Portland Parks & Recreation's Tennis program offers year-round opportunities to learn, play, and compete.
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Portland Tennis Center (PTC)
324 NE 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232 | 503-823-3189
The Portland Tennis Center will temporarily close on Tuesday, November 17 through at least December 16, due to recent public health guidance. We will extend PTC memberships to reflect the duration of the closure.
St. Johns Racquet Center (SJRC)
St. Johns Racquet Center is the home of PORTLAND TENNIS & EDUCATION (PT&E). PT&E is a non-profit organization that offers one-on-one tutoring, group tennis instruction, life skills instruction, and parent advocacy and training to K-12th grade participants in our year-round program. We are dedicated to the academic success and lifelong health of Portland’s underserved youth, supporting them in becoming well-rounded learners, exceptional athletes, and global citizens.
In October 2012, Portland Tennis & Education acquired SJRC in a lease with the City of Portland. Every time you play at SJRC you are "playing a point" for our Scholar Athletes. All of the revenue generated by the SJRC is invested in programming for our Scholar Athletes and used to support our mission of making tennis and education accessible for underserved youth in Portland.
Outdoor Court Permit
Portland Parks & Recreation maintains a variety of sports fields - tennis, soccer, football, baseball, and softball - throughout the city. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields. Applications for field permits are processed and issued continually throughout the year. Call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 for more info.
- All outdoor tennis courts are open daily, except when under construction or repair, or when reserved for tournaments or special events.
- Players must wear non-marking soled shoes on tennis courts.
- A maximum of six (6) balls may be used on each court.
- All Portland Parks & Recreation Tennis Courts are subject to City of Portland ordinances, charter code, and policies.
PTC Adult Programs
Our adult classes are designed to advance players ages 18 and up to the next level over 4 structured sessions. Have fun, meet new people, play in mixers for free, and elevate your game! Classes are offered monthly for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each adult class allows you to play at no extra charge in our mixers designed for your level. Check mixer times here!
Non-resident Pass Holder Discount: 25% Off
Tennis Pass Holder Discount: 20% Off
Whether you have not played in a long time or are starting fresh, please join us for a course in learning the modern technical game. Use modern grips to create spin and learn modern swing paths. Incorporate efficient footwork to create more power and recover to the next shot quicker.
Monday: 6:00 - 7:15pm
Thursday: 7:15 - 8:30pm
Friday: 9:15 - 10:30am
Advanced Beginning 2.0-2.5
Adult Advanced Beginning takes things at a faster pace and assumes some recent experience with tennis or an understanding of some of the fundamentals of tennis, however, this class will use modern grips to create spin and learn modern swing paths.
Monday: 7:15 - 8:30pm
Thursday: 6:00 - 7:15pm
Friday: 10:30 - 11:45am
Adult Intermediate tennis class is designed to improve the average tennis player. Have fun in a faster pace class that is meant to be keep you moving and practicing point construction. Advanced service grips and ground stoke grips will be stressed to hit the ball with more control with less effort.
Monday: 9:15 - 10:30am
Tuesday: 6:00 - 7:15pm
Tuesday: 7:15 - 8:30pm
Wednesday: 7:15 - 8:30pm
Fast paced class for 3.5 and above tennis players. Come ready for a smashing good time!
Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:15 pm
PTC Adult Leagues
USTA offers the most comprehensive year round leagues. The Portland Tennis Center hosts upwards of 15 teams a season.
- Early Start League Adult 55 and over
- Adult 18 and over
- Adult 65 and over
- Adult 40 and over
- Early Start League Mixed 18 and over
- Mixed 55 and over
- Mixed 40 and over
- One Doubles
- Sgl. Flex League
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Team Tennis
World Team Tennis (WTT) is a summer coed league that uses 16 tennis sites throughout the city. The season starts in late May and runs through late August. Portland WTT consists of co-ed teams competing in six sets - men's and women's doubles, men's and women's singles and mixed doubles. Total games won from all sets determines the winner. Substitutions and coaching are allowed during the match.
- A team must have a minimum of four players (two men and two women) and are allowed a maximum of 16 players.
- Adults (18 and over) may participate.
- Portland WTT offers 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5+ divisions. To determine Team Rating, refer to gptenniscouncil.org.
- Cost: $375 for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 teams. $275 for 4.5+ teams.
- Winning teams advance to the WTT National Qualifiers. Your team is eligible to participate in a NQ for up to one year from the end date of your league.
For more information, email email@example.com.
City League - Looking for some friendly competition? Enjoy being on a team? City League Tennis is just what you need! We offer women the opportunity to enjoy social but competitive tennis through the cooperation and assistance of tennis facilities throughout the Greater Portland area. City League Tennis is an exciting organization that brings women together for food, fun, socializing, and competition for their tennis game!
City League teams are formed at each of the participating tennis facilities with teams at every level of ability. All matches are played indoors either on Tuesday or Wednesday during the day. Match play begins in September, concluding in May with awards and prizes for winning teams.
Currently PTC hosts teams playing in the A, C, F, and H divisions.
PTC Night Flights
Kick Off Date
Week of April 2, 2018
Active Pass Holder $25, Non-Active Pass Holder $75, Alternates (1-4) Free
PTC will provide 1 can of tennis balls per match and all tennis balls provided must to be returned to the front desk after the match has been completed or your doubles team will be charged a ball fee of $3.
Co-ed Doubles (Not Mixed Doubles)
NTRP League Levels
(NTRP Ratings Strictly Apply) League Director reserves the right to move any player from their selected division to the appropriate division level prior to the start of any league.
Sign up through Portland Tennis Bookings or contact the front desk at 503-823-3189. League payment must be paid PRIOR to the start of the Session(No Exceptions). Please pay through the front desk.
Session runs for 8 weeks (Week of April 2, through week of May 21)
Monday – 2.5 (Cancelled), Tuesday 3.0, Wednesday 4.0 & Thursday 3.5, Time: 8:30—10:00pm
Bret Bowers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each league division must carry a minimum of 12 participants and 2 alternates to run the league. If a league division is cancelled for not having enough participants, a refund will be issued.
Each league session will have a minimum of “2 alternates and a maximum of 4 alternates” to substitute for a player if they are unable to compete that week. Alternates will not incur any charges to play to be on the alternate list, but they must be flexible and able to play with a 24-hour notice from the league director.
Original Doubles Pairings
Players will be randomly assigned for the first match
Weekly League Doubles Pairings and Positions
After the 1st week, placement on the league ladder will be determined by director inputting your total games won and lost into an excel formula that calculates your running total win/loss percentage. Weekly partners will be determined by who has the highest win/loss percentage and you will be paired each week with the player nearest to your percentage moving from highest - lowest.
5 Minute Warm-Up. Best 2 out of 3 sets (no add scoring), 7-point tie-breaker to determine a winner after split sets. If a match is not completed, the team who is ahead wins. In determining the winner of a game that is incomplete, the team that is ahead in that game wins the game.
One designated player from the winning team and one player from the losing team must email Bret Bowers at email@example.com with the score the following day.
Match Cancellation Policy
League Participants must give a minimum 24 hours’ notice if they are not able to compete that week or they will lose 6 games from their running total win/loss percentage. If an alternate cannot be attained, the player without a partner will not win or lose any games and his % will remain the same. NO SHOWS will lose 12 games, OPPONENTS of No Shows will play singles.
League awards will be given to the 2 highest win/loss percentage male and female holders at the end of an 8 week session and a Sportsmanship Award will be given to 1 male and 1 female player overall who demonstrated the highest level of on and off court sportsmanship throughout the league session. League High Percentage Winner Option: The highest percentage score in each division will be given the option of moving up to the next level for the Night Flight Leagues only.
No refunds will be given for cancellations 7 days or less prior to the league start date.
NOTE: If we don’t have enough sign-ups that allow for “all doubles matches” (i.e.; 14 players instead of 16), we will rotate a different singles match per week counting toward your overall win/loss percentage.
PTC Doubles Mixers
Cancellation Policy: PTC enforces a strict 24-hour cancellation policy for all court reservations and events. Due to the nature of doubles requiring an even number of players to run a successful event if you cancel within 24 hours of the mixer you will be charged $16. However, you will not be charged if you cancel within 24 hours and find someone to fill your spot.
Mixer Levels: You must hold a current USTA NTRP rating at the level of the mixer. If you do not have a rating please take a look at the guidelines here. We understand NTRP ratings are used for creating compatible matches which does not always guarantee competitive play.
|Activity Type||Length (hours)||Pass Holder||Indoor||Outdoor|
Times subject to change (call 503-823-3189 to confirm)
|Women's Day 3.0+||Tuesday||9:15am - 11:45am|
|Co-ed 4.5 +||Tuesday||7:15pm - 9:45pm|
|Co-ed 3.5||Wednesday||7:15pm - 9:45pm|
|Co-ed 4.0 +||Thursday||7:15pm - 9:45pm|
|Co-ed 3.5||Friday||7:15pm - 9:45pm|
|Men's 3.5+||Saturday||10:30am - 1:00pm|
|Co-ed 3.0||Saturday||7:15pm - 9:45pm|
|Women's 3.5+||Sunday||9:15am - 11:45am|
|Co-ed 2.0-2.5||Sunday||4:45pm - 7:15pm|
|Co-ed 4.0 +||Sunday||6:00pm - 8:30pm|
Senior (55+) Mixers
Times subject to change (call 503-823-3189 to confirm)
|Level||Day||Time||Summer Outdoors (Early June - Mid September)|
|Intermediate 3.0-3.5||Friday||11:00am - 1:00pm||9:45am-11:45am|
Our junior programs accommodate ages 4-18, all levels of junior play, weekday and weekend classes, providing recreational tennis through competitive level programs. Each class is created for athletic development, socialization, cooperative and individual learning that will progress each player from level to level. Silver and Gold levels incorporate match play on either Friday or Saturday's to prepare students for recreational and tournaments competition, which will accelerate each players tennis development and shape players into complete athletes.
Little Big Tennis Ages 4-5 Little Big Tennis is a high energy tennis class specifically designed to introduce the game of tennis through comfortable, parent/teacher/child on court interactions, creative tennis games, brief visual and verbal instruction, with a focus on fun! Children will build socialization skills, hand-eye coordination, athletic balance, footwork and receive modified stroke instruction on a 36' tennis court. This class can accommodate beginners through low intermediate levels of play.
Bronze is the 1st or 2nd step of Portland Tennis Center's junior development pathway for players with little or no experience, who identify as beginners or advanced beginners. Even players with one-year experience will be challenged enough in these classes. Bronze classes will inspire each player to fall in love with tennis. Our USPTA and USPTR certified tennis instructors will teach players the fundamentals of the game, scoring, modern footwork, athletic coordination and agility using fun, creative curriculum. Tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship will be a foundation of this class, in order to develop the entire athlete both on and off the court.
Silver is 3rd or 4th step in Portland Tennis Center's junior development pathway. These classes are for low intermediate- intermediate level players who are just being introduced to match play and recreational competition. Players with two- or three-years’ experience will be challenged enough in this class as this age group progresses quickly. Our USPTA and USPTR certified tennis instructors will focus on helping each player to develop more stroke/spin variety and placement, point development skills for singles and doubles, and continued match play strategies to prepare for competition and recreational play. Silver classes are specifically designed for players who show a next level of commitment and are identified as needing to be challenged, with longer rallies, more athletic movement, and competitive play.
Gold (1) ages 8-16 - is the 1st step into the PTC Competitive Junior Pathway program and is reserved for juniors that are playing USTA Entry Level tournaments (Formerly known as Rookies). All players need to be equivalent to a high intermediate – low advanced player with aspirations to play varsity high school tennis and a full committed to playing USTA sanctioned or non-sanctioned tournaments. This class will see advanced level of commitment to footwork, movement, stroke mechanics, shot and spin variations, weapon development, variations of serve placement, power and spin, shot selection, fitness and additional match preparations. Classes include a mandatory match play day on Fridays from 5:15-7:15pm. Gold 1 Instructor approval or player graduation from the silver level is required/mandatory for program participation, no exceptions.
GOLD (2) ages 10-18 - is the 2nd step of development into the PTC Competitive Junior Pathway program and is reserved for juniors that have already played USTA Entry Level tournaments are currently playing USTA Intermediate tournaments (formerly known as Challengers). All players need to be level equivalent to a High Intermediate player with aspirations to play varsity high school tennis and committed to playing USTA sanctioned or non-sanctioned tournaments. This class will work on advanced footwork/movement, advanced stroke mechanics, advanced shot variety, advanced spins, point play development, mental toughness during competition, singles and doubles strategy and much more. Classes include a mandatory match play day on Fridays from 5:15-7:15pm. Gold 2 Instructor approval or player graduation from the Gold 1 level is required/mandatory for program participation, no exceptions.
Diamond is the final stage of development for the Portland Tennis Center's Competitive Junior Pathway program. Players must have graduated from the Gold 2 class or have Diamond instructor approval to sign up for this class, no exceptions. Diamond level is reserved for juniors that have played USTA Intermediate tournaments and are currently committed to playing USTA Advanced tournaments. The Diamond level is very fun, physically demanding, and competitive with a full commitment to tennis as a player’s main sport. Diamond players are looking to excel in high school tennis, they very goal oriented and looking to achieve at the highest levels in the PNW and to prepare for collegiate tennis competition.