Vida Tennis Charity Day 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 homeless by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

Blake and Ashleigh have decided to take on the mental and physical challenge of riding 500kms in 5 days in Thailand in April next year. They see this as a great opportunity to give back to kids in need and to learn & grow from what will be an exceptional experience of a lifetime. The Ride will include traveling through under-privileged communities and will finish by spending time and staying with the kids at the all-girls Orphanage. One hundred percent of all funds raised will go directly to these kids and the orphanage.

Over the coming months, we will also set up a follow our journey page and hope you can share in experience and support the charity ride.

Join Us at Our Event Day

With your help, our aim to raise $10,000 for the Hands Across the Water Group. To help do this we are running a Charity Day Event, the details are as follows –

  • Sunday, October 14th

  • Essendon Tennis Club

  • 1pm-3.30pm

  • Fast 4 Tennis Tournament for all ages

  • Raffle including over $600 worth of prizes

  • Hotshots Prizes for Kids

  • Trophies

  • Free BBQ & some finger food

  •  The bar will be open


To come and support Blake and Ashleigh and be apart of the event costs will be $30 per adult or $50 for 2 adults -Kids are FREE! The cost for the adult ticket will cover entry into the fast 4 tournament for you and your child, BBQ lunch & Finger Food. Entry will also get you five free raffle tickets.

Can’t make it on the day and would like to help?

If you can’t be apart of this wonderful day but would like to donate you have a couple of options –

  • Online Donations – To check out how we are going towards our $10,000 target or to donate please click on one of the below links
    Ashleigh Richardson Donation Page 
    Blake Poyser Donation Page 
  • Partnership – We are looking for some wonderful businesses that would like to be a part of our journey and partner with us with a $1000 donation. As a thank you, we can offer your business; print business Logo on one of our jerseys to be worn for the entire Bike Ride duration, attend the charity day for free, thank you posts marketing your business online and connections on our social media channels.
    We only have 6 spots left available for this partnership. If this is something you would be interested in please contact Ashleigh on 0422 240 269
  • Raffle Tickets – You can Buy Raffle Tickets at each Vida venue – please speak to your head coach to get some
  • Online Auction TBA – Some exceptional sporting memorabilia will be auctioned off online with all money going to the charity. More details to come!

If you want to book your tickets early or have any questions please email [email protected] or call 0422 240 269

About Hands Across the Water

Our charity, Hands Across The Water, was originally formed after countless Thai children were left alone and homeless by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. Former police forensic specialist Peter Baines, working with the tsunami disaster victim identification team, was deeply touched by the number of children affected by the natural disaster and was inspired to establish an organisation that could make a real difference. In late 2005, a team of committed individuals with the desire to help others formed Hands Across The Water.

Our relationship with Business Blueprint & Hands Across the Water?

Vida has been a part of the education and mentoring program called Business Blueprint for 7 years now. The leadership training and support that our team has received from the knowledgeable mentors and trainers there have played a big part in the growth of our team, this included the founder of Hands, Peter Baines. Ashleigh has been attending workshops and been a member with them for 3 years now and this has been something she has wanted to do since watching the first video about it 3 years ago. Business Blueprint has now raised over $1,000,000 for Hands over previous years and we are thrilled to be part of the journey in 2019.


Big thank you to our first Partner in rpmmelbourne! Daniel Giarrusso and his son Harry have been with Vida Tennis and Footy for many years now and we are really excited to have them on board!

rpmmelbourne is a boutique destination located in a heritage building in the heart of Carlton. Since its inception as a menswear store over 25 years ago, rpmmelbourne has had a particular focus on quality, substance, and timeless design. With the introduction of womenswear not long after, rpmmelbourne has since become a go-to style destination for those in the know, specialising in Parisian fashion and housing a curated selection of premium European designers. We showcase new collections to our loyal customer base every two weeks and travel to Europe each season to source an incomparable selection of designers, many of which are exclusive to our store. Rpmmelbourne offers personal styling services, regularly hosts exciting in-store events, and most importantly, always provides our customers with a one of a kind, premium shopping experience.

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