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Jo K Box Hill

5 week online tennis fitness program

We have extended this program for a 6th week starting the 14th September until the 19th. Looking to improve your fitness for tennis during lockdown? Join our 5-week online program Over the next 5 weeks Vida, led by industry-leading tennis S&C coach Jo Karaitiana, is offering Tennis specific Fitness sessions for you to do at […]

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US College Tennis

The US College System is a great opportunity for student-athletes to continue their tennis journey post their year 12 studies. As a student-athlete, you will be attending college (university) studying your degree of choice, be involved with a full-time training program (on-court training, gym, strength & conditioning, and rehab) and traveling to compete against other colleges and […]

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Nicks JD Squad

8 Benefits from Training in a Squad

Have you got a young aspiring tennis player looking to take the next stage in their tennis journey? Whether they are looking to participate more in tennis or trying to take their game to the next level, squads are a fantastic way to further develop their skills. Squads thrive in high volume, hitting & game-based […]

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Female Tennis Coaches – It’s Your Time

Vida coaches Ashleigh Richardson and Jo Karaitana at a recent Women in Coaching workshop held by Tennis Victoria 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 […]

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24 Hour tennis marathon

24 Hour Tennis Marathon Completed!

24 Hour Tennis Marathon Completed! Over the weekend of the 4-5th of October, Essendon Tennis Club hosted a 24 Hour Tennis Marathon. The goal was to raise money for the charity Hands Across the Water with the challenge being; to keep one tennis court operating for a 24 hour period. T-Minus 5 hours before we […]

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ITFs Futures & AMT Tournaments

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 […]

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Junior Tournaments & Nationals Events

Junior Tournaments are the start of the competitive tournament system for tennis players involving the use of Australian 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 in these tournaments with the majority of time it needing to […]

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Super 10s

Super 10’s Competition

Super 10s is an exciting competition for boys and girls aged 10/u and is now run Australia-wide. This competition facilitates 10/u players to develop a culture of fair play, teamwork, and acknowledgment. Selection trials are held to select teams and players are divided up into boys and girls teams (four players per team) who then […]

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