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Thanks to our Kiwi Tennis Coach Tom Sizeland

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Thanks to our Kiwi Tennis Coach Tom Sizeland

Thanks to our Kiwi Tennis Coach Tom Sizeland

The Tennis Canberra community is extremely lucky to have many coaches and we appreciate both – coaches who work 8 hours a day and coaches that help out when we need them.  Tom Sizeland was inducted into the Tennis Canberra coaching team this year and we were lucky to have him.

From a junior Kiwi tennis player to a recent US College Tennis Graduate, Tom is down in Canberra studying to become a doctor at the Australian National University.  Tom is currently preparing to take on the medical exams for the next 6 weeks, which means that he will not be on court coaching for the rest of 2018.  We do wish him all the best and, hopefully, with these tough exams out of the way he will be back in action in 2019.

 

Tennis Canberra serves up an ace: by Brand Canberra

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Tennis Canberra serves up an ace: by Brand Canberra

Tennis Canberra serves up an ace: by Brand Canberra

It’s official – Australia has got tennis fever. With the Open kicking off in Melbourne this week, fans across the nation are rallying behind born and bred Canberran, Nick Kyrgios, as he stakes his claim to the title… Full article click here

Credit: Brand Canberra

 

Where to play tennis? Your 2018 Summer Guide – ACT

Where to play tennis? Your 2018 Summer Guide – ACT

Where to play tennis? Your 2018 Summer Guide – ACT

We have seen it all and the Australian Open hasn’t even started.  Huge win by our Canberra boy Nick Kyrgios in the Brisbane International.  Ash Barty showed why she considered one of the top women players in the world (even with a two-year break from the sport), and how could forget about the Demon Alex Di Minaur.  What an incredible two week for the youngster making the semis in Brisbane and the final in Sydney.

With a successful Pro Tour in Canberra and upcoming Federation Cup tie also around the corner tennis courts will be filled with new players eager to give tennis a crack.

To make it easy for you I’ve listed a handful of playing options that will suit anyones situation.  Give tennis a go this summer and

Kids Holiday Camps

  • Jan 22-24
  • Jan 29-31

Venue: Old Parliament House Tennis Club Click Here For More Information

Adult Summer Sessions (Coaching & BBQ)

Look out for a FREE Tennis Coaching Sessions. There are always session popping up for both kids and adults.  These sessions are great to give tennis a go and to help you choose which program you fit in before signing up for a season coaching program.

For more information visit www.tenniscanberra.com.au/try-tennis

The Tennis Canberra Coaching Season starts the week of February 5th. With over 50 scheduled sessions during the week over 7 venues, there will be a program for everyone.

For program information:

Tennis Canberra Club will be hosting Club Open Days.  This will see FREE coaching, open courts for the public and you get to meet the teams behind each tennis club.

Find the next Open Day Click Here

Unlike any other Tennis Club… Join the fun

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Unlike any other Tennis Club… Join the fun

Unlike any other Tennis Club… Join the fun

11903913_883452265076755_63423636873068596_nThe Summer of Tennis is around the corner and our team cannot wait to get out in the Sun for another term of coaching. Although there are many tennis academies around town we invite you to an environment that gives you an experience both on and off the court. Three-proud-years and Tennis Canberra is going from strength-to-strength. Apart from a coaching team that has both experience and credibility we do not limit our talents to the tennis court. As people and social beings we understand that our simple sport can be much bigger in a community-sense.

14368695_1116106181811361_1014145601209572017_nWe respect our fellow colleagues in the tennis industry and we know how hard it is to be a tennis coach however to their credit our humble coaches and extended tennis family have “bought in” and created a culture like no other.

It is a social club that have seen so many friendships transpire. It doesn’t matter if you’re a junior or an adult playing for the first time, our welcoming environment and inclusion is the reason we’ve had success.

13925602_1080116275410352_1346104481882941886_oFrom weekly after tennis dinners, morning coffee club to community events we attend to help out our fellow man/woman we leave no stone un-turned. But don’t take my word for it come visit us, or even better participate in a lesson and join the incredible people we coach every week as them ask why Tennis Canberra is unlike any other tennis academy or club in Australia.


Click Here to Register for Term 4, 2016 Sping Coaching

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The Tennis CBR Family Supporting their Coaches at a local Tennis Tournament – Biggest Crowd and by far the loudest supporters in the ACT
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Catching up with some friends (and pro-tennis players) we grew up playing tennis with at the Aussie Open – Make friends for life!
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Some of the Tennis CBR Coaches spending time off the court and enjoying each others company in Japan! We support each other on and off the court, it was great to see James (left) compete in the Osaka Triathlon!
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Our Tennis Family attending the Annual Tennis ACT Awards. We are proud to attend these awards ever year and represent a chosen charity.

 

A word from Robbie Manzano: I’m humbled by the your support, generosity and friendship

A word from Robbie Manzano: I’m humbled by the your support, generosity and friendship

A word from Robbie Manzano: I’m humbled by the your support, generosity and friendship

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First hit for 2015 – What a year it has been!

I have never been so humbled in my entire life. The support my team and I have had over the last couple of years have been overwhelming. Tennis Canberra has not just been an exciting tennis academy growing by the day but a community that is built on support, generosity and friendship. Personally coming to tennis has helped me get through a tough part my life with the Tennis Canberra Family helping our coaches and friends when in need. I’m so proud of every member of our tennis community and I would like to thank each and everyone for the love that you’ve shown us. With Christmas hours away and 2016 around to corner I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Us coaches are taking time off court during the Christmas and New Years break but will be back for our January Summer Session. I have the best team in the world and I know how hard we’ve worked this year – 2016 you better be ready!


2015 – A year of support, generosity and friendship


 

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Beyond the Court with Robbie Manzano

Give tennis a go – Free Trial Week: September 21st – 27th

Give tennis a go – Free Trial Week: September 21st – 27th

Give tennis a go – Free Trial Week: September 21st – 27th

Untitled-2Happy Spring! The sun is out, the flower are in bloom and a stroll to the local courts becomes the norm. We welcome the new players to join us for a free tennis week in preparation for a exciting term 4. For all those already registered for next term you can use this opportunity to meet the team, dust out any winter cobwebs and ask us any questions. Those thinking about playing this summer this opportunity will give you a taste of the summer of tennis at Tennis Canberra.

The coaches are going to use this time to give advice on which session you or your child should participate in and help us organise our classes for term 4. Below is all the information you need however if you have any question please email us or give us a call.

  • What: Attend a trial group adult or junior tennis class in week 10 of Term 3.
  • When: Monday 21st of September – 27th of September (For times see the term timetable)
  • Who: Adult or junior players that want to play tennis or players who want to give tennis a go. We have sessions for beginners to competition players.
  • Where: We run programs at the following venues – Barton Tennis Club, Majura Tennis Club (Dickson), Reid Tennis Club and the Old Parliament House Gardens (Parkes). Please visit the term timetable to see the most convenient session that suits you.
  • Booking: Please fill out the online booking form www.tenniscanberra.com.au/book-online Be sure to let us know you want to attend the free tennis week in the additional notes section
  • Contact: Email play@tenniscanberra.com.au or call us on 0423 366 014

 

Happy 2nd Birthday Tennis Canberra – It’s been a roller-coaster!

Happy 2nd Birthday Tennis Canberra – It’s been a roller-coaster!

Happy 2nd Birthday Tennis Canberra – It’s been a roller-coaster!

On behalf of our team I want to thank everyone that attended Tennis Canberra’s 2nd birthday celebrations. It’s been one hell of a ride and we can officially say that we’re not going anywhere any time soon. Running a new business isn’t easy and the stresses of turning a passion to a sustainable lifestyle can sometimes put a downer on what you love to do. Saying that we’ve struck lucky and every player, volunteer and staff member has only added the the positive community environment I set out to build. Our story is short however eventful to say the least and already looking forward to the future of Tennis Canberra.


 

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Happy Holidays: Whats in store for 2015

Coach Provider Details – Tennis Canberra – Use this information for Sporting Schools & NNPP forms

Happy Holidays: Whats in store for 2015

Happy Holidays: Whats in store for 2015

PC010210On behalf of the Tennis Canberra coaches and those who work behind the scenes I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’m absolutely spent and the summer break will give all the coaches time to recharge their batteries before a busy summer of tennis.

We’ve come along way and looking back on 2014 we can say we’ve given everything we’ve got. Although we are humbled by the kind words and the positive feedback we believe there are better things to come in 2015.

With 4 established locations, passionate and professional coaches and programs the whole of Canberra can participate in Tennis Canberra is due for a big one.

Again, we cannot thank you enough for the support we’ve received and we’ve done our job if you guys are enjoying the sport we are so passionate about.

Below is a list of the upcoming events Tennis Canberra is running this January and February. Please don’t wait till the last minute to sign up as we are already in the process of organising our 2015 summer and term 1 programs.

January Adult Programs @ Old Parliament House Rose Gardens

January Junior Holiday Camps @ Old Parliament House Rose Gardens

Term 1, 2015 – Adult and Junior Groups – Launching first week of February

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ACT Super 10s – Wrap Up

ACT Super 10s – Wrap Up

ACT Super 10s – Wrap Up

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Team Williams: Coach Robbie

ACT played host for the Super 10s teams event on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2015. 16 of the best boys and girls from ACT and regional NSW grinded it out on the Lyneham clay courts in sweltering heat.

Tennis Canberra coaches Avi Baskar (Team Rafa) and Robbie Manzano (Team Williams) were 2 of 8 team coaches for the event. With all teams evenly matched it was tough to determine a champion team on Day 1.

Day 2, served a scorching 37 degrees out on court. After close ties in both boys and girls semi-finals Team Rafa (boys) and Team Williams (girls) both went through to the finals.

A surprise visit from Nick Kyrgios before the finals served important after a tough session in the heat. Both Avi and Robbie’s teams fought hard in the finals almost turning the tie from the losses in the pool rounds. In the end, it came down to 3-games in both boys and girls finals with Team Rafa and Team Williams settling for proud finalist.

Team Williams R/Up So proud of my Chargers: Olivia, Claire, Lexie & Anneka
Team Williams ACT Super 10s R/Up
So proud of my Chargers: Olivia, Claire, Lexie & Anneka

“This is the first time I’ve worked as an on court team coach and I know it won’t be the last, it was an incredible experience and I was so proud of my girls who proved to themselves that they had it in them to come back from 3rd on Day 1 to close victors” Robbie Manzano