Instead say “you’re playing today”
    • Give your child credit for accepting the responsibility of performing
    • Getting too pushy or believe that you are indispensable. Let the coach do the coaching
    • Living through your child’s performances
    • Turning away when your child’s behavior is unsportsmanlike.
    • Telling your child what he/she did wrong after a tough match
    • Making enemies with your child’s opponents or family during a match/tournament
    • Making your child feel guilty by reminding them about all the time, money and sacrifices you are making for his or her sport
    • Thinking of your child’s sporting performances as an investment for which you expect a return
    • Badgering, harassing or using sarcasm to motivate your child
    • Comparing your child’s performances with those of other children
    • Forcing your child to go to training. If they are sick of training find out why and discuss it with them

se Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida. I agree to Vida’s make up, cancelation, parental involvement and privacy policy. Photographs and Video make be taken and used in promotions by Vida. Privacy Policy Your privacy is important to us. The data collected from you will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. Medical & Liability I hereby authorise the staff of Vida to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I release Vida from any and all liability for injury or illness and costs, incurred while undertaking a program or event with Vida. Photography & Video Images I acknowledge that Vida Tennis may film, use video analysis and photography during programs, lessons and events. I acknowledge and agree that this usage, including for marketing & promotion purposes, is without compensation or notice to myself. Images may be used on our website, social media and other promotional material. Make Up & Cancelation Policy If you are unable to attend a session due to illness or school camp etc. you must notify your coach prior to your lesson in order to arrange a make-up lesson. Lessons will only be made up if your Vida coach is notified with sufficient time prior to the start of your lesson (preferred 24 hours prior). Notification of absence or arrangement of a make-up can be made directly with your coach. Please be considerate that the late cancellation of sessions leads to inefficient time use for our team & therefore lost opportunities for others. This policy is to deter people from preventing those clients who are seeking a coaching session, missing an opportunity to see one of the coaches. All missed sessions will be made up during the term or in the school holiday period. If this cannot be done a credit can be discussed with your coach for the following term. Wet Weather & Heat Policy Communications Where possible your coach will contact you via phone message or email to let you know if your lesson/s will be cancelled due to wet weather or heat policy. If you do not get a call, text or email, please presume the lesson is going ahead as normal. Vida have a policy for all coaches to avoid the use of Mobile Phones while one court coaching where possible to make sure our attention is directed to the current lesson at all times. If you coach does not answer their phone, they are more than likely on court coaching. When the temperature reaches 37 degrees and over at your tennis venue, all coaching sessions will be suspended until the temperature drops. Please be aware the temperature will be taken at the individual venue and your safety is our primary concern. Registration & Fees In order to secure your place for weekly programs, camps or other events, Vida require that you complete a registration form (online or hard copy) in the weeks before the start date and return to us with payment. All Holiday, Tournament, Camp or Event program fees are due before the start of the program/s. All term fees are due within the first 3 weeks of coaching term. Places will not be guaranteed if forms and payment are not received prior to commencement of the term / program. Please indicate on your registration form your preferred times and days (for weekly programs) and we will do our best to meet with your request. If you are following on from a previous term please indicated if you require any changes to your current time. Late Fees Any late payments, more than 30 days past the invoice date, shall attract a late payment penalty fee as set down by the Penalty Interest Act 1983. Parental Involvement Vida supports Tennis Australia’s stance and efforts in helping educate parents on their important role within the child’s sporting journey. The following are some ideas and education that we would like you, the parent, to be aware off. Vida encourage all parents during tennis sessions not to enter the court while your child is having their lesson. This enables both the coach and student/s to concentrate entirely on the lesson, create independence for the child, promote a child’s decision making skills and build the coach – student relationship. As a parent / guardian of a participant in any activity held / run by Vida you agree to try and meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity, program or event to the best of your abilities:

  • Treat your child the same irrespective of them winning or losing
  • Remember that your child plays for their enjoyment not yours
  • Try to have fun when you are around your children at competitions and training. Well-directed humour can be a great de-stressor
  • Look relaxed, calm and positive on the sidelines
  • Make friends with other parents at competitions
  • Get involved in appropriate ways if your child or the coach behaves in unacceptable ways during competitions
  • Let the coach do the coaching
  • Understand that children will benefit from a break sometimes and that involvement in other sports is okay
  • Be there when the child performs poorly. Be an understanding listener rather than a critic, judge and/or fixer
  • Be prepared to give your child some space so that he/she can grow and develop as an independent person
  • Let your child know that your love for them is not associated with their sporting performances
  • Communicate with your child and ask them how they are really feeling about their sport and about competing in particular
  • Occasionally let your child compete without you being there and hovering over them
  • Emphasise the good things your child did in preparing for and during the match/tournament
  • Try to avoid:
    • saying “we’re playing today”. Instead say “you’re playing today”
    • Give your child credit for accepting the responsibility of performing
    • Getting too pushy or believe that you are indispensable. Let the coach do the coaching
    • Living through your child’s performances
    • Turning away when your child’s behavior is unsportsmanlike.
    • Telling your child what he/she did wrong after a tough match
    • Making enemies with your child’s opponents or family during a match/tournament
    • Making your child feel guilty by reminding them about all the time, money and sacrifices you are making for his or her sport
    • Thinking of your child’s sporting performances as an investment for which you expect a return
    • Badgering, harassing or using sarcasm to motivate your child
    • Comparing your child’s performances with those of other children
    • Forcing your child to go to training. If they are sick of training find out why and discuss it with them
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