Your future career starts here!
- Are you looking for a career in sport and recreation?
- Do you have a passion for sport?
- Do you enjoy “hands on” learning?
The Sports Development Program is a joint initiative between Tennis Victoria and Sports Education & Development Australia (SEDA), specifically designed for young people who would like to pursue a career in the Sport and Recreation industry or other like industries. If you are a year 10, 11 or 12 student you can complete your VCE, VCAL and Certificates III and IV in Sport and Recreation leading to a Diploma of Sport Development.
Core curriculum involves theoretical and practical experience in sports administration, marketing, fitness, coaching, event/project management, literacy, numeracy and career planning.
How do I apply?
Tennis Schools are recognised by Tennis Victoria as one of the many player delivery partners that provide juniors with an opportunity to support their tennis development and training.
While tennis schools vary greatly in their individual programs, broadly speaking, each school provides a combination of educational opportunities packaged with a tennis program designed to set the foundation for junior players wanting to progress their tennis. For many juniors, the demand for a balanced school and tennis training program is difficult to achieve and this is where tennis schools can help. To assist players and the tennis community to better understand tennis schools and the opportunities they offer, Tennis Victoria has developed the following resource guide:
Tennis Victoria’s Tennis School Guidelines provides a comprehensive outline of relevant factors to consider when assessing the needs of an individual player with the suitability of a particular tennis school to those needs. It is recommended that you refer to this guide when considering whether a tennis school is right for your circumstances both now and into the future.
Tennis Victoria recognises the following tennis schools:
Box Hill Senior Secondary College – Tennis Academy
Location: Box Hill
Phone: (03) 9890 0571 or 0413 274 964
Years: 7 – 12
Staff: Director of Tennis: Jo Karaitiana, Head Coach: Paul Vassallo
Philosophy: “Creating life opportunities for each individual through tennis” – Vida Tennis
Phone: (03) 9318 1355
Staff: Head Coach: Michael Baroch, Coach: Marc Sophoulis
Philosophy: To assist students to balance their sporting goals and academic studies in a supportive “athlete friendly”; educational environment. – Marc Sophoulis
Phone: (03) 9393 5824
Head Coach: John Trickey
Philosophy: During school hours students in this program undertake an academic program of approximately 27 hours per fortnight, and another 27 hours “on court” with an emphasis on coaching, training and competition.