Competitive Tennis Training

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

    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 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!

    Monday Men's Singles - Monday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Levels: 3.0- 3.5

    Wednesday Men's Singles - Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Levels: 4.0+

    Thursday Men's Singles - Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Levels: 3.5-4.0


    Kings & Queens of the Court (Men's & Ladies Doubles)-  Summer Outdoor Clay Court Session is weather permitting. 

    Wednesday, 11:30am - 1:30pm, 6/30/21 - 8/25/21.

    Cost: $5/per player per day

    Questions about Kings or Queens of the Court? Email Ilan at


    All Men's Singles 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: - 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:


    Tuesday High Performance Drills with Elliott & Eddie - 7:00 - 8:30pm - 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. Majority of this class will be conducted with live ball drills where you are always competing against one another.


    NEW DAY: Wednesday Hot Shot with Julien—6:00—7:00pm—Level: 3.5+

    July Hot Shot = Playing Aggressive Points!

    Every Month there will be a new tennis shot highlighted. There will be an emphasis on volleys, forehand ground strokes, backhand ground strokes, overheads, swinging volleys, drop shots, lobs and more…


    Wednesday PM Drills with Julien & Eddie - 7:00 - 8:00pm - 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 offering the players an opportunity to not only learn something new, but implement the skill in a competitive situation.


    NEW DAY: Thursday Hot Shot with Elliott —8:00—9:00am—Levels: 3.0-3.5

    July Hot Shot = Playing Aggressive Points!

    Every Month there will be a new tennis shot highlighted. There will be an emphasis on volleys, forehand ground strokes, backhand ground strokes, overheads, swinging volleys, drop shots, lobs and more…


    NEW TIME: Thursday Doubles Frenzy - 7:00 - 8:30pm - Level: Beginner - 3.0

    Our Tennis Department is happy to give our new players a way to have FUN and learn about tennis competition. We will continue to host “Doubles Frenzy 1” to you all. For 1.5 hours of tennis time, Coach Eddie 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.


    NEW CLASS: Friday Hot Shot with Eddie —6:00—7:00pm—Levels: 3.0-3.5

    July Hot Shot = Playing Aggressive Points!

    Every Month there will be a new tennis shot highlighted. There will be an emphasis on volleys, forehand ground strokes, backhand ground strokes, overheads, swinging volleys, drop shots, lobs and more…


    Saturday Next Level Clinic with Eddie —8:30—10:00am— Levels: 3.0-3.5

    This class is for players who have been stuck at a certain level for a while and is interested in taking their game to the next level. In this class we will be working on stroke production, consistency, Volleys, overheads serves and returns. This will be a fast paced clinic with lots of drilling and live ball play to take your game to the next level. Come ready to sweat and get better.


    Aspen Hill Club’s Adult Summer Tennis Ladder

    This 12-week ladder began Monday, June 21st and ends Sunday, September 12th. 

     There is a one-time $10 entry fee to join each ladder. 


    • Men’s Singles
    • Ladies Singles


    • 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 prize to be valid.


    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.

    Your ladder administrator is Tennis Director, Elliott Datlow. You can contact Elliott at 301.598.5200, ext. 120 or by email at: with any questions.