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It’s A Winner – Junior Match Play!

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Covid-19 brought about a pause to many of our junior players favorite activities including Junior Interclub and USTA tournaments. But our junior players didn’t let that halt their tennis competition! With many schools providing kids a “flex day” on Wednesdays, Aspen Hill Club saw an opportunity to return the kids to safe and fun match play. We’ve been hosting many of our juniors to play several matches and inputting results into the UTR database. These matches are played in a safe environment—kids are socially distanced throughout the event and each have their own set of tennis balls labeled with their initials. This way, players only have to handle their own tennis balls when serving.

 

Many important life skills are learned through competition including: interacting with others, problem solving, and never giving up! It has been wonderful to see our junior players growing on and off of the court through our match play program.

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Summer Junior Tennis Wrap Up!

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Summer has come to a close—and I have to say… it was something! It was a challenging couple of months for all of us. But I know that your tennis staff had an incredibly positive experience with our members these past few months. We ended August on such a high note—with 25 juniors joining us for our Friday match play!

 

In June, we came out of our houses and hit the courts. The pros have had a fabulous experience getting our adults and juniors ACTIVE in a safe and happy way. Tennis has gained national attention as one of the safest activities that one can participate in. We all know that getting outside and running around is a vital component of being healthy, as is the social interaction of meeting old and new friends at the Club!

 

All Summer long more members joined us on the courts, and this resulted in additional classes being added to our schedules! We were so happy to have our members trusting us to offer classes in a safe way. I can tell you that nearly every day your team of coaches smiled while we chatted about the improvement of our players.

 

With the Club’s Covid-19 safety protocols, we shifted to total outdoor play with small groups. These small groups allowed your tennis staff to get to know everyone on a more personal level and provide a new level of individualized instruction. This was exciting for our team of coaches—and we’ve received such positive feedback from many of our members that they are delighted with our coaches and classes. These small groups will continue into Fall!

 

Tennis at the Club this season is going to be exciting with new offerings, and I can’t wait! It’s a very exciting time to be a member of The Aspen Hill Club!

 

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Congrats to Coach Elliott!

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This award is provided to the individual whom continued to encourage all players to stay connected to tennis during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As you know, Elliott engaged many of you with his “Winners On Wednesday” highlights of past and present tennis professionals.  His stories were filled with energy and excitement for the sport of tennis.

Elliott began his “Covid-19 At Home” tennis by finding a hitting wall at Olney Manor Park and giving Aspen Hill Club members tips on what to practice while hitting on a wall, any wall!  He also provided fun games for kids while we were all quarantined at home.

His motivation to keep you engaged during this very difficult time was prompted by his willingness to ensure tennis would be back… And he has done just that!

Elliott received his award during a virtual cermony hosted by USTA Mid-Atlantic. The Aspen Hill Club is incredibly proud of Elliott and his commitment and dedication to the sport of tennis!