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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 for 2019 for events in remembrance of Chris.  Click here to read my story about Chris.

Our 2019 season schedule is now available, starting with Jr. Spring Break tennis camp, April 15-18th!  Click here to register for Spring Break Camp.

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:

  

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 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 2019!

 

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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 2019 Australian Open Preview:

 

 

 


Mens Singles: 

Previewing the Australian Open is much like handicapping a horse race using the Daily Racing Form.  You look at long term results, you know, the Federers, Williams’, the big guns in the draw.  You also look at short term results.  Who has done well in the last few lead-up tournaments.   And lastly, in the racing form, you look at their latest workouts.  This is somewhat of an unknown in tennis.  Who is running up “Magic Mountain” on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and throwing up, like Andre Agassi used to do In Vegas back in the day?  Who has been “closing down the bars” during the tour’s very short off-season?

Let’s start with the big guns.  Federer is back, one year older.  Nadal is back, and withdrew from last week’s tournament because of injury.  Zeverev,  is the fourth seed, but is not 100% healthy.  That leaves one big gun as the favorite, and my favorite to win the event.  More on that in just a minute.  Now who is playing well in the lead up tournaments?  The Aussies have been bubbling about their new young prodigy, Alex De Minaur for over a year now.  This may be his breakout year, and this may be his breakout tournament.  He just won his first ATP event in Sydney last week.  I expect him to make a huge run in Melbourne.  Let’s breakdown the mens draw.  I see the first big upset taking place in the third round.  This is where the previously mentioned Alex de Minaur takes out Rafael Nadal.  Rafa won’t be 100% and may pullout even before the third round.  If he doesn’t, a less than 100% Nadal will be taken out by the 27 seed de Minaur.  In the fourth round, two-time defending champion Federer will start running in to the Next Genners.  First up, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.  I saw him play in DC last summer, and wasn’t sure he was the real deal.  Six months later- he is.    I think he takes Federer to the limit, but believe his lack of experience will have him fall just short this year.  However, the long match will take its toll on Fed.  I see him being taken out in the quarterfinals but another young stud, Karen Khachanov from Russia.  Just like Tsitsipas, remember this name Khachanov.  He upsets Federer and moves on to the semi-finals.  One big gun who will make it through is #1 seed Novak Djokovic.  He is back and he is healthy and he will make it back to the final of the grand slam tournament he has won six times.  Along the way, he will have to beat #8 seed Nishikori in the quarters.  He is one of those guys who won a preliminary tournament in Brisbane a few weeks ago.  He will follow that with a routine semi-final victory over Milos Raonic, who will have a nice semi-final run, taking out a less than 100% Zverev in the third round.  Now lets go back to the other have of the draw, where the young guns have taken over.  Khachanov has knocked off Federer in the quarters, and will meet the other young Aussie de Minaur , who knocked off Nadal, in the semi-finals.  De Minaur will have an entire country behind him, and Khachanov will have a bit of an emotional letdown after knocking off the great Roger Federer.  Yes, Australia, you will have one of your own in the Aussie Open final.  However, he will be no match for one of the best of all-time still able to play some of his best tennis.  Novak Djokovic will win his 7th Australian Open, and 15th grand slam overall.

 

 

 

 

Womens Singles:

The women will also have a mixture of lady legends,  established youngsters, and some really good young players ready to make a mark.     The draw includes #1 seed and number one player in the world Simona Halep, defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, grand slam winners, Muguruza, Azarenka, Sloane Stephens, Osaka, Kerber, Sharapova, Ostenpenko, and all yes, the best female player of all time, Serena Williams.   But there will be a new young player on the block that you will get to know a lot better over the next two weeks.  And she is going to win the tournament!  Halep has Williams’ sisters all around her in the draw.  She will survive Venus in the third round, but Serena (#16 seed) will take her out in the fourth round.  Things will really start to get interesting in the quarterfinals.  Serena will fall to one of the hottest players on the tour,  Karolina Pliskova , winning Brisbane a few weeks ago. Naomi Osaka, recent grand slam champion at the US Open, will hold her seeding of #4 and make it through to the semi-finals losing to Pliskova.  Another quarterfinal upset will be #3 Wozniacki losing to a new young player that will soon be a household name,  20 year old Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, #11 seed.  Sabalenka will have a magical run here at the Aussie Open.  She will next go on and knock off #2 seed Angie Kerber in the semi-finals.  She will complete her first grand slam win beating Pliskova in the final.  Your 2019 Ladies Australian Open champion, and new young star, Aryna Sabalenka.

 



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