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Tennis Lessons

Vida Tennis offers a wide range of programs across all venues which link the My Vida Journey. Please click on the program below to open up more information about each option.

Tennis lessons are run over four terms each year, based on public school dates. The dates are listed in the first drop-down tab below.

Term Dates

Term 1 2020

Tuesday 28th of Jan to Sunday 29th of March
NOTE: There will be coaching over the Labour Day Long Weekend unless your coach lets your know different
This will be a 8 or 9-week term depending on what day of the week your sessions are

Term 2 2020
Tuesday 14th April to Sunday 28th June
NOTE: No coaching over the Queen's Birthday Long weekend in June.
This will be a 11-week term

Term 3 2020
Monday 13th July to Sunday 20th Sept
NOTE: No public holidays in this term
This will be a 10-week term for all days.

Term 4 2020
Monday 5th of Oct to Friday 18th Dec
NOTE: There will be no coaching over the Melbourne Cup long weekend unless your coach organizes it directly with you in advance.
This will be a 10-week or 11 week term depending on which day you attend

Group Lessons

There are a variety of group tennis lesson options that link to the stage of development of the individual. All group lessons align with the My Vida Journey program, which helps guide your tennis journey. A key cornerstone of all group lessons is fun! A child will always learn and develop if they are enjoying their tennis in a fun and supportive environment.

All group lessons are energetic, high participation, with small class sizes to creating a great environment to fast track learning and individual development. As the players progress the emphasis is placed on tactical and technique awareness. Players will be placed in groups of similar age and standard and a racquet can be provided for the session if required.

 

Tennis Lessons for 3 to 5 Year Olds - Hot Shots Head Start

The Vida Head Start stages are designed to develop and master fundamental perceptual motor skills, the building blocks of sport, physical activity, and child development. Sessions are run in a fun, enthusiastic environment for kids aged 3 to 5. These sessions combine tennis and other skill-based activities to promote; locomotion & balance, catch, track & intercept, throw, kick and strike, and cognitive development.

Tennis Lessons for 5 to 10 Year Olds - Hot Shots My Progress

The My Progress program follows on from the Head Start program with Red ball lessons leading to Orange balls Hot Shots lessons. These stages guide the child through their tennis pathway with key milestones along the way. There are 4 levels in each of the Red & Orange Ball sections of the program with the child having to develop skills in 6 key development learning areas of tennis; Ground Strokes, Rally, Net Play, Serve & Return, Game Base and Physical Development.
Tennis lessons are structured to teach the required components of the learning areas within their group lessons. As the child transitions through the levels they go from a co-operate to play theme and are introduced to real tennis.

 

Tennis Lessons for 9+ Year Olds - Junior Development Green & Yellow

The Junior Development Green & Yellow ball programs continue the player pathway in the 6 key development learning areas of tennis. These lessons are on a full-size tennis court and use either Green Ball or Yellow Ball depending on the skill level of the player. A key theme in these lessons in 'play'. Players continue to develop their technical skills which closely align with a tactical outcome.

Squad Sessions


Vida Tennis has a range of Squad sessions to cater for all ages and levels. Squad sessions are the follow on programs from group coaching, with the primary role is to focus on tactical awareness, decision making, routines, set plays, mental application, and fitness. There are sessions available most nights at each venue and run for various lengths depending on the age and standard.

Squad sessions range between 60minutes and 2 hours depending on the level and age. Squad sessions fit into the My Vida Journey Pathway in either Junior Development or Performance.

Junior Development Green & Yellow

The Junior Development Green & Yellow ball squad programs continue the player pathway in the 6 key development learning areas of tennis; Ground Strokes, Rally, NetPlay, Serve & Return, Game Base, and Physical Development. These lessons are on a full-size tennis court and use either Green Ball or Yellow Ball depending on the skill level of the player. A key theme in these lessons in 'play'. Players continue to develop their technical skills which closely align with a tactical outcome.

Junior Performance Programs - Orange, Green or Yellow

The Vida Junior Performance programs have three skill & age-based categories. These are Orange Ball, Green Ball, and Yellow Ball.

Each area has the same key focus areas which are the pillars to our performance pathway; Fundamental Tactics, Linking Tactics, Technique, Serve & Return, and Game Development. As players move through from orange to green to yellow, there are development outcomes that link to the squad lessons delivered to extend and challenge the player.

Private Lessons


Individual private tennis lessons are coaches by qualified experience team members with sessions encompass all facets of the modern game. Lessons are delivered to the individual requirements of the player to help to achieve the outcomes the player desires.

Development Players - The six key coaching development areas focused on are; Ground Strokes, Rally, Net Play, Serve & Return, Game Base and Physical Development.

Performance Players - The key coaching areas of focus for lessons are; Fundamental Tactics, Linking Tactics, Technique, Serve & Return, and Game Development.

Video analysis is a key component in private tennis lessons and there are different length lessons available (30, 60, 90 minutes) depending on the individual.

Adult Sessions


Ladies Programs are held at all venues on various days and is suitable for those wishing to improve their tennis skills and fitness levels in a high energy, fun, energetic environment. The program is suitable for both the competition or non-competition player. The ladies program is a great way to continue the “game for life” with friends. Sessions are generally 60 minutes in length.

Adult Group Sessions are run at all Vida venues and are open to players of all levels. The focus in these sessions is tactical and technical development while combining the social element of play.

Cardio Tennis: The best thing about Cardio Tennis is that you do not have to be good at tennis to get involved. In fact, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never played before. Your Cardio coach will deliver activities to all fitness and tennis levels. Cardio Tennis burns calories, have endless activities and you have social workouts with friends. We will have you feeling great and back in shape in no time at all.
When it comes to calories, it’s simple: burn more calories than you consume and you will lose weight and feel great. In the modern time-poor world, it can be hard to keep fit, let alone find a program that is fun and energising. For more information about cardio tennis check out the Tennis Australia website http://cardiotennis.com.au/

Other Play Opportunities & Programs


Vida Tennis run a number of other tennis programs and play opportunities including;

  • Holiday Programs
  • Camps
  • Match Play
  • Tournaments
  • Competitions

All the information about each of these can be found on the Program or Play drop-down in the navigation menu.

 

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