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About Vida Tennis Box Hill

The Team

The team from Vida Tennis Box Hill currently manage the Box Hill SSC Tennis Academy which is a program run within school hours. You can read more about this program here.

Vida Tennis also offers tennis lessons at Box Hill SSC out of school hours. Check out the Play at Box Hill tab in the navigation bar above to view all the programs offered. The Vida Team who run programs at Box Hill are leaders in their fields. The Director of coaching, Jo Karaitiana, is a Tennis Australia Club Professional, former Professional players and a US College graduate from the University of Tulsa. In recent years Jo has been working with Tennis Australia in a player development role and has taken the role as Director of coaching at Box Hill in 2019. Her background in Sports Science (Bachelor of Science: Exercise and Sports Science) and past plying & coaching experience helps to guide a holistic tennis program. Jo is on site each day at the school and manages the on-court coaching programs as well and supporting players with their nutrition, S&C, goal setting, and personal development.

Paul Vassallo, our Technical Director, is the only Platinum Talent Development coach in Victoria and has worked with numerous players who have won National titles. Paul is a lead facilitator for Tennis Australia in on-court coach development and was 2018 TCAV coach of the year. Paul’s role in the program is to ensure the technical development of the athletes through the use of video analysis and linking this with the on-court program. Paul has a real passion for player development and is a great asset to the playing group.

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The Facility

Box Hill Senior Secondary College boasts 9 tennis courts, all with lights, six hard courts and three en-tout-cas. The courts are accessible from Dunloe Ave, Mont Albert North, witch car parking available in the street. It is a great option for lessons to be on either surface to give players a great development venue.

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