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How you can support Tennis Canberra during the COVID-19 shutdown

How you can support Tennis Canberra during the COVID-19 shutdown

How you can support Tennis Canberra during the COVID-19 shutdown

Our Tennis Canberra team is determined to ride out this pandemic. From battling smoke, hail and rain it feels like we’ve been “down a break” before the year even started.

Our coaches could just laugh during the hail storm, while watching our cars get destroyed. We could just ask ourselves what was coming next? An earthquake was my guess…  A pandemic was not even a thought at the time but watching COVID-19 shutdown our business in a space of 3 days. It left us feeling empty, stressed and confused.  It was the silent storm that took the country off-guard.

For most our current Tennis Canberra coaches the goal is to return to the community we love but we face some obstacles ahead.  Restarting our programs will not be like pressing the unpause button.  We will need to re-energise, restructure and rebuild our humble community from the bottom-up.

Over the last week our team has been overwhelmed with messages of support.  Your love is enough to give us the motivation to continue the daily grind.  Like Rafa, Ash Barty and Lleyton Hewitt we are going to take inspiration from them to work even harder during the toughest of times.

HOW YOU CAN HELP… FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW

Cashflow is the major factor in the Tennis Canberra  fallout from COVID-19.  We are hoping we can limit the structural and financial losses.  As mentioned in previous updates, a couple of our coaches are not eligible for Government assistance as they are on a Temporary Visa (we really hope this rule changes but we are not holding our breath). For this reason, our team has decided looking after Coaches Pedro & Sam as our top priority as they are the future of Tennis Canberra.

We thank all those who have offered to donate funds or telling us to keep the remaining lessons that we haven’t completed.  As much as we may need these breaks we believe that if you have paid for our services we will  follow-through and complete these remaining sessions in due time.  Just be ready to hit the courts when we have the green-light. We love what we do an no money will change our passion for coaching a sport we love.

The best way to help our team is to support the “Tennis Canberra services” listed below or Pre-purchase a 2020 Spring Coaching Season Package.

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PRE-PURCHASE SPRING 2020 COACHING PROGRAM

  • Start Date: August 24 – December 20th
  • 15-week season
  • Junior & Adult Coaching Groups
  • Walk-To-Tennis: After-school Pick Up Program Available (Selected Schools)

Not only will this help manage cashflow during the shut down it will help us plan to make a seamless transition back on to the court.

We sincerely thank you for your support and will work extremely hard to run even better lessons when we get the green light.


Most of the sessions listed in the 2020 SPRING Season have a high chance of going ahead however, it is subject to change pending on the COVID-19 fluid situation.

Private Lesson – One-on-one Personal Training

At this present time one-on-one Private Lessons are the only on court service we can run.  We are hoping that this service can help those who use tennis to increase their physical, mental and emotional health.  These sessions will be under strict COVID-19 guidelines and will be offered in-line with Tennis Australia’s advice.


  • 1-hour Private Lessons – $80
  • 1-hour Private Lesson (x2 a week) – $70
  • 1-hour Private Lesson (x3 a week) – $60

  • 1-hour Two Player Split Private (30 mins each) – $80 ($40 each)
  • 1.5-hour Two Player Split Private (45 mins each) – $110 ($55 each)

RACQUET & RESTRING – PICK-UP & DROP-OFF HOME SERVICE 

Restringing

Due to the fact our coaches are off court we have a lot of time to service your racquet.  Our restringing service includes – restring, re-grip, racquet clean plus *PICK UP & DROP OFF to your Canberra home

Racquets & Home Sporting Equipment

Need a new racquet to hit against the wall? Or do you need a mini court set up. We sell sporting equipment for you to stay fit. *We can arrange drop off to your door!


*We ask to leave a google review, send a photo for our social media or upload a photo enjoying thanking your Tennis Canberra coach. This service will only be available during the on-court COVID-19 shutdown.

PRE-PURCHASE TENNIS CANBERRA “The Return” PLAYERS SHIRT

New decade, new beginnings.  With a fresh new logo launched early in the year we knew 2020 was going to be one to remember.  We’ve always wanted to do this but never had the time but we want all our players to wear Tennis Canberra on their heart.

We are in the process of designing a special 2020 players shirt.  It will take inspiration from the events from 2020 and the new life Tennis Canberra will have once we return to the courts later in the year.

More information to come…

COVID 19 Update – Sunday March 22nd – Please Review

COVID 19 Update – Sunday March 22nd – Please Review

COVID 19 Update – Sunday March 22nd – Please Review

Hi Tennis Canberra Family,

With a major update from our Local and Federal Governments on Sunday March 22nd we want to be clear that the current status on Tennis Canberra programs will be fluid and can change on short notice.

Most Tennis Canberra Programs will continue for now. However, we will be adjusting some classes and competitions as some of our coaches are going back to their interstate residences before State boarders close.

We understand that everyone will have their own opinion on this matter but we will continue to comply with the measures currently put in place by our Federal and State Governments.

We encourage everyone to do what is best for them and their family and to please respect everyone’s personal decisions.

Tennis Australia has announced tennis is a low risk activity: it is outdoors, non-contact and  social distancing can be achieved.

Our goal while we are on court is to help people stay physically fit and emotionally healthy.  The Tennis Canberra team will put health first and understand if you do not feel comfortable with being on court at this present time do not stress  – we will place your program on hold and you can use this as credit when you are ready to return,

Please read all the program information and points as they will be relevant to you.

Group Lessons – Adults & Junior Lessons

  • Reducing the number of players in each class to 4-6 per coach (transitional period March 23-29th)
  • Additional classes will be held to achieve this ratio plus help us rearrange classes as 2 of our coaches have gone back to their interstate homes to be with family before the state boarders close.

Tuesday & Wednesday Social Doubles & Social Singles

ACT TEAM TENNIS & KIDS HOT SHOTS MATCH PLAY

HOLIDAY PROGRAM – April 6-9th (Week 1) & April 14-17th (Week 2)

  • Tennis Canberra plans to hold our April Camps, adding an additional day to both programs
  • Small groups (6-8 players) will be applied both on and off court
  • Limited spots available CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SPOT

SCHOOL PICK UP PROGRAM – More information to come

  • Monday March 23 North Ainslie Walk will go ahead as planned (e-mail has been sent – reply if your kid is not attending)
  • Walks on and after Tuesday March 24th is pending the final announcement on optional attendance of school for the rest of the term (stay tuned as our local and federal government as different messages at present)

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

The Canberra 2018 Summer Of Tennis – ACT Events

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The Canberra 2018 Summer Of Tennis – ACT Events

The Canberra 2018 Summer Of Tennis – ACT Events

I’d like to official welcome everyone to the 2018 Summer Of Tennis.  With tennis fever about to hit I’ve listed tennis a couple of tennis events hitting Canberra in January and February.

With the annual East Hotel Canberra Challenger launching the Canberra Pro Tour Season head on down to Lyneham to watch former top 20 players and support our local boys.  February will see Canberra host to Federation Cup.  Ukraine will be led by World No. 6 Elina Svitolina so we need big local support to get our Aussie girls over the line.

Events

East Hotel Canberra Challenge, Canberra, Lyneham

  • When: January 6th – 13th
  • Cost: Gold Coin Donation
  • More information: Click Here

Federation Cup – Australia Vs Ukraine – Canberra, Lyneham

  • When: February 10th & 11th
  • Cost: Tickets Click Here

Australian Open – Heading down to Melbourne?

Every year our coaches head down to the Australian Open with some Tennis Canberra players.  We have an open group through Facebook where we coordinate social outings and matches if you happen to be at Melbourne Park. Join the Tennis Australian Open 2018 Group via our Facebook Event.

Weather Update: Saturday December 2nd – All Classes Cancelled

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Weather Update: Saturday December 2nd – All Classes Cancelled

Weather Update: Saturday December 2nd – All Classes Cancelled

Update 7:24am – The rain continues therefore ALL Saturday morning sessions are cancelled.  The predicted weather will also cancel the Christmas Party afternoon activities (the night after party will still go ahead) – more details to come.

Christmas Party Update – Pending Weather – Saturday December 2nd

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Christmas Party Update – Pending Weather – Saturday December 2nd

Christmas Party Update – Pending Weather – Saturday December 2nd

Friday 2:28pm – Saturday December 2nd is scheduled to rain.  Unfortunately this is the day of our Christmas Party.  We are going to give it every chance to go ahead however if we cancel due to wet weather you will need to check this link.

If we do cancel we still want to celebrate and will host a Summer Party in January or early February as we still want to say thank you to everyone in the Tennis Canberra family.

For now lets cross our fingers and toes and hope that the weather holds off.


Spring Term 4 2017 Coaching, Competitions & Club Events

Tennis Canberra Term 4 Spring

Spring Term 4 2017 Coaching, Competitions & Club Events

Spring Term 4 2017 Coaching, Competitions & Club Events

The sun shines and the flowers are in bloom.  Our Tennis Canberra Tennis Clubs start to fill with the colour of the territories players.  To those new to our game, on behalf of our tennis coaches and currnt players I welcome you and those players that play 24/7 3-65 we wish you a happy Spring Term 4.
With our team focusing on our communities this term our aim is to create more opportunities to play.


In Term 4, our coaches will be delivering both adult and junior coaching sessions at 9 venues in the ACT.

This will see the number of coaching sessions rise above 50 options per week.  Our competitions options will double and our club play and social events will be in full swing with something scheduled every week until the end of 2017.

Below is everything tennis in the Capital. We are very excited to get the ball rolling so don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming tennis season.


Spring Term 4 Coaching – 9 Venues to choose from and over 50 sessions run by our humber Tennis CBR Coaches.  Tell your family and your pals to join the friendliest community in Canberra.

Coaching

Spring 2017 will see Tennis Canberra will be hosting a weekly Social Doubles Comp, a flexible Singles Comp plus fortnightly Junior Events to compliment our coaching programs.  Sign up for the adults comps are open so visit the link below to sign up

Competitions & Fixtures


Club Events & Social Play

October 7th – 12:30pm: Open Court & BBQ at the Old Parliament House (OPH) Tennis Club

Bring friends, a dish to share (or $5 for the BBQ) and a smile.  Meet the Social Club members, coaches and new players and enjoy the afternoon at the beautiful OPH Tennis Club.  Click the link for more information Open Court BBQ Facebook Event


Open Club Days – Come & Try Days – Old Parliament House TC & Tuggeranong Tennis Club (Erindale)

Both Club Open Days will be held Saturday 14th of October.  Our coaches will be showcasing Junior ANZ Hotshots for the kids and a Skills and Cardio Session for the adults.  Click the link for more information Spring 2017 Club Open Days


12-Weeks of Fitness: Tennis Canberra is hosting one of the sessions – Saturday October 21st

Teaming up with Instagram Health Promoter Active_In_The_Capital the Tennis Canberra Coaches will be running one of the 12 fitness sessions October 21st from 2-3pm at the OPH Tennis Club.  As a Public Health ambassador our team is happy to donate our time to get Canberra active before the Christmas break.  Click on the link for more information 12-weeks-of-fitness


Over the next couple of weeks I have no doubt even more playing options will be available to the Canberra community.  I want to thank in advance everyone currently working off the court to make all this possible.

Spring Into Tennis

Tennis Hot Shots Competitions Canberra

Spring Into Tennis

Spring Into Tennis

Tennis Canberra continues to offer coaching and competition at all levels.  With an exciting Spring tennis season ahead, our professional coaches cannot wait to get all our players new and old on the court to round-off an already successful 2017.  We have a variety “Play, Train & Compete” program pathways for both juniors and adults.


Play – Free Tennis Coaching for New Players – Learn A Game You Can Play For Life!

To round-off the winter season we invite new players to give tennis a go.  We have opened free tennis sessions for both juniors and adults in preparation for our Spring Season.

This is a great opportunity to see if tennis is the sport for you or your child.  A trial session will give the coaches a chance to meet you so we can give you advice on which session to choose for the upcoming season.

For More Information & To Book A Free Trial Session… click here



Train – Coaching

We are excited to open up new times and continue to use more venues.  With our help from our community partners we host junior & adult tennis programs from Gungahlin to Tuggeranong… and everywhere in between.



Compete – Competitions

Our junior and adult completions complement our train and play session.  We place high importance on encouraging our players to move into the competitive yet social atmosphere as it gives tennis another dimension to the sport we love.


Membership: Old Parliament House Tennis Club

  • Members can use the Old Parliament House Tennis Club Courts for FREE
  • Are able to join the Social Singles Comp

Join the Old Parliament House Tennis Club… click here