Adult Tennis Competitive & Recreational

UTR at the Aspen Hill Club

We are very excited to be a UTR partner Club! UTR is fabulous because it will determine a rating for all players. As you already know, Aspen Hill Club is continuously looking for new and innovative ways to improve our tennis programming and create unique play opportunities for our players. As such, AHC will be incorporating UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) into our programming and creating new and exciting tournaments, events, and match play opportunities for all of our players.

The beauty of the UTR rating is that it is the same scale for everyone. A UTR rating is on a scale of 1 through 16.5. This differs from a USTA NTRP rating score which goes up to 7.0 with different scales for male and female players. Using a UTR rating, Roger Federer has a rating of 15.68, Serena Williams is a 12.88, and one of the Club’s top male members is a 7.99. Everyone is on the same scale! This number is entirely different from a USTA NTRP rating. The UTR number allows us understand levels in a better way and a way to compare a male rated 3.5 USTA to a female player who is rated 4.0. This will help us all have more competitive matches and events. Having the most competitive matches possible is our goal with our UTR programming.

UTR ratings are determined by two things, your opponent’s RATING and the SCORE against them. If I had a close match against someone rated much higher than me, my rating will go UP. If I only won a few games against someone below me, my rating would drop a little bit. UTR’s algorithm has other factors such as length of the match and how long ago the match was. With these bits of info, UTR gives us a rating!

We ask that you set up a FREE UTR profile by visiting the UTR website at www.myutr.com/join. Once you create your FREE profile, please search for Aspen Hill Club and request to be a part of our UTR Club! The entire process will only take a few minutes.

Currently our Men’s Singles Match Play, Winter Adult Tennis Ladder matches and Kings and Queens of the Court program results are being entered into UTR and our members are seeing their UTR numbers climb! You can also enter your own scores from spot time into UTR as long as both you and your opponent(s) have a FREE UTR account! We look forward to offering more UTR playing opportunities in the coming months!

Ladies Singles
Monday, 7:00—8:30 pm, Levels: 3.0—3.5
Tuesday, 7:00—8:30 pm, Levels: 3.5—4.0

Men’s Singles
Monday, 7:00—8:30 pm, Levels: 3.5—4.0
Monday, 7:00—8:30 pm, Levels: 3.0—3.5
Wednesday, 7:00—8:30 pm, Levels: 4.0 + - FULL
Thursday, 7:00—8:30 pm, Levels: 3.5—4.0 - FULL
Saturday, 12:00—1:30 pm, Levels: 3.5—4.0

 

Kings & Queens of the Court - (Men's & Ladies' Doubles)
Wednesday, 1:00—3:00 pm, Levels: 3.5-4.0
Thursday, 12:00—2:00 pm, Levels: 3.0-3.5

Questions about Kings or Queens of the Court? Email Ilan at ilan.shvartz@aspenhillclub.com.

 

UTR

All singles and doubles match scores, Kings & Queens of the Court, and Ladder matches will be recorded in UTR. If you do not have a UTR profile, we ask that you create on here: https://app.myutr.com/join - it is free to do so. Please add Aspen Hill Club as your home Club by clicking on this link once you have made your own UTR profile: https://app.myutr.com/clubs/11350

Monday Hot Shot with Julien—7:00—8:00 pm—Level: 3.5+
November Hot Shot = Specialty Shots - Every month there will be a new tennis shot highlighted. There will be an emphasis on volleys, forehand groundstrokes, backhand groundstrokes, overheads, swinging volleys, drop shots, lobs, and more…

Tuesday Doubles Frenzy with Elliott - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Levels: 2.5+

Our Tennis Department is happy to give our new players a way to have FUN and learn about tennis competitions. We are going to introduce “Doubles Frenzy 1” to you all. For 1.5 hours of tennis time, Coach Elliott is going to set up short doubles matches. Every 15-minutes or so the players will rotate around so that players play with a new partner!

This program is PERFECT for players looking to start playing doubles matches in a FUN & INFORMATIVE setting. All you have to do is let us know you’ll be there, and we’ll do the rest.

Pro-Tip: This is the perfect class for those members participating in or who have recently participated in Adult Beginner Drills.

Tuesday High-Performance Drills with Hyojoon - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Levels: 3.5+
This high-intensity fast-paced program is for adult players who practice and compete on a high level in either singles or doubles leagues and tournaments. This program is designed for you to improve upon the strong skillsets you already have. The focus will be on consistency with groundstrokes, adding power to your shots, adding more topspin, approach shot drills, improving upon volleys, serves, and returns. The majority of this class will be conducted with live ball drills where you are always competing against one another.

Wednesday PM Drills with Julien - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Levels: 3.0-3.5
Each week we will work on a new skill, and learn to use this drill during point play! This class will be fun and offer the players an opportunity to not only learn something new but implement the skill in a competitive situation.

Thursday Hot Shot with Elliott —8:00—9:00 am—Levels: 3.0-3.5
November Hot Shot = Specialty Shots - Every month there will be a new tennis shot highlighted. There will be an emphasis on volleys, forehand groundstrokes, backhand groundstrokes, overheads, swinging volleys, drop shots, lobs, and more…

Sunday Doubles Strategy with Elliott —11:30am—1:00 pm— Levels: 3.0 - 3.5

Do you hear "Doubles Strategy" and say to yourself "Huh?" This class is your chance to LEARN strategy for DOUBLES and an opportunity to test out what you've learned in "no-pressure point" play!

Childminding will have limited availability during this class. Reserve your child's space in Childminding and reserve yours in the Tennis Office!

Pro-Tip: This class is best for those playing doubles on a regular basis, or those who are interested in getting involved in doubles play.

Aspen Hill Club’s Adult Fall Tennis Ladder

This 14-week ladder began Monday, September 13th, and ends Sunday, December 19th. There is a one-time $10 entry fee to join each ladder. 

Ladders: Men’s Singles, Ladies Singles

Prizes: Top of the Ladder winner in men’s and ladies' singles will receive a FREE one-hour private lesson. At least five matches need to be played to qualify for the prize. Minimum requirement of 15 players registered for the ladder for the prize to be valid.

Sign-Up:

Ladder Rules: 

  • All matches will be a super 10 game pro set.
  • Winning game scores are 10-8, 11-9, or 11/10 (tiebreaker).
  • At 10 all, a tiebreaker to 10 will be played.
  • You may challenge up to 3 spots ahead of you.
  • You may issue 2 challenges at a time
  • You can only be challenged by one player/team at any given time. This prevents outstanding challenges from accumulating against you. You cannot challenge the same player two times in a row.
  • Whoever is at the top of the ladder at the close of the ladder will be the winner.
  • Both players bring a new can of balls to the match. Label your balls with your initials – you will only handle your tennis balls.
  • If challenged, you will have 3 days to "Accept" or "Deny" the challenge or the challenge will be considered a "forfeit" and the challenger will be granted the win.
  • The challenged player must give a weekday and weekend time to play the match.
  • By accepting a challenge, you agree to play the challenge within 10 days after the date of acceptance.
  • If you cannot play within 10 days, simply "Deny" the challenge and the challenger will be rewarded the win and can move on.
  • If a challenge is accepted and not played within 10 days, it will expire and the challenge will be deleted from the system and will have to be re-issued. Since rankings are constantly changing a challenger may not be able to reissue the same challenge.
  • Please agree prior to beginning your match if you will stop after one hour or continue playing if the court is available. Alternately, you can call the desk to make your reservation or ask them to edit the reservation you made to be 1.5 hours if the court is available.

For more information, contact Elliott Datlow, Tennis Director

301-598-5200 ext. 120

or Alex Aleshin-Guendel, Co-Tennis Director

301-598-5200 ext. 119

or complete the form below:




    Match Play ProgramsBargain ProgramsAdult Tennis Beginner DrillsHot Shot of the MonthInstructional DrillsAdult Tennis Ladder

    Recreational Tennis

    The Aspen Hill Club offers a progression of reasonably priced, six-week group lessons for those being introduced or making a comeback to tennis. Sessions are one hour and weekday or weekend sessions are available.
    Monday - 12:00 - 1:00 pm with Coach Jeff
    Monday - 7:00 - 8:00 pm with Coach Eddie
    Thursday - 7:00 - 8:00 pm with Coach Eddie
    Saturday - 8:00 - 9:00 am with Coach Jeff
    Saturday - 9:00 - 10:00 am with Coach Eddie
    Please note: if you have missed the beginning date of a program we can work with you to make up the date at a later time, or pro-rate the session for you. Joining any of the Adult Beginner Drills mid-session is not a problem, you will not be behind! You can join a six-week Beginner Drill group at any time.  We need at least three people to host each session.

    A one-time Beginner Drills program is available for LPM’s. Contact Tennis Office at ext. 119 for more information.

    Every month there will be a new tennis shot highlighted. There will be an emphasis on volleys, forehand groundstrokes, backhand groundstrokes, overheads, swinging volleys, drop shots, lobs, and more. Join us, spaces are limited!

    The December Hot Shot of the Month is HOT SHOT REVIEW!

    Class Days, Times, Levels, Coaches:
    Monday, 7:00—8:00 pm—Levels: 3.5+ with Coach Julien
    Thursday, 8:00—9:00 am—Levels: 3.0-3.5 with Coach Elliott

    Cost: $23 per class - To register, email Alex at aaguendel@aspenhillclub.com

    Our weekly sign-up program offerings are currently limited. Click here for a list of current offerings.

    To sign-up for a Hit and Run, Theory of Tennis of Saturday Drills, contact Ilan directly at631-707-4139 or ilan.shvartz@aspenhillclub.com.

    Tuesday Doubles Frenzy "1" with Coach Elliott - 7:00 - 8:30pm - Level: 2.5+

    Our Tennis Department is happy to provide our newer players a way to have FUN and learn about tennis competitions, introducing Doubles Frenzy! For 1.5 hours of tennis time, Coach Elliott will set up short doubles matches. Every 15-minutes or so players rotate, playing with a new partner each round!

    This program is PERFECT for players looking to start playing doubles matches in a FUN & INFORMATIVE setting. All you have to do is let us know you’ll be there, and we’ll do the rest.

    Pro-Tip: This is the perfect class for those members participating in or who have recently participated in Adult Beginner Drills.

    Cost: $26.75 (includes tax)

    For more information contact Elliott Datlow, Tennis Director

    301-598-5200 ext. 120

    or Alex Aleshin-Guendel, Co- Tennis Director

    301-598-5200 ext. 119

    or complete the form below:




      Match Play ProgramsBargain ProgramsAdult Tennis Beginner DrillsHot Shot of the MonthInstructional DrillsAdult Tennis Ladder