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Advantage Girls Transition Program

Vida Tennis presents the next chapter of the Advantage Girls Program, the Advantage Girls Transition Program in Term 3 2019.

The Advantage Girls Transition Program is designed to provide an opportunity for young female adults to continue their tennis journey, no matter what their goals are. The 5 weeks will get the young women to play tennis, get coach education to step into the workforce if they want to, build on their fitness and meet other like-minded females to help lead, mentor and guide them on their pathway. 

What is the Advantage Girls Transition Program?

This program will be for young women aged between 18-25 years old and the key focuses of this program are

  • Practice regularly in a positive, fun encouraging environment
  • Meet and connect with like-minded females
  • Coach Education sessions so that you can see if you want to be a tennis coach. You may get into the coaching industry short term while studying or playing or long term becoming a career coach.
  • Have work experience opportunities so that you can feel confident coaching at your local club
  • Continue to be involved in tennis without the pressure of what it will become
  • Have a cost-effective way to stay involved in tennis
Included in the Program?

Two 2-hour training sessions per week will be held from Monday 19th August – Friday 20th September at the Essendon Tennis Club. Days and times are TBC. These sessions will include

  • On court practice sessions and Match Play
  • Strength and Conditioning/ Fitness training
  • Coach Education Sessions
  • Guest Speakers
  • Walk through a high-performance sports facility / watch a high-performance female sporting team train
Whose involved?

Vida Tennis Female Coaches Ashleigh Richardson and Jo Karaitiana will be heading this program. Ashleigh is Head Coach of Vida Tennis Essendon and a Tennis Victoria Coach Facilitator and Jo is the Director of Box Hill Senior Secondary College and involved in the Next Generation High-Performance Coaching Course. In the past few years, Ashleigh has run the Advantage Girls Tournament & Camp and Hotshots Program, to see some of the previous events click here

Location and Times

Tuesday – Time to be confirmed and Friday 12.30-2.30pm. These are subject to change

Essendon Tennis Club, Batman Street Essendon. Some sessions may be moved off-site.

Costs

A huge thank you to Tennis Victoria and the Female Participation Grants, thanks to their help we have subsidized this program at the cost of $200 for the 5 weeks including a Vida Advantage Girls training top. Click here to see the Tennis Victoria Article about Female Participation Grants

To Register your interest please email [email protected] or call 0422 240 269. Or to book, please fill out the form below.

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Terms & Conditions By signing 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 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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