Elite Tennis Pathway

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Improving Lives Through Tennis

At Voyager Tennis Academy, we offer a development pathway for beginners right the way through elite players who are competing at the highest level in Australia and helping them secure a tennis US College Scholarship.

Tennis Perspective

We provide our students with a holistic approach to coaching revolving around the “4-Cals”: Techni-cal, Psychologi-cal, Physi-cal and Tacti-cal skills and attributes to help them succeed at any level. Whether that be to enjoy a family or social hit, for tournament readiness, to secure a U.S. College scholarship or as a Professional on the Tour our coaches are highly qualified and trained to help students reach their potential.

Education Perspective

Our aim is to deliver a tennis program that is complementary to our students achieving their academic potential whist in High School and also giving them a pathway to College education that is facilitated by tennis. We believe it’s essential for students to be prepared for ‘life’ after tennis and have established high quality strategic partnerships with organisations that support our education program.

Life-Skills Perspective

We teach our students transferable skills that are vital to support life ‘after’ tennis and to excel in whatever that is. These include passion, persistence, self-discipline towards goals, health (fitness and nutrition), time management, self confidence, being respectful (self, others and opponents), controlling emotions, positive thinking and learning how to lose graciously and be humble in winning.

Voyager Development Pathway

There are 4 stages within the Development Pathway that we offer:

STAGE 1: Development is our largest base of students who are working through the fundamentals of tennis within our Tennis Hot Shots and Holiday Camp programs.

STAGE 2: Selective is our program where Primary School aged students are identified as having shown strong progress with serving, rallying and competing and are invited to be part of Selective Squads.

STAGE 3: Performance Program is for our students who make tennis their main sport, play 3 times a week in our Performance Squads and are beginning to achieve good competition results.

STAGE 4: Elite is our full time program at Sydney Olympic Park with The McDonald College students, nationally ranked Voyagers, touring professionals and International players.

Voyager Tennis has the largest full time elite program in Sydney with over 40 players training full time every day.

Accelerated Learning Method

We believe that to be successful in tennis you have to be able to do much more than hit a good forehand, backhand or serve. To succeed, you need to be physically fit and understand the tactics of the game to be able to out-think your opponent and be mentally strong.

We provide our students with a holistic approach to their development. It is an approach that revolves around the “4-Cals”: Techni-cal, Psychologi-cal, Physi-cal and Tacti-cal skills and attributes.

Techni-cal

Our Coaching team has a focus on building strong fundamental technical skills across all aspects of the tennis game. The aim here is for players to develop sound technique so that they have the strokes to execute any desirable tactic needed to increase their chances of winning a match.

Tacti-cal

Understanding your game, that of your opponent and how best to implement patterns of play that will give you your best opportunity of the game is a skill that is at the heart of the Voyager way. We provide numerous drills, approaches and thought processes that will help the tournament player optimise their match-play tactics.

Psychologi-cal

The mental side of tennis is enormously important and there are libraries full of different approaches. At Voyager, we coach a number of simple techniques that we have developed over our playing and coaching careers that have been proven to reduce anxiety and improve focus. The other key focus at Voyager is building strong positive habits each training session that can be taken into match-play sessions.

Physi-cal

The game of tennis is becoming more and more physical and demands tennis players to be flexible, agile, strong and fit. Voyager places strong emphasis on building ‘tennis athletes’ which is a key component of our squad programs. We have also seen first hand how injury can blight promising tennis careers and we provide advice and resources on stretching and strength routines to help prevent injuries.

Training With Voyager

About Voyager
Voyager On The Today Show

Alex Cullen from the today show interviews the Voyager Tennis Managing Director Ryan Henry and former Australian Davis Cup Captain John Fitzgerald about the new book ‘Winning on and off the court’ which is a parents guide to creating world class players and people. Ryan Henry is a co-author of the book and John Fitzgerald supported by writing the foreword which has been written to help parents navigate the elite player journey.

Sydney Olympic Park Tennis
Voyager Elite Program
Voyager Tennis Academy

Voyager Tennis Academy operates it’s elite training program from Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, offering an award winning full time tennis and academic program with our partners at The McDonald College. The program is delivered by a world class coaching team that has over 100 years playing and coaching experience and has a strong player development focus. Voyager Tennis Academy coaches over 300 national ranked junior and senior players and has more than 60 program graduates who have progressed to College Tennis Scholarships in the United States.

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