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Wet Weather Procedure – Follow these steps

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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.

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.

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.

Fast4 Tennis – ACT

Canberra - Fast4 Tennis - ACT

Fast4 Tennis – ACT

Fast4 Tennis – ACT

Tennis Canberra is runs a number of ACT Fast4 Social Leagues. Fast4 Tennis is fast and fun.  The sports shorter format has given opportunities for players to enjoy friendly competition without having to spend hours on the court. It is the perfect introduction for beginner players and it helps developing players improve their mental game as they have to play a higher number of critical points.

Why Play Fast4 Tennis?

  • You don’t need to spend 3+ hours to complete a match
  • Parents are able to experience mid-week competition and juggle the busy family schedule
  • Great introductions for beginner players
  • Players face a high percentage of critical points
  • Great for players who have sustained past injuries by restricting their time off court
  • Frantic, fast & fun
Fast4 Tennis Canberra - ACT
Canberra - Fast4 Tennis - ACT

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.

Credit: Tennis Tour Talk
TEAM TENNIS ACT - South Canberra - North Canberra - Canberra City - Canberra Valley
Canberra Junior Team Tennis ACT - Competitions - Juniors
Canberra Team Tennis - South Canberra - Champions

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.

ACT School Telopea Park Primary wins Todd Woodbridge Cup

Canberra Tennis Coach - ACT - Telopea Park Primary

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.

 

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
Junior Program - ACT - Toddler Tennis Canberra - ACT - Kids

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