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General FAQs

Where and when are lessons held?
What services do you offer?
What do I need to wear?
Where and when are lessons held?

Lessons are held at multiple venues in Melbourne,

  • Fawkner Park Tennis Centre, South Yarra
  • Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre, East Melbourne
  • Oakleigh Tennis Club, Caloola Reserve
  • Lauriston Girls School, Armadale
  • Loreto Mandeville Hall,Toorak
  • St Catherine’s School, Toorak

Lessons are held 7 days a week. You can register your interest online and request a venue

What services do you offer?

VTA offers Adult and Junior Group Coaching, Private coaching, Competition, Court Hire and Pro Shop services such as restringing

What do I need to wear?

Please wear cool and comfortable clothing with allows you to move freely. Tennis shoes or runners (flat sole). In summer, please remember a hat, sunscreen (there will be some provided at each venue) and a water bottle.

Junior Coaching FAQs

At what age can my child start tennis lessons?
What program is best for my child?
Does my child require their own racquet for the lesson?
How do I sign my child up?
How do you work out which is the most suitable group for my child?
When is my child ready to play Hot Shots Leagues and/or Junior Competition?
Can I sign up after the term has started?
Do I need to re-sign up each term?
What happens if I miss a lesson or there is rain on the day of my lesson? What are my make-up options?
At what age can my child start tennis lessons?

Your child can start tennis from as young as 3 years old in lessons aimed at developing motor skills, fundamentals, tennis skills and teamwork

What program is best for my child?

Each child is different in their motivation to play, their abilities and their concentration level. For this reason, we have a number of different programs and time lengths to suit each player. Simply book in for a free trial and our coaches will be able to advise

Does my child require their own racquet for the lesson?

No, we can provide a racquet for your child’s lesson. Once your child has started lessons we encourage the child to have their own racquet so they can play away from their lesson.

How do I sign my child up?

You can sign your child up through our external enrolment page and a member of our team will contact you to book in for a free trial

How do you work out which is the most suitable group for my child?

Group and squad sessions are structured according to age and ability, where possible, keeping the level and reason for playing similar. We use our Certificate Program as a guide so that each child’s progression can be planned and monitored. Please be aware that this may mean siblings of different ages and abilities may have to attend at slightly different times.

When is my child ready to play Hot Shots Leagues and/or Junior Competition?

Your coach will guide your child along this pathway and advise of upcoming events that will be suitable for your child.

VTA has a comprehensive competition pathway which we will guide your child along.

Can I sign up after the term has started?

You can sign up throughout the year, subject to availability. We always try to accommodate your needs and can also place you on a waitlist for your preferred session.

Do I need to re-sign up each term?

All junior enrolments are automatically rolled over to the following term unless you have give us 14 days notice prior to the end of the month

Refer to our Policies page for cancellation details

What happens if I miss a lesson or there is rain on the day of my lesson? What are my make-up options?

All missed sessions are able to be made up, provided prior notice has been given to missing the session.
We allocate an additional week at the end of term in the event we have to cancel a session.
Make ups can be carried out during the same term on an alternative day/time.
You can read all our make up policy by CLICKING HERE

Adult FAQs

How do I sign up as an adult?
What happens if a session is washed out?
How do I know what class will be the correct standard for me?
Do I need to have my own racquet?
How do I sign up as an adult?

Adult bookings are made through our Mindbody booking System. Sign up here

What happens if a session is washed out?

In the event of rain, VTA will send through a message prior to the class and your Mindbody account will be credited for that missed session.

How do I know what class will be the correct standard for me?

We recommend signing up to our trial or booking in for a one off session. Our coaches will be able to advise the correct standard class for your ongoing bookings.

Do I need to have my own racquet?

No, VTA can provide racquets for you to borrow during your session.

Fawkner Park Tennis Centre FAQs

What facilities are at Fawkner Park Tennis Centre?
Where can I park?
What programs are on offer?
What facilities are at Fawkner Park Tennis Centre?

Fawkner Park Tennis Centre has 6 synthetic grass floodlit courts, a kiosk, toilets, change rooms and showers

Where can I park?

There are parking spots off Toorak Rd by the entrance to Fawkner Park Tennis Centre. Street parking is also available on Toorak Rd. 

What programs are on offer?

Adult and Junior group coaching, Private coaching, Competitions, Cardio Tennis

Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre FAQs

What facilities are at Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre?
Where can I park?
What programs are on offer?
What facilities are at Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre?

Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre has 5 synthetic grass floodlit courts, a kiosk, toilets, change rooms and showers

Where can I park?

Street parking is available on Grey St, Simpson St and Powlett St. 

What programs are on offer?

Adult and Junior group coaching, Private coaching, Competitions, Cardio Tennis

Oakleigh Tennis Club FAQs

What facilities are at Oakleigh Tennis Club?
Where can I park?
What programs are on offer?
What facilities are at Oakleigh Tennis Club?

Oakleigh Tennis Club has 8 synthetic grass floodlit courts, a clubhouse, toilets and showers

Where can I park?

Parking is on site at Caloola reserve and street parking is also available on Atkinson St. 

What programs are on offer?

Adult and Junior group coaching, Private coaching, Competitions, Cardio Tennis

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