The Vida “my Progress Program” enables kids to monitor progress along their tennis journey. The aim of the my progress program is to highlight and fast track their development to playing real tennis. As the levels progress the child’s knowledge, ability and confidence grows enabling transition from the co-operative themes to compete.
Level “30” Theme & Colour Ball Used
Level 30 has a co-operative theme using the Hot Shots Red Ball in a modified court space.
The my Progress 30 level is the second level in the eight stage program and your child has achieve the following in each of the six key learning areas to achieve their certificate;
- Can throw the ball to the correct side (FH or BH) so their partner can strike the ball.
- Can run, change direction and make contact with the ball.
- Understands what a split step is.
- Self-feed over the net, the partner must use their racquet to block the ball, catch it with their hands and then self-feed back over the net from the service line.
- Step forwards with the correct foot on both forehand and backhand volley and use a simple blocking action
Serve & Return
- To serve using the on/off serve method and get the ball over the net from the service line
- Understand a basic scoring method and know if the ball is in or out within tennis games.
- Can change direction with balance.
- Is able to perform a lunge with correct posture and technique.
Q. Where are the four Grand Slam Tournaments held & on what surface?
A. The four Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, and the biggest & most important tennis events each year. All of the worlds best plays compete for ranking points, prize money and most of all, the prestige of winning a Grand Slam event. The events are as follows;
- The Australian Open
- Held In January at Melbourne Park
- Surface – Hard Court (Plexi cushion)
- The French Open
- Held in May / June at Roland Garros (Paris)
- Surface – Clay
- Held in June / July at Wimbledon (London)
- Surface – Grass
- The US Open
- Held in Aug / Sept at Flushing Meadows (New York)
- Surface – Hard Court
Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905. However, of these four, only Wimbledon was a major before 1924/25, the time when all four became designated Grand Slam tournaments.
Winning the four majors in consecutive tournaments but not in the same year is known as a Non-Calendar Year Grand Slam, while winning all four majors at any point during the course of a career is known as a Career Grand Slam. Winning the Olympic gold medal in addition to the four majors in a one calendar year is known as a “Golden Grand Slam” or more commonly the “Golden Slam.”
Some More Historical Facts of Tennis
Who is the only player to have won the Golden Slam?
Steffi Graf 1988
Which player completed the first ever Grand Slam?
Donald Budge 1938.
Which players have won the Grand Slam since Donald Budge?
Rod Laver (twice), Margaret Court, Maureen Connolly Brinker & Steffi Graf
Who is the only player to complete a Junior Grand Slam?
Stefan Edberg 1983.
How many men have won all four Grand Slam title but not in one year?
7 (Perry, Budge, Laver, Emerson, Agassi, Federer, Nadal)
How many women have won all four Grand Slam title but not in one year?
11 (Connolly Brinker, Hart, Irvin, Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Serena Williams, Sharapova.
Which Aussie player is the youngest and oldest winner of the Australian Open?
Ken Rosewall, 1953 age 18 & 1972 aged 37
Who has won the most grand slam titles ever in the men’s game?
Roger Federer with 20
Who has won the most grand slam titles ever in the women’s game?
Margaret Court with 24.