Category Archives: Coaching

2020 Royal Canberra Show: Kristen & Nige’s Showbag

2020 Royal Canberra Show: Kristen & Nige’s Showbag

2020 Royal Canberra Show: Kristen & Nige’s Showbag

You are one of the lucky ones to purchase a Kristen and Nige’s 2020 Show-bag  at the 2020 Royal Canberra Show. 

Tennis Canberra donated 1000 FREE tennis sessions with all show-bag proceeds going towards the Give Me 5 for Kids Foundation. We hope this helps!

Please activate your voucher and  book in a session by clicking the button below.

Your Give me 5 for kids tennis voucher is valid for the following sessions

Kids Tennis Group Lesson

  • Level 1 (Ages 4-5)
  • Level 2, 3 or 4 (Ages 6-16)

Adult Tennis Group Lessons

  • Adults Skills (Starter, Beginner, Intermediate or Advance)
  • Cardio Tennis

Mini Sports Sessions: Multi-sports

  • Ages (2-4 years)

Be sure to double-check the date, time & venue of your booked session.

Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

Canberra Tennis - Weather Update - Tennis ACT

Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

The biggest question we get when the sky turns grey is, what happens if it rains? Do we still go ahead?

The simple answer is no, however, it isn’t always black and white due to the rain coming – before, during or after a lesson.

Below are 3 scenarios that may play out.  Please read them and choose the most appropriate one depending on the day.

Scenario #1: Overnight & Morning Rain… Do afternoon classes still go ahead?

If the weather clears in time, we go ahead as normal.

Currently not raining – 1-2hours before your session…

On clearing day, assuming we are going ahead unless you hear otherwise

You will be notified by the following platforms if rain has affected any session 1-2 hours before play.

  1. E-mail (please check your e-mail)
  2. Tennis Canberra Facebook Post – Join the Page CLICK HERE
  3. Tennis Canberra Instagram Stories – @TennisCBR

Scenario #2: Rain hits within an hour of the lesson…

If you do not hear anything, assume we are going ahead as normal.  There are instances where rain is falling in one part of Canberra and not in the other.

Raining where you are within an 1 hour before your session…

You will be notified by the following platforms if rain has affected any session 1 hour before play.

  1. E-mail (please check your e-mail)
  2. Tennis Canberra Facebook Post – Join the Page CLICK HERE
  3. Tennis Canberra Instagram Stories – @TennisCBR

Please note, our coaches may be on court coaching which means we are going ahead as normal as we cannot update any information.

Scenario #3: Rain hits during a lesson…

It happens. Everyone gets prepared and the sky falls.  There is nothing we can do but get our players off court and a judgement on if we can play will depend on if the rain is clearing, the safety of the court surface and the damage the water has on our equipment.

If the coaches decide we can longer continue the session, the team will send  players home and send information to players who are scheduled to play later in the session.  An SMS will be sent to players that are scheduled to play in the next session within 30 minutes of play.

Information will be uploaded to the following platforms:

  1. E-mail (please check your e-mail)
  2. Tennis Canberra Facebook Post – Join the Page CLICK HERE
  3. Tennis Canberra Instagram Stories – @TennisCBR

Frequently Asked Question… Can I do a make up class?

Of course… Please follow the procedure to book in a make up class.  “Make-up’s” can be done at any time during the season you are currently in.  No make up’s can be done in the next season unless there are cancellations in the last week of the current season.

  1. See the Weekly Timetable CLICK HERE
  2. Identify which session you would like to do for your make up (give at least 48 hours before your intended make up session)
  3. E-mail play@tenniscanberra.com.au with the information of the session you missed plus  information about the make you wish to participate in (date, time & program)
  4. Wait for the Tennis Canberra Team to give you the green light (we will reply via e-mail)

Note to Walk-To-Tennis Participants – We ALWAYS run a walk!

For those students that participate in the After-School Walk at our selected schools.  We will always carryout a walk to the club.  This is because some parents cannot pick up their kid/s due to work constraints.  You do have options on a rain day:

  1. Pick up you child at schools – An SMS must be sent to 0416 186 121 so we can account for this student
  2. Go ahead on the walk as normal – You don’t need to let us know just see the list below to help us prepare for a wet weather walk:
  • Pack an umbrella
  • Rain Jacket or Poncho

Our team will have emergency umbrellas and ponchos however, we recommend students to have their own.

Newsletter: Week 1, 2020 Summer Season – Procedures & Upcoming Competitions

Newsletter: Week 1, 2020 Summer Season – Procedures & Upcoming Competitions

Newsletter: Week 1, 2020 Summer Season – Procedures & Upcoming Competitions

Week 1 was an up and down week with the end of Monday, all of Tuesday & Wednesday being cancelled due to smoke.  This newsletter is to inform all players and parents what is coming up and any procedures that may help you organise your your tennis season.  We still have space in some of our lessons, so if you know anyone that wants to join let them know (we have limited places).

Smoke Outs  – Please read the “Poor Air Quality” Procedure 
We are hoping the predicated rain comes soon and we will not have to cancel anymore classes due to poor air quality.  Please review the updated “Poor Air Quality Procedure”  CLICK HERE

Make Lessons: If you miss a lesson (sick/away) or a lesson is cancelled by Mother Nature…
If you miss a lesson for any reason you are welcome to do a make up lesson any time (in the same season).
 1) Visit our WEEKLY TIMETABLE – CLICK HERE
 2) Identify a lesson you can attend outside your normal sessions (those sessions “full” will be tough to fit you in) – Make sure it is at least 36 hours before your intend session
 3) Email play@tenniscanberra.com.au the session you wish to attend
 4) We will reply with confirmation

TENNIS RACQUETS – If you intend on buying one from us…
 
Those that intend on buying a racquet from us… Ask your coach to put in an order at the end of the session.  When filling out the online form for a racquet it just helps us understand if you need a racquet (you don’t actually pay for one).  We recommend you try ours racquets first (both adults and juniors) and we will order your racquet for the following week.  We get racquets cheaper from our sponsors and we get you the racquet right for you.
– Junior special – $35
– Adult special – $150
– Special Order (high-end racquets speak to your coach)

Last Call For Adult Social Doubles Players – Wednesday Social Competition (City & North Canberra)
 
 – Sign up solo or sign up with a friend
 – We place you in a pool to suit your standard
 – More information and sign up: www.tenniscanberra.com.au/social-doubles-competition 

Junior Competitions – Start Next week!
Reserve your spot!
 SIGN UP – North Canberra & City Hot Shots Match Play – Saturday Feb 15th @ Majura Tennis Club  – Junior Level 2 – 4
 SIGN UP – ACT Junior Team Tennis – Saturday Feb 15th @ Old Parliament House (Grading Week) – Junior Level 4 – 6

I will be sending little e-mail over the next week with little updates as players are still signing up.  Week 1 is always an exciting week for us and we are making all our little adjustments for week 2.  Not all classes will be perfect with new players entering the session but will do out very best to sort out any issues you may have.
Have a good rest of the week and we cannot wait to get back on court!
Avi, Maddie, Hamish, Pedro, Sam, Jono, Mike & Robbie

2020 New Tennis Canberra Sessions: More Tennis Options

2020 New Tennis Canberra Sessions: More Tennis Options

2020 New Tennis Canberra Sessions: More Tennis Options

Every year our Canberra tennis community grows.  For this reason the Tennis Canberra coaches want to do more to make sure those playing with us get every chance to play tennis even if their circumstances change – we’ve added NEW session to our busy timetable.

We understand that some sessions from last year may change but we do our best to continue to same sessions every year.

Below are the sessions new to the 2020 Summer Weekly Coaching Timetable

Monday

Majura Tennis Club (Dickson)

  • 5pm & 6pm Junior (Level 5)
  • 6pm Junior Squad (Level 6)
  • 6pm Adult Skills (Beginner)
  • 7pm Adult Skills (Starter)

Monday Venues:  Majura Tennis Club (Dickson) & Old Parliament House Tennis Club

Tuesday

Majura Tennis Club (Dickson)

  • 3pm Walk-To-Tennis: After School Program @ North Ainslie Primary School
  • 4pm Juniors (Level 2 & 3)
  • 5pm Juniors (Level 3 & 4)
  • 6pm Adult Skills (Beginner)

Turner Tennis Club

  • 6pm Cardio Tennis & Adult Skills (Starter)
  • 7pm Adult Skills (Beginner)

Tuesday Venues: Majura Tennis Club (Dickson), Old Parliament House & Turner Tennis Club

Wednesday

Barton Tennis Club

  • 6pm Adult Skills (Starter) & Cardio Tennis
  • 7pm Adult Skills (Beginner & Intermediate)

Wednesday Venues: Barton Tennis Club

Thursday

Reid Tennis Club

  • 5:30pm Adult Skills (Starter)
  • 6:30 pm Adult Skills (Beginner)

Thursday Venues: Majura Tennis Club (Dickson), Reid Tennis Club & Old Parliament House Tennis Club

Friday

Wesley Tennis Club (adj. Telopea Park School)

  • 5pm Junior (Level 4)

Friday Venues: Wesley Tennis Club (Telopea) & Erindale Active Leisure Centre (Tuggeranong)

Saturday

Old Parliament House Tennis Club

  • 9am Cardio Tennis

Saturday Venues: Majura Tennis Club (Dickson) & Old Parliament House Tennis Club

2020 Summer of Tennis – ACT – Coaching & Competitions

2020 Summer of Tennis – ACT – Coaching & Competitions

2020 Summer of Tennis – ACT – Coaching & Competitions

Welcome to everything tennis in Canberra and the 2020 Summer of tennis.  Tennis Canberra has a variety of tennis programs to get you on the court. Whether you are an experienced player or picking up the racquet for the first time we welcome you back to the court for another season.

First time players, juniors or players returning to tennis there are many beginner and intermediate tennis programs options for you to choose from. Wanting to play matches? Join a Junior or Adult Competition

See the tennis coaching programs and competitions below and click the buttons for more information.

Kids Holiday Tennis Camps (January 20-31st)

Canberra Tennis Kid Camp - Highest Participated

Weekly Coaching Packages – Summer Season

Juniors ages 4-18 of all abilities can join a junior group and selected schools have a Walk-To-Tennis After School Option to help parents get their kids to their weekly lesson.

Adults have the choice of starter to advance skills sessions or to really get you moving Cardio Tennis is a great option for fitness.

Junior Coaching Summer Packages (Starts February 3rd)

Tennis Canberra Juniors

Adult Social Skills & Cardio Tennis (Starts February 3rd)

Competitions & Tennis Leagues

Have a bit of a competitive bone in your body? Why not join ACT’s Adults Social Doubles Competition? Juniors have the choice of joining Hot Shots Match Play events or those who playing regular competition ACT Junior Team Tennis is back for another season.

Adult Social Doubles Competition (Starts February 12th & 13th)

Old Parliament House Tennis Club Membership (Early Bird Special)

Challenge your friends or practice with your family.  Becoming a member of the Old Parliament House Tennis Club will allow you to access the courts to hit with other members for FREE!  Early Bird Memberships end January 31st.

Bushfire Relief Fundraisers & Tennis Canberra Open Days

Bushfire Relief Fundraisers & Tennis Canberra Open Days

Bushfire Relief Fundraisers & Tennis Canberra Open Days

With the South Coast closely linked to Canberra it really hits home when you think about devastation many people went through over the New Year period.  I’ve had friends lose their home in Mogo and it breaks my hear hearing about the devastation in these communities.

The fight is not over and our thoughts are with our Fire Fighters on the frontline not just in NSW but all over Australia.

Our Tennis Canberra family is one of love and want to help where we can.  I have talked to our coaches and for the next month we will be holding Saturday Fundraisers & Tennis Canberra Open Days to help our NSW Rural Fire Service & WIRES.

The Tennis Canberra coaches will be running Bushfire Relief Tennis Lessons & Open Days to raise funds for the NSW Rural Fire Services (RFS) & WIRES.  

Event Dates

Where: Old Parliament House Tennis Club
Please RSVP by booking your session above

  • Fundraiser #1: Saturday January 11th (9am-11am) – Adults Sessions Only
  • Fundraiser #2: Saturday January 18th (9am-11am) – Adult Sessions Only
  • OPEN DAY & Fundraiser #3: Saturday February 1st (9am-12am) – Juniors & Adults(9am & 10am) & Open Court Sessions (Get Your Racquet On – 11am)
  • OPEN DAY & Fundraiser #4: Saturday February 8th (12-2pm) – Juniors & Adults (12pm & 1pm) & Open Court Sessions (Get Your Racquet On – 12pm)

Raising Funds for the NSW Rural Fire Services – Bushfire Relief Tennis Lessons by Tennis Canberra

Help our NSW Rural Fire Service: Join a Bushfire Relief Tennis Session
  1. Book a Bushfire Relief Session
  2. Donation accepted on the day or directly donate to the NSW RFS or WIRES (bring your receipt so I we can keep track of donations from the Tennis Canberra Family)
  3. Share our Facebook Event www.facebook.com/events/2450422098540422/
  4. Enjoy tennis lesson by our professional tennis coaches

Donated: $1230

Goal: $2000

We thank the following tennis legends for donating to the NSW Rural Fire Community Service

Fiona Clarke
Danny Marlow
Doug Dingwall
Megan Dingwall
Paul Gibson
Sonya Shamsullah
Andersoin Cheung
Stephen Phillips
Katarina Slavich
Keiran Dawson
Emily Dawson
Thomas Liu

Yvonne Green
Mueller Family
Wayne Seary
Brione Craven
Camilla Burkot
Kathryn Hopps
Gemma Manangan

Smoke Haze & Air Quality: Procedure

Smoke Haze & Air Quality: Procedure

Smoke Haze & Air Quality: Procedure

The sad reality is that I can’t even imagine how bad the fires are in the hardest hit places.  As long as these fires keep burning Tennis Canberra will always look at safety first for all our players.  This page will update all parties on procedures & make-ups that will be held in January for Smoke related cancellations.


Scenario #1 – Smoke present before a lesson – Understand the Air Quality (AQ) readings and our procedures

The Tennis Canberra Coaches will be using the latest (usually 2-hours before a session)  PM2.5 hourly reading via ACT HEALTH CLICK HERE

If the last reading reads:

  • Unhealthy for ALL (grey bar) and the trend is going up , we will cancel the next two hours – Notification via email & SMS
  • Unhealthy for ALL and the trend is going down or unhealthy for sensitive people and the trend is going up we will cancel the next hour – Notification via email & SMS
  • Unhealthy for sensitive people and the trend is going down.  We will go ahead with the exception of Cardio Tennis and Junior (level 1) – If you have breathing difficulties we advise you to do a make up class – Notification email to Cardio & Junior Level 1 & SMS Only

Scenario #2 – Smoke Haze Hits During A Class

  • If we get on court for a session and a sudden smoke haze hits the class, a coach will immediately cancel the class and get players indoors.
  • Juniors’ parents will receive an SMS if not present and all classes scheduled after a smoked haze hit will be cancelled (this is to protect our coaches as they have been exposed to poor air quality for a longer period time)

Scenario #3 – Coach falls sick – Just a reminder that our coaches may have been on court during the day and may have been exposed to minor poor air quality for a longer period of time

  • A coach may fall sick after being outside in minimal poor air quality conditions (even though readings may be on the boarder of unhealthy for sensitive people).  Due to long hours our coaches spend outdoors in the heat and poor air, they fall under the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Category
  • If a coach falls sick, they will notify another coach present, if any to see if they are able to finish their session by combining two classes. Their upcoming sessions will be cancelled unless a similar arrangement can be made with a healthy coach present
  • If this is not possible, the sick coach will cancel the sessions, move players inside and contact parents (if a junior class) – make up sessions will be available

Just a gentle reminder to all of our players, parents and coaches:  This issue is one that we have never dealt with before and we may get some decisions wrong.  Safety is our number one priority as we know it is a long season ahead.  We do ask for your patience and understanding as there will be many people with their own procedures and opinions.  We hope that this Tennis Canberra smoke procedure makes things clear for everyone.  We will revise this procedure if needed.  We welcome any suggestions and feedback and we hope we do not need to use it for too long.

2020 January ACT Summer Swing

2020 January ACT Summer Swing

2020 January ACT Summer Swing

The 2020 Tennis Canberra Summer starts in January with our Summer Swing Sessions.  Our Summer Swing are a series of Adult & Junior coaching sessions that gives the people of ACT a chance to get on the court and try different tennis programs before the 2020 Summer Weekly Coaching Programs. View events below and join enjoy the summer of tennis.

Sign up for a Summer Swing Session

  • FREE SWING: Free for all Players New Players (Trial Session)
  • Smoke Haze Make Up: 2019 players who’s sessions were cancelled due to smoke haze (poor air quality).

All sessions are subject to availability and all sessions are limited. Junior Sessions are at 5pm & Adult Sessions at 6pm or 7pm unless specified.

Summer Swing Sessions #1: January 13th-17th 

  • Monday @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club (Cancelled: Poor Air Quality) Re-book a session below…
  • Tuesday @ Turner Tennis Club
  • Wednesday @ Barton Tennis Club
  • Thursday @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club

Summer Swing Sessions #2: January 20th-24th 

  • Monday @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club (Going ahead despite the early weather)
  • Tuesday @ Turner Tennis Club
  • Wednesday @ Barton Tennis Club
  • Thursday  @ Reid Tennis Club (Adults Only)

Summer Swing Sessions #3: January 28th-31st 

  • Tuesday @ Majura Tennis Club, Dickson
  • Wednesday @ Barton Tennis Club
  • Thursday @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club (Adults Only)
  • Friday @ Wesley Tennis Club (Juniors Only)

Welcome to the 2020 Summer of Tennis…

2020 January Kids Holiday Camps

Junior Holiday Camp #1

  • January 20th-22nd @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club

Junior Holiday Camp #2

  • January 29th-31st @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club
Canberra Tennis Kid Camp - Highest Participated

Sign Up for the 2020 Weekly Coaching Season Packages

Sign Up for the 2020 Social Doubles Competition

Raising funds for our brave NSW Rural Fire Service

Weather Update: Monday September 16th – All Classes Cancelled – Rain

Weather Update – July 29th – All 7pm Session Cancelled at OPH

Weather Update – July 29th – All 7pm Session Cancelled at OPH

Weather Update – July 29th – All 7pm Session Cancelled at OPH

Update 6:36pm: We got through most of our program however, the rain has started to get too heavy to start the 7pm session. Despite our best effort we have to cancel our:

Adult Beginners
Adult Intermediate
Adult Advance

You are most welcome to do a make up session at any time before the season end. Please give us notice before you join another session so we can prepare for the extra player/s.