Mixed Doubles Tournament for Citi Open Tickets!

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Saturday, July 14th, 2018

1:00pm Start Time


Winning team in each division receives box seat tickets to the Citi Open.

Finalists receive a consolation prize.

Cost: $40+ tax per team—Entry deadline is Wednesday, July 11th.




Three Divisions: 3.0, 3.5 & 4.0


Dependent on the number of teams entered, the tournament will be played over one or two days. First round matches will begin on Saturday, July 14th at 1:00pm. Prepare for the possibility of playing two matches on Saturday. If you do not have a partner we will attempt to match you up with one.

Citi Open Tournament Information: Saturday, July 28th to Sunday, August 5th, 2018 – Located at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, 16th &
Kennedy Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

Sign-up in the Main Lobby or by contacting Terrance Scott at
301-598-5200 ext. 121 or terrance.scott@aspenhillclub.com.







Saturday, May 19th, 2018 – 12:00—3:00pm


Join us for a one day, Member Guest Tournament!


Members—bring a guest as your partner!


Men’s and Women’s Doubles—Level: 3.5


Winners will receive a trophy and a FREE doubles tennis lesson with AHC Tennis Director, Terrance Scott!


Cost: $20 + tax per player, NO GUEST FEE!


To register or for more information, please contact the Tennis Department at ext. 119.


Summer Outdoor Tennis Tournaments

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2018 Summer Outdoor Tournament Schedule

Men’s & Women’s 60’s Singles, June 4-17, Deadline May 31.

Men’s & Women’s 50’s & 70’s Doubles, June 18-July 1, Deadline June 14.

Men’s & Women’s 60’s Doubles, July 9 – 22, Deadline July 5.


Men’s & Women’s 2.5 & 3.5 Singles, July 23-August 5, Deadline July 19.

Men’s & Women’s 3.0 & 4.0+ Singles, August 6 – 19, Deadline August 2.

Men’s & Women’s 2.5 & 3.5 Doubles, August 20 – Sept. 2, Deadline August 16.

Men’s & Women’s 3.0 & 4.0+ Doubles, Sept. 4 – 16, Deadline August 30.



Men’s 50’s Singles – coming soon

Women’s 50’s Singles – coming soon

Men’s 70’s Singles – coming soon

Women’s 70’s Singles – coming soon


Rules & Regulations: 

The Outdoor Championships will be run May through September. Each individual tournament will run from the start date to the end date, which is now two full weeks. First rounds begin on Monday and/or Tuesday, and final rounds are played Sunday.

There will be no extensions to any tournament. Please do not sign-up for a tournament if you are not available for the full duration of the event. When you sign up for a tournament, you must be available to play on the day and at the time you are scheduled, please be conscientious of this fact. Please be courteous as any scheduling conflict affects the entire tournament. If by chance you have a scheduling conflict, you may be forced to default to not disrupt the flow of the tournament. Once the tournament starts there will be no refunds.

Matches will be played on the outdoor clay courts, usually starting at 6:00pm on weekdays and early mornings on the weekends. In the event of rain, matches will be moved inside as long as there are courts available.

All participants will receive a t-shirt and awards will be presented to the finalists in each division. Scoring and play format may vary depending on the size of the draw. Entry deadlines are listed.  Players will be contacted about their first round opponent.

Have fun and good luck to all!                                    $20 + tax per entrant

Professional Clothing Drive – April 2018

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Professional Clothing and Supply Drives Benefiting A Wider Circle – Your Loss Is Our Gain!

Donations accepted April 1st to April 30th, 2018.

Donate your clean, lightly used professional attire and accessories to support A Wider Circle’s Center for Professional Development, which provides business attire for anyone who is seeking to enter the workforce and does not have the funds to make that transition by themselves. We are looking for attire that would help someone look polished and professional for a job interview.
We currently have the greatest need for the following items:
 Women’s professional clothing sizes 16 and larger
 Men’s suits and blazers sizes 46 and larger and size 36 and smaller
 Men’s shoes and belts
 Men’s NEW dress socks
 Professional purses and briefcases
General Donation Guidelines:
Men’s Apparel:
 Suits and blazers
 Dress pants
 Dress shirts and ties
 New and gently used shoes
 Accessories such as briefcases, belts, tie clips, cuff links, etc.
Women’s Apparel:
 Dresses
 Blouses and sweaters
 Dress pants and skirts
 Blazers and suits
 New and gently used shoes
 Accessories such as dress scarves, purses, jewelry, and new, packaged hosiery
Please ensure all donations are:
 Appropriate for a professional interview
 Clean and on hangers
 Free from stains, tears, or holes
 Seasonally appropriate
 In-style
When you donate your items in the Tennis Office, please complete a donor form and take a tax receipt letter.

Leptin: The Controller of Your Appetite

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By Joanne Pérodin, certified nutritionist and trainer specialized in weight loss


Leptin is a hormone created in fat cells and helps your body to recognize how hungry it is, determine whether to hold on to weight. Leptin also works with hormones including thyroid, cortisol, and insulin.


Leptin is most active in your brain but has receptors all over your body. When you finish eating a meal, leptin is released in your body and travels towards the part of your brain that regulates appetite, the hypothalamus. Once there, the leptin bonds with leptin receptors to switch your appetite on or off. When your appetite is switched off, you stop being hungry and your body starts burning more calories.


There are couple factors that can impact the regulation of leptin production:


  • You can be born with low levels of leptin. As a result, at a young age, one can become severely obese.
  • High body fat can increase the production of leptin. Excessive production of leptin resulting from overeating can wear out leptin receptors. As a result, these receptors will stop recognizing leptin. This condition is called leptin resistance, therefore the appetite switch does not turn off when it should. Subsequently, one will remain hungry and their metabolism will slow down.


Losing a little bit of weight will increase your body sensitivity to leptin and get you back to being able to control your hunger.
Conditions associated with leptin disorder: diabetes, fatty liver disease, heart disease, gallstones, testosterone deficiency, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, high blood lipids.


Things that can lead to leptin disorder: aging, lack of sleep, obesity, smoking, stress, high trans-fat diet, high carb (bad carb) diet, abdominal fat.


Doubles Frenzy

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Doubles Frenzy – Friday, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Come for the tennis and stay for the fun! Two hours of doubles “mix n’ match” partners and opponents. After the tennis, stay and hang out with light food and drink!

Registration includes 1 beer or wine ticket.

Start Date: Friday, January 19th, 2018

Tennis from 7:00-9:00pm & hanging out from 9 o’clock on!

COST: $25 + tax  per member

To Register or have Questions? Contact Elliott Datlow at 301-598-5200 ext. 120 or edatlow@aspenhillclub.com.