Tennis and Pickleball at Willamalane

Make an absolute racket! Tennis and Pickleball is alive and well at Willamalane. Registration is now open for the upcoming 9th Annual Sally Reed Tennis Tournament! In addition, our outdoor tennis and outdoor Pickleball courts are open and ready. Learn more, and register for programs, below. All Willamalane facility health and safety guidelines must be followed by all students and instructors. Masks are required.

Indoor courts are closed from November 18 through December 2 due to freeze

 
Tips for safe play:
  • Play doubles with household members only.
  • Avoid touching shared areas.
  • Consider wearing gloves.
  • Coordinate! Each person serves with a different color or number ball.
  • Get creative! Use your paddle, racket, or shoe to pass out-of-play balls.
  • Skip the handshake. Go for air-fives, elbow bumps, and dance celebration!
  • Don’t share equipment


Pickleball

Indoor courts are closed from November 18 through December 2 due to freeze


Indoor Pickleball courts are open at Bob Keefer Center’s wood courts, Monday-Friday from 8am-2pm. Preregister for an hour at a time. There is room for 4 courts, 16 players each hour. All Willamalane facility health and safety guidelines must be followed by all students and instructors. Masks are required.
Register here.

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. 

New! 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.


9th Annual Sally Reed Tennis Tournament

December 12-13, 2020
Join us for this fun event! All ages and skill levels welcome. Includes singles and doubles matches. For doubles matches, players can enter as an individual or with a partner. All events will be co-ed.
For additional information, call Bob Reed at 541-543-4245.

Tournament schedule
Singles: $15 ID/$18 OD
Singles Junior Beginning, December 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register here.
Singles Junior/Adult  Intermediate, December 12 ,1-4 p.m. Register here.
Singles Junior/Adult  Advanced, December 12, 4-7 p.m. Register here.

Doubles: $20 ID/$24 OD
Doubles Junior Beginning, December 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Register here.
Doubles Junior/Adult Intermediate, December 13 ,1-4 p.m. Register here.
Doubles Junior/Adult  Advanced, December 13, 4-7 p.m. Register here.


Tennis Lessons

Tennis Lessons are closed from November 18 through December 2 due to freeze

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. Willamalane currently offers Group and Private tennis lessons.

Private Lessons
Prices:
Bob Reed, 1 Student: $30 ID/$36 OD per hour
Setsuko Reed, 1 Student: $20 ID/$24 OD per hour
Bob Reed, 2 Students: $35 ID/$42 OD per hour
Setsuko Reed, 2 Students: $25 ID/$30 OD per hour
To arrange private lessons, call Bob Reed at 541-543-4245. 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.
 
Group Tennis Lessons
We understand that not all group lessons align with everyone’s schedules. If you wish to attend six or fewer lessons per month, this is the most cost-effective. This option allows for flexible registration only on specifically selected days under the enrollment option listed. Up to eight attendees will be at each lesson.

Fall/winter lessons are held indoors at Bob Keefer Center.
1.5-hour lessons: $6 ID/$7 OD per day 
No classes 11/28-12/26
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10-11:30 a.m.: Register here (Adults intermediate to advanced only)
  • Tuesday, Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.: Register here (All ages and skill levels)
  • Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.: Register here (All ages and skill levels)
  • Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Register here (All ages and skill levels). No class 11/28 and 12/26.
  • Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m.: Register here (All ages and skill levels). No class 11/28 and 12/26.
1-hour lessons: $4 ID/$5 OD per day
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m.: Register here (All ages and skill levels)


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. 


FAQs:
COURTS:
Are indoor courts open?

Indoor courts are closed from November 18 through December 2 due to freeze

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

Do I have to wear a mask when playing tennis or pickleball?
Face coverings must also be worn if six feet of physical distance cannot be achieved. 

LESSONS:

Lessons are not available from November 18 through December 2 due to freeze

Will we have racket sanitation materials available at lessons?
Yes. We will have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available for students and instructors to wipe down their equipment. 

Will tennis instructors wear masks during lessons?
Yes, All Willamalane staff, including instructors, will wear face coverings in public when they are not able to keep a six-foot distance outdoors and at all times indoors. 

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

Will the equipment be provided?
Willamalane will provide the courts and balls for lessons. You will need to bring a racket.
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