MEDIA RELEASE –VINTAGE TENNIS – TOURNAMENT PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUCCESS
Vintage Tennis Tournament Performance Development Program had enormous success in a variety of junior tennis tournaments throughout Victoria and South Australia, as players travelled far and wide over the school holiday period.
Doug Hill, the Director of Vintage Tennis, remarked “that the athletes performed above previous levels to enhance their learning and reflected great pride for their Academies.
Players in the ‘program’ representing the Gippsland Sports Academy, South West Academy of Sport and Kooyong Tennis Academy in the 12’s,14’s, 16’s age group of these Optus Junior Tour (OJT) events, delivering the type of tennis that will see them reach the goals, aims and desires that they have set themselves in 2012.
Like in the Olympics, currently taking the world’s attention, success is about ‘racing’ not just PB’s, the tennis athletes focussed on ‘playing’ not just hitting skills and enjoyed the reward for their diligence.
Hill stated “that the program will stand these juniors in good stead for their development and lay the foundation for when they join Vintage Tennis’s Pro Tour program once their schooling has finished and they pursue a career into the professional ranks”.
The Pro Tour Preparation and Training ‘engine tennis’ program is conducted in Melbourne and educates young athletes about professionalism and ‘getting the job done’. It is unique to Australia and is recognised internationally, for further details visit www.vintagetennis.com.au
Result Summary: 25 x players involved with 9 x winners; 6 x runners up; 7 x semi-finals and 12 x Q/Finalists.
A significant impact from one ‘program’ and Vintage Tennis would like to acknowledge the support of the Academies and the players parents and private coaches.