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You can register online NOW for our Summer programs and camps at Poplar Tree, Westfields,Chantilly Highlands, and Penderbrook.

The CIT tennis staff wishes everyone a great holiday, and a happy healthy new year!!!

 

CIT began its 31st year with it's annual Junior Spring Break Tennis Camp held     April 10-13th at the Westfields Marriott

For the 21st year, CIT will be administering the CYA tennis program at Chantilly High School.  Go to

www.chantillyyouth.org/tennis  to see the 2017 CYA tennis schedule.  Online registration is going on now!

Welcome Yasmine!

CIT is proud to welcome Yasmine Hasan as our head professional for the Spring and Summer of 2017.  Yasmine is a very accomplished player and is currently finishing her sophomore year at Virginia Tech.  She spent last Summer as a professional for the Reston Tennis Association.  Yasmine will be directing adult and junior clinics/camps, as well as helping to coach the CYA Travel Tennis team.  She will also be available for private lessons.

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.

 
 
 

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 on the courts in 2017!"

           

 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 2017!

 

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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 2017 Wimbledon Preview:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

What a wide-open field this year's Wimbledon is!  On both the mens and women's side.  There are good reasons for and against many of the top  players.  Let's start with the hottest current player on tour:  Rafael Nadal.   The freshly annoited French Open champion has to be a factor in this year's Wimbledon.   But I believe the days are gone where Rafa can dominate the tour for a long time.  I don't think he will be able to complete the "cross the English Channel double".  That is, winning the French and Wimbledon a few weeks later on completely different surfaces.  I believe he has to be tired by all the matches and victories from the spring clay court season.  Murray has to have a chance, being spurrend on by his home country.  But Murray is not completely healthy, and is not extremely confident.  A semi-final run is what I expect from him.   Djokovic's bubble of invincibility has popped.  He feels it on the inside, and the rest of the tour feels it on the outside.  He may still have the game to win Wimbledon, but I don't think he has head back on straight to do it.  That leaves us with one name left, and leaves me scratching my head:  Federer.  Can he do it?  Win two grand slams in one year at age 35?  I keep thinking of reasons that he can't.  And, you know, I can't think of any.  He does have the intangible that Murray and Djokovic may lack at this time- CONFIDENCE.  He truly believes he can win here.  He obviously has the game to win.  He must stay healthy, and he can't get hung up with a lot of long matches over the two weeks.  Just one long match early on may be enough to bring him down.  However,  he stands out to me as the best choice heading into the All England Club.  My pick for 2017 Wimbledon Men's Champion:  Roger Federer.

 

Ladies Singles

Let's start with this:  Can you name the French Open Ladies Champion from last month?  I didn't think so!  It was Jelena Ostapenko.  So now you know what we are dealing with in trying to handicap the ladies field at this year's Wimbledon.  Normally, I would say the field is breaking for Venus.  However, she has a personal issue which I believe will overwhelm her during the course of the event.  I am going to select a darkhorse to win this event:  Simona Halep.  She is good enough to win a grand slam.  She just lost a long three-setter in the French Open final last month.  She will be ticked and motivated.  Halep will not feel any pressure as she is not expected to win at Wimbledon, probably her least favorite surface.  She will loosen up and play unexpectedly high quality tennis on the grass.  Your 2017 Wimbledon Ladies Champion, Simona Halep, winning her first grand slam when least expected.  Just like a young man named Andre Agassi did 25 years ago.



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