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Enrol now for term 1 2017 tennis!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Tennis News | Comments Off on Enrol now for term 1 2017 tennis!

Enrol now for term 1 2017 tennis!

 

Tennis starts back here week commencing 30th January 2017!

We are looking forward to seeing you all on court!

Linda, Lucy, Andy and Sam, Tylah & Piper

 

Active After School Tennis (AASC) Provider

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Tennis News | Comments Off on Active After School Tennis (AASC) Provider

Active After School Tennis (AASC) Provider

Raworth Tennis Centre currently has 3 coaches trained to deliver the Australian Sports Commissions Active After School Program in local schools.  We have delivered AASC tennis programs to the following local schools:

Hunter Valley Grammar School

Gillieston Public school

Bolwarra Public School

Woodberry Public School

Metford Public School

Tenambit Public School

Hunter River Community School.

The following excerpts about the AASC program are taken from the Australian Sports Commission website:

“The Australian Government’s Active After-school Communities (AASC) program is a national initiative that provides primary school children with access to free sport and other structured physical activity programs in the after-school time slot of 3.00pm to 5.30pm.

The program aims to engage children in sport and other structured physical activities and through a positive and fun experience, develop a love of sport that inspires them to join a local sporting club.

The coordinators assist schools and after-school care centres to facilitate the program, recruit/train community coaches and work with local sporting clubs and organisations to increase junior membership.

AASC Regional Coordinators coordinate the delivery of the program in primary schools and Childcare Benefit Approved Out of School Hours Care Services (OSHCS) using local sporting clubs, volunteers, private providers, teachers and OSHCS staff, retirees, senior secondary and tertiary students, and parents, brothers or sisters.

The cornerstone of the AASC program is the involvement of the local community in the delivery of the program. This involvement will offer opportunities to support and strengthen community cohesion and development.

The Active After-school Communities program (AASC) program aims to provide primary school children with a positive introduction to sport and other structured physical activities, which motivates them to be active for life.

This is achieved through utilising the Playing for Life philosophy for the delivery of all activities. This philosophy is based on the game sense approach to coaching. The AASC program has adopted this philosophy as it creates a fun and inclusive environment for the introduction of sport and other structured physical activities to primary-school aged children and ensures children of all abilities are engaged in the activities and have a positive and successful experience.

What is Playing for Life?

Playing for Life is an approach to coaching that uses games rather than drills to introduce the skills and tactics of the particular sport or structured physical activity being delivered.  Each session is designed purposefully, so that the games progressively introduce and develop the particular skill that is the focus of the session.”

Community Play Program

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Community Play Program

Raworth Tennis Centre is also involved in the Tennis Australia Community Play Program.  The program is designed to provide an opportunity for players to enjoy the game of tennis in a fun, supportive environment, and parents and guardians are actively encouraged to assist on-court with scoring and in reinforcing the “Be a good sport” message.  Participants serve, rally and score using the modified equipment where appropriate, and sessions run for 45-90 minutes depending on numbers and usually across a 6 week period.    The program will hopefully get more players playing tennis more often in our local community.  For more information or to sign up for our next Community Play program please call Linda on 02 49333750.

Cardio Tennis Program

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Cardio Tennis Program

 

Here at Raworth Tennis Centre we have 3 Coaches who have recently completed the Cardio Tennis workshop training.  The following information is taken from the Tennis Australia website:

“Cardio Tennis is a fun, social, group tennis-fitness program for people of all ages and abilities. It’s more about getting a great, high-energy workout than pure tennis technique.

You don’t have to be Rafael Nadal or Sam Stosur to enjoy the energising
workout that is Cardio Tennis! Constant movement is the focus as a
Tennis Australia qualified coach guides you through a series of fun and
heart-pumping drills that cater for all abilities and fitness levels.  An average  Cardio Tennis workout runs for 45 to 60 minutes and is comprised of:

  • 5-10 minute warm-up
  • 30-50 minute cardio tennis segment with drill-based and play-based activities
  • 5-10 minute cool down
  • Participants wear heart rate monitors, exercise to music, use low-compression balls and a variety of equipment, including agility ladders. And, at the end of your session, you can check your stats on the
    heart-rate monitor to find out just how hard you worked!

Participants wear heart rate monitors, exercise to music, use low-compression balls and a variety of equipment, including agility ladders. And, at the end of your session, you can check your stats on the
heart-rate monitor to find out just how hard you worked!

Cardio Tennis is enjoyed best with friends – male or female. If you like exercising in a group, then you will find Cardio Tennis the perfect motivator.

Get a group of mates together or make some new friends in a fun and
active atmosphere!

As well as being social, it’s a great way to boost your fitness and lose
weight. According to the Tennis Industry Association, during a Cardio
Tennis session, women will burn between 1260 and 2100 kilojoules per hour, and men will burn around 2100–3360 kilojoules per hour (on average).”

So if you fancy having a go at this fabulous new exercise program please call Linda on 02 49333750!

Hot Shots Program

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Hot Shots Program

Here at Raworth Tennis Centre we run the Tennis Australia endorsed MLC Hot Shots  Program of modified tennis for our junior players.  The following is taken from the Tennis Australia website:

“For decades, soccer, basketball, netball, Australian Rules, cricket and many other sports introduced children to their sports through the use of smaller equipment and a reduced playing area.

Meanwhile, children learning to play tennis were doing so with the same size racquet an adult would use, while being expected to cover a full-size court the way professionals do.

So in 2008 Tennis Australia introduced MLC Tennis Hot Shots – the fun and easy way to learn how to serve, rally and score. And we’re not the only ones. In the past few years more than 120 nations have adopted modified tennis programs, including all four Grand Slam countries.

Players start with Red stage and progress through orange, to green until they reach full ball, full court yellow tennis!  Red, orange and green low-compression balls don’t bounce as high as a yellow ball. The courts are smaller too, which makes them easier for kids to play on. It also helps them develop realistic footwork patterns and encourages them to use all parts of the court. And the great thing is you don’t need a tennis court – you can play on any flat hard surface. Portable nets, which are used during the Red Stage on the red courts, come in sizes of 3 and 6 metres. During the Orange and Green stages, the standard net is used, but it can be lowered depending on the players’ ability.

Picking the right tennis racquet is crucial – if it’s too heavy or the wrong size the child will have trouble swinging the racquet and it could lead to injury. Your child should be able to hold the racquet comfortably when their arm is extended and be able to swing the racquet easily.

Also, make sure the grip is the right size for your child. Your child should be able to hold the racquet comfortably – if the grip is too big or too small, children will grip the racquet tighter. This can lead to injury and inhibit children from developing a fluent technique.

If in doubt, choose a smaller racquet until you are sure that your child is ready for a larger size racquet, the main thing is that the child feels comfortable using the racquet.”

If you would like any more information on the Hot shots program please don’t hesitate to call Linda on 02 49333750.

RAWORTH TENNIS CENTRE TENNIS & MULTI SPORTS CAMP 2016

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in Tennis News | Comments Off on RAWORTH TENNIS CENTRE TENNIS & MULTI SPORTS CAMP 2016

RAWORTH TENNIS CENTRE   TENNIS & MULTI SPORTS CAMP 2016

RAWORTH TENNIS CENTRE

TENNIS & MULTI SPORTS CAMP 2016

 

Our Tennis and Multi Sport Camps are a great opportunity to have some fun with your friends in the school holidays whilst learning new skills and improving your tennis. These camps are available for players aged from 5 to 10 and for all standards.

Our half day camps include tennis games and skills as well as other fun activities!

All players need to bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and some healthy snacks!

 

TIMES: 9-12 noon $25 per session

DATES: next camp dates will be added soon!

To book please phone Lucy 49333750

Places are strictly limited so please call to guarantee your place! 

 

28 Raworth Avenue, Raworth, 2321

Birthday parties now available!

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Birthday parties now available!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES NOW AVAILABLE

AT RAWORTH TENNIS CENTRE

Suitable for boys and girls aged from 3 to 12 years.

Parties will be tailored to individual requirements and to the age and ability of the children – can be just tennis and tennis related games and activities, or include some other sports and sporting skills.

Why not use the soccer nets for a match?  Or have a table-tennis challenge too?

No tennis experience necessary!

Parties will last for 1.5 to 2 hours, and the price includes a qualified Coach, court hire and supply of all equipment plus use of the Kitchen/Common Room and grounds for one hour at the end of the games for food and drinks. 

Cost:- $10 – $15 per child, depending on time spent on court, with a minimum of 10 children.

Parties must be booked through Linda at Raworth Tennis Centre, on

49333750

Our current program

Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in Tennis News | Comments Off on Our current program

Our current program

Term 1 2017

MONDAY

7:30am – 9:30am – Ladies Social (and morning tea)

5:30pm – 6:30pm – Beginner/ Intermediate Hot Shots

WEDNESDAY

4pm – 5pm – Beginner Hot Shots

5pm – 7pm – Advanced Academy Squad

7pm – 10pm – Men’s pairs super league competition

THURSDAY

7:30am – 9:30am  Ladies Social

3:30pm – 6:30pm – Private Lessons

7pm – 9pm – Social Mixed Pairs Competition

FRIDAY

4:30pm – 6pm  – Advanced Teen Squad

SATURDAY

7:30am – 11:30am – Private Lessons

28 Raworth Avenue, Raworth, NSW, 2321

Tel 49333750

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