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Free Kids Tennis Coaching Sessions – January 2019

Free Kids Tennis Coaching Sessions – January 2019

Free Kids Tennis Coaching Sessions – January 2019

Thinking about getting you kids into tennis? Tennis Canberra is running FREE KIDS Tennis Sessions in January.  As the Tennis Canberra coaches prepare for the 2019 summer coaching season these free session are perfect for our coaches to welcome back our current players and in opportunity to show our new players how much fun tennis can be!

Free January Tennis Sessions – By Tennis Canberra – Booking Essential

  • Tuesday January 29th @ Wesley Tennis Club, Forrest (next to Telopea Park School) – 5pm
  • Thursday January 31st @ Turner Tennis Club – 5pm
  • Friday January February 1st @ Majura Tennis Club, (Dickson) – 5pm

All sessions are FREE for Kids Ages 3 – 12 – Places are limited

ACT Junior Team Tennis – A Capital Game Changer

ACT Junior Team Tennis – A Capital Game Changer

ACT Junior Team Tennis – A Capital Game Changer

There is nothing better than playing in a team and ACT Junior Team Tennis a real game changer in the Territory.  Tennis is perceived as a individual or partnered sport, but even today professionals tennis players cherish the moments when they get an oppourtunity to play in a team environment.

Just watch any Federation or Davis Cup, and recently added Laver Cup (Team Europe vs. Team World) or International Tennis Premier League (ITPL) and understand that nothing beats playing in a team.

Introducing a team format to juniors causes some complications as there are a variety or skill differences, friendship considerations and a balance on competition-learning outcomes.  This leads to frustration for the player, parent and coaches.

This is where Junior Team Tennis comes in.  A format that encourages high level competition for seasoned and older junior players, plus inviting new players to competition, whilst keeping them all in one team.

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TEAM TENNIS ACT - South Canberra - North Canberra - Canberra City - Canberra Valley
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Junior Tennis Team’s are made up of a variety of abilities & ages, however, all players match up against players around their standard.  This allows:

  • Siblings to play in the same team – single trips for parents
  • Friends to play in the same team – makes competition more enjoyable
  • Chances to build many more friendships
  • Experience playing at different venues
  • Get a competition environment with the support of team mates
  • Tennis Coach Supervisors to take notes and create lesson plans depending on the outcomes

The improvement from all our players is evident each week.  With designated training weeks and a fun game week at the start and end of each season players really get to interact with players not just in their team but all the players in the competition.  This is Canberra’s first interactive weekly competition and with the popularity, social and physical benefits Junior Team Tennis will remain see many juniors use this competition as a launch pad for their future development.

ACT Junior Team Tennis 

Canberra Kids Tennis Team - ACT

For more information or to sign up for an ACT Junior Tennis Team visit the Team Tennis Page by clicking the button below.

Free Adult Tennis Coaching In January – 2019 Summer Of Tennis

ACT's favourite Adult Lessons - Canberra's Beginner, Intermediate & Advance Adult Tennis Coaching Program

Free Adult Tennis Coaching In January – 2019 Summer Of Tennis

Free Adult Tennis Coaching In January – 2019 Summer Of Tennis

It is that time of year.  The Summer of Tennis takes over our TV set and we all want to get on court and hit that yellow fluffy ball.  This January the Tennis Canberra Team is inviting the Capital’s people to get on the court and give tennis a go.

At the start of the calendar year, we have a number of new people moving to the Territory for work and University.  Tennis is the perfect sport to meet new people and make new friends.  Below are the FREE January Tennis Sessions to encourage new and seasoned players to our humble community.

Free January Tennis Sessions – By Tennis Canberra – Booking Essential

Week 1

  • Monday 21st at the Old Parliament House Tennis Club6pm (Starter, Beginner & Intermediate), 7pm (Beginner, Intermediate & Advance)
  • Tuesday 22nd at Turner Tennis Club6pm (Starter & Beginner), 7pm (Beginner & Intermediate)
  • Wednesday 23rd at Barton Tennis Club6pm (Starter & Beginner), 7pm (Beginner & Intermediate) 

Week 2

  • Wednesday 30th at Reid Tennis Club – 6pm (Starter & Beginner), 7pm (Beginner & Intermediate) 
  • Thursday 31st at Turner Tennis Club – 6pm (Starter & Beginner), 7pm (Beginner & Intermediate) 
  • Thursday 31st at Old Parliament House Tennis Club 6pm (Starter, Beginner & Intermediate), 7pm (Beginner, Intermediate & Advance)

Set up for Government Departments (Social Clubs) in Proximity to Old Parliament House)

  • Wednesday January 30th at Old Parliament House 12:30pm – 1:30pm (All Levels)

Notes: Class Full

As every session is limited. So to give everyone a chance to play our team is limiting ONE FREE session per person.  We are giving priority to NEW Players to Tennis Canberra, however, current players can join a session if they bring a friend new to Tennis Canberra.

Social Adult Groups - Beginner, Intermediate & Advance Players - Canberra
Turner Tennis Club - Coaching
Canberra Tennis - Doubles Competition - ACT

ACT School Telopea Park Primary wins Todd Woodbridge Cup

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ACT School Telopea Park Primary wins Todd Woodbridge Cup

ACT School Telopea Park Primary wins Todd Woodbridge Cup

Telopea Park School became first ACT school to win the Todd Woodbridge Cup at Sydney Olympic Park on Monday.

Telopea Park won the ACT finals in September to face 19 regional-winning schools from across NSW and swept their pool before taking down St Patrick’s Albury in the final.

Tennis Canberra Coach Robbie Manzano and his team had trained the school for five months before the event.

For the full story Click Here

 

Weather Update: Wednesday 14th of November – 4pm & 5pm Session Cancelled – Telopea will continue as normal – 6pm Reid & Barton (OPH) sessions pending!

Weather Update: Wednesday 14th of November – 4pm & 5pm Session Cancelled – Telopea will continue as normal – 6pm Reid & Barton (OPH) sessions pending!

Weather Update: Wednesday 14th of November – 4pm & 5pm Session Cancelled – Telopea will continue as normal – 6pm Reid & Barton (OPH) sessions pending!

Update: 5pm – We are going to get our 6pm & 7pm sessions are on. The courts are a little wet but should be playable by 6pm.  

  •  6pm Cardio Tennis session is cancelled due to the nature of the activity for damp courts but players from this session please come and join the Adult Skills Class.
  • Adult Skills at 6pm & 7pm at Reid Tennis is going ahead with Avi & Sam
  • Those players that normally play at Barton Tennis Club at 6pm, please head to Old Parliament House Tennis Club (Green Side, House of Representatives garden), with Maddy & Hamish.

Update: 4pm – All 4pm & 5pm session are still cancelled despite the sun coming through.  Our 6pm Cardio Tennis session at Reid Tennis Club is also cancelled due to the nature of the activity and the wet courts – you can join an Adult Skills session (if we go ahead).

Our 6pm Adults Skills & Social Tennis (normally at Barton, tonight at Old Parliament House is pending). Our 6pm & 7pm Adult Skills at Reid Tennis Club is also pending.  Our team will see how fast the courts are drying and at 5pm please check this link.


Update: 2:37pm – All Barton Tennis Club Classes at 4pm & 5pm are cancelled due to constant rain throughout the day.  Telopea students part of the walk-to-tennis program will continue as normal with indoor activities at Barton Tennis Club.  Those players playing at 6pm & 7pm please check the update at 4:30pm where our team will make a call for the rest of the evening.

Remember all Barton 6pm session have been moved to Old Parliament House Tennis Club this evening – If we go ahead.

 

Play with you favourite Tennis Canberra coaches

Social Adult Groups - Beginner, Intermediate & Advance Players - Canberra

Play with you favourite Tennis Canberra coaches

Play with you favourite Tennis Canberra coaches

Coaching Programs – Group Lessons For Adults & Kids 

The best thing about Tennis Canberra coaching programs is our coaches run lesson at venues all around the ACT.  This means the people of the Capital can play with Canberra’s best coaches at a club near you.

Learn new skills, get healthy and meet new friends. Tennis is just one of those games you can play forever.  Join the thousands of Canberrans and join a Tennis Canberra program today.

Looking for an after-work hit?

Adults that want to play after work the best sessions would be at Old Parliament House, Reid Tennis Club, Turner Tennis Club or Barton Tennis Club.  These sessions are the closest tennis venues to the major working hubs of Canberra.

We offer Adult Skills sessions for all levels.  If you have never touched a racquet before or a seasoned athlete I recommend to bring a few friends and enjoy an evening hit!

Our team heads out with our players for a social dinner every couple of weeks so we can relax and enjoy the company of our players and friends.

Adult Skills & Cardio Tennis Information: Click Here

ACT's favourite Adult Lessons - Canberra's Beginner, Intermediate & Advance Adult Tennis Coaching Program

Living in Gungahlin or Tuggeranong?

Those living in Gungahlin play at Majura Tennis Club (Dickson). This Tennis Canberra Club is Gungahlin’s closest coaching service providers.   Majura Tennis Club offers junior group sessions on Monday, Thursday & Saturday for the North Canberra and Gungahlin region.

In the 1990s & early 2000s Tuggeranong was the powerhouse of tennis in the Capital. With the closure of Tuggeranong Tennis Centre, tennis has been on a steady decline. Until now…  Right in the heart of Tuggeranong, the Active Leisure Centre in Erindale holds junior lessons every Friday!

Coaching Program Information: Click Here

Does your kids go to any of these schools?

Turner Primary, Telopea Park & North Ainslie Primary have been lucky enough to participate in an after-school walk-to-tennis initiative.  This has helped so many parents and many parents cannot bring their kids to tennis right after school.  At the moment these are the only schools running this program however, with the success of the afternoon walk to the courts our team is looking for more options to get the kids from school to the courts.

For more information click here

Tennis Canberra Partner Schools Telopea & CGS Winners & Runners Up

Tennis Canberra junior Harry Turner wins dream trip to Australian Open

Tennis Canberra junior Harry Turner wins dream trip to Australian Open

Tennis Canberra junior Harry Turner wins dream trip to Australian Open

The Wanniassa Hills Primary School student only started playing tennis 12 months ago after seeing photos of his grandfather playing and being inspired to get on the court.

“I started playing because of my grandpa. He played tennis and it looked really fun, so I gave it a go,” Turner said.

“When my mum told me I was nominated it was the happiest day of my life. I thought I had won the lottery or something.”

Full Story via Canberra times: Click Here

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.

 

Spring Tennis Coaching & Competitions

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Spring Tennis Coaching & Competitions

Spring Tennis Coaching & Competitions

Spring has sprung and with the first of many sub 20 degree days our coaches welcome back those coming out of winter hibernation.  This time of year our team welcomes new players to the sport and with an popular Winter season we are confident that Spring will bloom more friendships and enjoyment from this magical sport that keeps on giving.

Social Adult Groups - Beginner, Intermediate & Advance Players - Canberra

With our tennis community continuing to evolve, our team is always working behind the scenes to give more playing opportunities for everyone in the Australian Capital Territory and Canberra Region.  We hope you can join us on the tennis court for the rest of the 2018 year!

Below is a list of coaching, competition & social play options at Tennis Canberra. These programs are held at 8 Tennis Canberra Clubs and run by qualified Tennis Australia Coaches.

ACT Spring Social Doubles - Canberra

Junior Holiday Camps

  • Limited Spots October 2018 Junior School Holiday Camps (Old Parliament House & Turner Tennis Club

Sign-up & more information Click Here

Tennis Canberra Juniors

Coaching

  • Junior Tennis Group Lessons Click Here
  • Popular Walk-To-Tennis After-School Pick-Up Program (selected schools) Click Here
  • New Social Tennis Project (Lesson & Social Play) Click Here
  • Adult Tennis Group Coaching Click Here
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Social Competitions & Social Play

 

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