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Get ready for another great Summer of tennis!

Weekly Summer tennis camps begin at our Chantilly, Fairfax, and Herndon locations, June 18th

CIT began it's 32nd year with it's annual Jr. Spring Break Tennis Camp, March 26-29th!

CIT, for the 22nd year, will administer the CYA tennis program.   Session 1 sold out!  Session 2 will begin July 9th.  Registration online by clicking the link below.

  www.chantillyyouth.org/tennis

Information about 2018  Summer programs can be found here!

CIT President, Doug Kegerreis, recently presented:

"Champ of the Court:  Let Me Count The Ways"

at the Mid-Atlantic convention of USPTA Tennis Pros at Army-Navy Country Club.  Click here to see all of Doug's "Champ of the Court" drills!

Doug's article "My Five Fantastic Tennis Phrases" was recently published in the May 2018 issue of Tennis Industry/Aadvantage Magazine.  Click here  to read the article.

The CIT tennis staff wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Year in 2018!!!

 

Read my 2018 French Open Review!!!

 

           Anna Klinker named CIT Head Pro for 2018 Summer Season

    Anna will be directing CIT summer camps, coaching CYA Travel Tennis teams and assisting in the CYA house league program, as well as teaching private lessons.  Anna started her tennis career as a student in CIT programs 10 years ago.  Since then, she has become a very accomplished player.  She clinched the state championship last Spring for her high school team as Oakton went undefeated in claiming their second state championship in three years. Anna will be captaining the team during her senior season as Oakton tries to defend their state title.  CIT President, Doug Kegerreis, knew he found his future head pro when he added Anna to his teaching staff three years ago.  "She had everything I look for in a head pro", Kegerreis said.  "Anna is knowledgeable and responsible, but more important, she has a very kind, caring, and friendly personality.  She will be good with the adults, but she absolutely loves the kids!"

Visit to Indian Wells Masters

On my bucket list for awhile, I've finally had a chance to visit all of the ATP Masters Series held in the United States.  (Miami Open, also held in March, and Great Western and Southern Open, held in Cincinnati in August, are the other two.)  I ran into one of the most famous tennis coaches in the world, and an old tennis pro buddy who I was on staff with in Chicago over 30 years ago!          Click here to read my other reflections along with pictures from the event.

     After a 2-year absence, we returned to NYC                  for the 2017 US Open
 

On the left, we had an opportunity to see the roof closed on a rainy Sunday morning.  It gave Ashe stadium a much more intimate feel.  On the right, is the jewel of the tennis center, in my opinion.  It is the new grandstand.  By itself, it is a great place to watch a match.  With Ashe, with its new roof as a backdrop, it is quite a setting!

Just added a great video clip on how to produce the modern forehand!!  Also, read my latest tennis tip article, "My 5  Fantastic Tennis Phrases"  in my "Tennis Tips" section of the website.

 Read my latest tennis tips:  The "modern" forehand and backhand, pt. 1 and  "Target-Line" Racket Awareness



-Our Tennis Buck Prize Page is now online!!!  Look at all our prizes by clicking here.

"See you back on the courts in 2018!"

           

 CIT has been providing tennis programs and instruction in Northern Virginia for 31 years.    Through the years,  CIT has earned a reputation of providing solid instruction based in a   fun, game-based atmosphere.  The program is built around each student having a positive and enjoyable tennis experience.

 

 

 

 

CIT Staff Attend USTA National 10 and Under Tennis Workshop at CITI Open

CIT teaching staff Doug Kegerreis and Maria Reyes-Chian attended a USTA 10 and Under Workshop recently at the CITI Open in Washington, DC.  They also enjoyed quarterfinal matches of the pro tour event that afternoon. The workshop is part of a national initiative to educate and promote the exciting changes being implemented to get more children learning, enjoying, and excelling at the great game of tennis!

 

 

 

CIT President Doug Kegerreis presents:

High School Tennis:  Are you ALL in?

(joining Doug on the presentation panel from l. to r., Kim Dillard, Westfields HS tennis coach; Maria Reyes-Chian, captain, Chantilly HS girls tennis team; Doug; Bob Pass, owner and director of 4 Star Tennis Academy; Chip King, chairman of USTA Mid-Atlantic junior competition committee)

Doug presented at the 2014 USPTA Mid-Atlantic Convention in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  As a high school tennis coach for the past ten years at Chantilly High School, Doug is passionate about what a great experience it is for tennis players to play on their high school tennis team, regardless of their skill level.  For most players, tennis is an individual sport.  Many high-level tournament players are skipping high school tennis.  They feel that they can't get the level of competition in practices and matches they need in order to compete at their level.   Doug's main response to anyone who questions whether to play high school tennis is this:  "The value of the high school tennis team experience trumps everything".   The team dinners, secret pals, senior days, the daily support and encouragement of your teammates, lifetime memories, lifetime friendships from that small window of opportunity makes for a great short-term alternative for high level tournament players to the high pressure grind of tournament tennis at the national level.  Doug encourages tournament players to manage their time well and schedule their high performance workouts before or after high school practices if they don't feel like they are getting those workouts with their team.  But don't ask for special privledges, like skipping team events, in order to workout elsewhere.  All players should respect the privledge it is to represent their high school on their tennis team for just four short years. 

 

 

Click here to read Doug's article "My Game Changers:  Reflecting on 30 Years as a USPTA Professional"

Published in September in Addvantage Magazine, the national publication of the United States Professional Tennis Association

 

Watch Doug's complete video on how to play tennis!  Just click  here.

 

  

US OPEN TRIP !!!

CIT President Doug Kegerreis made his annual trip to the US Open  in New York City.

This was Doug's 30th trip to America's Grand Slam, and 28th consecutive visit dating back to 1986.

 

 

 

Do you know why TENNIS is the GREATEST sport to play?

Do you know why Scientists and Physicians view tennis

as the most HEALTHFUL activity in which you can participate?

No sport can claim as many

physical, mental, and emotional benefits as TENNIS!

Click below to read ALL 34 reasons why tennis is the greatest sport to play!!!

http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Sport-Science/114688_Health_Benefits_of_Tennis_Why_Play_Tennis/

 

 See you on the courts in 2018!

 

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Explore a wide range of tennis instruction, leagues, and tournaments for all ages and levels of interest with Chantilly International Tennis. Our friendly, knowledgeable tennis professionals provide an extensive selection of tennis management services throughout D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. From beginning youth and juniors programs to a variety of fun and professional services for adults, put our passion and experience to work for you and experience everything the game of tennis can be.



Doug's 2018 French Open Review:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

So who is going to lose to Rafa in the final?   Which low ranked player will make a run, and maybe win a few rounds.  Will an American make a deep run in the tournament?  These are the questions we are asking - not, "Who is going to win."  We know who is going to win!!!  If he stays healthy,  Rafael Nadal will win his 11th French Open title. 

There is no more sure thing in Mens Professional tennis than no one can beat Rafael Nadal at Centre Court, Roland Garros, in a best of 5 set match. 

There will be exciting tennis to be followed over the next 2 weeks.  I think #7 seed Dominic Thiem is the biggest threat.  He has been the only person to beat Rafa on clay this year.  But remember, it was a 2 out of 3 set match.  I love to watch Sasha Zverev play, and he had had a great clay court season, winning the Madrid masters, and losing in the Italian Open masters final to..... Rafa.  I think Zverev is worn down from this clay court success, however.  I see him losing to Thiem in the quarterfinals- if he gets that far.   There is a former #1 and French Open champion "floating" in the draw as a #20 seed:  Novak Djokovic.  He could play David Goffin, #8 seed in the quarterfinals.  I would favor Goffin in that match.  If he would get through, it would be Thiem in the semi's. A marquee match, but Thiem would be better match tested and would grind himself to victory.    I don't see any American making  a deep run.  You could see Jack Sock, John Isner, or Sam Querry getting a sniff at round of 16, but that would be it. 

So who does Rafa beat in the final to win his 11th French Open?  Dominic Thiem.  Thiem could even take a set, but Rafa will eventually wear him down.

 

Ladies Singles:

So many ladies, but so few favorites!  That is my take in the ladies draw.  Who could win?  Halep, Wozniacki, Serena, Ostopenko, Muguruza, Sloane, Svitolina?  Lets break them all down.  #1 seed Halep SHOULD win this year's French Open.  Until she can break through that mental hurdle of winning her first grand slam, I can't, and I won't make her the favorite.  Wozniacki, after breaking through and winning her first Grand Slam, has sort of gone away.  She has made it no further than the quarterfinals in any of the French Open warmup events.   Serena is entering her first grand slam event in over a year!  It would NOT surprise me if she would win the event.  Nothing Serena does on the tennis court will surprise me.   However, I don't think she is ready for the physical grind that clay court tennis will demand of her over a two week period.  She is not my pick.  Defending champion Ostopenko has a chance.  She is a fighter.  But she is so young, and I don't think, emotionally, she will be able to deal with defending her title. She had a good run in the Italian Open, losing in the quarterfinals to Sharapova, 7-5, in the third. But , otherwise, her clay court season has been very inconsistent.  Muguruza is a big-time, big-event player.  However, she has not shown anything in her game to indicate that she will make a deep run in this event, the site of her first Grand Slam title a few years ago.  Sloane Stephens, the defending US Open champion, is such an emotional player.  If she is feeling good about herself, her talent is off the charts.  But when she is not, you don't know what you are going to get.  She went on a tear back in March, and won Miami on hard courts.  She hasn't had any significant results in any other event since she won the Open last September.  Ukrainian, and world #4 Elina Svitolina is my pick to win her first Grand Slam title at Paris.  She is the hottest player on tour, winning 3 tournaments this year, and just winning the Italian Open last week.

Some matchups to look forward to over the next two weeks in the ladies draw:  Ostapenko vs. Svitolina in the quarterfinals.  A portion of the draw which I think you will see lots of upsets include Sloane Stephens and Carolina Wozniacki.   Don't be surprised if Cara Suerez-Navarro makes it out of the portion.  Suerez-Navarro vs. Svitolina semi make be tricky for my favorite.  Svitolina has already lost to Suerez-Navarro twice this year.  In the other half, you have Serena "floating".  There are lots of good clay courters all around her in the draw.  Muguruza and Sharapova are both in her quarter.  I would be surprised if Halep does not make it to the final.  It would be a great story if she breaks through.  However, I'll stay with my pick of Svitolina over Halep to win the 2018 French Open.

 



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