• British School of Geneva
  • Raimbow Play Systems
  • Brillantmont
  • Signal de Bougy

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A new tennis academy will open next month in Geneva at the Centre Intercommunal des Evaux.

Catering for adults and children from age 3 upwards, My Way Tennis will be run by Monika Maj, a certified Swiss tennis coach and 3-times Swiss Junior Champion. In her youth, Monika played regularly with Martina Hingis, and represented Switzerland at many international junior tournaments.

Knowitall.ch first came to learn about Monika’s activities when she set up her successful tennis school in Lutry 7 years ago.  Now moving back to Geneva where she grew up as a child, Monika is seizing the opportunity to set up a new school, where the emphasis is very much on having fun. Monika explained,

"I want to use this opportunity to teach a different way of learning tennis.  In my opinion, if you enjoy what you are doing, the more motivated you are to continue and improve."

More about Monika

Originally from Poland, but having lived in Switzerland for 30 years, Monika is passionate about tennis, which she started playing at the young age of 6.  With her natural ability for the sport, she received the first of her three junior championship titles at the age of 12.

However, at the age of 15, she retired from competitive sport due to the high pressure of intense training and decided to continue with her educational studies.  Having passed her maturity exams and started working at Reuters in Geneva, she soon found the lure of tennis too great and returned to the courts, training with Swiss Tennis to become a coach.

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Enter our competition to win a free place worth Fr. 70.-

Do you ever wonder how you can best support your child in sport? How do you pick them up when they have a bad performance? What do you say when they get cut from the team or, conversely, how do you manage a big ego or bad attitude? How can you help your child get over a lack of confidence or motivate them so he or she can perform at their best? And, importantly, how do you communicate with the coach when you really disagree with something?

To answer these questions and many more, the Inside Game Coaching Network and SportAttitude, in conjunction with their annual education conference for sport coaches (this year focusing on Unlocking Human Potential), is organizing a series of workshops on 1 February 2018 in Lausanne specifically for parents of young athletes.

With an impressive line-up of experts, authors, sport psychologists, and ex-athletes, the half-day series of workshops will aim to answer your questions and provide various tools and strategies so you can help your child achieve their best.

The workshops will be presented in English and French with translations provided where necessary. The cost is Fr. 70.- per person. To register contact the organizer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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3 places to be won – competition closes at midnight, 12 October, 2017!

As the October half-term holidays approach, many of you will be looking for activities to keep your kids busy again.

If your child is aged between 3 and 13 years old and likes to get outside and run around, then why not enter our competition and give him/her a chance of winning a place on one of three day camps that InterSoccer is offering our readers?

If you win, your child has the option of attending any of the day camps being held over the half-term holiday period between 16 and 27 October, each worth up to Fr. 75.-. Camps can normally be booked from 1 to 5 days so it is possible extend your place for additional days if required.

Camp schedule

With 7 different locations to choose from, you are bound to find a camp near you! Select from:

Nyon, Aubonne, Lausanne (Pully)

  • 16 to 20 October
  • 3-5 year olds (Mini Camps); 5-13 year olds (Full Day)
  • 10h-12h30 (Mini); 10h-16h (Full day); supervised drop off from 8h40
  • Where:
    CS de Colovray, Nyon
    La Côte International School, Aubonne (indoor gym)
    FC Pully, Lausanne

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Enter our competition to win a free place on any day camp running before the end of August!

With one more month of the summer holidays still to go, InterSoccer has kindly offered knowitall.ch readers the chance to win a free day place on any of their camps running in Geneva, Vaud, or neighboring France before the end of the summer.

With a typical day camp priced anywhere between Fr. 100.- to Fr. 120.-, this is a great present for any kid wishing to get out the house and kick a ball around with like-minded friends!

The three lucky winners will get the chance to join any of the following camps still running until the end of August:

  • Academy Camps (10 -13 yrs)
  • Junior Camps (5-9 yrs)
  • Mini Camps (3-5 yrs)
  • Girls Camps (5-13 yrs)
  • Goalkeepers Camps (8-13 yrs)

You can see the full range of camps on offer, and their locations, in the InterSoccer summer camp listing on our website here:

http://www.knowitall.ch/events-calendars/activities-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2017/07/31/38509/-/intersoccer-summer-camps

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Take a free trial now and receive a free HQ T-shirt when you purchase an 11-visit pass by the end of May!

At the beginning of this year we featured an article on the newly launched HealthQuota health and well-being center in Mies on our website.  Since that time, the business has gone from strength to strength, with many new members signing up for its GymHQ and StudioHQ classes.

Recognizing a growing demand for its services amongst youngsters, the center has now expanded its range of classes for teens. In addition to its daily CrossFit (strength and conditioning) sessions for teens in the gym, youngsters can now join a new Teen Pilates class on Thursdays at 16h30 as well as a combined Adult-Teen Yoga class on Wednesdays at 17h30 and and Sundays at 9h.

Co-Founder Mandy Thomas explains the reason behind the new classes, “We believe the Next Generation should have the opportunity to find their HealthQuota too. In this fast-moving, high stress digital world, we believe it’s important to help kids and teens grow their self-esteem, handle stress and take pleasure in the growing abilities of their mind and body.”