Whoever you are, whatever your current skill level is, the Vida Team has the expertise and tools to help you achieve your goals.
Celebrating 20 years of helping people develop and enjoy their tennis
See what our happy members have to say.
What They Are Saying
Let’s hear from some in our community
I started with Vida Tennis at age 5 at the Veneto Club in Bulleen and they continue to help me today as I continue to improve my world WTA ranking. The tennis pathway to become a professional one is a long and tough road. I am so lucky to have had the Vida team in my corner from day one.
- Jaimee Fourlis
The Connecting Cultures program caters to all levels and everyone feels welcomed from the first session they attend. It’s a great place to meet new friends, get a workout while having lots of fun in the process. It was amazing to see how much everyone improved in their tennis. The Vida coaches led by Martin are excellent and the facilities very good. I would give the program 6 stars.
- Nicholas Koh
“I compete with the Special Olympics, and I have been having lessons with Ash and Nick for about 18 months. They have taught me so much which I’m so grateful and they always make me feel good about myself. My backhand has improved so much, I was reluctant to use both hands at first, but with their encouragement I finally feel comfortable with it. They are the best!!”
- Andrew Bascetta
My Vida Journey Case Studies
Let’s check out some of the stories from the My Vida Journey
Ashleigh started with Vida Tennis at one of the Vida Training Days at Bendigo Tennis Club in 2000 when she was just 10 years old. Ashleigh’s coaches were Kane Dewhurst and Vince Datolli for 7 years while she competed nationally, winning multiple National titles and internationally, achieving a world ranking. In 2011 she joined the coaching team, learning from Vida coaches at multiple venues across Victoria including MCC Glen Iris, Altona TC and Veneto TC. With the support from the Vida Team she completed her Club Professional and Master Club Professional Coaching and now is the Head Coach of Vida Tennis Essendon. Her passion is to help players reach their own individual tennis goals and to support and promote females to stay in tennis.
The Sticca Family
The Sticca Family has been a part of the Vida family for over 10 years now. Juliano and Andrea started in our Hotshots programs when they were in primary school, moving through the My Vida Journey pathway into squads. They both, along with their friends at the Veneto TC were in the Sunday morning junior competition teams that were the first at the club in over 15 years! Juliano and Andrea aren’t the only members of the Sticca family who have developed a love and passion for tennis either. Their mother, Julie, joined our ladies’ program 4 years ago for a fun and healthy activity for her and some friends. They have now transitioned from the coaching program to teammates in ladies’ competition too! We regularly see the Sticca family supporting our Vida events and playing together as a family at the club.
Justin started his Vida Journey with us at age 15 when he relocated from Mildura to Melbourne to train with Vida and attend Xavier College. At the completion of his year 12 studies he received a scholarship to St. Edwards University in Austin Texas where he played four years of College Tennis and studied Business.
After returning home to Australia, Justin opened up Vida Tennis Mildura and helped grow tennis playing opportunities with the Vida team in his home town of Mildura. After four years in this role he transitioned into the Melbourne team, working as operations manager in Vida Footy & Tennis as well as leading the Xavier College Tennis program.
This period of time saw Justin completed his MBA at Deakin University and in recent years has transitioned into the role of Regional Tennis Manager at Tennis Victoria.
Tayla Stenta started tennis with Vida at age eight, training at the Veneto Tennis Club with Vince Dattoli. Her junior tennis and training guided her transition into the US College system receiving a scholarship at North Carolina State University. Tayla played four years on the team, playing number one doubles pairing and helping her team achieve some great results in their conference. When Tayla came home on her college breaks she continued to get lessons with Vince Dattoli and Ashleigh Richardson at the Veneto Tennis Club. After graduating in 2018, she moved back home to Melbourne to continue her studies and still loves playing and represents Royal South Yarra LTC in the Premier League. You will often see her at a Vida venue helping out or just hitting in squad sessions with some of our up and coming juniors.