Racquetball & Pickleball At The Aspen Hill Club

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Aspen Hill Club Raquetball and Pickleball

This fun and energetic sport is difficult to say no to! With four racquetball courts in Aspen Hill, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Basics of Racquetball

Racquetball Court DiagramRacquetball is a mental and physical sport where the general objective is to win a point by either hitting a serve or return a shot where one’s opposing player(s) cannot return it before a double bounce. Racquetball is a fun sport, and there are many ways to improve racquetball skills, including mental strategies and drills.

Two Ways to Win a Rally

  1. Two Bounces. When an opponent is unable to return a ball before it bounces twice.
  2. A Skip Ball occurs, meaning an opponent’s return hits the floor before it touches the front wall.

Markings on the Court –

  • The Short Line– The halfway line in between the back and front walls. One’s serve must first hit the front wall and reach beyond the short line before hitting the ground.
  • The Service Line– A line five feet closer to the front wall from the short line.
  • The Receiving Line– A line located in between the Short Line and the Back Wall. It is 5 feet behind the Short Line and is dashed.
  • Service Area – The 5 x 20 square foot area contained within the receiving line and the short line. Both the server and the returner are unable to enter this area until the ball has either hit the floor or crossed the receiving line.

Winter Racquetball Leagues Are Here

Aspen Hill Club Tennis

I am excited to announce the winter Racquetball League! Leagues will take place Monday – Thursday from 7:00 am – 9:00 am or 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm and will be organized by level of play.

Leagues will begin on Monday, January 24th, and continue through Thursday, March 2nd. Make-up days will be scheduled with your opponent.

Monday – Level A
Tuesday – Level B
Wednesday – Level C
Thursday – Novice
Thursday Women – Level B & C
Monday Doubles ‐ Level A
Tuesday Doubles – Level B/C
 
•6-week League dates: Monday, January 24th to Thursday, March 2nd.
•You can register for up to 2 divisions.
•Cost of league play for 1 division is $35 + $2.45 tax or $45 + $3.15 tax for 2 divisions.
•League fee will be billed to your membership account.
•Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Register by contacting Coach Bev Supanick at 301-445-2021 or mastersteacher59@yahoo.com.

Guests are welcome to contact Coach Bev at the above information. Registration can also be found in the Racquetball Lounge and turned in to the Reception Desk once completed. 

Racquetball Private Lessons

If the above looks like fun and you would like to take Racquetball Lessons, reach out to our Racquetball Pro, Beverly Supanick, she can be contacted at (301) 445-2021 or mastersteacher59@yahoo.com.

Member Costs:

1 hour Private Lesson               $80

30-minute Private Lesson       $45

45-minute Private Lesson       $60

1-hour Clinic of 3 or more       $35/per student

Racquetball Semi Private Lessons

Semi-Private Racquetball lessons are now offered! Take advantage of this 60-minute offer for only $45 per person. Take a lesson with a friend or a Club member you just met. In the first 30-minutes, we will work on skill and strategy with the next 30-minutes of active play with feedback and analysis.

I currently run a semi-private lesson on Fridays at 11:00 am so feel free to drop in and watch how this lesson takes place. If you are interested in setting up your own semi-private lesson, you can send an email to mastersteacher59@yahoo.com or contact me, Bev Supanick at 301-445-2021. What better way to learn and play racquetball than with a friend!

Racquetball: To register, contact Bev Supanick

301-445-2021

Pickleball Clinics

Aspen Hill Club Raquetball and Pickleball
Wednesday, 5:45 – 7:00 pm, 7:00 – 8:15 pm
 
Pickleball Clinics are geared toward players who want to improve their skills and take their game to the next level.
 
Loaner equipment will be available. (racquets will be sanitized prior to use.)
 
Minimum of 3 participants. Maximum of 8 participants.
 
Cost: $18 per member
 
There is a 24-hour cancellation fee. If you cancel your participation less than 24 hours in advance of the clinic you will be charged the cost of the clinic.
 
Non-members are not eligible to participate.
 
Register by emailing Sol at ahcpickleball@gmail.com.

Did you know Pickleball is the fastest growing racket sport? Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net, a paddle, and a plastic ball with holes. Pickleball is great for all levels and abilities, you can play singles or doubles.

Currently, during the fall and winter months Pickleball meets on the indoor courts:
  • Thursday: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

New players are always welcome and loaner paddles are available!

· We will need a minimum of 6 players registered 48 hours prior for a session to be held. If the minimum is not met, the open session will be canceled.
 
· In following the Club’s current guidelines for Tennis, please bring your own Pickleball paddles, water bottles, and towels. Benches will be available on the court. The Club will provide Pickleballs.
 
· We ask that you use the Club-provided hand sanitizer as you enter the court.
 
· Please maintain social distancing as much as possible.
 

Pickleball: To register, see the front desk or for more information, contact Sol Lopez

301-598-5200

UTR at the Aspen Hill Club

UTR at the Aspen Hill ClubWe 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!

Cancellation Policy

Members must cancel lessons, clinics, and drills at least 24 hours before your scheduled activity. If a lesson is cancelled within the 24-hour time frame, you will be charged the spot time rate of the court. In the event of a “No Show”, you will be responsible for payment of the lesson in full. In the event the Tennis Pro is a “No Show”, you will be provided with a lesson by that Tennis Pro at no charge to you. Thank you for your understanding!

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Club Hours
February 5, 2023 11:08pm
Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th 7:00 am—1:00 pm (Pool opens at 8:00 am)

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th CLOSED

New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31st 7:00 am—1:00 pm (Pool opens at 8:00 am)

New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1st 10:00 am—4:00 pm