|CIT: Tennis Instruction, Leagues, and Programs
Thank you for a great season of tennis! Our 35th year of providing tennis instruction in Northern Virginia was the best ever!
2nd Annual Chris Lim Bowling for Cancer
CIT held it's annual Bowling for Cancer event in memory of former CIT tennis pro, Chris Lim, raising money for the American Cancer Society.
CIT will kick off its 36th season with our Spring programs beginning May 1st.
Click here for more info regarding our Spring and Summer programs.
You can register for our programs now!
For the 26th year, CIT will be administering the CYA youth tennis program!
Registration for the 2022 season is now live.
All of our sessions reached full capacity last year.
Click here to get all the info and register now!! Email us at Racks@aol.com with any questions.
CIT welcomes Teck Vang to 2022 teaching staff!
Teck will be directing neighborhood Jr. after-school programs, Adult tennis clinics, and Summer tennis camps for CIT. He is also currently available for private lessons. Teck attended University of California at Santa Barbara, and also spent time as a tennis professional for the ASM Tennis Academy in Alexandria, Virginia.
CIT Head Pro Anna Klinker
Coach Anna will be returning for her fifth season directing our Jr. After-School and Summer Camp program in our neighborhoods. Anna has created a large following with her very gentle and caring teaching manner.
CIT Head Pro Tess Klinker
Tess will be returning again as one of our CIT head professionals. Tess will be directing neighborhood Jr. After-School and Summer Camp programs. Tess is attending Virginia Tech.
We are following the Safe Return to Tennis guidelines, as established by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). Here is the link:
-Some examples will include: using polyspots to designate location of students to reinforce social distancing; hand sanitizer to be on hand at all times; teaching staff will have masks and will be in place on their face anytime they approch within 6 feet any students;
Did you know that CIT provides restringing?
For optimum playability, rackets should be restrung at least once a year. Click here for more info. For a limited time, we will provide a free, installed overgrip with each restringing.
Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you back on the courts!
Bowling for Cancer Event in memory of former CIT Tennis Pro Chris Lim
The CIT tennis family came together with many of Chris Lim's family and friends in December to remember Chris, and to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Chris 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. Click here to read my story about Chris.
Summer 2019 CIT Summer tennis campers wore their "Coach Chris" CIT t-shirts. All of our camp t-shirts included a "Coach Chris" insignia on the sleeve in memoryof Chris Lim, a longtime CIT tennis coach who passed away from cancer.
CYA Travel Tennis and Vienna Woods Swim and Tennis continued its tradition this past Summer by participating in an annual tennis "friendly".
Take a look at pictures from the Miami Open. It has relocated to Dolphins football stadium!
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!
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.
US Open highlights!!!
The top picture, we had an opportunity to see the roof closed on a rainy Sunday morning. It gave Ashe stadium a much more intimate feel. The next picture below, 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
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!!!
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