Oct 302014

Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club and Vida Tennis would like to congratulate Luke Percy who has recently competed in the Special Olympic National Games 2014 hosted in Melbourne. He was lucky enough not only to take part but to win a Gold Medal in the Men’s Singles – Section 2, and a Silver Medal in the Open Doubles – Section 2.

Luke trains with Glen Iris head coach Angelo on a weekly basis and it has been fantastic to see him on the court improving his game.

There were 1000 athletes competing in the National Games over 16 different sports with 800 volunteers involved. Well done Luke and congratulations to all athletes who reached their potential and represented their State at this event. Awesome!!

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Oct 032014
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The my Vida journey program enables all kids to monitor their progress from when they start tennis through to playing real tennis, club junior competition or entry level tournaments. As the structured levels progress so does the child’s skills, confidence & ability, receiving certificates to show their achievements and progressions along the way. All kids who do Hot Shots Lessons or Group lessons will be constantly assessed to fast track their game so they can play “real tennis” as soon as possible. Tennis lessons use modified balls & equipment and incorporate the Tennis Australia Hot Shots program.

The my Vida journey program is broken down into development areas;

  • Head Start – target kids age 3 to 5 to master fundamental perceptual motor skill
  • My Progress – fast track learning and highlight the pathway
  • Next Steps – where to now? What life opportunity can tennis create?

The levels within each program stage are aligned with key themes; fundamentals, co-operate, transition & compete. There are also strong links to the colour ball used in coaching sessions, to the Hot Shots Program, and to the Hot Shots Leagues and Competitions.

Check out all the information by clicking here or speak with your Vida coach at the club.

Sep 182014
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Our 2014 Winter season has been one of our most successful seasons to date with an incredible 8 out of our 13 teams making the Semi Final with 6 of those teams going on to make the Grand Final. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 45 players who took to the court, all parents who were team managers and supervisors and also a big thank you to Blake Robertson who put his hand up to be our Sunday Junior Supervisor for the entire season. This was the first season where all players were wearing the new Glen Iris Valley club shirt. The players loved there shirts and loved showing off which club they belonged to. All Glen Iris Valley players represented the club in a manner which was second to none, showing respect for opposition teams and also showing great encouragement for teammates. With Glen Iris Valley hosting 12 teams on Sunday, it was great see all players taking to the team aspect of tennis which interm created an incredible atmosphere at the club. We look forward to another successful season with our Summer Competition starting in October.

Our Saturday C2 team consisting of Akash Deo, Gabby Kitchingman, Luke Vazquez and John Stamellos, who had made there 3 successive Grand Final, unfortunately lost by 2 games. An outstanding effort to get that far, Well Done!!

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Our 3 premierships came from our Sunday Teams. A big Congratulations to our players in our A Reserve 2 team, Martin Dowman, Daniel Baroudi and Demetri Kaminis. The boys only lost one match all season and were our best performed side, well done boys!!

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Our D Special 3 team come from 3rd on the ladder to take the title in a hard fought Grand Final. A big well done to Marcus Russell, Felipe Herrera, Stefan Tikellis and Oliver Chen for a wonderful season.

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Our C Special 2 team also had dominant season winning both the semi final and grand final extremely convincingly. A big congratulations to Jerry Yu, William Maligin, Austin Co and Nick Kardis. Well done boys!!!!

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A big congratulations goes to our runners up teams: B2 Rubbers (White) team of Daisy Hingston, Julian Scaturchio, Rajiv Kumar and our members of the C2 team Arielle Rusman, Daniella Gorr, Joseph Teoh and Lachlan Crestani. A great effort to get that far!!

Runners Up B Grade 2 Glen Iris Valley team       C2 Sunday Pic

The club would also like to recognize the teams who narrowly missed out on making the Grand Finals and Semi Finals. Well Done to our B Special 2 (Black) Rubbers team, Daniel Zieba, Harry Hingston and Jason Dong. Our B Special 2 (Red) Rubbers team, Prakash Shreevijayan, Adam Wong and Ben Lillie. Our B2 (Blue) Rubbers team, Gregory Pletsias, Joshua Palmer and Kenny Yu. Our C Special 1 team, Rachel Berchtenbreiter. Georgia Wyett, Valeria Tarasova and Emma Jepsen. Our D Special 2 team, Joshua Wallace, Andrew Pagliaro, Joel Burgess Heath and Alexander Dowman. Our D1 team, Alisia Aloisi, Jessica Vicino, Ella Wallace and Dominika Tarasova and Our D2 team, Renae Zouros, Lara Cunningham, Katia Aloisi and Anthony Atherinos.

Well done to all teams in the winter comp and we look forward to the Summer season starting in October.

Angelo Giampaolo



Sep 052014

The school holiday period is a great time to enjoy our club with your family. Over the two weeks there is a number of different activities, events and tournament happening. Please see below court usage available to you, our member;

Key Dates

  • School Holidays Start Date: Saturday 20th September
  • Vida Tennis Holiday Program: Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th – 9am until 12 noon (members courts will be available all day)
  • Vida Tennis MJDS Junior Round Robin Tournament Thursday 25th & Friday 26th – All day (two members courts available all day and two courts allocated to afternoon Men’s comp)
  • TCAV Junior Point Tournament: Wednesday 1st October to Sunday 5th October – All day (two members courts will be available on each day – check at the tournament box when you arrive)
  • School Holidays Last Day: Sunday 5th October

All night tennis should not be affected by any of the above events or bookings.

Please call Kane Dewhurst on 0401 052 636 or Angelo 0407 477 798 if you would like to check court availability before heading down to the club.

Anyone wanting to join their kids into the holiday program please contact Angelo. Once term 4 starts, a reminder about our Monday night adult coaching group (click here for the details)


Aug 312014

The annual Glen Iris Valley Trivia Night was held on Friday the 22nd of August. We had 9 tables battle it out for the right to brag for the next year. A big thank you to the 85 members and non members who attended the evening. Trivia nights certainly need a great host and Brendan from Trivia night fever delivered.

Several games played during the night certainly got people up and dancing. 1990’s dancing was one of the funny ones to watch which would have made John Travolta proud. Metro sexual male and desperate housewife competition also got the crowd on there feet with the winners of each game receiving well earned prizes.

It was great to see so many people get involved in the competitions which created an incredible atmosphere throughout the night. We have had some extremely positive feedback from the members who attended so we will look forward to Brendan running the event next year.

A big thank you to Nat Edwards who organised some great silent auction items on the night. Glen Iris Valley would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes to auction off. A big thank you to Mt Waverley Chiropractic Clinic, Remington, Back on Track Physiotherapy, Groove Train and Alison Copley from Sense of Success. This night certainly couldn’t run without you.

2014 Trivia Night