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Thanks for a great season of tennis!

All of our tennis programs have ended for the 2018 season.  Check back early next year for our 2019 season schedule, starting with Jr. Spring Break tennis camp, April 15-18th!

Read Doug's take on the "Serena Incident" at the 2018 US Open here!

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

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 completes her first season as CIT Head Pro.  Heads off to University of Virginia

    Anna received rave review from campers and parents alike while serving as CIT's head professional this Summer.  Anna directed junior camps, coached the under 12 CYA Travel Team, and assisted in the CYA tennis program.  She will be attending the University of Virginia for the 2018-19 school year.  BUT GOOD NEWS!!!  Anna will be returning as Head Pro starting next May. 

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 US Open Preview:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

Well hold on, because I think we are going to be on a wild ride over the next two weeks!  The big news:  the big four are back!  Well, at least three of the four are REALLY back.   That is, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic.  Yes, Murray is in the draw, but its hard to say that he is back.  He is not even in my conversation.  He will get beat by  somebody, somewhere in the draw, prior to the quarterfinals.  Some really good stuff could take place in the third round, a potential Federer-Kyrgios matchup.  I could write a whole column (and may do so in the future) about all the concerns about Kyrgios.  He is a troubled young man.  He does himself and the game a disgrace many days when he shows up for his matches.  Many people come to watch because they like a trainwreck.  That is what he is, but let’s hope he gets his act together, rather than enjoy the act that Nick Kyrgios is at this point in his life.  Having said that, Kyrgios is possibly the most talented athlete I’ve ever seen play tennis in my life.  It is possible that he could keep it together for a few hours in prime time on Arthur Ashe, and upset Roger Federer.  I don’t think so, and I hope not. 

The other good stuff could happen in the quarterfinals.  Djokovic vs. Federer is your semi-final being played in the quarters.  I believe they are your second and third best players in the draw.  Djokovic is back, but not ALL the way back.  I’ll wrote about that in a minute when the final is discussed.  I believe he is far enough back, that he is better right now on hard courts than a 37 year old Federer.  Djokovic will win this prime time encounter.  Alex Zverev is knocking at the door.   He is the number 4 seed.  He plays a lot of tennis throughout the year. Again, I believe he comes into New York tired from a long successful year on the tour.  I believe that fatigue is actually more mental fatigue, than physical.  You’ll see it when dealing with adversity that will come his way during the event.  I don’t see him getting past the quarterfinals, if that far.   A David Goffin-Zverev quarter would be entertaining.  I think Goffin has a good chance of breaking through to the semi-finals.  He will be no match for Djokovic in the semis.  Who will meet the Joker in the final?  It will be Rafael Nadal.  I have never seen Rafa more physically dominating on a hard court, than the show he put on in winning Canada a few weeks ago.  He skipped Cincinnati, and he should be strong and rested for the big show in the big Apple.  Nadal will wear down del Potro in the semi-finals, and will do the same against Djokovic in the US Open Final.  It should be must watch television.  Nadal will physically and mentally gradually wear down Djokovic and defend his US Open title.

 

 

Ladies Singles:

Now you really got a hold on for this rollercoaster ride!  And do I have a darkhorse finalist for you!  Lets get right down to it.  Serena is not winning this year’s US Open.  She is not right.  She has a lot of things going on.  If she is right, physically and mentally, even at 37, she is still the best player in the world.  Its not going to happen during this fortnight.    Here is the darkhorse name to watch:  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia.  She had two tough back-to-back losses this summer in Canada and Cincinnati.  She lost second round in Canada to eventual winner Halep 7-5 in the third.  She lost second round in Cincinnati to Kerber 6-4 in the third.  I think she will wreak havoc in this US Open.  She will start by upsetting the top seed, Halep, in the third round.   She will follow this up by  knocking off the sentimental favorite, Serena, in the round of 16.  This will blow up the top half of the draw, and get her to the final.  The other half should have some interesting round of 16 matchups.  One is Martens vs. defending champion, Sloane Stephens.  Which Sloane will we see?  That is the question.   She carries her burdens on her sleeve.  Having a bulls eye on her back, as the defending champion, will be too much to bear.  I see her going down in the round of 16.  How about that other exciting young American, Madison Keys.   Here is where the story turns and gets really interesting and exciting.  She could have another primetime matchup in the round of 16 vs. Wimbledon champ Angie Kerber.  She will win this match, and this will propel her all the way to the final, and yes, her first grand slam championship!  She lost in the final last year to her good friend Sloane, but it will be her, Madison Keys, holding the trophy two weeks from now.  Oh, and yes, she will defeat that darkhorse in the final, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova!

 



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