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Happy New Year Everyone!
Introducing our monthly newsletter ‘Tennis Matters’! Providing you with up to date information on the latest happenings at evolve!
Team Trip to Melbourne
This January we had our first team trip to Melbourne for an international team challenge with Hume Tennis and some viewing of the Aussie Open! Coaches Jakim and Simon and parent, Mark, embarked on the 6 day tour with 9 keen juniors…brave we were. We went to battle against Hume Tennis over 3 days. After the first 2 days we were locked in a draw on matches. On day 3 it was very tight and ultimately came down to the final match of the day…featuring our youngest player Leo Evans and the experienced Josh Mallett..with both teams cheering in support and the coaches losing their fingernails, the boys got there in a tiebreaker 7-5. What a result..the celebrations lasted 3 days! At the Aussie Open we watched plenty of pros in action..one lucky player picked up Federer’s signature!
We had a great trip and plan to provide this opportunity again in 2018. Look out for more details early in 2017.
Check out our ‘Events Calendar’ below for all the latest updates on Tennis Hot Shots Tourneys (everyone under 12 should be getting involved in these, they are a great introduction to competition), our Orange Ball League, team trips to regional tournaments and holiday camps. Be sure to note the key dates on your calendar!
Orange Ball League
In Term 4 last year we ran an Orange Ball League at the Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club for children under 12. This league ran over 5 weeks on a Sunday 2-4 pm. Our mission was to provide children with the opportunity to play singles and doubles matches, while having a lot of success in the process. We used modified balls and court sizes which helped players to maintain a rally and start to make meaningful tactical decisions to win points. This was a great success and we plan to continue this initiative in Term 1. Our new Orange Ball League will start on Sunday 26 February. We highly recommend this opportunity to any juniors 7-11 years old who are considering playing interclub in the future. More details will be available next week.
Players are assessed twice per year using the criteria below:
Tennis Hot Shots: Children in this programme are assessed internally every 2 weeks on a selected range of skills which are based on the Tennis Australia Key Competencies for each level of Tennis Hot Shots. At the end of Terms 1 & 3, children will receive a competencies sheet outlining their progress.
13 years +: Our teenage players are assessed using the International Tennis Number (ITN). The ITN features a range of drills to test players on their fundamental strokes. Player scores are based on their success in each drill. The scores are added and correlate with a number from 1-10. The higher their score the lower their number; #1 is a pro level score.
If you have any questions about our assessments, please feel free to contact us.
Cardio Tennis starts back on Wedneday 8 February. Interested? Let us know and we will add you to our Cardio Database!
We look forward to seeing you on the tennis court soon!
We have a great opportunity for you to give your pre-schooler a head start in sport! In our new programme at the Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club, we focus on developing fundamental perceptual motor skills which are the building blocks of an athlete. For more information on the fundamentals skills for under 5s, click here
Blue Ball 1
Tuesdays 11-11:30 am, Wednesdays 1:30-2 pm, Thursdays 9:30-10 am / $9 per lesson
Blue Ball 2
Mondays 2-2:45 pm, Fridays 9:15-10 am & 10-10-45 am / $14 per lesson
To book or for more info, contact us on 04 479 1386 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and see what all the hype is about! Cardio Tennis runs weekly at the Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club.
Cardio Tennis has officially been launched at the Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club and we are building a following. We will run regular sessions on the days below:
– Wednesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am & 7:30-8:30 pm
– Thursdays 10:15 – 11:15 am
Are you interested in joining our Cardio Tennis database? You will receive an email at the beginning of each week to let you know about our Cardio Tennis sessions for that week. Please email us to join our database.
What is it?
Cardio Tennis is a fast paced, fun, aerobic tennis session, featuring heart monitors and music. We include ball feeding drills and games based exercises. Your heart rate is shown on an Ipad screen which is visible while you are working out. Give it a try – it’s lots of fun!
Are your children crying out for you to join them on the tennis court!? Never played tennis, but want to give it a go!?
Introducing Tennis Xpress, this 6 week coaching course will teach you the tactical and technical fundamentals of tennis so that you can confidently play tennis against your children. We use slower, lower bouncing balls to ensure that players progress faster, increasing success and enjoyment.
Where: Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club
Cost: $144 (6 weeks)
When: Please contact us for course dates
All junior group lessons at Khandallah will be held indoors today. Junior Club Night, Community Play and Private lessons have been cancelled
All coaching at Muritai from 6pm has been cancelled
All coaching at Ngaio has now been cancelled
All coaching at Ngaio is on today but coaching at Johnsonville has been cancelled
All coaching at Muritai is on today