Tennis Success Stories

Blue Chip Sports Management

Gannet/USA TODAY Corporate Headquarters to Now Feature Blue Chip Tennis

Blue Chip BlueChip_SC_TA_SM_Logo_V1_Color_TransparentSports Management and Tennis Academy has been contracted by Gannett to create and run a tennis program for businesses located at the Gannett/USA TODAY Corporate Headquarters in McLean, Virginia, including Octogon and Capital One. Blue Chip Tennis Academy will run the highly successful Fit2Hit tennis program starting mid-April. Fit2Hit is a unique class that blends tennis and fitness together to provide a more rounded workout. Also planned is an 8 week spring clinic with the likelihood of extending into the summer and fall. A recent partnership with Wilson will enable Blue Chip Tennis to bring the best performance gear to program participants.

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Anh Anderson | MTVAC | Testimonial

Anh Anderson Feels Welcome at His Alexandria VA Fitness Center of Choice: MTVAC

Three months ago we joined MTVAC and we are so happy to be part of this community!  Jaime Garcia and his staff goes above and beyond for their members. They are truly dedicated and knowledgeable. It was very soon after we found out what a gem this place is.  The Alexandria VA fitness facility is inviting, […]

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Steve Tela - MTVAC member

Top Notch Alexandria VA Tennis for Steve Tela

I’ve been a member of this Alexandria VA tennis and fitness club for 18 months.  The staff are very polite, helpful and present themselves consistently in a professional manner.  The tennis facilities are very good and the tennis teaching pros top notch. I am totally satisfied with both my fitness and Alexandria VA tennis memberships and have […]

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James Dinwiddie and his trainer - MTVAC Member Success Story

MTVAC Member Success Story – James Dinwiddie

“Other than taking up tennis at the age of 55, I had never done any sort of physical training, or even regular exercise, in my whole life, so he and I were both starting from scratch on this project! Nosa’s good humor and patience were greatly appreciated as he assessed what I could handle, and then began building from there. Working with him twice a week for half an hour, in less than a month I began to notice definite improvements in core and leg strength, so that was promising indeed! At about the same time, my doctor had concluded I might have Parkinson’s disease (or something even worse) and sent me to a neurologist, who confirmed I had Parkinson’s.”

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Patrick Escalambre: MTVAC Tennis Site Director Educates Community on Tournament Organization

Patrick Escalambre, 2011 USTA Virginia Tournament Director of the Year, USPTA and Blue Chip Tennis Professional and, Site Director of Mount Vernon Athletic Club (MTVAC) was one of the speakers at the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA/MAS) Community Development Tennis Workshop. Held at the Hilton in Springfield, Virginia on February 15th, Patrick spoke about how to efficiently organize tournaments.

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Tennis Lessons Help Johanna Thomas Boost Her Game

For MTVAC member Johanna Thomas, personalized tennis lessons were key to taking her tennis game to the next level. My tennis game has definitely improved because of my lessons with Chris [Clarke].  He has motivated me to become a more consistent and skilled tennis player.  He is also always prepared, energetic and encouraging during our lessons.  He is […]

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MTVAC Member Kate Thompson Talks About Tennis Instruction for her Children Marshall & Emma

Tim Bainton has coached our children – Marshall & Emma Thompson – for the past seven years; they both take clinics and lessons. During that time, Tim and BCTA tennis professionals’ attention to detail, focus on stroke mechanics and mental aspects of the game have helped our children’s tennis skills to improve markedly and their love of tennis has continued to grow. Blue Chip coaches are encouraging, yet provide a disciplined, fun environment for learning the game of tennis.

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After a 10+ year tennis sabbatical, I knew I would need to play as much as possible to get back to where I left off. So, I decided to go the MTVAC route because I was intrigued by the no court fee which is such a rarity in the NOVA/DC area.

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MTVAC Blue Chip Tennis Spotlight: Ryan Colby

Check out Ryan Colby’s achievements and accolades!

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MTVAC Blue Chip Tennis: Wilson Scholarship Agreements

Blue Chip Tennis Academy (BCTA) stars Sapir Sela, Ryan Colby and Winston Matthews have all signed FULL SPONSORSHIP agreements with Wilson! And Matthew Ruamthong has signed a PARTIAL SPONSORSHIP agreement!!!   Blue Chip Tennis Academy Stars on the Rise Sapir Sela recently beat the European Champion, Sofia Epur, in a 2-hour match at Eddie-Herr International Junior […]

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