Welcome to Vida Tennis where our vision is to “create life opportunities” through the sport of tennis. Whether your goal is the world stage or personal best, a life opportunity is waiting for you. The following short video helps explain what will take place during your intro session and a little more about the Vida programs.
The My Vida Journey Program helps guild kids through their very own tennis pathway. For more information about this unique program click here.
You still may have some questions about our programs, so we have put together some of the most Frequently Asked Questions below. We also value you clients feedback, so to hear what current and former clients think of Vida, click on the Testimonials button below.
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any further questions please email; [email protected]
At what age can my child start tennis lessons?
Your child can start tennis from as young as 3 years old in lessons aimed at fast tracking Motor Skill Development (see our Certificate Program info). At the younger age the sessions are usually 30 min in length.
What program is best for my child?
Each child is different in their motivation to play, their abilities and their concentration levels. For this reason we have a number of different programs and time lengths to suit each person. When a new player come into the Vida Tennis program, we like to do a FREE intro session so we can get an idea as to the players current ability, goals and in-turn place each individual into the most suitable program. For a full list of program options click here.
What are the 3 most important questions when selecting your child coach?
At Vida Tennis we believe the three most important question are; Does the coach know their stuff? Can I trust him/her? Does he/she care about my child? You can read our article on this topic by clicking here
Does my child require their own racquet for the lesson?
No, we are able to loan a racquet for your child’s lesson. Once your child has started lessons we encourage the child to have their own racquet so they can play away from their lesson. Also remember the right size racquet is important at a young age. Your Vida coach can help you select the right size, weight & grip.
Where do I get a tennis racquet from?
Your Vida coach is able to organise a racquet for you and have it ready for your next lesson. Speak with your Vida coach on your first intro session.
What do I need to wear and bring along to coaching?
Please wear cool and comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely. Tennis shoes or runners (flat sole). In summer please remember a hat, sunscreen (there will be some at each venue) and a water bottle.
When & Where are the lessons held?
Vida Tennis have a number of locations for you to choose from (click here to view locations) and lessons are held each night after school, weekends, before school and some weekday mornings. Please remember to sign up for your FREE intro session and a member of the Vida team will contact you to speak about your preferred location, day and time.
How do I enroll?
Can I enroll after the term has started?
Yes you can enroll after the term has started. Once again, sign up by the previous mentioned process, a Vida member will call you to organise your free intro session and once your lesson time is confirmed you will be invoiced a pro rata rate for the remainder of the term.
Do I need to re-enroll each term?
You will see on our registration form an option to select “same time and same day” as last term. You can fill this in and get it back to your Vida Coach or let them know you will be continuing before the end of the current term. If you require a change to session type, day or time, please speak with your coach and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
What happens if I miss a lesson or there is rain on the day of my lesson? What are my Make-Up options?
Vida Tennis make up missed sessions due to rain and notified absence. We try and make up all lessons during the term or in the school holiday period. You can read all the Make Up details and other Terms & Conditions by clicking here
How do you work out which is the most suitable group for my child?
Group and Squad sessions are structured according to age and ability, where possible keeping the level and reason for playing, similar. We also use our Certificate program as a guide so that each child’s progression can be planned and monitored. Please be aware that this may mean brothers and sisters of different ages and abilities may have to come a slightly different times.
When is my child ready to play Hot Shots Leagues and/or Junior Competition?
The Vida Tennis Certificate program is designed to show you the pathway from starting tennis to entering into competition tennis. Your coach will guide you along this pathway and give you information, date, and how to’s along the way.
Does my child or myself need to be a Club Member to have lessons?
No you don’t need to be a club member to have tennis lessons at any Vida venue. If you would like to play with your child or have your child play with his friends, then we encourage you to become a member. Yearly membership rates are very cost effective and enable you to play all year round as well as giving you insurance cover through our member governing body, Tennis Victoria. If you or your child would like to play competition tennis then you are required to become a member. You Vida Coach can help you with this process.
Why do you use Video Analysis is many of the coaching lessons?
Kids learn differently, but one of the most common and best forms of learning is Visual. Video analysis gives the player the ability to see themselves play and compare with their previous images and/or professionals. This enables the player to understand where they are currently and where they are aiming to progress to. Its also builds up a mini library of data on the improvement and changes over time for each individual.
What is my roles as a Tennis Parent?
The role of the parent in a childs sport in an important one. We have a lot of content to help you understand your role and guide you through the process. You can find this info on the following two links; Vida Parent Policies and Vida Parental Info