Please wear cool and comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and tennis or flat-sole running shoes. In summer, please wear a hat and sunscreen (there will be some at each venue) and bring a water bottle.
Your child can start tennis from as young as 3 years old in lessons aimed at fast-tracking motor skill development (see our Head Start Program info). Sessions designed for younger students are usually 30 minutes in length.
Each child is different in their motivation to play, their abilities, and their concentration levels. For this reason, we have a number of different programs and time lengths to suit each student.
Whenever a new player comes into the Vida Tennis program, we like to do a FREE intro session so we can get an idea as to their current ability and goals and place them into the most suitable program.
At Vida Tennis we believe the three most important questions are:
- Does the coach know their stuff?
- Can I trust them?
- Do they care about my child?
You can read our article on this topic by clicking here.
Not at all. We are able to loan a racquet for your child’s lesson. But we still encourage the child to have their own racquet so they can play outside of their lessons.
Keep in mind that you need to get the right racquet for your child. Your Vida coach can help you select the correct size, weight, and grip.
Your Vida coach can source a racquet for you and have it ready for your next lesson. Speak with your Vida coach on your first intro session.
Vida Tennis has a number of locations for you to choose from.
Lessons are held each night after school, on weekends, before school, and some weekday mornings. Please remember to sign up for your FREE intro session so a member of the Vida team can contact you to speak about your preferred location, day, and time.
Yes you can enroll after the term has started. Simply sign up via the links above and a Vida member will call you to organise your FREE intro session.
Once your lesson time is confirmed, you will be invoiced a pro rata rate for the remainder of the term.
You will see on our re-enrollment form an option to select “same time and same day” as last term. You can fill this in and get it back to your Vida coach or let them know you will be continuing before the end of the current term.
If you require a change to your preferred session type, day, or time, please speak with your coach and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Kids learn differently, but one of the most common and best forms of learning is through visual aids. Video analysis gives each player the ability to see themselves play and compare their performance with that of their previous games and/or professional players.
This enables them to understand where they are currently and where they are aiming to progress to. It also builds up a mini library of data on the improvement and changes they make over time.
The role of the parent in a child’s sport in an important one. We have a lot of content to help you understand your role and guide you through the process. Click the following links to learn more:
- Vida Parent Policies
- Vida Parental Info
Group and squad sessions are structured according to age and ability, and we try to keep the level and reason for playing of all players similar. We also use our My Vida Journey levels as a guide so that each child’s progression can be planned and monitored.
Please be aware that this may mean brothers and sisters of different ages and abilities may have to come at slightly different times.
The Vida Tennis My Vida Journey programs are designed to show you the pathway from starting tennis to entering into competition tennis. Your coach will guide you along this pathway and give you information, date, and how tos along the way.
No, you don’t need to be a club member to have tennis lessons at any Vida venue. But if you would like to play with your child or have your child play with his friends, then we encourage you to become a member. Yearly membership rates are very cost effective and enable you to play all year round. It also gives you insurance coverage through our member governing body Tennis Victoria.
If you or your child would like to play competition tennis, however, then you are required to become a member. Your Vida Coach can help you with this process.
If you are unable to attend a session due to illness or school camp etc. you must notify your coach prior to your lesson with sufficient time in order to be eligible for a make-up lesson.
Sufficient time is considered;
- AM lessons – 6 pm the night prior
- PM lessons – 9 am of the day of the lesson
We allow for 1 make-up lesson per person each term for group & squad lessons when the appropriate notice is given. All eligible private & semi-private lessons will be made up.
Notification of absence and/or arrangement of a make-up can be made directly with your venue Team Leader and it is your responsibility to follow up with your venue team leader to arrange a day/time for your make-up. You will be given up to three different options during the same term or during the school holiday period. Make up’s can not be carried over to the following term. Vida will make every effort to accommodate a suitable day & time.
For any long-term injury, illness or absence please speak directly with your Vida Team Leader.
All washed out or heat policy sessions missed will be made up and the Vida coaching team will contact you with the day & time options.
MAKE-UP FAQ’S & EXAMPLES
- Question: I have notified my coach that my child can not make their lesson within the necessary time. Will a make up be arranged?
Answer: Yes, a makeup will be arranged for your first missed lesson of the term. Your Vida coach will give you a maximum of 3 options to reschedule the lesson, which may include a school holiday program option.Vida will make every effort to accommodate a suitable day & time.
- Question: Can make up lessons be carried over to the following term or credited to the following term?
Answer: No, they can not.
- Question: I have picked up my child after school and they are not feeling well. Can I get a make up?
- Answer: Unfortunately the notice is too late for a make up to be given.
- Question: My child missed a lesson due to rain, what is the process to arrange this missed lesson?
Answer: Your Vida coach will give you options to make this session up during the term or in the school holidays.
- Question: Rain has been falling and we are unsure if the sessions is going ahead. What is the process?
Answer: If you do not get a call, text, or email from your coach, the lesson is going ahead as normal. If there is rain during the session then the lesson will be made up if no indoor option is available to complete the lesson with alternative tennis activities and education.
- Question: My child broke their arm during the term and can not attend for an extended period. Can we get a credit for this?
Answer: Yes, if there are extenuating circumstances or long term injuries, please speak with your Vida coach.
- Question: We will be traveling for 3 weeks during the term and have let Vida know prior to the term beginning. Will these lessons be made up or credited?
Answer: Yes this is possible. Iif there are extended planned long term periods, please speak with your Vida coach and make arrangements.