Blue Chip Tennis Pro Receives Accolades for Being Youngest in Nation to Receive Tennis Certification
Blue Chip Tennis Pro, Avery Vogelzang, is the youngest instructor to receive the PTR tennis certification.
Since 2006, Mount Vernon Athletic Club has been hosting the Swing for Pink charity event and has raised over $124,000 for the fight against breast cancer. The funds raised are used in the local 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!
Blue Chip Tennis Academy founder Tim Bainton and tennis pro Jeremy Carl have been accepted into the exclusive USTA High Performance Continuing Education Program. The HPCE Program will be held on the grounds of the 2016 BNP Paribas Open in March in Indian Wells, CA.
The 10th annual “Swing for Pink” charity tennis event at Mount Vernon Athletic Club was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed bidding on the wide array of silent auction items, dinner, wine tasting and tennis while raising over $10,000 for local Mount Vernon Hospital and INOVA Alexandria Hospital Cancer Center.
There was great professional ATP and WTA tennis, hosted a great ladies clinic, our top juniors participated in a great Stars of Tomorrow tennis tournament, as well as officially announcing our new partnership with Sport & Health Worldgate.
The long-running USTA’s Men’s Church Cup was held June 26th at the historic Merion Cricket Club in Pennsylvania. Blue Chip Tennis Academy Director Tim Bainton was asked to coach the USTA Mid-Atlantic Team in the prestigious tournament. Three other representatives from Blue Chip Tennis Academy were also on hand. Coaches Lorenzo Popescu and Matt Krawzyk and long time player and seasonal coaching assistant Michael Ruamthong were proud to play for and represent the Mid-Atlantic tennis section.
MTVAC’s Lucy Arruffat was on hand at Alternate Paths Training School® to lead a Zumba dance party for staff. The APTS® wellness initiative focuses on creative ways for their dedicated team to relieve stress while maintaining focus on their developmentally disabled students.
The “Little Mo” Tournament was named for Maureen Connelly, the youngest and first woman to win the Grand Slam in 1953 at the age of 18. Blue Chip Tennis Academy had the privilege of hosting the prestigious “Little Mo” Tournament which has been played by Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Anna Ivanovic, and Venus and Serena Williams.
Blue Chip Sports Management’s Blue Chip Tennis Academy joined forces with USTA Mid-Atlantic to reach Northern Virginia tennis enthusiasts and novices of all ages. The groups set up demos throughout the Washington DC Car Show to spread the love and benefits of tennis.
David Bryan has learned through recent tennis training that pros are now discovering that sliding helps with movement and recovery not only on clay courts but on hard courts as well. So long are the days where players would take little steps to get to the ball on a hard court; now it is big strides and players slide into their shots.