“Can I play on a clay court, please?”

Coach Mira explains the importance of learning to play on clay courts: I have worked at JTCC for three and a half years and I really wish players would ask that question more often! In fact, it is common for us, the coaches, to see “sad/annoyed faces” any time we decide to train on clay. ...

Momma Karen

An insight into the amazing work of JTCC's athletic trainer, Karen Merrill: Something happens in Karen Merrill’s treatment room, sometimes beyond any normal convention of understanding.  Players head in there limping, holding their shoulder or wrist, wincing in pain and even shedding a few tears.  Then, as if by magic, the same kids leave skipping ...

Tiafoe Pushes Federer To Tiebreak at Miami Open

Frances Tiafoe held his serve and more than held his own during his second round match against Roger Federer at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, FL. He took Federer to a first set tiebreak before the current Australian Open and Indian Wells champion prevailed, 7-6 (2), 6-3. The 19-year-old had never previously faced a ...

JTCC QUINTET ACHIEVE SUCCESS ACROSS THE BOARD AT USTA/MID-ATLANTIC SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Elisabeth Dunac, Robin Montgomery and Lexi Merrill bring home Girls' titles Daniel Dunac and James Scotty claim Boys' crowns Elisabeth Dunac dominated the Girls' 12s USTA/MAS Championship Super 660 L4+ draw at the Green Spring Racquet Club in Lutherville, MD by winning all four of her matches in straight sets. Dunac, the third seed and ...

Tiafoe’s Next “Foe” Is Federer at the Miami Open

Watch Tennis Channel On Saturday Tiafoe vs. Federer to Follow 1:00 pm Women’s Match A focused Frances Tiafoe recorded his fourth career ATP World Tour main draw win with an opening round 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Russia’s Konstantin Kravchuk at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, FL. Tiafoe’s performance on Thursday was highlighted by ...

Frances Tiafoe Qualifies For Miami Open

JTCC alumnus to play for Washington Kastles in July #5 seed Frances Tiafoe successfully came through the final round of qualifying at the Miami Open ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Key Biscayne, FL with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Frenchman Mathias Bourgue. In a featured match on a stadium court, Tiafoe will ...

New Advisory Board Members

JTCC is pleased to announce the appointment of seven new advisory board members: Olivia Byrne  Byrne heads the Real Estate group in the Washington D.C. office of K&L Gates and also spearheads the Economic Incentives practice nationally for K&L Gates.  She focuses on public policy, legislative counseling, real estate transactions, new markets tax credits, tax ...

Vesa Ponkka & Megan Moulton-Levy Feature In First Tennis Technique Summit

JTCC's Senior Director of Tennis, Vesa Ponkka, and Senior Coach, Megan Moulton-Levy, invite you to join them at the first ever Tennis Technique Summit starting on Wednesday, March 22nd. Dear All, Tennis Technique is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of the game. The ability to hit the ball efficiently and effectively ...

Pure Joy

An insight into the special feeling created by the Prince George's County Police Athletic League partnership with JTCC: Pure joy is a spontaneous and unscripted moment that one can only hope to experience at least once in their lifetime.  Walking into the 3rd building at JTCC on a recent Sunday afternoon was one of those times. ...

Stringing Tips From Coach Frank

One of the most overlooked areas in the equipment tennis players’ use is the string they play with. I have found that a common mistake junior players’ make is focusing too much on the racket model they use and not paying enough attention to the string and tension of the racket. Although the right racket ...

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