The mid-season Queen’s Birthday break gives us a chance to reflect on the season so far. Six rounds have been played so far with all Altona teams competing well. There are two more rounds to play before the school term break for the July holidays.   After Round 6, 15 out of 21 Altona teams…

Amelia West

Amelia West is one of Altona Tennis Club’s newest WRTA Competition players. She’s progressed from weekly Hot Shots lessons to representing the club in organised competition. We caught up with Amelia to reflect on her journey so far. Why did you start playing tennis? I watched dad playing (Amelia’s dad Andrew plays in the Tuesday…

The upcoming Queen’s Birthday long weekend will see many tournaments held across Victoria and Australia, with hundreds of players competing at JT and AMT level. The added time commitment of tournaments means that players are often spending long days at the tournament site. Therefore, players must be much more strategic when packing their bag for…

The Fast4 Leagues are in full swing at Altona Tennis Club, with Junior and Senior (Men’s and Women’s) Leagues being run. The format has emerged as a genuine option for players wanting a quick hit of competitive tennis. It’s not a format for everyone, but it might be a format for you. What are the…

Hot Shots Matchplay is an opportunity for players to get their first taste of competition tennis. Currently, it is being held on a Thursday and Sunday at Altona Tennis Club, giving players and parents multiple options.   Benefits of playing Hot Shots Matchplay include: Players get to experience playing matches in a friendly and welcoming…

The French Open is upon us and it’ll leave tennis lovers glued to their seats for the next two weeks. The red clay of Roland Garros presents its own unique challenges to players, and its worth tuning in to learn a thing or two from the pros. What is a clay court? The name ‘clay…

The My Vida Journey program is designed for children who are participating in Hot Shots tennis lessons at Altona TC. It is a program to guide players and parents through the different stages of the Hot Shots program (head start, red, orange and green) and the different competencies associated with each stage of the journey….

The vision of Vida Tennis and Altona Tennis Club is to “create life opportunities through the sport of tennis”. There are many different pathways to achieve each player’s chosen goal, and this blog will explain each of these pathways and help guide players through each step of their tennis journey. Vida Tennis and the Altona…

We are now three weeks in to the WRTA Junior Competition season. Altona has plenty of representation with 15 teams competing on Saturday morning and 6 teams competing on Sunday morning. It’s fantastic to see so many kids participating and enjoying their tennis. Results wise, the following teams are in the top four at this…

Benjamin Ancheta is one of the highest performing junior players at Altona Tennis Club. He is a current member of the Thursday night JT squad at Altona TC and regularly competes at tournament level. He also competed in his first Australian Championship in December last year. We decided to get together with Ben and reflect…

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