Tennis Instruction, Leagues, and Programs
Get ready for another great Summer of tennis!
CIT will begin its 32nd season in 2018 with its annual Jr. Spring Break Tennis Camp, March 26-30, 2018 at the Westfields Marriott. You can now register online!
CIT, for the 22nd year, will administer the CYA tennis program. Registration will begin January 1st for the 2018 season.
Information about 2018 Spring and Summer programs can be found here!
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!!!
See you on the courts in 2018!
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Tennis Instruction, Leagues, Tournaments, and Program