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Practice Sessions

BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS, THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF FIRST SEMESTER.  

It is hoped that it will be possible to re-start the Practice Program in second semester.

Improve your game

The Practice Program for 2019 has concluded and will resume in 2020 on 29 January.

In 2020, the Practice Program will run in the 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. timeslot (not 8-10 p.m. as in 2019).

The 2020 Practice Program will run every Wednesday night from 29 January to 2 December (except for 12 August when the UQ Sport Tennis Centre will be closed because of the Exhibition holiday).

What is provided?

Balls, courts and a program designed to help you improve your skills. The program may use ball machines.

What will I practice?
Drills will be run on different courts, covering all aspects of the game including backhand, forehand, volley, serve and overhead.

What is the cost?
$8 for Ordinary, Associate & Junior Members of the UQ Tennis Club.
$12 for all others (including Restricted Members of the UQ Tennis Club)

Parking?

Unfortunately, parking is not free on the UQ St Lucia Campus on weekday nights.
Parking Fees apply from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.  Heavy fines apply for parking in a designated parking area from Monday to Friday without the appropriate payment or parking, at any time, in an area not designated for parking (e.g. on yellow lines).  UQ now uses an electronic PAYG parking system called CellOPark which eliminates the use of paper tickets.  Register on-line or download the free smartphone app. from www.cellopark.com.au.  Payment can also be made by coins or credit card using ‘Pay by Plate Machines’.  However, there are a limited number of these machines.  Along Sir William Macgregor Drive (Blue Zone, $5/day), they are located near the Rowing Shed, near the old CityCat Terminal (opposite the Tennis Courts) and opposite the Swimming Pool.  Along Blair Drive (Red Zone, $2.50/hr) they are located opposite the Swimming Pool and next to the Beach Volleyball Courts.  There are also some ’Pay by Plate Machines’ in the car parks next to the Aquatic Centre and under the UQ Centre (Red Zones, $2.50/hr) and in the car park next to the UQ Centre under the Synthetic Playing Fields (Grey Zone, $2.50/hr but capped at $7/day).  Staff, students and visitors are able to purchase an Off-Peak - St Lucia - Prepaid vPermit which is valid in all casual parking zones from 3:45 p.m. to 8 a.m. and is the cheapest option for regular players at night.  For more information about parking or to apply for an Off-Peak vPermit, go to www.pf.uq.edu.au/parking.

Do I have to pre-register?
No. Just check in on the night upstairs on the clubhouse verandah.

Can I come late or leave early? 

Yes, but the cost will still be $8 (members) or $12 (non-members).

Will coaching be provided?
There will be no specific coaching sessions, but the coaches will be be able to give tips and advice. The UQ Tennis Centre Pro Shop has some great private and group coaching programs (Phone 3365 6933, E-mail tennis@uqsport.com.au).

The aim of this program is to put into practice what you have learnt from coaching.

Why come along?

It’s a chance to work on that shot that has always troubled you or regain some confidence after a lay-off. This is a great opportunity to experiment and challenge yourself to become a better player without the pressure of playing Fixtures.

 

 

 

Practice Sessions