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You can register online NOW for our Summer programs and camps at Poplar Tree, Westfields,Chantilly Highlands, and Penderbrook.

The CIT tennis staff wishes everyone a great holiday, and a happy healthy new year!!!

 

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!

Welcome Yasmine!

CIT is proud to welcome Yasmine Hasan as our head professional for the Spring and Summer of 2017.  Yasmine is a very accomplished player and is currently finishing her sophomore year at Virginia Tech.  She spent last Summer as a professional for the Reston Tennis Association.  Yasmine will be directing adult and junior clinics/camps, as well as helping to coach the CYA Travel Tennis team.  She will also be available for private lessons.

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!

 

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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 Australian Open Review:

 

 

 


Mens Singles:

Wow, what a crazy and unpredictable Aussie Open! It's even amazing to call a Federer-Nadal final unpredictable!  But that's where we "were" based on the previous years' results. For the last two years, Djokovic has been in 7 of the last 8 Grand Slam finals!  Murray has been in 5 of the last 8- plus winning the Olympics!  What are the chances of NEITHER making it to the quarterfinals in Australia!  Nadal has not been to a Grand Slam final since the French in 2014.  And Federer hadn't played an official tour match since Wimbledon last year!  That is what made this year's Australian Open crazy and unpredictable.  Here is my final take on the Open:  NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF A CHAMPION.  In this case, CHAMPIONS- Federer and Nadal.  They need to take extra care in pacing their schedule and staying healthy.  If they do that, we are in store for a memorable year on the men's tennis tour. Possibly Roger's farewel tour, but then again, never underestimate Roger.

I always like to add some updates on American success, or lately, lack thereof.  Jack Sock seems to have the biggest upside in the short term.  Sock has one of the biggest forehands, and first serves in the game.  His backhand drive is getting better.  He must get fitter, and he must become a better competitor to make it to the top ten, and to contend for grand slams.  He continues to be a mental roller coaster during matches with huge mental and emotional swings.  He must improve that area of his game in order to become a champion. I was dissapointed that some of our American junior prospects did not break out down under.  I still think Taylor Fritz could break out. Others include Jared Donaldson, Francis Tiafoe, and Noah Rubin.  Keep an eye on these names as the tour continues this year.

 

Ladies Singles

Yes, a Williams sister final was a BIG surprise, but for different reasons.  Venus has showed us flashes of greatness in recent Grand Slams, but has never been able to make a multi-match run like she did in Australia.  I would call Serena's win at age 35 a mild surprise. However, consider these stats:  Serena has been to 8 of the last 10 Grand Slam finals, winning 6 of the last eight.  Maybe I shouldn't even be mildly surprised.  Remember that phrase I used in the men's review:  NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF THE CHAMPION.  Those who read my previews and reviews know I am not a big fan of Serena.  However, I will ALWAYS admit that she has the heart of a champion.  It appears the pressure of being #1 in the world, and being "the hunted" has taken its toll on Angie Kerber.  She does not have any extremely big weapons.  She depends on that fighting spirit for much of her success.  She must get that fight back, or you may see a surprising slide backwards in her results this year.

A young American female breakthrough occurred at this Australian Open.  Coco Vanderweghe beat #1 Kerber in the quarterfinals losing to Venus in a three set semi final.  Vanderweghe, along with currently injured Madison Keys, gives American tennis fans some realistic hope as the Williams sisters near the end of their history making careers. 



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