Blue Chip Tennis Academy

Blue Chip Sports Management & Consulting

All Blue Chip Programming, including the Blue Chip Tennis Academy, Foundation and Alliance, are extensions of Blue Chip Sports Management (BCSM) & Consulting.

Blue Chip Sports Management has an award winning staff, led by industry leader, Founder and Managing Director Tim Bainton. BCSM provides essential services in helping tennis and fitness leaders successfully grow their enterprise and solve the critical questions that these organizations routinely face.

 Please click on the fact sheet to download an overview of Blue Chip Sports Management services.

Blue Chip Tennis Academy was born out of the success and growth of Mount Vernon Athletic Club, its award winning tennis staff, renowned juniors, and competitive adults and is now located at 2 area clubs, Mount Vernon Athletic Club in Alexandria, Virginia, Worldgate Sport&Health in Herndon, Virginia and at over 15 other schools, outdoor community courts and country clubs in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Fierce and Fun at the Top

After numerous USTA awards, we knew we wanted to expand to become the best nationally. Branding our already successful tennis programming and facilities management seemed the logical next step to growing our vision – and ultimately the game of tennis as a whole. Developing each individual to be the best that they can be, we look to foster an environment of productivity, fun and success for the whole family.

The BCTA vision is simple: provide expert instruction and programs to inspire you to play tennis and enjoy the game – at any age.


Partners in excellence: HEAD Tennis and Blue Chip Tennis Academy announce an exclusive partnership agreement.  The entire Blue Chip Tennis Academy staff and participating clubs feature HEAD racquets, bags and products. Having the right gear is important while training some of the Mid-Atlantic States’ Next Generation of young tennis stars.


USTA Mid-Atlantic at Mount Vernon Athletic Club in Alexandria, VABlue Chip Tennis Academy is proud to announce our partnership with USTA Mid-Atlantic as a Mega Provider!   Together we promote their commitment: tennis in every community through innovation and dynamic, responsive programming. As a member of the Mid-Atlantic Section you receive exclusive discounts to tickets, products, insurance, shopping and more!


Why call it Blue Chip?  Tennis Excellence.

Each year, awards Top Prospect accolades to the best players in each class. The very best players are tabbed as Blue Chips, and they also award 5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Star, 2 Star, and 1 Star accolades to top prospects.  This enables college recruiters to quickly identify who the best players are.

Blue Chip Consulting: As the incredible success of Blue Chip’s programs grow, other tennis facilities, programs and pros look to Director Tim Bainton to help with expanding  and developing top tennis talent.

For the LOVE of Tennis

Blue Chip expands!   Blue Chip Sports Management (BCSM) is now  running the Tennis Programs at Worldgate Sport & Health and Oakton Swim and Racquet through its Blue Chip Tennis Academy (BCTA).

A significant first in the Tennis Club Industry, this expansion of the award winning Blue Chip Tennis Academy exemplifies parent company Van Metre Companies desire to continually innovate while providing best-in-class products and services.

As other area indoor tennis facilities close their doors, BCTA creates enthusiasm for the sport and opportunities for years of tennis play from childhood long into adulthood. BCTA now manages over 20+ locations throughout Northern Virginia.

Blue Chip Sports Management at Mount Vernon Athletic Club

The Blue Chip Tennis Academy at MTVAC strives to develop blue chip tennis talent!

Both the Mount Vernon and Herndon (Worldgate) locations have private and group lessons, clinics for all levels and ages, as well as the Top Performance juniors program. For more information, contact or 703-272-2712.


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