Tennis and Pickleball


Play a game of tennis or pickleball in indoor and outdoor courts around Springfield. Tennis and pickleball players can browse local lessons, court hours, and tournaments. 


Pickleball

Emerald Valley Pickleball Club is 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 Courts
In 2017, Willamalane and Emerald Valley Pickleball Club converted tennis courts to pickleball courts at Meadow Park. These are one of the very few outdoor pickleball courts in the region, and the only ones in Springfield. Indoor courts are available year-round on a first-come, first-served basis at Bob Keefer Center. Court rentals are also available

Pickleball Accessibility
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.


Tennis


Willamalane has a robust indoor and outdoor tennis program, with something for all skill levels, ages, and seasons. 

Tennis Courts 
Willamalane offers four outdoor tennis courts located at Douglas Gardens Park, Guy Lee Park, Page Park, and Willamalane Park. These courts are not fully maintained during winter months. Indoor courts are available year-round on a first-come, first-served basis at Bob Keefer Center. Court rentals are also available


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. 

Group lessons 

Weekday Morning Lessons
These intermediate to advanced group tennis lessons are for ages 18 and older. 
  • Bob Keefer Center indoor courts
  • $7 in-district, $8 out-of-district per lesson
  • Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Register here. 
Weekday Evening Lessons
  • These all skill level group tennis lessons are for ages 12 and older. 
  • Bob Keefer Center indoor courts
  • $7 in-district, $8 out-of-district per lesson
  • Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Register here. 
Weekend Morning Lessons
These all skill level group tennis lessons are for ages 12 and older. 
  • Bob Keefer Center indoor courts
  • $7 in-district, $8 out-of-district per lesson
  • Every other Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 
  • Register here. 
Weekend Competition Play Lessons
All ages and skill levels are welcome. Competition play, singles and doubles. 
  • Bob Keefer Center indoor courts
  • $7 in-district, $8 out-of-district per lesson
  • Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Register here. 
Youth lessons
Youth ages 6-12 of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Bob Keefer Center indoor courts 
  •  $5 in-district, $6 out-of-district
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
  • Register here.
Private Tennis Lessons
To arrange private lessons, call Spenser Lind at 541-736-4516. 
  • 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


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.

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