Tennis and Pickleball


Make an absolute racket!  Outdoor tennis and outdoor pickleball courts are available.


Pickleball

Emerald Valley Pickleball Club is generally the best resource for pickleball players in the local area. Please visit their website to learn more about the sport in our local area. 

Pickleball is a sport easily accessible and adaptable for people who use a wheelchair. Rules for players in wheelchairs are now available on Emerald Valley Pickleball Club's website.  If people in wheelchairs are interested in learning more about the sport and how they can play locally Roger Schaljo, Club President, is collecting information from interested community members. Visit evpbc.com/contact to connect.


Group Tennis Lessons


Willamalane tennis lessons are available for players at every experience level. Students learn fundamentals, rules, positioning, and strategy. Skills and games are a part of tennis lessons. Pre-registration is required for all lessons. 

Fall/winter group lessons will be held outdoors at Willamalane Tennis Courts on G St. until the middle of October. After you register, we will contact you when we move indoors.
1.5-hour group lesson
Price: $7 in-district, $8 out-of-district
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. 
    Adults, intermediate to advanced only. Register here.
  • Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Ages 12+, all skill levels welcome. Register here.
  • Every other Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
    Ages 12+, all skill levels welcome.  Register here.
  • Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m.
    All ages and skill levels welcome. Competition play, singles and doubles. Register here.
1-hour group lesson
Price: $5 in-district, $6 out-of-district
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
    Youth ages 6-12, all skill levels. Register here.

Private Tennis Lessons
Prices:
  • One student: $28 in-district, $34 out-of-district
  • Two students: $34 in-district, $41 out-of-district
  • Three students: $40 in-district, $48 out-of-district
  • Please call about having 4+ student lessons
To arrange private lessons, call Spenser Lind at 541-736-4516. 


9th Annual Sally Reed Tennis Tournament

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 2-3
Willamalane Park, 1276 G Street
Tournament will move to Bob Keefer Center if it rains.
$12 singles, $15 doubles (per team).

Championship bracket and consolation matches. Balls supplied. Awards for the top 2 finishers in each event!
All events will be co-ed. Players will be placed in divisions by level. All matches played during a three- to five-hour time slot.

Match format: 1 set to 6/8/10 Participants guaranteed three matches per event.

Register for the Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.:
Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.:

Call tournament director Bob Reed if you have questions: text 541-543-4245 (cell) or e-mail: reedrobert77@gmail.com

Meet the Instructors

Bob Reed has been a tennis player, teacher, coach, and administrator for more than 50 years. A former ranked tournament player, Bob led his high school to the Washington State Tennis Title and then went on to be a player and coach at Evergreen State College. Bob has started public tennis programs from Anchorage, Alaska, to Springfield, Oregon. Also, he has coached high school/college tennis for over thirty years. A member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, Bob worked as a tester to help certify players working to earn tennis teacher accreditation. Bob has coached some of the top juniors from the Pacific Northwest at national team events. Since 1990, Bob has worked in Lane County to develop and implement community tennis events in Springfield, Eugene, Junction City, Creswell, and Cottage Grove. Bob also works full-time as a special education teacher at North Eugene High School.
  
Setsuko Reed has been playing tennis for 30 years and has been teaching tennis for 13 years. She started playing tennis when she lived in Japan and has continued to play since she moved to the United States fifteen years ago. She won some local competitions in Japan and then played USTA league tennis at the 4.0 level.  She has been an assistant coach for the Springfield high school tennis team for the past thirteen years.  She earned the United States Professional Tennis Association P3 certificate in 2013 and has been teaching the Willamalane morning tennis classes for the past nine years. 

Christopher Kamkar has been playing tennis for 10 years and has been a volunteer coach for 7. He started playing the sport in high school and fell in love with it as well as the Willamalane program. He played in smaller tournaments abroad in the U.S. Army to include South Korea and Germany. Christopher prides himself on technical knowledge, athleticism, intensity, and teamwork.

Gordon Reed started playing tennis at age 7 in Bethesda, Maryland, where he competed for the Walter Johnson HS Tennis team for three seasons as both a doubles and singles player. He went to Montgomery College in Rockville,  Maryland, where he competed on the team for one season. Later in his life, Gordon found his home in Eugene, Or where he began teaching tennis in 2010.  After volunteering for a number of years, Gordon joined the Willamalane staff in 2020 where he leads group classes, camps, and private tennis lessons.   

Tina Davis has been playing tennis for 14 years and volunteering in the Willamalane programs and other programs as well for the past 6 years, which is where her love of coaching and playing has grown from. She has been the assistant coach for the Springfield High School Tennis team for the past 4 years. She has competed in many tournaments throughout the years, and in high school, she placed 5th at the state tournament. Her biggest goal is to expand the tennis program to get more children and adults playing in our community.


FAQs

Are indoor courts open?

Yes. Indoor courts are open. All tennis lessons are held outside.

Can I use outdoor courts at any time?
Yes. These are drop-in courts. 

Can I drop-in for lessons?
No. Pre-registration for tennis lessons is required. Please see the registration links above. 


What is your private tennis lesson cancellation policy?
Students must cancel within 24 hours or more of the lesson to receive a full refund or credit. Students canceling less than 24 hours from the lesson will not receive a refund or credit. Exceptions can be made for illness or emergencies.

Will the equipment be provided?
Willamalane will provide the courts and balls for lessons. You will need to bring a racket. If you need to use a Willamalane racket, please let us know ahead of time by calling 541-736-4516.

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