Whilst the school holidays are on, WRTA competitions take a break for a few weeks. Nine rounds have now been completed, with a further five to complete during Term 3 before the commencement of the finals. We have 21 Altona teams currently competing in WRTA Juniors: 15 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday. The current…

With Wimbledon well underway, the grass courts of the All England Club are some of the hardest courts to master in tennis – especially due to the transition from the slow Parisian clay of the French Open. Today, we’ll explore how to best play on the grass. Where can you find natural grass courts in…

The Association Junior League (AJL) is back for 2019, with the WRTA again looking to enter as many teams as possible in this competition. The AJL pits WRTA selected teams against other regional associations in Melbourne, giving players a fantastic opportunity to play with and against a variety of players. There are 12&U, 14&U and…

The WRTA Mixed and Pennant competitions took a break over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, and thus it’s a good chance to check in on the progress of the Altona teams. Altona has one team in the Mixed and four teams in the Pennant.   There have been six rounds played with plenty more still to…

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…

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