Adult Tennis Lessons, Clinics, Training & Tennis Drills

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May Member Rewards

Each time you participate in paid spot time, private lessons, or private pro clinics in May enter to win:


Let the desk know if you would like to be entered in the raffle each time you check in at the Front Desk for paid spot time, private lessons, or private pro clinics. Drawings will be held weekly in May with winners being chosen and contacted on Mondays.

Valid entry dates: May 1st, 2024 – May 31st, 2024.

Winners are announced by random drawings on Monday, May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, Tuesday, May 28th and Monday, June 3rd, 2024.

Introduction to Tennis Drills for Adults

tennis lessons for seniors

Whether you are a beginner or brushing up on your tennis skills, our four-week group lessons will give you the instruction you need. Choose 1-hour sessions on weekdays or weekends. You must be registered to attend. We need at least three participants to begin a class. Current Classes offered:

Monday, 12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00-9:00 am

Questions? Please contact the Tennis Department at 301-598-5200 ext. 121.

We offer competitive singles and doubles match play programs throughout our indoor season. Courts, schedules, balls, and scorecards are provided.

Improve your shot and strategy through practice drills by our tennis professionals. Drills are available for levels 2.5 to 4.5+.

Coach Ilan offers weekly sign-ups for all levels throughout the week. See below for a list of current class offerings.


Reserved Season Court Time (RSCT) lets players organize groups and reserve court time over a 26 or 27-week season (October 1st to April 15th) on a specific day and time, with the assistance of the Tennis Department. Available to players of all levels and includes Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

Tennis Lessons & Clinics

Aspen Hill Club Tennis

Learn from the best! The Aspen Hill Club’s professional teachers will help you improve your skills.

Spot time courts are for reserved play only. Reservations can be made no more than seven days in advance and only by Presidential members.


The Ball Machine is available for Presidential members to use on indoor courts 5 and 6. We offer per hour rentals, currently $20 + tax. Book the Ball Machine through the Front Desk or on the Court Reserve app on Court #6. We offer a Gold Membership which allows you unlimited use for a year.

Men’s and Women’s Interclub and Greater Washington Tennis Association (GWTA) matches are played in the spring and fall each year. Aspen Hill Club hosts a variety of women’s teams from Interclub and GWTA as well as a Ladies 50+ team and a Senior Men’s Interclub team.

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!

For more information contact 

Elliott Datlow, General Manager and Tennis Director
301-598-5200 ext. 120

Alex Aleshin-Guendel, Assistant General Manager
301-598-5200 ext. 119

Jennifer Cho, Tennis Administrator
301-598-5200 ext. 121

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Tennis Pros

Elliott Datlow
General Manager & Tennis Director

Elliott has a Masters and Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Kentucky. His certifications include USTA High Performance, ITPA, PTR & USPTA Elite.

Elliott’s highlight as a tennis coach was being on-court at NCAA championships when one of his players became an NCAA All-American.

Elliott’s passion is showing as many people as possible that playing tennis will change their life for the better!

Ilan Shvartz
Assistant Tennis Director

Ilan Shvartz has many years of tennis experience.  Born in Haifa, Israel, Ilan started playing tennis when he was 6 years old.  He played competitively in Israel before he was recruited with a scholarship to play tennis in the United States for Stony Brook University.  Ilan started working at Aspen Hill Club in 2012 as a tennis pro.  Ilan is hard-working and ambitious and has since been promoted to Assistant Tennis Director and Tennis Member Integration. Driven by his love for the sport and his passion for seeing his clients excel, he takes pride in providing the best and most fun clinics and lessons possible.  ​

Richard Allard
Senior Tennis Pro

bio coming soon

Jeff Klein
Senior Tennis Pro

Since 1979, Jeff has served as a tennis coach, Junior Tennis Director, Tennis Director, and now as a part-time tennis coach. He has been a PTR member for over 40 years. He works with players of all levels, including an AHC member at the U.S. Open. His mind/body teaching philosophy accelerates the learning process.

Hyojoon Heo
Senior Tennis Pro

bio coming soon

John Parsley
Senior Tennis Pro

John is a PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) member and Senior Staff Pro at AHC since 2008. John served as Junior Tennis Director for 5 years. 

John has over 40 years of tournament competition, USTA team, and WTT World Team Tennis. 

John enjoys preparing junior students for college-level play. He finds joy in helping tennis enthusiasts of all ages learn the skills to play the game and being a part of a dedicated team of professionals. 

Norma Baker
Senior Tennis Pro

I started playing 53 years ago and have been teaching for 40 years. It was a thrill to Play for Hillsboro College, Tampa FL.

My whole family plays with my husband winning 9 National Gold Balls with our daughter Marianne in Father/Daughter National Doubles. Marianne was a Nationally Ranked junior, played for The University of Maryland on a full college scholarship, and is a two-time All-ACC Player. She won the National USTA Grass Courts Championship in Women’s Singles, Silver in Women’s Doubles, and Bronze in Mixed Doubles.

I continue to play USTA Leagues, GWTA, and Interclub as well as National Mixed Doubles tournaments with my husband Al. I love the sport and helping students learn to love and enjoy the game as much as I do. Aspen Hill is one of the premier Clubs in the area. I love working with all the Professional staff and enjoy playing with many of the nicest friends and members. 

I am PTR Certified for Adults and Juniors Under 10 and am part of the USRSA (racquet stringers association). I was awarded Howard County Pro of the Year 2019. 

Julien DeLaine
Senior Tennis Pro

bio coming soon

Eddie Ratnasiri
Staff Tennis Pro

Eddie was born and raised in Sri Lanka. He completed his GED at Central College in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, majoring in physical education. Eddie is PTR certified. 

Eddie enjoys seeing his adult and junior students excel on the court. Eddie likes to bring fun tennis drills that will make young players engaged. Several of his students including his daughter have played in respected high school tennis teams. Eddie’s passion is to give a positive tennis experience to everyone who likes to play tennis. 

Pam Owen
Staff Tennis Pro

Pam is PTR & USTA certified. She coaches MCTEF after-school programs throughout Montgomery County. She also is an Assistant Pro for Good Counsel School Boys and Girls Tennis programs. Pam has worked with the Bullis off-campus young students classes.

Pam enjoys having worked with Vicky Datlow at AHC and received so much training and wisdom from working with her.

Seeing her students get excited over their accomplishments and enjoying the game of tennis is a highlight of the job for her.

Cyrus Samet
Staff Tennis Pro

Cyrus has a Doctorate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Maryland and is USTA certified tennis coach.

Cyrus’s uncle was a Tennis Pro in Iran and encouraged him to choose tennis as his favorite sport. With a passion for tennis for 30+ years now, Cyrus led his team to become USTA Sectional Champions in doubles and 3rd place in Nationals League in the past. Cyrus also coached both his kids during high school and helped them thrive in the sport competitively, which led to several State Championships. Cyrus thrives for his clients to become better at the sport every day. 

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. AHC incorporates UTR (UTR Sports) into our programming.

A UTR rating is on a scale of 1 through 16.5 and is the same for everyone. This differs from a USTA NTRP rating score which goes up to 7.0 with different scales for male and female players. 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 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.

Match Play and  Adult Tennis Ladder match results are 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! 

Club Hours
May 26, 2024 8:33am