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.
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!
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.
During the 2017 Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Symposium annual awards Tim Bainton won Virginia Member of the Year. This award is presented to a PTR member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.
Blue Chip Tennis Academy pros Tim Bainton, Jeremy Carl and Farley Youman have written an article appearing in the February 2017 issue of Tennis Industry magazine. The article describes the building blocks necessary to creating a solid foundation for youth tennis players – COACH!
Mount Vernon Athletic Club offers an after school tennis programs at Tucker Elementary School in Alexandria.
Blue Chip and MTVAC Tennis Pro, Dan Myers attended the elite USTA High Performance Coaching Program; only 48 (worldwide) are selected every 2 years. To all of our tennis players: Be prepared to see some new and exciting drills on the courts!
Every young tennis player dreams of seeing their favorite players up close and competing. A lucky few may even get to be ballkids at a match. But for MTVAC tennis member Nina Landes, you’re never too old to experience and appreciate the sport of tennis right from the court!
Mount Vernon tennis pros Jeremy Carl and Tim Bainton have been invited to participate in a prestigious USTA High Performance Continuing Education program this summer. The competitive and selective program will run in conjunction with the Davis Cup Quarterfinals July 15-17 in Portland, Oregon.
All coaches have responsibility of instilling various core values and game strategies into the players that they are coaching. Our Blue Chip Tennis Professionals take this responsibility serious and hope that we every player we coach is able to not only apply the lessons that they learn to their tennis game but that they carry these […]