Vida Tennis offers a variety of tennis programs for all ages and abilities at the MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis club each day of the week. We can tailor a program to suit your needs; weekly lessons, hot shots, competition play, tournament, holiday programs, training camps, adult session and more. Below you will find further information about each of the programs at the days available at the club.

Vida Tennis offer a FREE introductory session for new registrations entering a program so we can make sure you are in the program that meets your needs. You can sign up for your free intro at the bottom on this page or contact us direct on the below details. For more information about our coaching services, feel free to contact the Vida Team;

  • Kane Dewhurst – kane@vidatennis.com.au 0401 052 636
  • Angelo Giampaolo – angelo@vidatennis.com.au 0407 477 798
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Group Kids Tennis Lessons at MCC Glen Iris

The Vida Tennis Group Hot Shots kids tennis lessons are run in a fun, enthusiastic environment with emphasis on developing the fundamental motor skills for tennis and everyday life. Energetic, high participation, with small class sizes to create a great environment to fast track learning and individual development. As the players progress the emphasis is placed on tactical and technique awareness. Players will be placed in groups of similar age and standard and a racquet can be provided for the session if required. Sessions run for 30 minutes or 45 minutes depending on age. Group lessons form part of the “my Vida journey program and incorporates the Tennis Australia Hot Shots Program.

When: Monday to Friday from 3.30pm. Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9am


My Vida journey

Vida Tennis have their own designed “my Vida journey” program to help guild children through the learning process. All kids who enroll in Hot Shots Group tennis lessons participate in the program and are guided through their tennis pathway receiving certificates along the way to mark their achievements. Once completed they can then take their “next steps” into competition, squads and more. There are two program areas with the my Vida journey; Head Start Program and the my Progress Program.


Hot Shots Stage

The Hot Shots Stage are integrated into the my Vida journey and are split into three stages: Red, Orange and Green.

There is also an optional Launch Pad stage for young players aged between three and five-years-old. Children progress from one stage to the next when they are ready. This ensures that children learn at their pace and will ultimately make the transition to using a yellow ball on a full-size court when they are fully prepared.


Launch Pad Stage (ages 3 – 5)

The Launch Pad stage introduces children to tennis through games and fun activities. Children learn the basics of tennis including how to rally. This stage really help children develop their fundamental motor skills; throw, run, catch, jump and most importantly, tracking. There are a number of program options at this stage but its a great way for kids to stage tennis and have fun.

Court Size: variable
Tennis Ball: red ball (25% compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 19–23 inches


Red Stage (ages 5 – 8)

The Red stage is for beginners. The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25 per cent compression), making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.

Court Size: 3m × 8.23 or 6m × 10.97 m
Tennis Ball: red ball (25 per cent compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 21–23 inches


Orange Stage (ages 8 – 10)

After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage where the ball bounces a little higher (50 per cent compression) and the court is a bit bigger. Kids continue to develop their skills in a modified tennis environment while having a great time.

Court Size: 6.4m × 18.29m
Tennis Ball: orange ball (50 per cent compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 23–25 inches


Green Stage (ages 8 – 10)

The ball used in the Green stage has a higher compression (75 per cent of a yellow tennis ball) and children play on a full-size court.

Court Size: 10.97m × 23.78m (full court)
Tennis Ball: green ball (75 per cent compression)
Recommended Racquet Size: 25–27 inches


Yellow Stage (ages 11+)

The Yellow Stage is not an official stage in the Hot Shots Program but it marks the time when a child is ready to play on full size courts with the normal yellow tennis ball.

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Private Tennis Lessons at MCC Glen Iris

Individual private tennis lessons are coaches by qualified experience staff and session encompass all facets of the modern game. The four key areas of development are the primary focus; technical, tactical, mental and movement. Video analysis is a key component in private tennis lessons and there are different length lessons available (30, 60, 90 minutes) depending on the individual. For more information on privates sessions or our Tech / Rep program please follow the link to the Vida Website.

When:Each day of the week by arrangement.


Adult Coaching

There are adult and ladies classes available at the club on a weekly basis. These sessions are suited to both the competition and social player and include; Ladies sessions, Cardio Tennis, Adult night hitting session.

When: Monday nights 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am, Thursday 9.30 - 10.30am and 7.30 to 8.30pm Friday 9.30am – 10.30am and 10.30 - 11.30am

Holiday Programs & Camp

Vida Tennis running a variety of holiday programs and camps each school break. Click here to find out all the dates and info.

More Tennis Lesson Options & Times at MCC Glen Iris Valley

Hot Shots & Group Sessions

  • Monday to Friday from 3.30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday mornings from 9am
  • Session are 45min or 30min in length

Squad Sessions

  • Monday’s from 5.30 to 7.00 (Tournament & Comp Squad)
  • Tuesdays 5.30 to 6.30 (Green Ball Sqaud)
  • Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.00 (Tournament & Comp Squad)
  • Thursdays 4.45 – 5.45 (Green Ball Squad)
  • Thursdays 6.00 – 7.30 (Junior Comp Squad)
  • Fridays 4.45 – 5.45 (Green Ball Squad)
  • Fridays 5.45 – 7.15 (Tournament & Comp Squad)
  • Squads are arrange in terms or age and level. Contact us to find which will best suit you.

Holiday Programs

  • Each School Holiday Period

Ladies Lessons

  • Session are available for both the competition player, social and beginner.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings currently available

Cardio & Adults Tennis

  • Monday & Thursday Nights 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Hot Shots Leagues

  • Green Ball and Orange Ball pre comp hot shots run each term on Sundays from 1.00pm

Gets started with your tennis journey and sign-up below for Free Tennis Lesson!