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Get ready for another great Summer of tennis!

Weekly Summer tennis camps continue at our Chantilly, Fairfax, and Herndon locations.      We have just added an additional week of tennis camp!  August 20-23rd!!

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& 2 sold out!  Session 3 will begin September 4th.  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 Wimbledon Preview!!!

 

           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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Chantilly International Tennis - Tennis Instruction and Coaching    

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 Wimbledon Preview:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

Can Roger defend his title?  Can he skip the clay court season and come back and be the best player in the world over the next two weeks?  Ivan Lendl, late in his career, lacking only a Wimbledon title from his prestigious career resume tried the same.  He never was successful, but did reach two Wimbledon finals in this fashion.  And no, Lendl is no Roger Federer, at least when it comes to grass court tennis.  He is the odds on favorite.  I know he has the heart of a champion, but he has 36 year old (almost 37) legs!  I won’t be surprised if he wins.   At this point in his career, nothing should surprise anyone when it comes to Roger Federers’ tennis brilliance.  However, I say he doesn’t.  In his way in the round of 16 is Borna Coric of Croatia, who, incidentally, just beat Roger in a Wimbledon tune up event a week ago.  He may not make it out of that one.  If he does survive, I don’t think he survives his semi-final opponent.  More on that later. 

In the other half, Rafa Nadal has a very favorable draw.  However, I see Juan Martin Del Potro hitting him off the court in the quarter finals.  In the other semi, I’m not happy to say this, but look out for Nick Kyrgios.  I’m not a fan of him at all!  I find his attitude and antics disgusting, frankly.  But his talent and skill level are off the charts.  If he can keep his head together over the next two weeks, this could be his break through event.    He has Sasha Zeverev in the round of 16.  I don’t think Sasha has recovered from his long and successful clay court season.  In his half is also Thiem.  Grass is not kind to him in the best of circumstances.  However, Thiem, is also recovering from his long run as a French Open finalist.  There is also a former champion floating around in his half, number 12 seed Novak Djokovic.  Djokovic is actually the second favorite behind Federer.  The Brits are looking forward to a possible round of 16 match of Djokovic vs. their current #1 player, Kyle Edmunds.  I think Edmunds has a good chance.  And if not, I see Kyrgios taking out Djokovic in the quarters, which could be a classic.  So I see Del Potro taking out Kyrgios and making his first Wimbledon final.

And who will he play in the final.  Remember that top half opponent that may take out Federer in the other semi?  Last year’s finalist Marin Cilic, number 3 seed.  He has been through the school of hard knocks with his losing performance at last year’s Wimbledon final.  He will use that experience and bounce back and win his first Wimbledon championship.  Your 2018 Wimbledon Mens Champion:  Marin Cilic.

 

 

Ladies Singles:

Just when I thought Simona Halep might be the best player never to win a grand slam tournament, she broke through and won the French.  Good for her.  She enters Wimbledon as the number one player in the world, and the number one seed.  However, she is not either the favorite, or the second favorite to win this event.  I thought I had a dark horse picked to win Wimbledon this year.  It turns out, she has been playing so well, that the number 8 seed is actually the favorite to win! More on that later.  It is amazing to me that Serena can play so little tennis, come back from childbirth , and just recently, an injury and still be the second favorite to win the title!  Serena is ladies tennis’ Roger.  Can the heart of a champion overcome a 37 year old body, including 21 years on the tour?  I say its doubtful, but would not be surprising.   I believe Serena will make a deep run, but not win.  And yes, there is a good chance her body could break down in the middle of the tournament, just like the French.

Those in Serena’s half of the draw include Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens.  Wozniacki has never been able to make a deep run at Wimbledon.  Madison Keys is a huge threat, but has come up short in big moments.  If she would play Serena in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, that would be a big moment!   There is a potential Sloane Stephens-Serena semi-final in the works.  That would be must watch television.    As great as Sloane has been, she has not been able to repeat her performances on a consistent basis.  She could make a big run here, or she could just as easily be upset early.  I believe there is a very good chance that Serena’s body will once again let her down along the way.  That means Serena may have to drop out, like she did at the French, or play at less than 100%.  I don’t think Serena can win if she is not close to 100% healthy.  But if she goes deep into the second week, and she’s feeling good, then history could be made!

Now back to the other half, the favorite, the number 8 seed, and the betting favorite to win the tournament.  The hottest player on grass right now is Petra Kvitova.  She is a two time Wimbledon champion.  But she is no secret…. to those in the know!    She could have a tough quarter final vs. Ostopenko, and it could be a Kvitova-Serena final-  but I don’t think so.  You can fill out the losing finalist.  My pick is Kvitova, and Serena doesn’t make it to the final. 

 



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