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Top Tips For Kids To Improve Your Tennis Game

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Tennis is a great sport for kids. Not only does it teach them valuable life skills like concentration, dedication, tactical thinking and self-confidence, but it has a whole range of physical developmental benefits for them too, such as hand eye coordination, gross motor control, balance and body coordination, flexibility, agility and speed. Most kids who play a sport such as tennis spend hours watching their sporting heroes on TV, and dreaming of playing just as skilfully and effortlessly someday. Whether your child is just starting out or has been playing tennis for a while, there is always room for learning …

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Benefits Of Rock Climbing For Kids

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

As parents, when our kids get to an age where we start thinking about getting them involved in a sport, rock climbing is not usually something that comes to mind. Many of us still hold the belief that rock climbing is something best suited to the adventurous adrenaline junkie and far too dangerous and unsuitable for children. However, statistically, rock climbing is one of the safest sports around when compared to traditional sports like rugby and hockey and has become increasingly popular in recent years. It has gone from being just a recreational activity enjoyed on the weekends, to an …

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Best Tennis Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Whether it’s having a hit socially with friends, playing at competition level or watching on as a spectator, tennis has long been embedded in the Australian sporting culture. Getting your kids involved in tennis will not only teach them valuable life skills like teamwork, dedication and self-confidence, but it has a whole range of physical developmental benefits for them too. Such benefits include hand eye coordination, gross motor control, balance and body coordination, flexibility, agility and speed. If you’re looking to introduce your kids to the game of tennis and live in Melbourne, below we have provided you with a …

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Best Cricket Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Australia at international, domestic and local levels. It has been played in Australia for over 210 years and is often referred to as the country’s national sport, due to its equal popularity in all parts of the country. Growing up playing cricket in the backyard or in the street with the neighbourhood kids is an Aussie tradition and often where the love for the game is born for many players. If your child is one of those kids who can’t get enough of cricket, then getting them involved in a local …

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How To Get Into ‘Esports’ In Australia

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

If your kid hasn’t joined the ‘Esports’ bandwagon yet, they’re going to want to soon because “it’s kind of a big deal” right now! ‘Esports’, which is short for electronic sports takes gaming to the next level, broadcasting matches between talented gamers as they compete against one another on a range of digital battlefields. The Australian ‘Esports’ League (AEL) is a provider of premier ‘Esports’ competitions in Australia. It is an engaging and entertaining sports experience, which attracts both online and live, amateur and elite competitors alike, all across the nation. We’ve listed below a few ways that your young …

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How Kids Can Learn Horse Riding in Adelaide

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If your child would like to try a sport that is completely unique and allows them to get in touch with nature, why not introduce them to the exciting activity of horse riding? Horse riding is a great way to get the kids off the sofa and into the saddle over the school holidays! Most of us would agree that at one stage or another throughout childhood we have all had fantasies of riding ponies, or being a cowboy exploring the Wild West on horseback. Unfortunately, many of these hopes of actually owning our own pony were promptly dashed, due …

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How To Get Kids Into Golf

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Over the last decade there has been an increase in popularity and growth within the junior golf industry. There is now ample opportunity in Australia for junior golfers to develop their game recreationally and competitively. If you’re a parent that is also an avid golfer, we are sure you’re counting down until the moment where you can spend a day on the golf course with your young one. Well, you’re in luck, because the best age to teach kids how to play golf is as soon as they have developed basic hand-eye coordination. Playing golf is a fantastic opportunity for …

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Jan – Feb 2018 School Holiday Activities

In Articles by Australian Sports Camps

If you’re looking for activities to keep the kids entertained these holidays, and to avoid those “I’m bored… I’m hungry…” comments being thrown at you repeatedly, then we have you covered with these great Jan – Feb 2018 school holiday activities. Whether you are looking for an activity on a budget, or a special treat day out, here are some fun-packed activities on offer in varied cities that are sure to get the kids up and about and away from the screens! KFC Big Bash League Cricket Match: All major cities The Australian Twenty20 season is now in full swing …

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Front Foot Batting Video Tutorial

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Header Image Credit: fitzroydoncastercc.com.au In this short video, we work through some great front foot batting tips that will improve your technique and make it harder for bowlers to dismiss you. The lessons are given by Peter Dickson from Community Sports Camps. Peter is currently captain of Premier Cricket Club Fitzroy Doncaster and has been involved with the Victorian Bushrangers. Peter has spent much of his adult life playing cricket around the world and working with children of all ages developing their sporting skills and promoting the game. He is passionate about all sports and believes that team sport gives …

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How To Get Kids Into Futsal

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Futsal, or ‘‘indoor soccer’’, as it is commonly called in Australia, is a fun, fast-paced and exciting small-sided soccer game that originated in South America. Futsal is the only indoor soccer game officially recognized by both the UEFA and FIFA, and has become increasingly popular in Australia since it was first introduced here in 1971. There are currently 18,000 registered Futsal players and 120,000 social competitors nationwide, with more and more parents choosing to get their kids involved in the sport. So if you are one of the many parents wanting to get your kids started in Futsal, in this …

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Parents’ Guide to Soccer Camps at Canberra Grammar School, Red Hill

In Articles by Naomi Hardy

These holidays, Australian Sports Camps will once again run their Soccer camp at Canberra Grammar School.  These sports camps run four times a year for kids aged 6 – 16 and cater to all skill levels. We employ coaches with a minimum Level 1 Coaching qualification and ensure a 1:10 coach to child ratio so that your child receives the individual attention required to maximise their skill development. Our coaching panels are joined by special guest talent; elite athletes that work with your kids and pass on their knowledge of the game they’ve gained from playing at the highest level. …

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What Gear Do Kids Need To Start Rock Climbing?

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In recent years, rock climbing has become more and more popular, going from a recreational activity to an elite sport, and will even be featured as an Olympic event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Not only does rock climbing improve strength and body control, but it is also a complex, mind-challenging sport. All of these qualities are fantastic for kids. But most importantly, it is a heap of fun! Most kids get their first taste of rock climbing by attending an indoor climbing gym and these types of centres generally supply most of the necessary gear needed to participate. …

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Best School Holiday Activities In Adelaide

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School holidays are fast approaching and as much as both parents and kids are looking forward to some chill-out time after a busy year, it won’t be long before your kids are keen to get out and about and make the most of their break. As a parent it can be hard to come up with fresh new ideas and activities to keep the kids entertained, so below we have come up with a list of the best school holiday activities for kids living in Adelaide. Australian Sports Camps If you have a child who loves sport, then Australian Sports …

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Best AFL Footy Clubs For Kids In Melbourne

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Australian Rules Football has the highest spectator attendance and television viewership of all sports in Australia. Its origin can be traced to football matches played in Melbourne as far back as 1858, so it’s no wonder that “Aussie Rules” is a way of life for most Melbournians. It’s just about a rite of passage for kids in Melbourne to play junior AFL at some point in their childhood. So, if you live in Melbourne and your child is ready and willing to join an AFL team, below we have provided a list of some of the best AFL clubs for …

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Finding A Rugby League Club For Kids Around Brisbane

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Rugby League Football has been one of Australia’s most popular sports since it started being played here in 1908 and is the most popular winter sport in Queensland. If you live in Brisbane and your son or daughter is at the age where they are keen to get involved in a rugby league team, below we have shared five out the numerous Rugby League Clubs around Brisbane.  Valleys Diehards Rugby League Brisbane Valleys Diehards is located in the beautiful northside suburb of Grange and is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most successful clubs. It was founded in 1908 and has …