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.
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
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…