Category: Trust Your Training

JTCC Alumni Represent the Washington Kastles

JTCC Alumni Frances Tiafoe and Treat Huey join Nick Kyrgios, Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, and the Bryan brothers on the Kastles roster this season! Come support the two JTCC alumni and the rest of the Kastles from July 18 to 21.  Use code "JTCC" on Ticketmaster for preferential pricing!  Click on the link below to purchase. Buy Tickets

Frances Tiafoe Generates Wimbledon Buzz

Frances Tiafoe's first appearance in the Wimbledon main draw may have ended in a second round defeat on Thursday at the All England Club in London at the hands of #10 seed Germany's Alexander Zverev but his story and upbringing at JTCC attracted a number of major news stations to College Park to cover the ...

HBO To Feature Frances Tiafoe Tuesday Evening

Frances Tiafoe's rise through the tennis ranks will be highlighted on HBO at 10 PM ET on Tuesday, June 20. The 19-year-old will star in Season 23 Episode six of HBO's Bryant Gumbel Real Sports series in an interview with HBO and Tennis Channel commentator Mary Carillo. The JTCC alumnus is currently at a career ...

“Tennis is an Art – You have to be simple and creative”

JTCC Director of High Performance Oliver Akli explains how to ensure tennis is a sport for life:    Tennis is a long life sport. You can play this game your entire life.  Especially, if your foundation and fundamentals are solid, you can really enjoy yourself as you grow older.  In today’s game, everyone has a tendency ...

JTCC Mother and Son Act

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree as was evidenced by RJ Fresen following in his mother's footsteps by winning his first ITF junior title at the Panorama International in North Saanich, Canada earlier this month. Fresen's mother, former WTA top 10 player Kathleen Horvath was recently recognized in the New York Times for her ...

Universal Tennis Rating – UTR

JTCC Senior Coach Ben Cappuccitti advocates the benefits of using the UTR system: Let me start with one of the greatest tennis lessons I have ever been taught. I was 12 years old and was competing in a French men’s open tournament. In my first round I played against a 40 year old gentleman. In ...

JTCC ‘Quatre’ Ready for French Open

Frances Tiafoe set for second appearance at Roland Garros Treat Huey goes for doubles glory in Paris Brian Cernoch and Andrew Fenty to make Junior Grand Slam debuts Having the advantage of red clay courts to train on in their youth at JTCC—a rarity in the USA where green clay courts dominate— four JTCC standouts ...

2017 JTCC Tennis Festival

120 kids between the ages of 5-12 attended the 2017 JTCC Tennis Festival on Saturday May 20th in College Park. The annual festival is free to all the participants and 25 promising players earned Summer Camp scholarships entitling them to two free weeks of training at JTCC. The entire JTCC coaching team was involved in ...

Mental Conditioning

JTCC Senior Coach Taka Bertrand explains the importance of mental conditioning: After a poor team performance at a fall tournament during my sophomore year at Vanderbilt, our coach made it mandatory for each member of the team to see a psychologist at the university’s counseling center.  The suggestion surprised all of us.  At nineteen years ...