By: Alex Aleshin-Guendel
On Friday, October 18th we celebrated Jeff Klein’s 40 years at the Aspen Hill Club with a Surprise Party! Jeff started his career here in 1979, as one of our first pros. Throughout the years, Jeff has held many different positions within the Tennis Department, including his role of Tennis Director for 15 years. Jeff’s teaching style focuses on the mental aspect of the game with notable phrases you may have heard on the court like: “Move to the Ball”, “Move, Position, Swing, Recover” and “Here, not There”.
Joining us to celebrate his achievement were over 100 friends, members and co-workers, old and new. After a genuine surprise (who would have thought that was possible with the number of people who knew) we celebrated. Along with food and drinks, there were “Pin the Pony on the Pro” and “Name ALL of the Operations” games as well as a slideshow of memories from the past 40 years. Displayed in the East Lounge were over 40 written memories from family, friends, members and co-workers who described Jeff’s impact on their life and/or a tennis game.
We want to thank the Club, Management and Team Members for their generous support with the event, as well as everyone who attended or sent well wishes for this monumental occasion! And a special thank you to Jeff—reaching this career milestone truly demonstrates your dedication to your craft, your students, and the Club itself.