These trials are open to any athlete above the age of 11, and successful applicants will be given a 1 year membership to be a part of the Westvic Academy’s 2017 Tennis program.
Being part of the Westvic tennis program provides athletes with many benefits such as access to training with other talented players within each the region in a motivating environment delivered by one of Tennis Victoria’s Regional State coaches, Andrew Cameron. The Westvic Academy tennis program is intended to be complementary to an athlete’s current training schedule, and incorporates high-level squad style training.
The program will also give athletes access to elite level services such as sports psychology and injury prevention, a musculoskeletal screen and subsequent individualised strength and conditioning program. Successful applicants will also be have access to tournament support.
This regional level program acts as a localised complement to Tennis Victoria’s “Player Support Program” (PSP), which athletes are eligible for if they reach a national ranking of top 25for their birth year. Westvic Academy has had a number of tennis program athletes accepted into the PSP, including Hugh McManus, Anna Santurini and James O’Sullivan from the 2016 program. James O’Sullivan went on to compete at the National Grasscourt Championship this year.
Trials for the Westvic Academy will be held Sunday 6th November at 4:00pm, at the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre, the sessions will run for about 90 minutes and will include an information session for parents.
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport currently supports 127 athletes across 22 sports.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419, or visit the WestVic Academy of Sport website at www.westvicsport.org.au.