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7 reasons WHY teenage girls drop out of tennis and WHAT we can do about it!

This is an opinion piece written by Jo Karaitiana the Director of Tennis at Box Hill Senior Secondary College. With the current rise of female tennis due to the likes of Ash Barty inspiring the next generation of Australian female tennis players, we address some reason as to why teenage girls drop out of tennis […]

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Give Your Kids a Head Start

Head Start Kids Motor Skills Tennis Program The kid’s Head Start Tennis & Motor skills program is designed to help kids develop and master their fundamental perceptual-motor skills, the building blocks of sport, physical activity and child development. You can read more about the Head Start Program by clicking here. Kids will have a great […]

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Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2020

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 […]

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What can I learn from losing?

With another set of school holidays and tournament block in the books, it’s time to reflect on your performance and to look forward towards your next term of training.  I recently came across an article by TennisFitness.com with the title “Every tennis player should read this”. As a tennis coach and player I obviously felt […]

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2019 Vida Bairnsdale Tournament Camp

 While the Giants broke Magpie hearts in the city, a young Vida crew headed east in search of success and a unique experience. It was a great day to be a kite as the wind was howling over the freshly laid classic clay. We all had to adjust to the court and weather conditions […]

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Where should you hit your return of serve?

One of the most influential shots in the game is the Return of Serve deep down the middle. With the speed and placement of the serve getting better each year, the importance of a great return increases. Arguably two of the greatest returners to play the game Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi have won a […]

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What competition opportunities are there?

The truth about competitions is that is not about winning, it is a process where you find confidence on the tennis court, facing a friend and learning many important values that will be there for life. Whether you win or lose, you are always learning something new from the experience. What is important for all […]

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How do I get my child started with Tennis?

We often get asked a number of similar questions from many parents who are looking to get their children into playing tennis. This article will cover some of the most frequently asked questions that relate to starting your child’s journey through Vida. If you have a question that is not covered in this article, feel […]

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How to select the right size Kids Tennis Racquet for your child

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 […]

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How to develop a great green ball squad

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 […]

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