“If all of the functions are not performed well and in cooperation with each other, when you hit a storm, you're in trouble."

Rather than hitting storms, players from the Washington Kastles were hitting tennis balls as they showed a group of young students some tips for the court.

The tennis pros will have little time to recuperate from Wednesday’s lesson — they’re poised to go head-to-head with members of Congress and the D.C. media Thursday as the team hosts its second annual Charity Classic. Kastles Coach Murphy Jensen predicted an intense match, saying, “[Congress’s] men and women really process the ingredients to be excellent tennis players.”

Kastles owner Mark Ein echoed Rashad’s remarks about lawmakers needing to read about teamwork, saying the competition — whose proceeds benefit local charities — is a “time for everyone to just get along.” He added, “We have Republicans, Democrats, media, and members of the administration all on the same team. For two blissful hours everyone is going to need to work together as a team.”