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CIT welcomes you to our 33rd tennis season!

CIT celebrates the life of former CIT Head Pro Chris Lim

 One of our own, Chris Lim, passed away February 28th, 2019, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.  Chris served as CIT Head Pro 2011-2013, and continued serving, when needed, through the Fall of 2018.  Planning is underway in 2019 for events in remembrance of Chris.  Click here to read my story about Chris.

Just announcing:  CIT will conduct a CYA Jr. Indoor Program this Winter!!

click here for all the details.

Click here to go to our "Community Programs" page.  Click on the community of your choice.

Our Spring programs include Ladies Daytime Tennis Clinics.

CIT, for the 23nd year, will administer the 2019 CYA Tennis Program.  Last year, all three sessions sold out!

Register by clicking here:

  

Take a look at pictures from the Miami Open.  It has relocated to Dolphins football stadium!

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 23nd year, will administer the 2019 CYA Tennis Program.  Last year, all three sessions sold out!

Register at 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 2019!!!

 

 

           Anna Klinker returning to CIT in 2019

    Anna received rave review from campers and parents alike while serving as CIT's head professional last Summer.    This summer , Anna  will continue to direct junior camps, coach the under 12 CYA Travel Team, and assist in the CYA tennis program.  She is completing her first year at the University of Virginia.   Anna will be returning as Head Pro starting in 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 2019!"

           

 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 2019!

 

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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 2019 French Open Preview:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:  

I believe the big guns will hold true to form, leaving us with some really exciting semi-finals come the final weekend of the tournament. The big four currently being Djokovic, Nadal, Federer and Dominic Thiem.  Thiem, as usual, has played lots of clay court tennis coming into the French.  He has had mixed results, winning in Barcelona, and making the final in Madrid, losing in two tiebreaks to Djokovic.  He could have a quarterfinal match up with del Potro which could be a classic.  Del Potro has been playing a limited amound of tennis this year, but lost 7-6 in the third to Djokovic recently in the Italian.  If so, I would see Thiem making it through to play the semi-finals against Djokovic.  I would see this semi as a knockdown, dragout affair which will probably cost either one of them a chance of winning the tournament, with their bodies not able to recover 100% for the final.  On the other side of the draw, I am watching for the chance to see a Tsitsipas-Roger quarterfinal.  Tsitsipas took out Federer in the Australian in January.  I see Roger's experience holding up and winning this rematch.  His reward:  a semi-final match up with Rafa.  Rafa has played himself into form winning the Italian a week ago.  At this stage of his career, Roger will be no match for Rafa in a best of 5 match on clay at the French.  Rafa will win this easily in straight sets, and be fresh for the final.  I see Djokovic limping into the final, taking out Thiem in a long semi-final.  Your 2019 French Open winner, winning his 12th French Open singles title, a record most likely never to be broken, Rafa Nadal.

 

 

 

 

Womens Singles:

Like the men,  I will go with the ladies who have had the strongest clay court season to date. Unfortunately, one of those ladies, Petra Kvitova had to withdraw.   The four hottest clay court players will all reach the semi-finals, leaving number 1 Naomi Osaka, and tennis legend Serena Williams on the outside looking in.  Both Williams and Osaka will fall victim to the young Australian star Ashleigh Barty.  Barty finished the hardcourt season by winning Miami.  She had a respectable clay court season losing to Simona Halep 7-5, 7-5 in the quarterfinals in Madrid.  Williams has played very little tournament tennis this Spring, and Osaka has had mixed results on the clay.  Bertens will take on Serena in the round of 16 (Serena is seeded 10), and Bertens will follow that up with a quarterfinal match up vs. #1 Osaka.  Barty will be worn out after those back to back victories, and have very little left in the tank against Simona Halep in the semi finals.  Kiki Bertens and Karolina Pliskova are the other two hottest women players on the tour right now.  They are set to square off in the other semi-final.  Bertens lost in the semi's at Rome, and won Madrid beating Sloane Stephens, Kvitova, and Halep back to back to back to win.  I see a Bertens-Halep rematch in the French final with Kiki Bertens winning her first grand slam championship, keeping Simona from defending her victory from last year.

 

 



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