The Vida “my Progress Program” enables kids to monitor progress along their tennis journey. The aim of the my progress program is to highlight and fast track their development to playing real tennis. As the levels progress the child’s knowledge, ability and confidence grows enabling transition from the co-operative themes to compete.

Level “Advantage” Theme & Link to Competition

Level Advantage has a co-operative theme using the Hot Shots Orange Ball in a modified court space but is transitioning into the compete theme. Children can be introduced into “real tennis” game play within a Hot Shots Orange League. 

The my Progress Advantage level is the fifth level in the eight stage program and your child has achieve the following in each of the six key learning areas to achieve their certificate;

Forehand

  • Understand the difference between open & closed stance.
  • Perform topspin on forehands.

Backhand

  • Understand the difference between open & closed stance.
  • Understand racquet head and butt positions on swing lines.

Net Play

  • Volley a ball after moving forwards and performing a split step and use correct footwork.

Serve & Return

  • Has developed an understanding of the correct serve grip.
  • Can demonstrate a return of serve (movement & swing).

Game Base

  • Understands how to score within a set / match.
  • When to change ends and which side to stand in doubles.

Physical Development

  • Is able to perform agility exercises with efficient running technique and change of direction movement patterns.
  • Can complete a push ups with correct technique.

Push Ups

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What is the Next Level and What do I have to do to achieve it?

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Click Here to view the next level in the my Progress Program.

Click Here to view the full program poster overview.

On Certificate Question

Q. Should you serve from the same place in singles & doubles and where should you stand?

A. It is the servers choice as to where in the court they want to stand when serving in both singles and doubles. Generally in singles the server will stand approx one racquet length from the center marker and further away for doubles. The following diagram gives you an example;

Countrywide Classic - Day 6    Western & Southern Financial Group Masters Day 6

Note the position of the server in the doubles image on the left is much wider in the court than the singles image on the right. There are many variation in the positions you can stand, but these are the most common.

Where are the standard positions to start when playing doubles? 

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Do the net players (RP and SP) have to start at the net? No they do not