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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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Green Ball Tennis

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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Vida Hotshots Challenge Day 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 […]

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Throwing

Can’t throw, can’t catch: Vida Head Start Program to the rescue

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 […]

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Importance of the right ball with the right size of court

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 […]

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Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2019

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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Super 10s

Super 10’s Competition

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 […]

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Junior Competition

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 […]

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