Tennis is a fun, social, healthy sport and whether you’re a junior or senior, looking at getting on the professional circuit, playing local competitions and tournaments or returning back to the game after some time away, Tennis Victoria runs programs to help you get started and to enhance your development as well as tournaments and competitions to suit your needs.
How can I learn?
Tennis Victoria runs entry level program opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in tennis. These programs include:
Having lessons from a qualified tennis coach is also great way to start. A coach can put you in a class with people of the same standard, or you can choose to get private one-on-one lessons. Once you’ve learnt how to hit the ball you can then start to play a game. To find your nearest registered coach, use the search engine on the right hand side of this page.
Do I have to join a club to play Tennis?
It is a good idea to join a club because there are many activities you will be able to join in with such as fun days, social events, coaching, competitions and tournaments. There are almost 1,000 Tennis Victoria affiliated clubs throughout Victoria and to find a club near you, please use the search application to the top of this screen, selecting ‘club’ in the drop down menu and then entering a suburb name or postcode. If you join an affiliated club, you will automatically become a Tennis Victoria member, allowing you to take advantage of great member benefits.
Note: If you live in the City of Boroondara and are looking for a tennis option that is right for you, visit getinto.tennis.com.au.
What equipment do I need?
All you’ll need is a tennis racquet and some tennis balls. Choose a racquet to suit your age and tennis experience. If you are learning to play for the first time, you should choose a light racquet which may be slightly shorter than a normal tennis racquet. Your tennis coach or local sports store will be able to help you choose the right racquet.
How old should I be?
Tennis is great because it is a game that can be played for life, starting from as young as three years of age.
What do I wear?
The most important thing you will need to wear is a pair of tennis shoes that will give you good support when you’re out on the court. Ask for help at any sports store when you are buying your tennis shoes. Most tennis players wear a polo shirt or T-shirt, tennis shorts or a skirt and a tracksuit.