Victorian Tennis Academy – school holiday program
This one is a fun one to organise with your children’s friends and a great way for them to get some fresh air and hone their ball skills.
When: Every school holidays (regular weekly programs also available). Click here to go to the VTA website.
Where: Orrong Park Tennis Centre, 603 Orrong Road, Prahran
Cost: Sessions start at $30/day, follow link above to access enrolment form. For children aged 4 to 14 years of age.
The tennis clinics can be booked in advance (visit website to download form) or you can chance it and book on the day – however it’s a popular program and often fully subscribed. We found when we attended a number of families booked for the full week to get the discount – and then if it was blisteringly hot (or a complete wash out) they skipped that day. Otherwise you can pick and choose your sessions and days as you choose.
Older children (8 to 14 years) can do a full day, but the younger children can either do a two hour or half day session. The sessions include a snack break in the park, lots of ball games and tennis skills. NB if your child is a pre-schooler and hasn’t been exposed to team sports before these sessions might be intimidating – depending on the day (and weather) the groups can be quite large.