Category Archives: Tennis Canberras

30/03 – All classes at Old Parliament House and Majura Tennis Club are cancelled

30/03 – All classes at Old Parliament House and Majura Tennis Club are cancelled

30/03 – All classes at Old Parliament House and Majura Tennis Club are cancelled

The courts are saturated from last nights rain.

9am UPDATE – All classes, including HOT SHOTS Match Play are cancelled today. It has started raining heavily once again. please Wait for Team Tennis UPDATES at 10.30am

8.30am UPDATE – All classes at Majura Tennis Club have been cancelled this morning. With a light drizzle and overcast sky the courts have not dried up for any classes this morning.

Old Parliament House tennis classes will be updated at 9.10am.

7.30am UPDATE – All 8am classes are cancelled today. It is meant to be a dry morning so provided there is a bit of sun shine the courts could dry for the 9am session.

Aussie Open Summer Of Tennis 2019 – Your Guide

2019 Summer of tennis - Canberra - ACT

Aussie Open Summer Of Tennis 2019 – Your Guide

Aussie Open Summer Of Tennis 2019 – Your Guide

Welcome to the 2019 Summer of Tennis – A message from Robbie Manzano

2019 will be a big year for Tennis Canberra. The team has over 120 weekly sessions running during the Summer Season so we are really looking forward to the challenge.  Our coaches learnt so much last year and have already implemented strategies so our players, coaches and families have the best experience.

I welcome all the new players to Tennis Canberra and cannot wait to introduce you to our humble tennis community.  Tennis is a sport your can play for life and a sport that brings people together.

Below is information on how you can get involved this summer and my predictions for this year’s Australian Open.

Play Tennis Canberra – Learn A Sport You Can Play For Life

There are a range of tennis coaching and competition options at Tennis Canberra.  We have some fun events for both adults and juniors.

Aussie Open Fever – Who to look out for

It begins! The best players in the world have hit our shores.  It is an exciting time for tennis in Australia with Alex di Minaur winning the Sydney International and Ash Barty coming close to taking out the Women’s title.

Aussie Pick: I see Ash Barty making the second week despite a tough encounter with former Roland Garros Champion Ostapenko in the 3rd round. I am expecting inform Alex Di Minuar to make the 3rd where he will have nothing to lose against Rafa Nadal.

Don’t forget about John Peers: With our singles players making headlines, we cannot forget about John Peers. Already a Doubles Australian Open Champion, Peers and Kontinen have formed a dangerous pairing over the last couple of years and are my pick to win this year’s Men’s Doubles title.

Wishing Canberra Tennis Representatives Alison Bai & Nick Kyrgios the best of luck:

At his best Nick can beat anyone in the world.  It has been a slow start to the season but we cannot rule him out with the weapons he possesses.  Kyrgios has a tough first round match against 16th seed Milos Raonic but I expect him to serve big and take his chances when Raonic blinks on his serve.

Canberra’s Alison Bai has received a wild card in to the Womens Doubles.  Partnering up with Zoe Hives (who has been on fire this summer), I give them a good chance to get through the important first round and compete further into the draw.

Will you be in Melbourne for the 2019 Australian Open? Meet Up – Saturday 19th

For the 2019 Aussie Open, the Tennis Canberra coaches and friends will be meeting up for a dinner Saturday 19th at Chin Chin.  Our coaches will be watching matches from Thursday – Sunday (January 17th-20th).  Join the Facebook Event and stay posted with our movements – we would love to see you!

View the Tennis Canberra Aussie Open Meet Up

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

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.

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

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

Thanks to our Kiwi Tennis Coach Tom Sizeland

ACT Tennis Coach - ANU Medicine

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

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

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

 

June 8th (Friday) – Tennis is Cancelled at Erindale