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Thank you for another great Summer of tennis!

Our fall junior program will be held at Chantilly High School from Sept. 6-Oct. 26

For more information and to register, go to www.chantillyyouth.org/tennis

 

CIT began its 31st year with it's annual Junior Spring Break Tennis Camp held     April 10-13th at the Westfields Marriott

For the 21st year, CIT will be administering the CYA tennis program at Chantilly High School.  Go to

www.chantillyyouth.org/tennis  to see the 2017 CYA tennis schedule.  Online registration is going on now!

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.

 
 
 

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 on the courts in 2017!"

           

 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 2017!

 

  Email us at Racks@aol.com if you have any questions.

 

 


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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 2017 Wimbledon Review:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

Well, pat me on the back. I called it.  May be it wasn't a big reach, but going into Wimbledon, I saw no one who had a better chance of winning than Roger Federer.  And EVERYTHING broke his way!  He needed to get through his matches quickly.  One or two five-set matches would have worn him down.  That didn't happen.   In fact, he finished the tournament without LOSING A SET.  Made to order for a 35 year old to win a grand slam.  Second, the draw broke great for him.  Three of the big four failed to make it to the semi-finals!  That is, Murray, Nadal, and Djokovic.  Any of those three are capable of beating Federer on a good day.  Fed didn't have to meet up with any of them on his way to the championship. 

It was a bizarre final.  I don't know if we will every know exactly what was wrong was Marin Cilic during the final.  I believe it was primarily mental.  I even suggest that he was hyperventilating at his chair during a changeover.  That comes from anxiety.  We have seen nerves from Cilic in the past.  One exception being his incredible run during the 2014 US Open.  I believe nerves overcame him during this final.

 

Ladies Singles

The ladies tour will continue to be extremely unpredictable while Serena is not playing.  This held true during this year's Wimbledon.  I predicted a dark horse winner, Simona Halep.  She has come so close to winning a grand slam. She also has struggled with nerves in big moments.  I thought maybe she could break through at an event where she was not expected to win.  Once I saw some big hitters hitting players off the court, I knew Simona had no chance.  Venus had a great run at Wimbledon, losing in the final.  If I had known that the situation involving her traffic accident was not going to affect her play, I definitely would have picked her to win the event.  Gabi Muguruza is a terrific talent.  No reasonable person would have picked her to win Wimbledon this year, however, based on her results coming into the event.  In her two warmup grasscourt events, she lost in the second round 6-1, 6-0!, and also lost in the semifinals of another warmup event to the #77 player in the world.

Gabi put it all together at this year's Wimbledon.  She was able to overpower players from the baseline.  She was able to come to net and end points with volleys.  And she was able to control her nerves when it got to the end. 



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As your complete tennis management company, Chantilly International Tennis can help start a new tennis program in your area or breathe new life into existing functions for added fun and participation. Popular services include:

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