• Do we need private lessons?

    Do we need private lessons?

    Being a tennis parent can be challenging, especially if your child has ambitions of becoming a touring professional.  There are many coaching methods and structures to choose from.  The most popular for aspiring professionals are mainly; Squads Private lessons Groups lessons Hitting sessions Matches/Tournaments Most players need a good mixture of both, especially match play.  But how important are private lessons?  According to Lisa Stone, a tennis writer mainly focusing […]

  • Afl players that played tennis

    Afl players that played tennis

    AFL/Tennis players. With the AFL season starting in a few days, we will take a moment to look at some past and present players in the AFL who played a high level of tennis throughout their junior careers.  With most kids playing multiple sports in their development years, it’s not uncommon for some athletes to become exceptionally good at two or three sports and then concentrate on one as they […]

  • Get Better In The Holidays

    Get Better In The Holidays

    Keep Improving! So the school holidays are coming, and you’ve got lots of time for yourself.  Some people will have tournaments and others may not.  Usually, most tennis lessons take a break from regular sessions throughout the holidays.  So how can you keep working on your game without going to your private lesson or squad?  There are many ways to do this.  Some you can do by yourself and others […]

  • Note Taking with Andy Murray

    Note Taking with Andy Murray

    So how do the pro’s go through a match without a coach helping them?  Some coach themselves, some use their trained up memory, and others take notes and read them throughout  a match.  Women now have a chance to have a coach come out between sets but still, this leaves a lot of time without coaching contact. So apart from the obvious things a player needs to think about, there […]

  • The Psychology of Djokovic vs Murray in the Aus Open Final

    The Psychology of Djokovic vs Murray in the Aus Open Final

    A lot has already been said about this match. The amazing first 2 sets, the ups and downs of Novak, his sudden awakening, his bizarre shaky legs, Andy’s anger and relentless talking … etc. But beyond the armchair analysis what do we really learn from this 2015 Australian Open final? First we have to remember the quality and level of both players’ game during the tournament. Their consistency is a model. […]

  • Can’t throw, can’t catch: Vida Head Start Program to the rescue

    Can’t throw, can’t catch: Vida Head Start Program to the rescue

    There has been much talk about childhood development, particularly in the areas of obesity and physical activity.  You may have seen or heard of a recent study by the Victoria University into the skill decline of our children. An article Can’t throw, can’t catch: Australian kids are losing that sporting edge highlighted “evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international peers and are performing worse in skills such as […]

  • Tournaments during the next school holidays

    Tournaments during the next school holidays

    The next school holiday period will see tournaments and events available for all levels of players. See below all the options; JT Australian Ranking Points Events 2015 Vida Swan Hill Grasscourt – JT Event Type: JT White Date of Event: 31st March to the 2nd April Entry Close: 20th March 2015 Events: 12&U, 14&U, 16&U Singles & Doubles Boys & Girls Consolation Events: Yes Online Entry: Click Here Fact Sheet: Click Here […]

  • Vida Hot Shots Club Challenge

    Vida Hot Shots Club Challenge

    The first Vida Tennis Hot Shots Club Challenge will be a great opportunity for orange & green ball hot shots kids at four of our venues to play some friendly matches against each other. If you are a current Vida player at one of the below venues, join your clubs team on Saturday March 28th, for a fun day on and off the court. There will be two section; Orange […]

  • Want to be a ball kid at the 2016 Australian Open?

    Want to be a ball kid at the 2016 Australian Open?

    Ballkids play an integral role in ensuring that tennis tournaments run smoothly. Throughout the Australian Open series, each ballkid is a focal part of every game, be it at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne or at the Brisbane International, Hobart International or the Apia International Sydney. Who can be a ball kids? Ballkids are aged between 11 and 17 years depending on the tournament age restrictions. Please see below exact […]

  • Roger Federer warns against the perils of pushy parents

    Roger Federer warns against the perils of pushy parents

    Tennis player Roger Federer says sports stars do not need pushy parents ‘babysitting’ them through their career.  The following article was first published on the 26th of Dec 2014 by By Hannah Furness from The Telegraph. Young sports stars do not need pushy parents “babysitting” them through their career, the tennis champion Roger Federer has said, as he argues athletes should be given space to develop without unnecessary pressure. Federer, who […]

 

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