Welcome to the mighty Canterbury Taipans!Hosted by our NEW high performance facility:The Canterbury Aquatic, Tennis & Athletics Centre.

Featuring:

  • 10-lane Olympic 50-metre heated swimming pool:
    Open to the public for lap swimming 5:30am – 8:00am & 3:00pm – 6:00pm Monday to Friday plus 6:00am – 10:30am Saturday mornings.
  • Dedicated marquee-enclosed Learn To Swim heated pool.
  • Eight ITF International Standard acrylic hardcourt tournament-approved tennis courts.
  • International Standard 400-metre Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletics track.
  • Highly experienced coaching teams.
  • Professional quality training programs.
  • Tennis Pro Shop & Splash & Smash Cafe.
  • Large fully equipped changerooms facility with parent rooms plus indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Fully open to the general public alongside Canterbury Junior School & Secondary School students.
  • Swimming, Tennis & Athletics Canterbury Taipans Memberships available NOW.
  • Plenty of on-site parking.
  • Use the Sport Precinct Gate via 182 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford then follow the signs.

Canterbury Aquatic Centre: Public Lap Swimming Returns From Monday 24 October 2022!

After a Winter hiatus, we have the much anticipated good news that Public Lap Swimming is back at Canterbury College!

What: Canterbury Public Lap Swimming.

Venue Check-Ins: Via the Splash & Smash Cafe OR Tennis Centre Kiosk beside both entry gates.

Yes – welcome back to our heated 10-lane 50-metre Olympic-sized Lap Swimming Pool…

When: From THIS Monday 24 October 2022.

Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 8:00am AND 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Saturday: 7:15am – 10:30am.

Where: Canterbury Aquatic Centre – Canterbury College.
– Entry via Sports Precinct Gate, 182 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford.
– Plenty of on-site parking at our NEW Aquatic Centre carpark!

Who: OPEN TO ALL – Canterbury College Students & Parents & Families | THE GENERAL PUBLIC!

Yes – everybody is most welcome…

Cost: $5.00 Per Visit.

Contact: Canterbury Swimming – 07 3299 0900 |

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Tennis

Queensland’s newest Tennis Program and Club for Canterbury and Logan school students, Logan City adults and any children aged four upwards, is managed by well-known and highly regarded Head Coach Mr James Rapkins.

Our goal is for every child to enjoy a great time while learning, and under our Long Term Athlete Development Pathway, provide every child with the physical and mental skills to compete socially, as part of the Taipans Club competition or Canterbury Junior TAS and TAS tennis teams, or all the way through to professional regional, state, national and international tennis levels.

2022/23 Summer School Holidays | Fun & Fitness Tennis Camps – BOOK NOW! 🎾🤩

**OPEN TO ALL: College Families AND General Public**

WEEK ONE | 3-DAY OPTION: Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 December 2022

WEEK TWO | 2-DAY OPTION: Thursday 15 – Friday 16 December 2022

NB: Just pay per session as per below – no ‘3 session package’ pricing for this Week Two option.

WEEK THREE | 3-DAY OPTION: Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 January 2023

WEEK FOUR | 3-DAY OPTION: Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 January 2023

• Players need to bring their tennis racket, hat, sunscreen and water bottle.
• All players receive a certificate.
• Half AND Full Day 3-Day Tennis Camps include Day 3 Pizza Party.

BOOKINGS – Tel: 07 3299 0900  |  Email:   |  ONLINE BOOKING WEBLINK HERE.

TENNIS CAMP OPTIONS

*Tiny Taipans Red Ball Hot Shots Tennis Camp*

• Three fun-filled mornings of Hot Shots classes for little champions aged 4-7 years.
• Perfect for young players looking to start their tennis pathway while making new friends.
• Loads of skills, games & prizes.
• New Hot Shots players get a FREE t-shirt with their registration.
• Morning tea fruit break provided.

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am each day.
Cost: $100 for ALL 3 sessions OR $40 per session. | Canterbury Family Member: $38 per session.
Perfect for Canterbury OSHC Vacation Care children!

*Half Day Tennis Camp*

• Three intensive half-day clinics for beginner to mid-range players aged 8-12 years.
• Greatly improves playing technique in a Learn Through Play environment.
• New Hot Shots players get a FREE t-shirt with their registration.
• Morning tea fruit break provided.

Time: 8:45am – 12:00pm Midday each day.
Cost: $130 for ALL 3 sessions OR $60 per session. | Canterbury Family Member: $57 per session.
Perfect for Canterbury OSHC Vacation Care children!

*Full Day Tennis Camp*

• Awesome three-day challenge for players keen to improve their match-play & fitness.
• Includes a morning of technique, athlete education, plus fun & games.
• Swimming 12:30pm – 1:00pm then Match-Play 1:15pm – 3:00pm.
• Morning tea fruit break & lunch provided.

Time: 8:45am – 3:00pm each day.
Cost: $160 for ALL 3 sessions OR $75 per session. | Canterbury Family Member: $71.25 per session.

BOOKINGS – Tel: 07 3299 0900  |  Email:   |  ONLINE BOOKING WEBLINK HERE.

LOCATION: Canterbury College – Tennis Centre.
– Entry via Sports Precinct Gate, 182 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford.
– Plenty of onsite parking.

  • Experienced and fully qualified coaches.
  • Quality sport programs.
  • 8 International tournament standard hardcourt tennis courts.
  • Large fully equipped changerooms with parent rooms, plus indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Splash & Smash Café.
  • Canterbury Family discounts.
Program 1

Hot Shots

Taipans ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Program starts at age four and introduces children to tennis in an energetic and fun team environment. With smaller courts and racquets, and specially designed balls, the program is the best way for children to commence and develop their tennis skills and love of the game.

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Hot Shots Stages of Development

30 minute sessions start at age four and on the Coach’s recommendation, progress to Red Ball Pro 45 minute sessions where they commence learning how to play matches.

1 hour sessions start at age 7-8 and on the Coach’s recommendation, progress to Orange Ball Pro 90 minute sessions to learn how to play matches and increase their athletic awareness.

1 hour sessions start at age nine and on the Coach’s recommendation, progress to Green Balls Pro 90 minute sessions to work towards Club and interclub matches, fixtures and tournaments. Fitness and flexibility awareness and resistance training increase at this level.

1 hour sessions, entry level at age 12, and on the Coach’s recommendation, progress to Yellow Ball Pro 90 minute sessions. Speed and power training and tournament play are a part of developing as a competitor at this level.

Program 2

High Performance Squad

Coach James Rapkins hosts this highly rated tennis program, designed to motivate and enhance each player’s strength, speed, agility, flexibility and tactical abilities.

Students are challenged each week to improve as individuals to contribute to the overall success of the squad.

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Upcoming Events & Competitions

Our Canterbury Tennis ALL Programs Schedule

Tuesdays (Term 4)

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Canterbury Cardio Tennis ‘Fun & Fitness’ Six-Week Summer Challenge.

Please email – OR call – 07 3299 0900.

Wednesday

3:45pm – 5:00pm: Youth Tennis (Ages 5-8).

3:30pm – 6:30pm: High Performance Private Lessons (All Ages)

5:00pm – 7:00pm: High Performance Squad Session (All Ages)

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Social Tennis (All Ages)

Thursday

3:45pm – 6:00pm: 14 Players Aged 7-11.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: 9 Players Aged 12-16.

3:45pm – 6:30pm: Individual Tennis Lessons.

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Adult Tennis Competitions – 12 Players.

Fridays (Term 4 & Term 1 2022)

5:15pm – 6:15pm: Deaf / Wheelchair FREE Canterbury Tennis Coaching Fridays.

Please email – OR call – 07 3299 0900.

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Head Tennis Coach

Mr James Rapkins

James Rapkins is a name familiar to many Canterbury families through his long association with our TAS and JTAS programs, but also through his work in the Logan and Beenleigh tennis community.

James has been Head Coach of our Canterbury teams for more than a decade and has enjoyed great success in developing home-grown talent from beginner to College level. He also has great involvement with more than ten local Logan primary schools.

James has had more than 15 years as a board member for club, regional and state tennis and has deep affiliation with both Tennis Queensland and Tennis Australia.  James has successfully run tennis clubs and his own tennis academy for many years, and prior to this, coached on the international stage in Miami, Florida.

For more information about Taipans Tennis or to book in for a lesson

Contact Tennis Manager and Head Coach James Rapkins:

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Swimming

2022/23 Summer School Holidays | Canterbury Tiny Taipans Learn-To-Swim Group Classes – BOOK NOW! 🏊‍♀️🤩

**OPEN TO ALL: College Families AND General Public**

What: Canterbury Tiny Taipans Learn-To-Swim Group Classes.

  • For ages Aqua Babies & upwards!
  • 30-minute group classes.
  • Levels: Cuttlefish, Crayfish, Lobsters, Swordfish, Marlins, Dolphins, Sharks.
  • Classes on same time every day Monday – Friday or Saturday.
  • Can be booked as intensive 5/6-day swimming blocks.
  • Parents can bring their children in every day for a week OR book as many or as few times per week as they wish.

BOOKINGS  T: 07 3299 0900 | E:  | ONLINE BOOKING WEBLINK HERE.

When: Morning AND/OR Afternoon Lesson Times Available.

Monday 12 – Friday 16 December 2022

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 January 2023

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 January 2023

Learn-To-Swim Group Classes Weekly Schedule (NB: Saturdays ONLY in January, NOT in December)

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NB: Please get in touch with ANY of your Learn-To-Swim OR Lap Swimming enquiries year-round – not just during the school holidays!

Where: Canterbury College – Aquatic Centre.
– Entry via Sports Precinct Gate, 182 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford, with plenty of onsite parking.

Who: OPEN TO ALL – Canterbury Families AND General Public.

Cost: $21 Per Session Per Child For Non-Canterbury Families | $18.90 Per Session Per Child For Canterbury Families – simply present a student card.

BOOKINGS  T: 07 3299 0900 | E:  | ONLINE BOOKING WEBLINK HERE.

  • Experienced and fully qualified coaches.
  • Quality sport programs.
  • Heated 10-lane Olympic-sized 50-metre lap pool.
  • Heated marquee-enclosed dedicated Learn-To-Swim pool.
  • Large fully equipped changerooms with parent rooms, plus indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Splash & Smash Café | Hot Coffee.
  • Canterbury Family discounts.

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Program 1

Swim Squad Training Program

The Taipans Swim Squad Training Program offers a multi-level, systematic and holistic approach to teaching swimming, to ensure Canterbury and non-Canterbury swimmers genuinely enjoy the sport of swimming while developing their technical swimming abilities.

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Develop stroke technique and training skills, and prepare swimmers for school and interclub competitions.

For swimmers aged 7-15 years.

Develop stroke technique and training skills, and prepare competitive swimmers for school and interclub competitions.

For swimmers aged 7-15 years.

Develop stroke technique, training skills and energy systems.

Prepare competitive swimmers for competitions and working towards achieving a state age qualifying time.

For swimmers aged 10-18 years.

Develop stroke technique, training skills and energy systems.

Prepare competitive swimmers for competitions and working towards achieving a state age qualifying time.

For swimmers aged 10-18 years.

Prepare swimmers for regional, state, national and international competitions.

For swimmers who have achieved a national age or open qualifying time.

Program 2

Junior TAS & TAS Swimming Training (Year 3-12)

The Canterbury College Junior TAS and TAS swimming program is designed for Canterbury College students who are interested in representing the school at the Junior TAS and TAS Championships.

This program is only available during school Term 1 and Term 4.

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Head Swimming Coach

Mr Simon Smith

For more information about Taipans Swimming or to book

Contact our Swimming Manager

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Athletics

The Canterbury Taipans Athletics Club is affiliated with Queensland Athletics.

Our athletes have access to opportunities to train and compete in the fundamental athletics movement skills of running, hurdling, throwing, walking, and jumping all year round in a safe and fun way. We have expert coaches available to all Taipans members, no matter their ability and skill set.

The Taipans Athletics Club utilises state of the art training facilities located on the grounds at Canterbury including a 400m Mondo surface running track and high jump and javelin areas kindly donated by the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games committee. Facilities also include shot put, discus and long jump pits.

2022/23 Summer School Holidays | Canterbury 3 OR 4-Day Athletics Development Camps – BOOK NOW! 🏃‍♀️🏃🤩

**OPEN TO ALL: College Families AND General Public**

WEEK ONE OPTIONS

  • Seniors 12-17 Years | Track & Pool/Cross Training Sessions: Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 December 2022.
  • Development Squad 8-11 Years | Varied Training Sessions: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 December 2022.
  • Tiny Taipans 4-7 Years | Varied Training Sessions: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 December 2022.

WEEK TWO OPTIONS

  • Seniors 12-17 Years | Track & Pool/Cross Training Sessions: Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 January 2023.
  • Development Squad 8-11 Years | Varied Training Sessions: Monday 9 – Thursday 12 January 2023.
  • Tiny Taipans 4-7 Years | Varied Training Sessions: Monday 9 – Thursday 12 January 2023.

WEEK THREE OPTIONS

  • Seniors 12-17 Years | Track & Pool/Cross Training Sessions: Monday 16 – Wednesday 18 January 2023.
  • Development Squad 8-11 Years | Varied Training Sessions: Monday 16 – Thursday 19 January 2023.
  • Tiny Taipans 4-7 Years | Varied Training Sessions: Monday 16 – Thursday 19 January 2023.

BOOKINGS – T: 07 3299 0900 | E:  | ONLINE BOOKING WEBLINK HERE.

• Includes: Running Technique, High Jump, Long Jump, Discus, Shotput, Javelin.
• All events are rotated through each 3-hour session to maximise engagement.
• Our program teaches basic skills & fitness for each event in a safe & fun environment.
• Participants need to bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and morning tea snack.
• Ice block provided each day after the session is finished.

Times: 8:00am – 11:00am From Monday – Wednesday | THEN 8:00am – 12:30pm Thursday @ Canterbury Athletics Track, which includes Pizza & Pool Party From 11:30am – 12:30pm @ Canterbury Aquatic Centre FOR Tiny Taipans & Development Squad.

Times: 8:00am – 10:00am Track & Field @ Canterbury Athletics Track | THEN 10:00am – 11:00am Swimming Cross-Training @ Canterbury Aquatic Centre From Monday – Wednesday FOR Seniors.

• Participants MUST bring their swimming gear.
• Please let us know if you are not a strong swimmer.
• Most activities are just kicking and jumping in and out of the water.
• Participants are not actually swimming laps, but still need to be good swimmers for these sessions.

Tiny Taipans & Development Squad Cost: $110 for ALL 4 sessions OR $35 per session.

Seniors Cost: $75 for ALL 3 sessions OR $30 per session.

BOOKINGS – T: 07 3299 0900 | E:  | ONLINE BOOKING WEBLINK HERE.

LOCATION: Canterbury College – Athletics Track.
– Entry via Sports Precinct Gate, 182 Old Logan Village Road, Waterford, with plenty of onsite parking.

  • Experienced and fully qualified coaches.
  • Quality sport programs.
  • Professional standard ex-Gold Coast Commonwealth Games running track and athletics facility.
  • Large fully equipped changerooms with parent rooms, plus indoor and outdoor showers.
  • Splash & Smash Café | Hot Coffee.

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Coordinator of Athletics

Mrs Brooke King

Brooke has been an athletics coach for 6 years, 3 of those years at Canterbury. She has trained athletes from all ages and abilities, from school level up to state level.

Brooke is a Level 2 Advanced coach in sprints, jumps, hurdles and relays.

She has coached the school TAS and Junior TAS teams to plenty of wins in both cross country and athletics.

For more information about Taipans Athletics or to book

Contact our Coaching Staff

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