Tennis and Pickleball at Willamalane

Make an absolute racket! 
Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are open. We are also offering modified tennis for safety using currently available guidelines. 
 
What’s open:
All outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are open.
Tennis lessons are running, all held outdoors. Lesson registration is open.
 
Tips for safe play:
  • Stick to singles.
  • Play doubles with household members only.
  • Avoid touching shared areas.
  • Consider wearing gloves.
  • Don’t share equipment.
  • Coordinate your group, so 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 celebrations!


Pickleball
Pickleball courts are open and the tips for safe play as listed above apply.

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.



Tennis Lessons
Willamalane tennis classes are open to all ages and abilities. Pre-registration is required for all lessons. Summer lessons (through Oct. 26) are held outdoors at the Willamalane Park courts. Fall/winter lessons (starting Oct. 26) are held indoors at Bob Keefer Center.
 
Lessons are open to all experience levels and include fundamentals, drills, rules, positioning, strategy, and games. Our tennis program is headed up by Bob Reed, Tennis Director. You choose from the lessons offered based on your skill level and days that are convenient for you.
 
New safety considerations for tennis lessons. 
Tennis lessons will abide by the tips for safe play above. We appreciate our students’ help and patience in following these new guidelines. 

Private Lessons
Prices:
Bob Reed, 1 Student: $30 ID/$36 OD per hour
Bob Reed, 2 Students: $35 ID/$42 OD per hour
Setsuko Reed, 1 Student: $20 ID/$24 OD per hour
Setsuko Reed, 2 Students: $25 ID/$30 OD per hour
To arrange private lessons, call Bob Reed at 541-543-4245.
 
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.

Summer lessons are held outdoors at Willamalane Park through Oct. 22.
1.5-hour lessons: $6 ID/$7 OD per day 
  • Monday/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)
1-hour lessons: $4 ID/$5 OD per day
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7 p.m.: Register here (All ages and skill levels)

Fall/winter lessons are held indoors at Bob Keefer Center starting Oct. 26.
1.5-hour lessons: $6 ID/$7 OD per day 
  • 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)
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?
No. Indoor courts are all currently closed. 

Can I use outdoor courts at any time?
Outdoor courts at Willamalane Park will be reserved for tennis lessons intermittently during the week. Check the above schedule or call ahead to see if they will be in use.

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:
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?
All Willamalane staff, including instructors, will wear face coverings in public when they are not able to keep a six-foot distance. However, the way tennis lessons are currently structured, it is unlikely that the instructor will come within six feet of students. 

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.

What lesson options do you currently have available?
We are currently offering daily group lessons and private lessons only. The fee is $6 ID/$7 OD per day for group lessons and prices above for private lessons.
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