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 ...

JTCC April Fitness Newsletter

Written by TC Costello Director of Fitness Edited by Mackenzie Clark The Green & Gold Editor-in-Chief April Monthly Update April is a month where we try to get outside as much as possible to allow our players to get in plenty of conditioning work. We have been doing a lot of sprint work on the ...

Frances Tiafoe Breaks Into ATP Top 75

Nineteen-year-old Frances Tiafoe achieved a career-high #72 ATP world ranking and moved into the #5 qualifying spot for November’s inaugural “Next Gen” ATP Finals in Milan by winning his third ATP Tour Challenger title at the $100,000 Sarasota Open at the United Tennis Club in Bradenton, FL on Sunday. Tiafoe moved up 15 spots on ...

“Trust Your Training” – JTCC’s Coaching Philosophy

JTCC’s Senior Director of Tennis Vesa Ponkka gives an insight into what is behind the philosophy of “Trust Your Training”: Since JTCC opened in 1999 it has been our top priority to establish a clear coaching philosophy for our coaches, players and parents to hear and understand. The best coaching philosophies are simple, effective and ...

JTCC Double Play: Tiafoe & Arconada Both Reach Finals

JTCC standouts Frances Tiafoe and Usue Arconada both scored personal bests last week reaching finals in doubles on the ATP World Tour and singles on the USTA Pro Circuit, respectively. JTCC alumnus Frances Tiafoe played in the first ATP World Tour final of his career at the US Men’s Clay Court Championships with partner  Dustin ...

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