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MCC Kew Junior Comp – Winter 2019 Season June 24, 2019 - Junior competition is halfway through the season and it is great to see MCC Kew’s teams doing well! Competition is a fantastic pathway for players as it gives kids the opportunity to work on things they’ve practiced in lessons, build relationships with other junior members of the club and it gives tennis players an opportunity […]
2019 Essendon Junior Club Championships June 24, 2019 - A record number of players participated in the 2019 Essendon Junior Club Championships on Sunday 23rd of June. We had beautiful sunshine for the 36 players who played in the different grades in singles and doubles for the Junior Club Championships titles. Majority of the events were played in round robin format so that all […]
Advantage Girls Transition Program June 16, 2019 - 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 […]
Essendon TC Junior Competition – Week 1 of Finals June 15, 2019 - Its finals time at the Essendon TC for our Junior Competition teams. After 14 rounds of wonderful tennis, we have 4 remaining teams who are finished in the top 4 to give themselves a chance to contest in finals. At the beginning of the season, Essendon TC had 10 Junior Competition teams excited and ready […]
Tennis without Barriers – Connecting Cultures Program June 6, 2019 - Sport is culturally significant in our society and plays a key role in bridging diversity and making our city the great place it is. Vida Tennis is excited to announce our new initiative, Tennis without Barriers – Connecting Cultures. Our vision for the program is to create an opportunity for people new to Australia to […]
How to select the right size Kids Tennis Racquet for your child June 3, 2019 - Over the past years, there has been a growing awareness of 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 Shots […]
Female Tennis Coaches – It’s Your Time May 27, 2019 - This is an opinion piece from Director of Vida Tennis Essendon about Female Tennis Coaches – Ashleigh Richardson With the huge rise of girls and women in sport with AFLW, Suncorp Super Netball and the #changeourgame in Tennis Coaching, there has never been a better time to join the female tennis coaches movement. I’m very […]
Vida players selected for Super 10’s May 24, 2019 - Congratulations to Vida Tennis Epping players Mila Masalkovska & Akhil Srinivasan have been selected this season for the Super 10’s teams. This is a fantastic achievement for both players who have been selected at only 9 years old, a year younger than most of their Super 10’s competitors. To get into this prestigious event the […]
Chasing Summer – USA Tennis Camp Experience May 14, 2019 - Chasing Summer with Leon Van Voorthuizen Winter is coming and that means it’s time for me to fly North in search of warmer temperatures and longer days on the courts. Once again, I will be returning to take up my position as Tennis Director at Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps in Roxbury, Vermont, USA. Since […]
Vida Open Day at the Veneto May 8, 2019 - To celebrate Vida taking over the Gym at the Veneto Club, Vida is opening its doors for everyone to come and try all things fitness, health & tennis. On Sunday the 2nd of June, there will be free 30min fitness and tennis classes every hour on the hour from 10am. You can try any of the following; Group Fitness […]
MCC Kew – Junior Comp is underway May 8, 2019 - Junior competition is back underway with 4 teams representing MCC Kew every week! Around 20 kids have the opportunity to not only represent MCC Kew, but to work on their tennis skills and build relationships with players from our club. The benefits of playing competition weekly are important for tennis development, as it gives players […]
Bendigo Training Day 2019 May 2, 2019 - 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; On Court Themes Technique review Movement patterns […]
Box Hill Tennis Academy players in Swan Hill April 24, 2019 - Vida Tennis had a fantastic opportunity in taking 42 players to Swan Hill last week, of which, were 12 members from Box Hill SSC. Coaches and players took the train from Southern Cross station Sunday morning and met and made new friendships over the course of the trip. Players played a lot of tennis matches […]
2019 Vida Swan Hill Camp Wrap April 24, 2019 - Easter has been and gone as so too has the Swan Hill Vida tennis camp. 42 players and 6 Vida coaches journeyed up to sunny Swan Hill for the annual AMT tournament. The 4 hour train ride up flew by as the constant chatter and card games entertained all who engaged. Tonkla scored himself a […]
How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports April 8, 2019 - Being a sporting parent is not an easy job. Recently I read a great article on www.activeforlife.com and thought I would share it will the Vida community. Enjoy. Sean Hosemans Vida Tennis Epping How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports These days, everyone wants to incorporate more mindfulness into […]
Box Hill Tennis Academy 2020 April 3, 2019 - Box Hill Tennis Academy and Vida Tennis invite you to find out more about the Tennis program at the school. Enquiries are now being taken for the 2020 program with the dates for school tours soon to be announced. If you would like to find out more about the combined academic & tennis program please feel […]
Essendon Junior Competition Update March 2019 March 27, 2019 - We are at the midway point of our Junior Competition at Essendon Tennis Club. With 10 teams playing on Friday night and Saturday we are proud to have over 80 kids representing the club each week. Some highlights of the season so far A young new team of players joined the Green Ball Level in […]
How to develop a great green ball squad March 19, 2019 - by Martin Vazquez Jones Coaching talented juniors through their developmental years can be a challenging time for coach and player. These years, as players transition from orange, to green, to hardball, are very important in establishing the foundations for their game. I have been fortunate enough to work with many players in this space, both […]
7 reasons why the best tennis players succeed March 8, 2019 - by Jo Karaitana Director of Tennis- Box Hill Tennis Academy This week the coaches and players at Box Hill Tennis Academy were joined by former world number 1 doubles player Cara Black for an on-court session. While there were so many takeaways from her session and Q&A, there was something she said that reminded me […]
Vida JDS Tournament Series 2019 March 4, 2019 - The Vida JDS Tournament Series will see 6 events player over the three school holiday periods in 2019. The first two events are coming up in April in Epping and Altona. What are JDS events? The Junior Development Series (JDS) is a series of introductory tournaments aimed for beginner to intermediate players aged 11&U, 13&U […]
10 Values Tennis Teaches Kids For Life February 26, 2019 - by Leon Van Voorthuizen Tennis is a great sport to start when you are young and recently I came across a post first shared on “playyourcourt.com“, and thought I would share it with the Vida community. Tennis teachers so many amazing values! Build self-confidence One of the first things you learn in tennis practice is […]
Adult Sessions at MCC Glen Iris February 21, 2019 - MCC Glen Iris Valley and the team at Vida Tennis are inviting all Adults to join our adult tennis sessions at MCC Glen Iris Valley.  There are plenty of days that you could join and get back into tennis. We offer lessons for all levels, from beginners to competitive players. Are you one of the following? […]
Vida Hotshots Challenge Day 2019 February 15, 2019 - THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT The fifth installment of our Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day is moving to a new location…The home of the Australian Open – Melbourne Park! On Sunday, March 31st players will come together for a special day of on court and off court activities that will lead to the crowning of the Vida Hot […]
Vida Tennis awarded most popular for kids February 12, 2019 - Vida Tennis was awarded a top 10 place in the Active Activities website for activities for kids in 2018. ActiveActivities is an online marketplace where kids activities, events for kids & school holiday activities for kids can be found & contacted in a few clicks. It is great to see so many people loving playing […]
Ella off to Beijing after Aus Open Ballkids Top Gun was announced February 9, 2019 - This January saw Novak Djokovic winning his 7th Australian Open in a straight sets victory over Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka moving to number 1 in the world after her victory. A major part of the grand slam running smoothly are the 360 ball boys and girls that lend their skills and time to the […]
Farewell Alex from the Veneto Club February 9, 2019 - Vida Tennis would like to wish Alex all the best as he transitions into his new role outside of tennis. In his time at the Veneto Club he has made many great relationships and has been able to develop further competition and playing opportunities for people in the Vida community. The transition will be seamless for […]
How to have a string work ethic – Toni Nadal February 1, 2019 - 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 […]
Ball Kids don’t just pick up balls January 29, 2019 - The 2019 Austalian Open was the second year Misha Lotze was a part of the Ball Kid team. Read below some feedback about his experience. Ballkids was an amazing experience, as you are an important part of the 10,000 strong AO team who are all passionate about tennis. Ballkids don’t just “pick up balls” – it’s […]
Skyler the Vida Coin Toss Kid goes Viral January 19, 2019 - Each year as part of the ANZ Hot Shots Kids on Court experience kids from Vida Tennis’s coaching program get the opportunity to play on the courts at the Australian Open before matches start. Skyler, who have tennis lessons at MCC Glen Iris, then got the opportunity to toss the coin for the first match […]
Can’t throw, can’t catch: Vida Head Start Program to the rescue January 14, 2019 - There has been much talk about childhood development, particularly in the areas of obesity and physical activity. You may have seen or heard of a study by the Victoria University into the skill decline of our children. An article Can’t throw, can’t catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge highlighted “evidence is emerging that […]
Importance of the right ball with the right size of court January 8, 2019 - by Christoffer Madsen 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 […]
Tennis training without a tennis ball. What do the pro’s do? January 7, 2019 - The increase on speed in the modern game has placed extra importance on the physical side of the game. Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal have taken the men’s game to new levels in recent times, particular in the area of court speed and movement. Effective and efficient movement patterns, combined with a balance, flexible, strong […]
What comes first the chicken or the egg? Technique V Tactic January 7, 2019 - What comes first the chick or the egg? The connection between tactical and technical development is paramount to the long term progress, enjoyment and development of the game for each individual. Technique is all time favourite topic for most people involved in tennis, be they coaches, parents, TV commentators and more. The majority of private […]
College Tennis December 30, 2018 - Once you have finished your Year 12 education you have the option of trying to get a scholarship at an American College. A great option for players to continue their academics with full-time tennis after high school is College Tennis in America. As a student-athlete you will be attending college (university) studying your degree of […]
ITFs Futures & AMT Tournaments December 23, 2018 - Once you have competed in the many Junior Tournament and National Points Events as a junior and you are ready to challenge yourself at a higher level you can enter into ITF, Futures and Australian Money Tournament events. It is important to talk to your coach before you enter these events because they are at […]
Adult Competition December 18, 2018 - There are opportunities to play adult competition at every Vida venue. The Vida tennis club you choose to play for is zoned to a certain region and that will be the regional competition you will participate in. There is mid-week competition during the day, mid-week competition at night and competition on weekends. Each Vida venue […]
Welcome Jo Karaitiana to the Vida Team December 12, 2018 - Vida Tennis would like to officially welcome Jo-Anne Karaitiana to the Vida Team. Jo will start her role with Vida as Director of Coaching at the Box Hill Senior Secondary College Tennis Academy in January 2019. Jo has had a close relationship with Vida for more than a decade through her playing days and we are excited for her […]
Junior and Senior Pennant December 11, 2018 - Following club competition, your child can also participate in Junior/Senior Pennant held on the weekend. Pennant is an inter-club competition where players are apart of a team and aim to win the most rubbers (matches), sets, and games. In the best of 3 tie-break sets your child will receive great match play against other competitive […]
Epping Junior Competition Results 2019 December 10, 2018 - Nejta Spring 2018 season has just concluded for the year. Casa D’Abruzzo were represented with 5 teams in the semi finals with 4 moving onto the Grand Final last Saturday. Casa D’Abruzzo Tennis Club has 8 teams representing the club, it was a great effort to have half of the teams playing off in the […]
Essendon Junior Competition Results 2019 Season 2 December 10, 2018 - It has been a very successful season for all of the Essendon Junior Competition teams in season 2 of 2019. Essendon had 11 teams being represented in different grades playing across Friday Night and Saturday Mornings. It is great to see our teams having fun, making new friends and competing with such a high level of […]
Junior Comp at MCC Kew – Dec 2018 Update December 6, 2018 - Vida and MCC Kew are very excited to have 2 new comp teams this season representing the club in the local Eastern Region Tennis Association comp! All members of both of these new teams were playing competition for the first time and were very excited to be able to take part in tennis competition and […]
Junior and Senior Club Championship December 5, 2018 - Junior and Senior Club Championships is an intra tournament between members of the tennis club only. There are Junior and Senior options with the winners receiving a trophy or medal and also proudly getting their names engraved on the clubs honor boards. Junior Club Championships – This is for 18 & Under players only. It is […]
Junior Tournaments & Nationals Events November 28, 2018 - Junior Tournaments are the start to a competitive tournament system for tennis players involving the use of ranking points. There are 4 different levels to JT Tournaments lowest to highest; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Players can enter in singles and doubles events. Please talk to your coach directly about which tournaments would best suit […]
Vida Tennis to oversee the Box Hill SSC Tennis Academy Program from 2019 November 25, 2018 - It is with great excitement that the Vida Team would like to announce that we have been selected to oversee the Box Hill Senior Secondary College Tennis Academy Program from 2019. The Box Hill Tennis school program was established in 2005 to enable gifted athletes to combine their goals in tennis with a comprehensive and […]
Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2019 November 21, 2018 - Every year during the Australian Open, some lucky Vida kids from all our venues have the opportunity to have an on-court playing experience. As part of the ANZ Hots Shots program, kids will play tennis on the Australian Open court before the first match of the day. The kids will play for approx 20 to […]
Vida Tennis 2019 Australian Open Camp October 31, 2018 - The 2019 Vida Tennis Australian Open Camp will be held at the MCC Glen Iris Tennis Club over two days and will be jam-packed full 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 experience many of […]
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail October 31, 2018 - Melbourne Cup weekend will have most of our tournament players competing in the middle of the term, the weather is nice and its a great time of year to compete. Ignacio, from MCC Glen Iris Valley, gives you a few things to consider in your planning. We can divide the preparation for a tournament in […]
Win the Parenting Game – The 2019 Sporting Parents Conference October 21, 2018 - During the upcoming Australian Open, Tennis Australia has put together a great opportunity for parents to learn from the best. There will be presentations from a collective of high-performance coaches, former players, parents and more. The 2019 Sporting Parents Conference provides a rare opportunity to hear from all these people during this interactive session. See […]
Five week Ladies and Kids Motor Skill Programs Start Soon October 17, 2018 - Vida would like to invite all Ladies and 3 to 5 year old kids to your 5-week program. Ladies Tennis Program Get back into tennis or give tennis a go. This five-week program is a one-hour session per week where you will play, learn and have a great time in a fun relaxed environment. All […]
Super 10’s Competition September 13, 2018 - The 5th installment of our tournament and competition pathway is the Super 10’s Competition. Super 10’s is a Tennis Victoria competition run for talented players aged 10 and under. Run by Ian Barclay (Pat Rafter’s coach) and Ash Naumann (Talent Development Manager), this competition brings all elements important to making a great tennis player and […]
Junior Development Series Tournaments (JDS) August 31, 2018 - The 4th instalment of our Competition Pathway Blog Series focuses on Junior Development Series Tournaments otherwise known as JDS Tournaments. You’ve decided it’s time for your child to take the next step in Tennis but unsure of what to do next. Junior Development Series tournaments are for players who are looking for an opportunity to […]
Vida Tennis Charity Day 2018 August 30, 2018 - Come and support Vida Tennis Coaches Ashleigh Richardson and Blake Poyser at the Vida Tennis Charity Day 2018! All money raised will be donated to 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 […]
Junior Competition August 24, 2018 - Stage 3 of our Competitions Pathway leads us to Junior Competition! At each Vida venue the junior players have an opportunity to play competitively with a wide range of grades to suit the needs of everyone. Every Vida venue is zoned to a certain region for competition and the team which they decide to play […]
Veneto Club Tennis Junior Awards BBQ – Winter 2018 August 23, 2018 - Vida Tennis and the Veneto Club would like to invite you to the Junior Awards night to recognise and celebrate all junior participants in the Winter season for 2018. It has been a great season and we would like to recognise all players. Teams that have represented the Veneto Club Winter 2018 Rubbers 2: Peter […]
Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day Events August 17, 2018 - Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day Events Following on from your child playing in the ANZ Hotshots Match Play Events we have the Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day Events! The Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day is an event held by Vida Tennis annually at one of the Vida Venues within Melbourne. There have been four Vida […]
5 Week Ladies & Cardio program at Bulleen and Kew – Starting Soon August 10, 2018 - Vida Tennis Bulleen and Vida Tennis Kew invite you to get back into tennis! There are six million adults in Australia who have tried tennis but are currently not playing. The majority of the time this is because life got in the way. It’s time to get back into the sport for life. This 5-week […]
ANZ Hotshots Match Play with Vida Tennis August 10, 2018 -   The first step in your child’s competition pathway is playing in the ANZ Hotshots Match Play events! These events are the perfect place to start trying some friendly competition with kids from their own club surrounded by coaches that can help them out. Vida Tennis ANZ Hotshots Match Play is a Tennis Australia recognized […]
My trip and presenting in Argentina: Pros and Cons of a success based tennis powerhouse July 24, 2018 - During the July school holiday break, Ignacio, our Head Coach at MCC Glen Iris went back his home country Argentina. Below is an account of some of his experiences. Sometimes, hopefully not too often, we forget who are the people responsible for where we are, but going back to places where you learn your craft […]
Vida Altona JDS to JT Squad July 13, 2018 - The Vida Tennis Altona team are introducing a JDS to JT Coaching squad. The squad will be for players interested in following the tournament pathway from JDS events to Bronze level JT ranking points events. Players already playing Junior Development Series events will be eligible to join. The squads will focus on: On court tactics & […]
Wimbledon: Look how the court has changed! July 13, 2018 - In the lead up to finals day at Wimbledon, it is always interesting to look back at some of the grass court greats. Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Boris Becker and John McEnroe spring to mind. It got me thinking, what makes a great grass court player. If you […]
Veneto Club Junior Comp – Winter 2018 Update June 21, 2018 - We have just reached the halfway point of our Eastern Region Sunday competition, and I’m very proud to announce that we have 2 teams that are sitting on top of their ladders. Both of these teams are made up of new players and haven’t been in the same team before. Our Girls Singles and Doubles Section […]
Casa D’Abruzzo Junior teams finals bound – 7 from 7 June 6, 2018 - Casa D’Abruzzo Tennis Club teams have performed extremely well in the local NEJTA (North Eastern Junior Tennis Association) this season. Amazingly, all 7 teams will play off in the semifinals on June 16th. We wish all the players competing in the finals the best of luck and thank parents for all their support throughout the home […]
Pleasure in Pressure May 4, 2018 - Do you love the nervousness? Pete Sampras was asked by Inside Tennis after his retirement what he missed the most about the game? He said, “I miss feeling so nervous that I would throw up before the finals of Wimbledon.” Embracing Pressure Skill and training naturally play a big part in the ability to execute […]
Hotshots Challenge Day 2018 Results April 19, 2018 - The Hotshots Challenge Day was held at the Veneto Club on Sunday where we had over 80 kids come and represent their clubs in social doubles competition. This was the 4th time the event has been held with Veneto, Essendon and Altona winning the first 3 years. Each club had a team colour and it […]
The Swan Hill Tournament Camp 2018 April 10, 2018 - 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 […]
APS Tennis: St Kevin’s Go Back to Back March 25, 2018 - Congratulations to St Kevin’s College 1st Boys Tennis team who have gone back to back taking this seasons APS school tennis title. The team, led by Vida coach Kane Dewhurst, finished the season undefeated in 2017/18 after some close matches against Melbourne Grammar, Brighton Grammar, and Haileybury College. The team, captained by Nelson Walker, had […]
MCC Kew: Meet our Head Coach Danny Oltvay March 23, 2018 - Vida Tennis is excited to announce that Danny Oltvay will be the Head Coach at MCC Kew starting from April the 1st 2018. Danny is a dedicated, passionate, results-oriented person, who is a career tennis coach. Danny has been involved in coaching in the Northern Suburbs area for the past 8 years and has developed great […]
First Season – First Finals for Veneto Club Junior Teams March 20, 2018 - Big congratulations to our two boys teams who have now made it into their first final in their first season of Eastern Region Junior Competition. Our section 6 Boys team, Marcello, Jesse, Justin, and Adam, were in a neck and neck semi-final against Nunawading Community last Sunday. After the first 2 sets of the day […]
MCC Kew Tennis Open Day March 11, 2018 - MCC Kew and Vida Tennis would like to invite you to meet the new coaching team and try tennis with us at our FREE Open Day. On Sunday, March 25th from 10am there were be lots of tennis opportunities for all the family. This is open to current club members, current coaching students, tennis lovers […]
Vida Tennis at MCC Kew – Coming Soon March 8, 2018 - It is with great excitement that Vida Tennis would like to announce that we will be running coaching programs and tennis services from MCC Kew from April 2018. MCC Kew is located at 397 Barkers Road Kew and offers 6 en-tout-cas fully lit courts. MCC Kew offers a wide range of sports and facilities to members […]
Ways to Develop your child’s Motor Skills from age 3 to 5 March 4, 2018 - Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years are starting to develop their gross motor skills and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Gross motor skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such as feet, legs, trunk, head, arms, and hands. These skills are important because they are the […]
Why tennis is so good for a young child’s motor skills! February 20, 2018 - Tennis, and sport in general, is a great way to help children develop their motor skills. Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years are starting to develop their gross motor skills and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Gross motor skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such […]
How do you select a tennis racquet? February 19, 2018 - Last week we put a Facebook Post up about one of our coaching students bringing a few demo racquets to try. This got us thinking, how do parents and kids select their racquet? There were a number of ideas listed in the comments on Facebook, so we went to the experts at Tennis Only and Tennis […]
Vida Hotshots Club Challenge Day 2018 February 19, 2018 - The fourth Vida Hotshots Club Challenge will be a great opportunity for orange & green ball hot shots kids at five of our venues to play some friendly (sometimes competitive) matches against each other. If you are a current Vida player at one of the below venues, join your clubs team on Sunday April 15th, for […]
Ball Kids – Australian Open 2019 February 18, 2018 - Roll with the best next year and become a ballkid. Applications for the AusOpen 2019 are open now and close on 1 March 2018. Are you up for the challenge? What does a ballkid do? Ballkids play an integral role in ensuring that tennis tournaments run smoothly. Throughout the Australian Open series, each ballkid is […]
Free Club Open Days Coming Up January 23, 2018 - Want to get into tennis? Come along to one of our Free Club Open Days in the next few weeks. Free coaching, membership specials, games, activities and more! MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club Mt Waverley Feb 4th Feb 11th Click Here for all the details Essendon Tennis Club Feb 11th Click Here for all […]
Ladies Coaching & Comps at Altona Tennis Club January 23, 2018 - Ladies, want to play tennis with us at Altona Tennis Club? There are lots of options available for Ladies or for mixed groups at the club The following Vida Tennis Ladies coaching sessions will be available at Altona Tennis Club from term 1 (starting 29th January). All new players are invited to attend a free […]
Australian Open 2018 – Jaimee Fourlis Day 1 match up January 14, 2018 - Jaimee Fourlis will head into tomorrow 1st round at the 2018 Australian Open full of confidence after a strong start to 2018. This will be her second Australian Open and third Grand Slam appearance, just months after her 18th birthday. 2017 was a big year for Jaimee, playing in the Australian Open and French Open’s […]
Kokkinakis turns to Pilates ahead of Hopman Cup – What can we learn? January 2, 2018 - “Thanasi Kokkinakis has incorporated pilates into his off-season preparation as he looks to rebound from an injury-ravaged year in Perth at Hopman Cup 2018.” In a recent article posted on the Tennis Australia website (below), Thanasi Kokkinakis spoke about his “new pilates regime”. It was interesting to read that he “did it a while ago, […]
Hip Mobility for Tennis. Improve your performance, reduce your chance of injury. January 1, 2018 - In past posts, we have looked at a range of exercises that can improve the development of your game as well as reducing the chances of injury. The key areas we have looked at are; Core Strength Shoulder Mobility In this post, we are going to look at Hip Mobility. Hip Mobility in tennis is crucial in improving performance […]
How parents & coaches create players’ mental Toughness Traits December 27, 2017 - To appreciate how our interactions with players influence their development, it can be helpful to better understand how ‘memory’ actually works. Most of us think of memory as simply what we can consciously ‘remember’ about events from the past. But memory is all of how our responses are changed by experiences, even if we don’t […]
2017 Club Coach Of The Year – Kane Dewhurst December 5, 2017 - Vida Tennis and the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club would like to congratulate Kane Dewhurst from the Vida team on winning the 2017 TCAV Club Coach of the Year. The George Gilmour Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Club Coach of the Year for successful coaching programs and pathways within their community and demonstration of loyalty to his/her club. In 2017, […]
Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2018 December 1, 2017 - Every year during the first week of the Australian Open, Vida kids from all our venues have the opportunity to have an court playing experience. As part of the ANZ Hots Shots program, kids will play tennis on the court before the first match of the day. The kids will play for approx 20 to […]
5 Reasons to play Junior Competition November 23, 2017 - Junior Competition is the next step in your childs tennis journey once they have completed the My Vida Journey Program. How it works? Competition is played on Saturdays and Sundays and works in a ‘Home and Away’ format, this means that one week your match will be played at your Home venue and the next […]
Veneto Club says goodbye to Ash & Welcome Alex November 22, 2017 - After 5 and a half years coaching at the Veneto Club in Bulleen, Ashleigh Richardson will be moving over to the Essendon Tennis Club to take up the role as Head Coach. It is a great opportunity for Ash to help grow and develop programs at one of the largest Tennis Club’s in the Essendon […]
Farewell Ryan and Welcome Ashleigh to Essendon TC November 20, 2017 - Vida Tennis would like to wish Ryan Palfrey and his family all the best as he makes his transition into a new career outside tennis towards the end of 2017. Ryan has been a valued member of the Vida team since 2012 when he moved to Melbourne from Darwin. In 2013 he became the Head […]
5 Reasons why your child should play Junior Competition November 13, 2017 - Junior Competition is the next step in your child’s tennis journey once they have completed or are near completing the My Vida Journey Program. So why should you get involved in Junior Competition and how does it work? How does it work? Competition is played on Saturdays and Sundays and works in a ‘Home and […]
Watchem – Stay Connected November 13, 2017 - At Vida, supporting child safety and our own Vida community is important to us. See below a great watch option to give you peace of mind your child is safe with this great watch with phone & text and GPS tracker. Stay connected with your child and always know where your kids are and that they […]
Tennis Pathways – Tournaments October 25, 2017 - Entering a tennis tournament in Australia can be a little confusion for non-tennis families. The information below is a guide to help you navigate the Tennis Pathways of tournament play. Tournaments are divided into several different categories of events: ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Tournaments Junior Development Series tournaments Junior Tournament ITF junior and National Junior Championships […]
Tennis Pathways. What life opportunity awaits you? October 17, 2017 - 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 […]
More Ladies Programs added at Vida Tennis Altona October 11, 2017 - Vida Tennis is now offering more coaching sessions for female adult players at Altona Tennis Club. If you are keen to get back into tennis or step your game up then why not take some lessons. See below the time options; Ladies Tennis Lessons Monday 6.00-7.00pm Tuesday 11.00am-12noon Tuesday 6.00-7.00pm Thursday 10.00-11.00am – senior comp […]
Resist, survive and advance! Some great results from our players. October 11, 2017 - by Ignacio Cresini – Head Coach MCC Glen Iris Valley TC Planning tournaments and the preparation weeks leading into this time of the cycle has been a big objective for us; to ensure that the growing experiences of winning & losing and the desire for the improvements on rankings are balanced. It is important to […]
My Vida Journey – Updates to the program October 6, 2017 - The My Vida journey program has been enabling all kids to monitor their progress from when they start tennis through to playing real tennis, club junior competition or entry level tournaments. Since the programs start more than a decade ago, we have seen over 5000 certificates of achievement go out to kids of all levels. Vida […]
Tennis with Sporting Schools September 26, 2017 - Tennis Australia aims to provide more opportunities for people to play tennis more often. Tennis is proud to be associated as one of 32 sports with Sporting Schools and we look forward to building on the already existing relationships which have been established with schools through our National Schools Programs. The Sporting School tennis programs […]
Simple off-court mental skills training September 23, 2017 - Off-court mental skills training is essential and must be integrated into the player training.  It should be viewed in much the same light as fitness training, tactical or video analysis. The mental skills such as concentration, emotional control or confidence, can also be improved with specific off-court training. Here are some practical off-court mental skills activities that […]
Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day 2017 September 21, 2017 - Over 80 kids participated in the 3rd Annual Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day at Altona Tennis Club on Sunday. It was a wonderful opportunity for kids in Orange and Green Ball levels to play doubles with their friends in a social environment. Each club was given a team colour and the kids represented their colours proudly, […]
New 5 weeks Ladies Program in Epping September 8, 2017 - Vida Tennis Epping would like to invite Ladies to join our 5-week ladies program starting on Wednesday, October 25th. The program is a great way for ladies to get back into tennis or start for the first time. Sessions will run from 9.30am to 10.30am each Wednesday and we will finish with a coffee in […]
Can a lack of sleep cause kids to have a great chance of sports injury? August 28, 2017 - Adolescent athletes who slept eight or more hours each night were 68 percent less likely to be injured than athletes who regularly slept less, according to an abstract presented Oct. 21, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. For the abstract, “Lack of Sleep is Associated with Increased […]
Tennis fitness, movement, warm-up & match preperation session August 16, 2017 - Want to develop your game and prepare for the upcoming tournament series in the school holidays? The physical demands on professional players have never been so great and creating habits for junior players is very important in developing a holistic game. This two-hour session will be taken by Matthew Coridas, an expert in the field from […]
Vida Tennis Hot Shots Club Challenge Day August 15, 2017 - The third Vida Tennis Hot Shots Club Challenge will be a great opportunity for orange & green ball hot shots kids at five of our venues to play some friendly (sometimes competitive) matches against each other. If you are a current Vida player at one of the below venues, join your clubs team on Sunday September 17th, for […]
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