Racquetball & Pickleball

Racquetball Anyone?

Racquetball

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

Racquetball Leagues Are Here!

As the Club’s new Racquetball Coach, I am excited to announce the first Racquetball League at the Aspen Hill Club in quite some time. 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, October 17th, and continue through Thursday, December 1st with playoffs the week of December 5th. Make-up days will be scheduled with your opponent.

 

Monday – A Skill Level
Tuesday – B Skill Level
Wednesday – C Skill Level
Thursday – Novice Skill Level
Thursday, Women’s Level B & C

 

No league play on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th.

The cost of league play for one division is $35 or $45 for two divisions.

Register by contacting Coach Bev Supanick at 301-445-2021 or masterteacher59@yahoo.com.

Guests are welcome, 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. The deadline for registrations is Monday, October 10th, 2022.

 

Basics of Racquetball

Racquetball 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.

 

Court Diagram

 

Racquetball 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

 

 

 

Semi-Private Racquetball Lessons Forming

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 masterteacher59@yahoo.com or contact me, Bev Supanick at 301-445-2021. What better way to learn and play racquetball than with a friend!

To register, contact Bev Supanick

301-445-2021

Pickleball Clinics!

Beginner Pickleball Clinic

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.

Open Play Pickleball

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.

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

301-598-5200