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10 Things You Need to Know about Great Tennis Coaches

10 things that great tennis coaches do: Firstly, picking a great tennis coach that suits your child’s individual personality and contribute successfully to the players technical and tactically development can be a hard decision. What makes a great tennis coach? What are the habits and things they do made them great coaches? Moreover, these factors […]

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Nick Bollettieri on Tennis Parents and their Role in Developing Tennis Players

The role of the Tennis parent in developing tennis players is always going to draw debate. One of the most experienced coaches (and successful – coaches 10 world number 1 players) in the games history, Nick Bollettieri, wrote the following article on the topic (published on tennisrecruiting.net). Dan Materna – Nick Bollettieri coached 10 players […]

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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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Launching the new Strength & Conditioning for Junior Tennis Players Program

Over the past years at Vida, we have been asked numerous times about strength training for junior tennis players. Working with young players, it is important to get the right balance of training on and off the court. Strength is the key building block for physical development and in turn tennis development eg. Speed, power, […]

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Vida Coach Profile – Jo Karaitiana

Let’s get to know the Vida coaches better, here we have our Director of Tennis at Box Hill Secondary College Jo Karaitiana. Jo Karaitiana – Melbourne, Australia Vida Venue – Box Hill Seconday Role – Director of Tennis 1. When did you first pick up a tennis racket? When I was probably around 7 years […]

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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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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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