Our first Vida Tennis MCC Glen Iris Hot Shots Pre-Comp tournament for the year was held on Sunday the 19th of March. There were 34 kids who participated in the afternoon, all of which have progressed to the hot shots competition stage of their development. Hot Shots tournaments link with the My Vida Journey program for all kids who have lessons at the club. This program helps guide kids through their own tennis pathway and highlights the times when they are ready to play the all levels of tennis competition
Hot Shots tournaments (now called Hot Shots Match Play) are a great way for kids to start their tournament and competition pathway in a fun relaxed environment. All matches are round robin and have sections based on age groups and level, using Orange or Green tennis balls. Orange ball tournaments use a modified court size and net height, while green ball events use a normal size court. Both singles and doubles matches are played and it is our clubs way of introducing kids to weekend junior competition. A Vida coach was present on each of the courts, to make sure all matches ran smoothly and to help out the kids with scoring if needed.
Despite the hot temperatures, there were still some incredible rallies and as always great sportsmanship shown all day but most importantly all the kids had a great time. Coaches did their best to keep all the kids cool during the day, using the watering hoses to give the kids a nice well earned cool down. There were four different groups, (1 green and 3 orange) who played singles and doubles matches over a two hour period. Matches are played to time enabling all kids to play as much tennis as possible.
Below is a summary of the winners and runners of each group:
- Winner: Tanna Sawford
- Runner up: Vincent Vall
Orange Ball Group 1:
- Winner: Amy Smith
- Runner-up: James Noonan
Orange Ball Group 2:
- Winner: Jack Huminicki
- Runner-up: Olivia Huminicki
Orange Ball Group 3:
- Winner: Tom Parks
- Runners up: Nicholas Myers and Onindu Dissanyaka
Well done to all the kids who played and it is great to see so many enjoying their tennis. We look forward to our next event in June – Click Here for the details