Coaching

Vida Tennis offer a variety of tennis programs for all ages and abilities at the Altona Tennis club each day of the week. We can tailor a program to suit your needs; weekly lessons, hot shots, competition play, tournament, holiday programs, training camps, adult session and more. Below you will find further information about each of the programs at the days available at the club.

Vida Tennis offer a FREE introductory session for new registrations entering a program so we can make sure you are in the program that meets your needs. You can sign up for your free intro at the bottom on this page. For more information about Altona Tennis Club please contact us.

Group Kids Tennis Lessons & Squads at Altona Tennis Club

The Altona Tennis Club / Vida Tennis Group Hot Shots kids tennis lessons are run in a fun, enthusiastic environment with emphasis on developing the fundamental motor skills for tennis and everyday life. Energetic, high participation, with small class sizes to create a great environment to fast track learning and individual development. As the players progress the emphasis is placed on tactical and technique awareness. Players will be placed in groups of similar age and standard and a racquet can be provided for the session if required. Sessions run for 30 minutes or 45 minutes depending on age.

There are various squad session available during the week and range from development green ball squads to section 1 WRTA juniors. Contact Head Coach Mark to find out which squad best suits your needs or sign up in the box below to organise your free intro session.

DATES
Monday to Friday from 3:30pm
Saturday & Sunday Mornings from 9:00am

Vida Tennis have their own designed “my Vida journey” program to help guild children through the learning process. All kids who enroll in Hot Shots Group tennis lessons participate in the program and are guided through their tennis pathway receiving certificates along the way to mark their achievements. Once completed they can then take their “next steps” into competition, squads and more. There are two program areas with the my Vida journey; Head Start Program and the my Progress Program.

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Hot Shots Stage

The Hot Shots Stage are integrated into the my Vida journey and are split into three stages: Red, Orange and Green. There is also an optional Launch Pad stage for young players aged between three and five-years-old. Children progress from one stage to the next when they are ready. This ensures that children learn at their pace and will ultimately make the transition to using a yellow ball on a full-size court when they are fully prepared.

The Launch Pad stage introduces children to tennis through games and fun activities. Children learn the basics of tennis including how to rally. This stage really help children develop their fundamental motor skills; throw, run, catch, jump and most importantly, tracking. There are a number of program options at this stage but its a great way for kids to stage tennis and have fun.
Court Size: various
Tennis Ball: Red Ball (25% compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 19–23 inches
The Red stage is for beginners. The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25 per cent compression), making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.
Court Size: 3 m × 8.23 or 6 m × 10.97 m
Tennis Ball: red ball (25% compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 21–23 inches
After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage where the ball bounces a little higher (50 per cent compression) and the court is a bit bigger. Kids continue to develop their skills in a modified tennis environment while having a great time.
Court Size: 6.4 m × 18.29 m
Tennis Ball: Orange Ball (50% compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 23–25 inches
The ball used in the Green stage has a higher compression (75 per cent of a yellow tennis ball) and children play on a full-size court.

Court Size: 10.97 m × 23.78 m (full court)
Tennis Ball: Green Ball (75% compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 25–27 inches
The Yellow Stage is not an official stage in the Hot Shots Program but it marks the time when a child is ready to play on full size courts with the normal yellow tennis ball.
Court Size: not applicable
Tennis Ball: not applicable
Recommended Racquet Size: not applicable

Private Tennis Lessons

Individual private tennis lessons are coaches by qualified experience staff and session encompass all facets of the modern game. The four key areas of development are the primary focus; technical, tactical, mental and movement. Video analysis is a key component in private tennis lessons and there are different length lessons available (30, 60, 90 minutes) depending on the individual.

DATES
Each Day of the Week by Arrangement

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