Tennis Success Stories
The Next Generation of Junior Tennis Players Take on Their First USTA Tournament – and Make BCT Proud!
BCTA junior tennis players Maggie and Sofia recently played in their first USTA tournament. They were on the younger side of the 10 and under division but showed passion and respect for the game, as well as respect for the other players and tournament directors. They made BCTA proud!
Coach Jeremy Carl was just selected as one of the coaches at the USTA Mid-Atlantic National EDC Orange Ball 3-Camp series – a National Camp Structure that aims to provide opportunities for the top local U10 athletes to train together. Focus is on fundamentals and overall athletic skill development.
Mount Vernon Athletic Club member Ron Fitzsimmons introduced club GM Dimitris Kollaros to Alice’s Kids. Dimitris knew he could help. They rallied members and created a March Madness Bracket Challenge for Charity, then tapped into the corporate charitable arm of Van Metre Companies. Together they raised over $5K.
VA youth tennis players from Blue Chip Tennis Academy’s WorldGate location just took to the tournament courts. A first USTA tournament for two of the boys, all players did well and had a great time.
Since 2006, Mount Vernon Athletic Club has been hosting the Swing for Pink charity event and has raised over $136,000 for the fight against breast cancer. The funds raised are used in the local Alexandria community, specifically at the Breast Care Institute at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center. Read more to find out how much was raised this year!
Congrats to Ryan Colby, a former MTVAC and BCTA tennis player who is at the top of the USTA Mid-Atlantic ranks in his 14s age group. Ryan is also a straight A student taking upper level courses. His sights are set on playing tennis at the University of Virginia or Stamford!
Blue Chip Tennis Junior Cole Henceroth – the Highest ranked 10 year old in the 12 and under national rankings – gets a full Wilson Gear Sponsorship!
Congratulations to BCTA Head Pro Jeremy Carl, the USPTA Mid-Atlantic 2017 Professional of the Year! Jeremy was awarded for his commitment to spreading the game of tennis to the USPTA Mid-Atlantic and local communities.
Blue Chip Tennis Coaches Tim Bainton and Jeremy were involved in the USTA High Performance Continuing Education Program February 3-5, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. The tennis coaches training program was held in conjunction with the Davis Cup, which USA won!
Worldgate Tennis in Herndon, Virginia heats up in winter because it’s the perfect time to play indoor tennis! The kids look forward to playing in tournaments as a part of the Blue Chip Tennis Academy Junior Tennis Player Pathway.