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Member Spotlight: Ikeda Family

The Ikeda family is one that you’ll find on the tennis courts! Yasu and Yoshi moved to our area from Minneapolis, Minnesota and knew it was a priority to find home for everyone to be happy on the tennis courts. How did Yasu find our Aspen Hill Club? They used Google! They saw the GREAT reviews online and stopped by for a tour. Yasu feels that he’s found a special place at The Club, “Everyone is so nice. The pros are great and keep us very happy.”

Mia, 15 years old, is currently involved in our Junior Advanced class, where she plays with other teenagers that are working towards high school tennis and tournament play. She worked on her tennis all Summer, as part of our World Class program. Mia’s coaches stress that she can always be counted on to work hard while on the court—using all of her court time to her advantage. Her focused attitude consistently raises the level of play in the class, and she is a great addition to our program.

I had the pleasure of working with 8 year old Emma throughout the summer in our Young World Class camp. Emma is always smiling, and has a desire to improve on the tennis court. Over the summer, she won our camp tournament and worked towards rallying over 300 balls in a row! “Emma was so sad when the summer was over, she wishes she could play tennis all day for the winter!” adds Yasu. For the fall, Emma is a key contributor in our Junior Academy program and we cannot wait to get her involved in 10 and under USTA tournaments!

While Yasu and Yoshi regularly use The Club for the kid’s activities, they make sure they find time for their own time on the court! You’ll often see The Ikeda family playing together—all on the same court. The family is always ready for their “family tennis time!” In addition, Yoshi and Yasu are regulars for our Friday night Doubles Frenzy. At this social event, they play multiple rounds of doubles with random partners and work towards winning the most games. Yoshi has won the event four times! All Doubles Frenzy participants enjoy the tennis time with the Ikeda’s, their great tennis play and continuous smiles help create fun for all!

The Ikeda family comes to Aspen Hill Club at least four times per week, and it’s guaranteed you’ll see everyone around them having fun. We are so happy that you guys found us, and we are honored that you have chosen our team to help train Mia and Emma.