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Get ready for another great Summer of tennis!

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.  Registration will begin January 1st for the 2018 season.

  www.chantillyyouth.org/tennis

Information about 2018 Spring and 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!

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

 

Read my 2018 Australian 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 Australian Open Review:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

Oh yes, there were storylines to be had at this year's  Aussie Open.  For starters, I picked Roger Federer to win this year's Australian Open.  However, I didn't REALLY think he was going to win.  I just thought he was the logical person to guess was going to win, because, I really didn't have any idea.  If I had to pick after the first week, I would've picked Nadal.  If he had stayed healthy, and that is a really big "if", I think he would've out "physicaled" (is that a word?) Federer in the final.  He was  playing his physical game brilliantly until his body let him down.  Some of my other inklings also bore themselves out.  One, Kyrgios was terrific, until he couldn't keep his head together to tough out a five set match vs. a high quality opponent, Grigor Dimitrov.  Also, Djokovic's elbow is not healed, and he wasn't able to play at a championship level yet, as I suspected.  And finally, Sasha Zverev's head is still not on straight.  If he gets it together,  (that is, his head), he has the same "can't miss" game that Djokovic exhibited right before he went on his run of 12 majors.

I'm reluctant to produce my regular few sentences about American tennis, like I normally do at this time in my grand slam review.  But here it goes:  who is this guy Tennys Sandgren?  And do we want him representing American tennis?  I would like to give him the benefit of the doubt in regard to his mixing politics, social consciousness, and professional tennis.  Perhaps his tweets misrepresented him a bit.  If we can put blinders on, and just focus on his tennis, it is a "feel good" story.  The kid grinded it out in the tennis minor leagues.  And he has game! 

Moving forward, there are opportunities out there for new names and faces to make big strides on the mens tour this year.  You know Federer is going to play a limited schedule.  Currently Nadal, Murphy, and Djokovic are all hurt for the foreseeable future.  Who will step up?  I believe that Aussie Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung is the real deal.  I believe he becomes a household tennis name by the end of the year on the men's tour.

 

Ladies Singles:

Wow, what a women's Aussie Open!  I have to admit that women's matches dominated my Australian Open viewing the last two weeks!  Where do we start?  How about Simona Halep defeating Lauren Davis 15-13 in the final set in the fourth round? (Don't get me started on why the US Open is the only grand slam that plays a tiebreak at 6 all at the end of EVERY set.)  Kerber's three set win in the fourth round vs. Hseih from Taiwan was highly entertaining.  After Kerber's routs of darkhorse favorites Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys, she became the betting favorite after the first week. You thought nothing could top Halep vs. Kerber's semi-final.  Both ladies held match points,  Halep outlasted Kerber 9-7 in the third.  Halep, known for her athletic defense, won by being the aggressor, successfully going for a little more on her shots late in the match than did Kerber.  This takes us to the final, and the other half of the draw.  Did you know that the ladies Australian Open champion, Caroline Wozniacki was down 1-5 in the third set to Croatian Jana Fett in the second round.  I actually turned the channel to another match (enjoying my google chromecast and array of Australian early round matches on ESPN3).  She won her first grand slam by defeating Simona Halep 6-4 in the third after playing for 2 hours, 49 minutes. If you followed Wozniacki's career, you would know her athleticism and retrieving skills were her biggest strength.  She became the world's best "pusher" on the womens tour.  So good that she was able to become number one in the world and earn millions of dollars.  Pushing, however, will not win you grand slams.  I define pushing as having a solid defensive foundation.  She become really good at returning all balls, but not really good, at ending points by hitting very aggressive shots.  She came on tour in 2008.  It took her 9 years to add enough offensive skills to her defensive foundation to win a well deserved first grand slam.  Her serve has become a weapon.  Her groundstrokes are not just being returned in play with world class consistency, she has increased her swing speed and accuracy to dictate many of the rallies.  At 27, she now has an opportunity to win several more.  I predict she does, including another won later this year!

 



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