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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


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  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.


     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 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.




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.




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 See you on the courts in 2017!


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 Tennis Instruction, Leagues, Tournaments, and Program

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 2017 US Open Preview:




Mens Singles:

If you read my Reviews regularly, I hope you don’t get tired of this phrase:  “The heart of a champion.”  This generation of tennis players has produced two of the greatest champions with the greatest hearts ever:  Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal!!!  My first memory of Rafa was his early round  2003 US Open loss to Andy Roddick.  Andy went on to win the Open that year, his only grand slam victory.  He mopped up on Rafa 6-0 in the first set.  You would NEVER have known it by looking at Rafael.  He had that same warrior look that he has maintained for the last 14 years.  Fast forward to August in Canada.  He loses to an 18 year old wild card.  The following week he gets completely hit off the court in Cincinnati by Nick Kyrgios. 

Rafa did not look impressive heading into New York City.  However, as another great champion, Jimmy Connors, once said, “Cincinnati ain’t New York”, Rafa took his game to another level at the year’s final grand slam.  What changed?  Rafa is healthy!  This was the best defense I’ve ever seen him play on a hard court.  He was running down everything, and was somehow staying neutral on points where he had every reason to be on the defense.  But most of all, he NEVER lost the belief that he could win another grand slam this year- which, by the way, was number 17, second only to Roger’s 19.  Who is the best of all time?  Roger,  Rafa?  Yes and Yes!!!

My pick was a victim of a successful early Summer.  Alex (Sasha) Zeverev is 20 years old, who will win multiple grand slams in the future.  I honestly thought he would break through at this year’s US Open.  However, he won DC in late July, and followed that up by winning the Canadian Masters the following week.  However, I think he was shot by the time he reached the final US Open tune up in  Cincinnati.  He lost early there, and had nothing left in his meek second round effort against former junior rival Borna Coric.    After the first two rounds, I was pretty sure that Roger was not going to win in New York. He went five sets in both his first and second rounds.  It told me two things:  One, Roger’s game wasn’t right, and two, his 37 year old body will not be able to hold up over two weeks playing long, tough matches early in the tournament.  When I saw Roger tighten up to drop the first set against del Potro in the quarterfinals, I knew he wasn’t right- and he wasn’t going to win this match.   He ended up losing in four sets.


Ladies Singles:

There were lots of interesting story lines on the women’s side of this year’s US Open.  Serena had a baby during the event!  No, she wasn’t playing or in New York!   There were four Americans in the semi-finals!   One of them was Venus.  I think she would agree that she may have left one slip away.  The ladies match of the tournament was the semi-final between eventual champion Sloan Stephens and Venus.  Well, at least the third set!  Each easily won a set, respectively, setting the stage for a classic third setter, which Sloan won 7-5.  What a disappointment the final was.  It was especially disappointing for me, as I had picked Madison Keys to win her first grand slam prior to the tournament.  She was playing the best tennis of anyone prior to the championship match.  It is understandable, but I was still disappointed that the occasion was too big for her- this time.  Madison can NOT play successfully with nerves.  She plays a big high-risk game.  With little margin for error, being nervous completely throws off her game.  Sloane simply kept the ball in play, and let Madison self-destruct.   And that is exactly what happened in the final.


Something for Everyone
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:

Tennis Instruction
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  • Help Create New Teams & Regional Leagues
  • Develop USTA Junior & Adult Leagues
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  • Arrange Stringing & Racquet Repair Services
Tennis Tournaments & Socials
  • Let Us Plan & Coordinate Any Size Tennis Event
  • Fun & Professional Level Tournament Setup Available
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