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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.

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…

Tennis & Education Camps – Can’t leave your kids at home?

Tennis & Education Camps – Can’t leave your kids at home?

Tennis & Education Camps – Can’t leave your kids at home?

The decision to go pupil-free from Tuesday March 24th to the rest of Term 1 has put some parents into a spin.  As outdoor activities are set to continue momentarily our team would like to help.

Tennis Canberra’s “Tennis Education Camps” are the help parents who cannot leave their kids at home or supervise them due to work constraints.

Our team will be offering Full-Day & Half-Day Tennis-Education Camps starting Monday March 30th until the end of Term 1 Thursday April 9th.

All sessions will be outside and run similar to our Tennis Canberra Holiday Camps. We are planing to add reading time, chance to catch up with homework and similar schools activities to mix up the day – all outdoors of course.

  • Venue: Old Parliament House Tennis Club Gardens
  • Daily, 3-Day, 4-Day or 5-Day Packages available
  • Strict COVID-19 Guidelines will apply
  • Sessions will only go head only when there is no rain predicted as we cannot bring them indoors (please have a contingency plan).

Tennis-Education Day Camp Packages

Full-Day (8:30-5pm)

Half-Day (8:30am-12:30pm)

Half-Day (1pm – 5pm)

  • Daily: $80
  • 3-Day Package: $200
  • 4-Day Package: $250
  • 5-Day Package:$300
  • Daily: $70
  • 3-Day Package: $150
  • 4-Day Package: $200
  • 5-Day Package:$250

Important: All packages are to be used within a camp week as our team will only run this service if we have enough participants. See all camp dates below:

Camp Dates:

  • Tennis-School Camp #1: March 30th – May 3rd (Monday-Friday)
  • Tennis-School Camp #2: April 6th-9th (Monday-Thursday)

* We need a minimum of 6 players in total per day to run these sessions. Cash payment on the first day of attendance as we do not have EFTPOS facilities.

What to bring?

  • Own Tennis Gear – If you do not have a racquet we can arrange one to purchase
  • Homework – If applicable
  • A book to read
  • Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Snacks
  • Coloured pencils

How a typical Tennis-School Day Camp may look like:

  • 8:30 – 9pm (Half-Day Morning & Full-Day Drop-Off)
  • 9am – 9:45am: On Court Session 1
  • 9:45am – 10:30am: Reading/Homework/Art/Problem Solving (in the gardens)
  • 10:30am – 11am: Morning Snack
  • 11am – 11:45am: On Court Session 2
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm: Reading/Homework/Art/Problem Solving (in the gardens)
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch (Half-Day Afternoon Drop-off & Morning Half-Day Pick Up
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm – On Court Session 3
  • 2:15pm – 3pm – Reading/Homework/Art/Problem Solving (in the gardens)
  • 3pm – 3:45pm – On Court Sessions 4
  • 3:45pm – 4:30pm -Reading/Homework/Art/Problem Solving (in the gardens)
  • 4:30pm – 5pm – Parent Club Pick Up

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)

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

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