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The Return – Opting in for the 2020 Autumn Season

The Return – Opting in for the 2020 Autumn Season

The Return – Opting in for the 2020 Autumn Season

Tennis Canberra players we are happy to announce tennis is slowly making its return and we cannot wait to welcome you back on court.  We thank everyone for their support over the last 5 months as COVID19 was the crescendo of bad luck. We have only just recovered from the smoke and hail earlier in 2020.

The hard work is not over and the transition on court will have teething issues. COVID19 has taken a hit on our team but we will work hard for the rest of the year to bring some positive energy back in our humble community.

Starting MONDAY MAY 25th small group lessons will take place with limited numbers.  Please read the information below and how to opt-in to use your credits in the Autumn Season.

Support Tennis Canberra and order your playing Hoodie & Shirt.  Web-store closes May 31st

2020 OPTING IN FOR AUTUMN COACHING SEASON – USE YOUR SUMMER COACHING & COMPETITION CREDITS

Step-by-step

  1. Visit our ONLINE 2020 AUTUMN SEASON TIMETABLE
  2. Email return@tenniscanberra.com.au

Information needed in E-mail: Examples (in Blue)

  • Full Contact Name: Roger Federer
  • Full Contact Players Names (Kids): Myla Rose Federer
  • Program Name: Day & Time registered Pre-Shutdown: Tuesday 4pm Level 2 @ Old Parliament House Tennis Club

Using the 2020 Autumn Timetable please add to the e-mail:

Return Session Preferences & Opting in option:

  • First preference (on return): Tuesday 4pm Junior Level 2 @ Yarralumla Tennis Club
  • Second preference (on return): Thursday 4pm Junior Level 2 @ Old Parliament House
  • Third preference (on return): Saturday 10:30am Junior Level 2 @ Old Parliament House
  • Opting-in Option 1: Use remaining credit only
  • Opting-in Option 2: Use credit plus invoice me for the rest of the 2020 Autumn Season (finishes August 23rd)

Can we please opt-in for Option 2:  Use credits plus invoice me for the rest of the 2020 Autumn Season.

Our team will return an e-mail confirming one of your preferences. Please note that initially our class sizes will be small.  As further restrictions lift we can start moving players around if a certain day/time/venue suits better.

Important note for WALK-TO-TENNIS: AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM – Due to clubhouses remaining closed access to the bathroom is limited.  For this reason we cannot run our WALK-TO-TENNIS: AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS until clubhouses may open.  We welcome these players to join a junior program.

Insight into Tennis Canberra at present…

We are hoping all our players understand there is still many restrictions in place and barriers that we need to overcome.  Getting to where our academy was at Pre-Covid will take up to 24 months.  As there is a limit to the capacity we do ask players and parents to be as flexible as they can in regards to scheduling.

We are forecasting every single month of 2020 will see more options open up.  We will do our very best to make sure this information is passed on as this may help you scheduling your busy week.

Biggest changes post COVID-19 – Loss of coaches…

As you know our tennis coaches are a big factor in the number of sessions we can run and due to COVID-19 half our team have gone back to their home town and it is uncertain if they will return or when they will return.  Consequently, there will be some sessions that we will not be offered.

Not all clubs will open at the same time – limitations on service

As our coaches work with many tennis clubs around Canberra every club is their own entity and have their own situation.  We thank all our club volunteer committees for their hard work in they tough time.  Some class may allow us to restart lessons, some clubs may hold off lessons until further restrictions lift.

Competitions – Using Remaining Credits

Social Doubles & ACT Team Tennis

Due to the fact not all players are in Canberra, running the rest of the competition is almost impossible to co-ordinate.  The saving grace is that there was only 1 or 2 competition sessions left in the Summer Competition Season.  For this reason we are allowing players to use their credits for the following:

  • Old Parliament House Membership (if already a member you can use your credits for a friend to obtain a Membership).  Members can hire a court for FREE and play with other members
  • Use credits for the upcoming competition (competition dates will be announced once restriction levels allow larger gatherings)

Opt-in for a Old Parliament House Tennis Club Membership – E-mail return@tenniscanberra.com.au expressing your interest to uptake a Old Parliament House Membership

Membership Options:

  • Adult Membership: $150 (not including credit)
  • Family Membership: $250 (not including credit)

For more information about member please CLICK HERE

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.

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

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…

Suspension of all Coaching, Competitions & Events – COVID-19 UPDATE

Suspension of all Coaching, Competitions & Events – COVID-19 UPDATE

Suspension of all Coaching, Competitions & Events – COVID-19 UPDATE

As you know Tuesday March 24th the Federal Government has imposed stricter guidelines within the community.  For this reason, all Tennis Canberra Coaching Groups, Social Competition and Junior Competition will be SUSPENDED for the foreseeable future.

Although Tennis Australia has given us the green light to manage small coaching groups the only service our Tennis Canberra coaches will be providing are Private Lessons of no more than 3 players and will follow strict on court and venue guideline.

Private lesson will give a select few Tennis Canberra coaches to make a small income for basic needs.

Which programs are suspended?

Coaching

  • Junior Coaching Groups & Squads (Level 1-7)
  • WALK-TO-TENNIS: AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP PROGRAM
  • Adult Skills (Starter – Advance)
  • Cardio Tennis

Competitions

  • Adult Social Doubles
  • Adult Social Singles
  • Kids Hot Shots Match Play
  • ACT Junior Team Tennis

Upcoming Events

  • Tennis Education Camp (March 30th – April 9th)
  • Kids Holiday Camps (April 15th – April 24th)

Court Hire

  • Old Parliament House Tennis Club
  • Please visit other Tennis Canberra clubs directly as they are managed by independent committees CLICK HERE

Do I get credit for the remaining sessions left in my package?

Of course.  Most of our Summer/Autumn Coaching Programs and Competitions have 1-7  sessions left. Tennis Canberra will credit these sessions which can be used within 1 year from when we have the all clear to resume our groups and competitions.

When will I be able to re-join?

Once Tennis Australia allows us to run larger groups we will start coaching programs 1-week after restrictions lift.

Players will be able to re-join when we resume coaching programs or within a year from our restart date.

As competitions takes about a month to promote and organise competitions will be active one-month after restrictions lift.

Below are ideal dates we would like resume but it will obviously be dictated by Tennis Australia.

  • April 28th, (Term 2, Week 1)
  • May 11th, (Term 2, Week 3)
  • May 25th (Term 2, Week 5)
  • June 9th (Term 2, Week 7)
  • June 22nd (Term 2, Week 9)
  • July 20th (Term 3, Week 1)
  • August 3rd (Term 3, Week 3)
  • August 17th (Term 3, Week 5)

The Initial Tennis Canberra Fallout from COVID-19

It does hurt not to get on the court today and it was harder to tell all our coaches we would not be on court for the foreseeable future.  I got a couple hours of sleep knowing that today was going to be the day we suspend our regular groups.

Our team has dealt with fire & smoke, hail & rain but nothing would prepare us for a shutdown with no return date.

It has been an extremely long week starting Sunday 6pm.  Once announcements were made about limiting activities to outdoors and the closure of state boarders two coaches – Maddie and Andjela went back to their interstate home to be with family.

In four-days our humble team has suffered a huge blow and no Government support will see our small business come out the other side unscathed.  Two of our coaches Pedro and Sam are on a temporary visas and for this reason will not receive any Government support.  Pedro’s partner also lost their job and if one of coaches are hurting we all hurt with them.

Our primary goal over the next 1-6 months is to look these two as are unbelievable and passionate coaches and the future of Tennis Canberra.  If you do want to get on court for a weekly or casual private please get in touch.  The little income from privates lessons will give them the basics – rent and food.

We will do our best to stay motivated, use this time to learn more about our trade and build a better service as we know that it means so much to everyone.  Our tennis family is something special we have so many friends and everlasting memories.

We will continue to be in touch over the tough period. I thank you for all your support and wish you and your family greater health.

Robbie & the Tennis Canberra Team

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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)

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

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

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