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24 Hour Tennis Marathon Completed! October 14, 2019 - 24 Hour Tennis Marathon Completed! Over the weekend of the 4-5th of October, Essendon Tennis Club hosted a 24 Hour Tennis Marathon. The goal was to raise money for the charity Hands Across the Water with the challenge being; to keep one tennis court operating for a 24 hour period. T-Minus 5 hours before we […]
How do I get my child started with Tennis? September 9, 2019 - 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 […]
Footy Season Over? Give tennis a go August 13, 2019 - Tennis is the sport for life, and you can play all year round! So now the junior footy season is coming to an end, why not try tennis! Start Tennis Today with a Free Intro lesson At Vida, there is a program for all ages and abilities at all of our venues, with lesson options […]
What life lessons does sport teach kids? August 12, 2019 - Recently I came across a social media post from a sporting parent which I thought was interesting. It made me think about why sport is so important as a child grows up; the life lessons learned, the shared experiences had with friends and family, the habits it creates, and the health benefits. Below is the […]
Pleasure in Pressure August 8, 2019 - Do you love the nervousness? Pete Sampras was asked by Inside Tennis after his retirement what he missed the most about the game? He said, “I miss feeling so nervous that I would throw up before the finals of Wimbledon.” Embracing Pressure Skill and training naturally play a big part in the ability to execute […]
24 Hour Tennis Marathon July 16, 2019 - 24 Hour Tennis Marathon Vida Tennis Essendon and The Essendon Tennis Club invite you to come and join us for our 24 Hour Tennis Marathon raising Money for Charity! In 2019 Coaches Ashleigh and Blake decided to take on the mental and physical challenge of riding 500kms in 5 days in Thailand for Hands Across the […]
Wimbledon: Look how the court has changed! July 5, 2019 - 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 […]
MCC Kew Junior Comp – Winter 2019 Season June 24, 2019 - Junior competition is halfway through the season and it is great to see MCC Kew’s teams doing well! Competition is a fantastic pathway for players as it gives kids the opportunity to work on things they’ve practiced in lessons, build relationships with other junior members of the club and it gives tennis players an opportunity […]
Advantage Girls Transition Program June 16, 2019 - Vida Tennis presents the next chapter of the Advantage Girls Program, the Advantage Girls Transition Program in Term 3 2019. The Advantage Girls Transition Program is designed to provide an opportunity for young female adults to continue their tennis journey, no matter what their goals are. The 5 weeks will get the young women to […]
Tennis without Barriers – Connecting Cultures Program June 6, 2019 - Sport is culturally significant in our society and plays a key role in bridging diversity and making our city the great place it is. Vida Tennis is excited to announce our new initiative, Tennis without Barriers – Connecting Cultures. Our vision for the program is to create an opportunity for people new to Australia to […]
Female Tennis Coaches – It’s Your Time May 27, 2019 - This is an opinion piece from Director of Vida Tennis Essendon about Female Tennis Coaches – Ashleigh Richardson With the huge rise of girls and women in sport with AFLW, Suncorp Super Netball and the #changeourgame in Tennis Coaching, there has never been a better time to join the female tennis coaches movement. I’m very […]
Chasing Summer – USA Tennis Camp Experience May 14, 2019 - 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 […]
MCC Kew – Junior Comp is underway May 8, 2019 - Junior competition is back underway with 4 teams representing MCC Kew every week! Around 20 kids have the opportunity to not only represent MCC Kew, but to work on their tennis skills and build relationships with players from our club. The benefits of playing competition weekly are important for tennis development, as it gives players […]
How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports April 8, 2019 - Being a sporting parent is not an easy job. Recently I read a great article on www.activeforlife.com and thought I would share it will the Vida community. Enjoy. Sean Hosemans Vida Tennis Epping How to be a mindful parent when it comes to kids and sports These days, everyone wants to incorporate more mindfulness into […]
How to develop a great green ball squad March 19, 2019 - 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 […]
Vida JDS Tournament Series 2019 March 4, 2019 - The Vida JDS Tournament Series will see 6 events player over the three school holiday periods in 2019. The first two events are coming up in April in Epping and Altona. What are JDS events? The Junior Development Series (JDS) is a series of introductory tournaments aimed for beginner to intermediate players aged 11&U, 13&U […]
10 Values Tennis Teaches Kids For Life February 26, 2019 - by Leon Van Voorthuizen Tennis is a great sport to start when you are young and recently I came across a post first shared on “playyourcourt.com“, and thought I would share it with the Vida community. Tennis teachers so many amazing values! Build self-confidence One of the first things you learn in tennis practice is […]
Vida Hotshots Challenge Day 2019 February 15, 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 […]
ITFs Futures & AMT Tournaments December 23, 2018 - Once you have competed in the many Junior Tournament and National Points Events as a junior and you are ready to challenge yourself at a higher level you can enter into ITF, Futures and Australian Money Tournament events. It is important to talk to your coach before you enter these events because they are at […]
Adult Competition December 18, 2018 - 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 […]
Junior and Senior Pennant December 11, 2018 - 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 […]
Junior Comp at MCC Kew – Dec 2018 Update December 6, 2018 - Vida and MCC Kew are very excited to have 2 new comp teams this season representing the club in the local Eastern Region Tennis Association comp! All members of both of these new teams were playing competition for the first time and were very excited to be able to take part in tennis competition and […]
Junior and Senior Club Championship December 5, 2018 - 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 […]
Junior Tournaments & Nationals Events November 28, 2018 - Junior Tournaments are the start to a competitive tournament system for tennis players involving the use of ranking points. There are 4 different levels to JT Tournaments lowest to highest; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Players can enter in singles and doubles events. Please talk to your coach directly about which tournaments would best suit […]
Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2019 November 21, 2018 - 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 […]
Win the Parenting Game – The 2019 Sporting Parents Conference October 21, 2018 - During the upcoming Australian Open, Tennis Australia has put together a great opportunity for parents to learn from the best. There will be presentations from a collective of high-performance coaches, former players, parents and more. The 2019 Sporting Parents Conference provides a rare opportunity to hear from all these people during this interactive session. See […]
Five week Ladies and Kids Motor Skill Programs Start Soon October 17, 2018 - Vida would like to invite all Ladies and 3 to 5 year old kids to your 5-week program. Ladies Tennis Program Get back into tennis or give tennis a go. This five-week program is a one-hour session per week where you will play, learn and have a great time in a fun relaxed environment. All […]
Super 10’s Competition September 13, 2018 - 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 […]
Junior Development Series Tournaments (JDS) August 31, 2018 - 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 […]
Vida Tennis Charity Day 2018 August 30, 2018 - Come and support Vida Tennis Coaches Ashleigh Richardson and Blake Poyser at the Vida Tennis Charity Day 2018! All money raised will be donated to Hands Across the Water – a foundation that supports at-risk & underprivileged kids and communities in Thailand. Hands Across The Water, was originally formed after countless Thai children were left alone and […]
Junior Competition August 24, 2018 - 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 […]
Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day Events August 17, 2018 - Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day Events Following on from your child playing in the ANZ Hotshots Match Play Events we have the Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day Events! The Vida Tennis Hotshots Challenge Day is an event held by Vida Tennis annually at one of the Vida Venues within Melbourne. There have been four Vida […]
5 Week Ladies & Cardio program at Bulleen and Kew – Starting Soon August 10, 2018 - Vida Tennis Bulleen and Vida Tennis Kew invite you to get back into tennis! There are six million adults in Australia who have tried tennis but are currently not playing. The majority of the time this is because life got in the way. It’s time to get back into the sport for life. This 5-week […]
ANZ Hotshots Match Play with Vida Tennis August 10, 2018 -   The first step in your child’s competition pathway is playing in the ANZ Hotshots Match Play events! These events are the perfect place to start trying some friendly competition with kids from their own club surrounded by coaches that can help them out. Vida Tennis ANZ Hotshots Match Play is a Tennis Australia recognized […]
My trip and presenting in Argentina: Pros and Cons of a success based tennis powerhouse July 24, 2018 - During the July school holiday break, Ignacio, our Head Coach at MCC Glen Iris went back his home country Argentina. Below is an account of some of his experiences. Sometimes, hopefully not too often, we forget who are the people responsible for where we are, but going back to places where you learn your craft […]
Hotshots Challenge Day 2018 Results April 19, 2018 - The Hotshots Challenge Day was held at the Veneto Club on Sunday where we had over 80 kids come and represent their clubs in social doubles competition. This was the 4th time the event has been held with Veneto, Essendon and Altona winning the first 3 years. Each club had a team colour and it […]
The Swan Hill Tournament Camp 2018 April 10, 2018 - On Easter Monday 26 Vida kids and 3 coaches travelled by train to Swan Hill to compete in the Swan Hill 2018 JT and AMT. The journey started at Southern Cross station with all of us leaving bright an early on a V-line train for Swan Hill. Everyone was very excited to meet each of […]
MCC Kew: Meet our Head Coach Danny Oltvay March 23, 2018 - Vida Tennis is excited to announce that Danny Oltvay will be the Head Coach at MCC Kew starting from April the 1st 2018. Danny is a dedicated, passionate, results-oriented person, who is a career tennis coach. Danny has been involved in coaching in the Northern Suburbs area for the past 8 years and has developed great […]
MCC Kew Tennis Open Day March 11, 2018 - MCC Kew and Vida Tennis would like to invite you to meet the new coaching team and try tennis with us at our FREE Open Day. On Sunday, March 25th from 10am there were be lots of tennis opportunities for all the family. This is open to current club members, current coaching students, tennis lovers […]
Vida Tennis at MCC Kew – Coming Soon March 8, 2018 - It is with great excitement that Vida Tennis would like to announce that we will be running coaching programs and tennis services from MCC Kew from April 2018. MCC Kew is located at 397 Barkers Road Kew and offers 6 en-tout-cas fully lit courts. MCC Kew offers a wide range of sports and facilities to members […]

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