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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.    
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 […]
How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports March 8, 2018 - 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 […]
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 […]
Advantage Girls Hotshots Tennis August 2, 2017 - Vida Tennis will be providing an opportunity for all girls between the ages of 5-11 to join a 5 week Hotshots Program developed specifically for girls. The Advantage Girls Hotshots Tennis Program is about creating and encouraging positive behaviours for young girls while learning tennis. This Program is endorsed by Tennis Australia, supporting girls in […]
4 Things Tennis Parents Should Know about Hot Shots Tennis July 28, 2017 - For many parents, the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program didn’t exist when they were young. Learning tennis as a child today is very different, so here is some info to help answer the most common questions that new tennis parents have… This was prepared by Tennis Australia in a recent article on their website. 1. […]
Competition Time! Guess the number of tennis balls in the basket July 25, 2017 - Vida Tennis is running another Facebook competition! All you have to do is guess the number of tennis balls in the coaching basket pictured below. All entries must be lodged in the comment section of the Competition Post on the Vida Tennis Page (Click Here). You can only have one guess per person, so your […]
There’s always something to be done – Match Analysis ATP Tour June 29, 2017 - by Ignacio Crescini Hi everyone, the term is almost over and the tournaments are coming. The third Grand Slam of the year is here with the qualifying for Wimbledon started, and we can always learn from the best players. Learning is not only how to hit a bigger stroke but mostly how to solve problems, […]
Tennis Lessons – What to expect? June 21, 2017 - You’ve decided that you or your child wants to try tennis for the first time. So what do you expect? What do I wear and what do I need to bring? Running shoes School sports uniform or sports clothing If you have a racquet bring it in, if not we will supply one for you […]
How many tennis lessons per week should I have? June 7, 2017 - There are plenty of options and types of tennis lessons when you join a club, this can make it difficult to try and decide what type of lesson and how many tennis lessons you or your child should do when they start tennis. So, how many tennis lessons should you have? The answer depends on […]
Mental Training for Tennis Session – June 18th May 31, 2017 - Would you like to prepare for the upcoming tournaments in the July holidays?  Shift from training to competition and develop your mental skills with Damien from Vida Mind. See below all the details. To join the session please contact Ignacio – [email protected] or 0449 656 058 . Vida Mind provides customised mental training and mental training […]
Pro Shop Specials May 2017 May 24, 2017 - Vida Tennis have a number of Pro Shop specials on offer. There are limited numbers and sizes of each, so it will be first in best dressed on each of the below. To order any of the products listed please email [email protected] or give Kane a call on 0401052636. There are many other products available […]
Veneto Tennis Club Memberships and Competitions May 23, 2017 - It is with great excitement that Vida Tennis Bulleen’s team announce some wonderful changes at the Veneto Tennis Club. We have worked hard at the Veneto Club on the court upgrades and future plans, and we are now affiliated with Tennis Australia which opens up some new opportunities for our players. Those opportunities begin with […]
Jaimee Fourlis into the French Open 2017 May 23, 2017 - Jaimee Fourlis will contest her second straight Grand Slam event after winning a wildcard into the main draw at Roland Garros. Jaimee, still aged 17, produced a commanding performance to beat Isabelle Wallace in the final of the French Open Women’s Wildcard Play-off on Sunday in Paris. Jaimee, who won the AO Wildcard Play-off in […]
Vida Mind – Changing Your Posture Can Make a Difference May 9, 2017 - At the university of California San Francisco, researchers studied people with mild to moderate depression and noted that they assumed a particular posture. They kept their heads down. They slumped their shoulders. Their breathing was high and shallow. Their facial expression was somewhat contorted, and they looked distressed and disappointed. By contrast, people who were […]
Vida Altona – Find A Practice Partner May 2, 2017 - Vida Tennis Altona would like to invite players at the Altona Tennis Club to connect and find other players of similar standard to practice with. Simply fill in the below form and you will be placed on the list to connect with other players. Once you fill in the form you will be sent a […]
Tennis Lessons Mount Waverly April 25, 2017 - Looking for Tennis Lessons in Mount Waverly? At Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris we welcome you to try tennis in a friendly and fun environment, with experienced coaches who want to make a difference to your tennis no matter what your goals. Programs you can enroll in at Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris are: Vida Tennis […]
Tennis Lessons Essendon April 25, 2017 - Looking for Tennis Lessons in Essendon? At Vida Tennis Essendon we welcome you to try tennis in a friendly and fun environment, with experienced coaches who want to make a difference to your tennis no matter what your goals. Programs you can enroll in at Vida Tennis Essendon are: Vida Tennis Head Start Program – […]
Tennis Lessons Epping April 25, 2017 - Looking for Tennis Lessons in Epping? At Vida Tennis Epping we welcome you to try tennis in a friendly and fun environment, with experienced coaches who want to make a difference to your tennis no matter what your goals. Programs you can enroll in at Vida Tennis Epping are: Vida Tennis Head Start Program – […]
Tennis Lessons Altona April 25, 2017 - Looking for Tennis Lessons in Altona? At Vida Tennis Altona we welcome you to try tennis in a friendly and fun environment, with experienced coaches who want to make a difference to your tennis no matter what your goals. Programs you can enroll in at Vida Tennis Altona are: Vida Tennis Head Start Program – This […]
Tennis Lessons Bulleen April 25, 2017 -   Looking for Tennis Lessons in Bulleen? At Vida Tennis Bulleen we welcome you to try tennis in a friendly and fun environment, with experienced coaches who want to make a difference to your tennis no matter what your goals. Programs you can enroll in at Vida Tennis Bulleen are: Vida Tennis Head Start Program […]
Dynamic & Static Stretching for the Tennis Warm-Up – Mobility April 20, 2017 - As discussed in previous blogs, mobility has never been more important in the modern game. Below is an article by Matt Kuzdub (http://www.mattspoint.com/) which was part of his 3 blog series on mobility and flexibility for tennis. Let us know your thoughts…. BOTH DYNAMIC AND STATIC STRETCHING PLAY A BIG ROLE DURING THE TENNIS WARM-UP This […]
Top 5 things parents need to be aware of so they can best support their children in sport March 30, 2017 - After coaching tennis to all levels of players for the past 14 plus years (from the 5 year old beginner, to national junior champions, to the ATP/WTA tour level player) I have seen one of the key constants in the development, the happiness and the experience of the player, is the role of the parent. […]
Why coaches should go to tournaments March 27, 2017 - by Ignacio Cresini In my years as a touring coach in Asia and supervising tournaments in Argentina, I learned a very ugly lesson: kids with coaches at tournaments have definite short and long term advantages! This is also the case at the pro tour level and is highlights to be more unfair as top players […]
Vida MCC Glen Iris Hot Shots Tournament – March 2017 March 22, 2017 - Our first Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris Hot Shots Pre-Comp tournament for the year was held on Sunday the 19th of March. There were 34 kids who participated in the afternoon, all of which have progressed to the hot shots competition stage of their development. Hot Shots tournaments link with the My Vida Journey program for all […]
Building Co-ordination for improved kids tennis skills March 22, 2017 - Dual tasking activities where kids perform multiple tasks at one time are an awesome way to build high-level coordination. It also helps to keep things fun & challenging and to train their powers of concentration. Developing motor skills from a young age and continually challenging the child keeps them stimulated and fast tracks their improvement. […]
Intensity From the Baseline 101 March 8, 2017 - by Ignacio Crescini – Head Coach at Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris Once, the legend of NCAA basketball, John Wooden, said to his players on a training practice: “In the next match, while we shake hands and wish good luck, I will give the opponent coach my playbook with all of our tactics”. The players […]
Competition Time! That’s an odd place to see a Vida Tennis Ball February 24, 2017 - Ever seen a Vida Tennis Ball away from a Vida Venue? Vida Tennis is giving you the chance to win some great prizes if you can take a photo of a Vida Tennis Ball in a strange location! Now, over time we have been sent photo’s of Vida Tennis balls at lots of different tennis […]
Ignacio Crescini Joins the Vida Team January 28, 2017 - Vida Tennis would like to welcome Ignacio Crescini to the coaching team. He will bring a wealth of coaching experience from his many years coaching overseas and in Australia. Ignacio will be based at the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club Mt Waverley and run squad sessions, private lessons, our Tech Rep program and more. […]
Vida Swan Hill Tournament Camp January 18, 2017 - The Vida Tennis Swan Hill Tournament camp will travel to Swan Hill for the 2017 Restaurants of Swan Hill AMT & JT. All players involved will learn what it’s like to travel to a tournament with a team; working together and supporting each other while, training, and playing matches. This will be a great learning […]
Vida Hotshots Kids Australian Open Experience 2017 January 18, 2017 - Vida Hotshots kids from MCC Glen Iris, the Veneto Club and Essendon had an amazing experience on day 2 of the Australian Open. Kids from all venues came in together and received their Hotshots t-shirts and hats before sitting by the court they were about to play on to watch some top ranked players practice. Afterward, […]
How to Warm Up for your match when there is No Tennis Court? January 14, 2017 - Often junior tennis players arrive at a tournament and there are no practice courts to warm up on. Even if you have been able to get on court at another venue the player will still need to do another physical warm up before they go on the court. The aim of a warm up is […]
Vida Tennis 2017 Australian Open Kids on Court November 21, 2016 - 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 30 minutes […]
MCC Glen Iris Hot Shots Tournament – Nov 2016 November 21, 2016 - Our last Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris Hot Shots Pre Comp tournament for the year was held on Sunday the 20th of November. There were 30 kids who participated in the afternoon, all of which have progressed to the hot shots competition stage of their development. Hot Shots tournaments link with the My Vida Journey […]
5 Common Tennis Injuries and 4 ways to prevent them November 16, 2016 - While not as high-impact as some other sports, tennis still comes with injury risks. Due to the fact tennis is a repetition sport, and often one side dominant, injuries are common at all levels of tennis. Below is an article written by Dr Michael Gleiber from the Concierge Spine Surgery which highlights some of the […]
4 Approaches For Parents to Improve Performance Consistency of Your Child Playing Tennis November 11, 2016 - A lot of parents want to know what it will take for their children to succeed in tennis. The answer is simple: It’ll take everything they have. Only a few people are lucky enough to make a career out of tennis because so much has to go right to get there, and much of it is […]
Ladies – Get into Tennis at the Altona Tennis Club October 20, 2016 - Vida Tennis at Altona Tennis Club invite all Ladies to a free introductory tennis lesson. There is a range of different sessions to suit all people. Please select from the list below: Monday 7.15-8.30pm – Senior Comp Squad – suitable for competition standard players Tuesday 11.00am-12noon – Ladies Coaching Lesson – particularly for beginners and […]
Ladies – 5 Reasons you should get back into tennis October 19, 2016 - Ladies if you’re looking for a new hobby, adding some fitness to your week or wanting to challenge yourself with learning a new skill; then tennis is the sport to try. Here are 6 reasons why you should get back into tennis- Social – Tennis is a great way to meet new people and make […]
How to select the right size Kids Tennis Racquet for your child October 3, 2016 - Over the past years, there has been a growing awareness in 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 […]
Family Open Day in Bulleen October 2, 2016 - Interested in trying Tennis?? Come and try tennis for FREE at the Vida Tennis Bulleen Family Day   For more information contact Ashleigh 0422 240 269 or [email protected]
Which group or squad is the most suitable group for my child? September 28, 2016 - Vida Tennis strives towards giving your child the greatest learning experience and environment while learning tennis. So when structuring our group and squad sessions we focus on a few points Age – Keeping the kids in groups that are of the same age helps with the social side of tennis. Meeting other kids who are […]
Hot Shots Tournament at MCC Glen Iris – Sept 2016 September 13, 2016 - It was a fantastic afternoon on Sunday the 11th at MCC Glen Iris Valley for the Vida Tennis Hot Shots Tournament and Pre-comp day. What is that? Hot Shots tournaments are a great way for kids to start their tournament and competition pathway in a fun relaxed environment. All matches are round robin and have […]
5 Ways to support girls in tennis for longer September 1, 2016 - How can we, coaches, parents and peers create a pathway for girls to WANT to stay in tennis for life? And more importantly, how can we ensure that the pathway is a positive learning journey? Here are 5 key areas we need to look at and develop; Develop the “Love of tennis” Girls start playing […]
Tennis Ball Machine at Altona Tennis Club August 18, 2016 - A tennis ball machine is now available for hire at the Altona Tennis Club. This is a great way to increase your practice time without a hitting partner. You can also focus on repetition hitting to work on a technique, fitness or just enjoy hitting some balls. Please feel free to contact Mark from Vida […]
Hot Shots Leagues at Vida Tennis Epping August 11, 2016 - Our internal Hot Shots League is underway at the Casa D’Abruzzo Tennis Club Epping. The leagues are aimed for students at the “40” level and above in the My Vida Journey pathway. This program will help to fast track students to be ready for the NEJTA competition played on a Saturday morning. The program links in […]
The Percentages That Separate Djokovic And The Top 10 August 3, 2016 - Craig O’Shannessy, the lead analysis for the ATP, wrote a great article which highlights the percentages that separate Djokovic and the other top 10 players. Here it is below; Beyond The Numbers explains how the top players win almost all of their matches but lose almost half their points. Global dominance at the elite level of […]
MCC and Glen Iris Valley Tennis Clubs merge July 17, 2016 - Vida Tennis has been operating coaching lessons and various other tennis activities from the Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club for more than 10 years. Over the past year, the Glen Iris Valley T.C. has been in discussions with the MCC Tennis Section to merge the two tennis clubs. In some exciting news, we can now […]
Tennis Technique App July 13, 2016 - The Tennis Australia Technique App is a must have on every coach at Vida Tennis’s phone or iPad. So why do we use it and how it helps the kids? The app allows the coach to record the player’s shot in HD and then instantly analyze that shot during the lesson. Having the options to […]
Can you pick these past Wimbledon Champions? June 29, 2016 - With the Wimbledon finals coming up can you name these past Wimbledon Champions?
Andrew continues to climb the ATP rankings June 1, 2016 - Andrew Whittington has continued his climb up the ATP rankings in 2016 with his recent win in the 2016 King’s Guam Futures. He won a tight final against the No. 2 seed Shuichi Sekiguchi, of Japan, 7/6 7/6. You can check out the highlights below. In addition to the singles victory, Whittington claimed the championship […]
NEJTA Junior Competition – Vida Tennis Epping May 23, 2016 - The NEJTA Junior Competition provides a great platform for kids who are ready for comp so they can implement what they learn on the coaching court into a competitive environment. The NEJTA run’s on a weekly basis every Saturday morning and is split into two seasons per year, Spring and Autumn. Casa D’Abruzzo Tennis Club […]

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