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Chasing Summer – USA Tennis Camp Experience

Chasing Summer with Leon Van Voorthuizen Winter is coming and that means it’s time for me to fly North in search of warmer temperatures and longer days on the courts. Once again, I will be returning to take up my position as Tennis Director at Windridge Tennis and Sports Camps in Roxbury, Vermont, USA. Since […]

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How to have a string work ethic – Toni Nadal

Rafael Nadal is known in sporting circles as having an amazing work ethic. His coach and uncle, Toni, was asked his thoughts on how to have a strong work ethic: Don’t expect instant results. You have to be prepared to work for a long time. “The problem in this life is that young people want […]

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Adult Competition

There are opportunities to play adult competition at every Vida venue. The Vida tennis club you choose to play for is zoned to a certain region and that will be the regional competition you will participate in. There is mid-week competition during the day, mid-week competition at night and competition on weekends. Each Vida venue […]

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Junior and Senior Pennant

Following club competition, your child can also participate in Junior/Senior Pennant held on the weekend. Pennant is an inter-club competition where players are apart of a team and aim to win the most rubbers (matches), sets, and games. In the best of 3 tie-break sets your child will receive great match play against other competitive […]

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Junior and Senior Club Championship

Junior and Senior Club Championships is an intra tournament between members of the tennis club only. There are Junior and Senior options with the winners receiving a trophy or medal and also proudly getting their names engraved on the clubs honor boards. Junior Club Championships – This is for 18 & Under players only. It is […]

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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 Development Series Tournaments (JDS)

The 4th instalment of our Competition Pathway Blog Series focuses on Junior Development Series Tournaments otherwise known as JDS Tournaments. You’ve decided it’s time for your child to take the next step in Tennis but unsure of what to do next. Junior Development Series tournaments are for players who are looking for an opportunity to […]

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Wimbledon: Look how the court has changed!

In the lead up to finals day at Wimbledon, it is always interesting to look back at some of the grass court greats. Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras, Steffi Graf, Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, Rod Laver, Boris Becker and John McEnroe spring to mind. It got me thinking, what makes a great grass court player. If you […]

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APS Tennis: St Kevin’s Go Back to Back

Congratulations to St Kevin’s College 1st Boys Tennis team who have gone back to back taking this seasons APS school tennis title. The team, led by Vida coach Kane Dewhurst, finished the season undefeated in 2017/18 after some close matches against Melbourne Grammar, Brighton Grammar, and Haileybury College. The team, captained by Nelson Walker, had […]

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Why tennis is so good for a young child’s motor skills!

Tennis, and sport in general, is a great way to help children develop their motor skills. Kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years are starting to develop their gross motor skills and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Gross motor skills are a specific set of skills that involve different body parts such […]

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