May News
JTCC Gala Marks Start of a Busy Summer!
JTCC Gala  Honors Role Models

JTCC honored Hall of Fame tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and ESPN host Michael Wilbon at the 12th annual GEICO Champions Celebration held on May 9 at the Swedish Ambassador's residence in Washington, DC. Both role models highlighted the importance of JTCC's Game On! program in providing opportunities for youth from underserved areas in the District of Columbia.
JTCC alumna Tara Iyer who played varsity tennis for Duke, also addressed the sold out audience of  330 supporters stressing the impact that JTCC had on her life. Iyer earned a PHD at the University of Oxford and today serves as an economic advisor at the White House.

Frances Tiafoe Reaches 1st ATP
Clay Court Final

JTCC alumnus Frances Tiafoe pulled out three consecutive straight set wins against world top 30 Gilles Muller, Simone Bolelli, and world #11 Pablo Carreno-Busta, respectively, en route to his second career ATP World Tour final in Estoril, Portugal. 
Tiafoe's 6-2, 6-3 semifinal win over Carreno-Busta marked the fourth time in the last eight months that he has beaten a player ranked in the world's top 15. Hometown favorite Portuguese veteran Joao Sousa ultimately defeated the 20-year-old in the finals. 
Tiafoe has shown that he is among the most talented players under 21 years of age, and he stands at #4 in the ATP NextGen Race to Milan just behind German world #3 Alexander Zverev and Canadian world #25 Denis Shapovalov. Tiafoe is currently ranked #61 in the world and with a strong summer should finish 2018 with a career high year-end ranking.

JTCC Tennis Festival A Big Hit!

More than 140 youth from Prince George's County ages 5 - 13 enjoyed a spirited afternoon of tennis and fitness activities at JTCC's free Tennis Festival on May 12. The warm temperatures did nothing to deter the enthusiasm of the players who rotated courts for different games and instruction.
All participants received one free day of summer camp, and 25 promising players were identified by JTCC coaches to receive scholarships to attend two weeks of JTCC Summer Camp.
Sign Up Today For 
High Performance Summer Training

Spaces are filling up quickly! Make your summer plans with JTCC for High Performance Summer Training. Starting the week of June 11 and the ending the week of August 24, there are 11 week-long sessions. 

Levels include:
Champs 1 (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3 pm)
For Advanced Tournament players who will participate in rigorous on-court training and are competing in ITF, National and Sectional L3 events.

Champs 2 (Monday - Friday, 11 am - 6 pm)
Designed for high school, state or sectional players in the early stages of their tournament careers who are  starting to compete in L4 - L7 Sectional events.

ROGY Summer Camp Registration Open

Join JTCC's summer camp for beginner and intermediate players. O pen to youth ages 5 - 16.

Weekly sessions starting from June 11 are available for players of all abilities! There is something with everyone with half and full day camps plus options including non-tennis activities.

NCAA Titles for JTCC Alumni

JTCC alumni Evan Zhu and Julian Zlobinsky ended their intercollegiate seasons on a high winning NCAA Division I National Championships.
UCLA's Zhu secured the NCAA Men's Doubles championship with partner Martin Redlicki. The duo combined to beat Ohio State's Martin Joyce and Mikael Torpegaard 6-7(8), 7-6(4), 11-9 in a thrilling final.
Zlobinsky was a featured player on the Wake Forest roster as the Demon Deacons won their first team championship in the program's history with a 4-2 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA Men's Team Finals.
JTCC Ready to Host  College Park Academy Festival 

During April and May, JTCC coaches have been leading weekly introductory tennis sessions for 6th grade students at neighboring College Park Academy (CPA). The entire 6th grade class of 135 students has now had multiple opportunities  to  play tennis.  The culminating event is a tennis festival held at JTCC for the entire CPA community on June 2. All CPA participants are eligible for special JTCC summer camp discounts.
JTCC May UTR Tournament Recap

In the second UTR mixed gender tournament held at JTCC, Matthew Miller defeated Rodrigo Pedraza in the 9.00-9.99 division final, and Alisa Danilova beat Cara Johnson in the 7.00-7.99 division final.
The next UTR tournament at JTCC will be held June 11 - 16 and is open to players all players with UTR ratings.
June Travel Grant prize vouchers will be distributed as follows:
Winner - $500
Finalist - $250
Semifinalist - $125

PAL Tennis Program Graduates

Fifteen young tennis players successfully completed the eight-week long Prince George's County Police Athletic League (PAL) spring program operated by JTCC.
JTCC partners with PAL to offer youngsters from Prince George's County the opportunity to learn tennis with free instruction. These players will now have the opportunity continue to their tennis training at JTCC over the summer.

Pro Shop Specials

Get ready for summer and protect your skin! UV long sleeve shirts are available now in the JTCC Pro Shop at a special 50% discount in June.
Buy yours in person today or contact Anastasia Revzina at to order!

JTCC programs are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.