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.

Basics of Racquetball

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 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

 

 

 

Pickleball Clinics!

Beginner Pickleball Clinic

Wednesday, 5:45 - 7:00 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 Spring months Pickleball meets on the indoor courts:
  • Thursday: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
During the Summer months Pickleball meets weather permitting, on the outdoor hard courts:
  • Thursday: 5:30 - 7:30 pm - beginning June 16th
  • Saturday: 9:00-11:00 am - beginning June 18th

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 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