The Racquet

the official monthly newsletter of Timberhill Tennis Club


President's Parley

From the Clubhouse

TTC COVID-19 Protocol Updates

From the Pros--How to be a World Class Doubles Partner

Henry Trinh gets his MRT certification!

Annual Membership Meeting on November 22!

Fall & Winter Adult Parks & Rec Tennis Classes; new Sat. am class!

Oregon UTR Championships Nov. 5-7 at TTC--deadline Nov 1!

105 Night on November 12

TTC Board of Director elections in November

Reindeer Games is Back!

Pro Shop Spotlight-Staff favorites

Fall Membership Joining Special


Fall & Winter 2022 Junior Clinics


President's Parley

Michael Fortune,

TTC Board of Directors President

We all have been hearing a lot about voting rights on the national level. Coming up shortly is your opportunity to exercise your voting rights as a member of TTC in the annual board of directors election. We are of course a member owned, not for profit, tennis club that requires active participation by all of our members; in elections, club sponsored events and in serving the club on the board of directors.

Voting members, as prescribed in the Bylaws, are entitled to one (1) vote per Voting Membership. For example, a Couple Membership, although two (2) persons, is considered one (1) membership and is entitled to one (1) vote. Same is true for a family membership.

In this newsletter and in a separate mailing later this week, Hunter will be sending out to the membership information on the three people who are running for the three upcoming board vacancies. As I have mentioned before, each member of the nine member board serves a three-year term with each year ending with three people leaving the board and three newly elected board members stepping in at the beginning of the following year.

As you will see, we have three excellent candidates and even continue reading

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From the Clubhouse by Hunter Lipscomb, USPTA TTC Director of Tennis Operations


It seems like more recently than last year that I was remarking here about the change in weather from fall to winter, but here we are! We've gotten our first couple of significant rainfall and wind events already, and that's kept us busy around the grounds and outdoor courts with leaf removal. It's also allowed us some time to focus on some housekeeping things to make the indoor courts more enjoyable. This month, we rented a riding floor scrubber and cleaned the surface of all of our indoor courts. This brightened them up quite a bit, and removed any lingering residue from last September's smoke events. If you played on them in the immediate couple of days afterward, you probably noticed a leftover "sandy" film on the courts, but that played off very quickly and they are back to normal now. In addition to the court scrubbing, we cleaned cobwebs and dust from walls, floor flashing, and the upper corners of courts 4-6 and the viewing area in that building. The worn insulation strips on the floor flashing on the side walls was replaced, as well. We also had our lights serviced-there were a couple of panels on courts 2 and 3 that were not working optimally that have been fixed, and there is a power source problem for the motion sensors in courts 4-6 that will be resolved soon. As soon as we get a short break in the rainy weather, we'll pull the windscreens on the outdoor courts to keep them in good shape and allow the courts to fully dry on days that are playable.

On the staffing front, Owen Sugaee left our teaching staff in October to take a job as the Head Pro at Gorge Athletic Club in Hood River. This will be a good move for him professionally, and we're excited for him as he pursues this opportunity. While Owen will be missed, Sam will be filling his role on our teaching staff through January, with the plan to make it permanent after then. We're very excited to have Sam step into a larger role--he was really the ideal candidate for that position. After January, we'll evaluate our lesson demand to see if we need to add another part-time pro on weekends or whether we are managing well with the three pros we have.

Don't forget our annual membership meeting on Monday, November 22. This is a great way to stay informed, meet other members (even virtually), and ask questions of our board and staff (although you can always do that outside of the formal meetings, too!). Be sure and RSVP for the Annual Meeting if you intend to be a part of it, and we'll see you there!

See you out on the courts!


November 2021        

Women's League

Mondays, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th  

9:30 -12:30 

Men's League

Thursdays, 4th, 11th, 18th 7:45pm

Oregon UTR Championship

Friday-Sunday, 5th-7th

105 Night

Friday, 12th 6:30pm-8:00pm

Rookie League

Friday, 19th 6:30pm-8:00pm

December 2021        

Women's League

Mondays, 6th, 13th 

9:30 -12:30 

Men's League

Thursdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th 7:45pm

Junior Team Tennis

Friday, 3rd 6:30-9:00pm

Reindeer Games

Saturday, 4th 4:00pm-7:00pm

Rookie League

Friday, 10th 6:30pm-8:00pm

January 2022        

Women's League

Mondays, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

9:30 -11:00 

Men's League

Thursdays, 13th, 20th, 27th 7:45pm

Rookie League

Friday, 14th 6:30-8:00pm

Junior/Parent Tournament Information Meeting

Friday, 14th 6:45pm-7:45pm

Junior Orange Ball Classic

Saturday, 22nd 4:00pm-7:00pm

Supertiebreaker Social

Saturday, 29th 2:45pm-5:15pm

Our Mission Statement

Timberhill Tennis Club is a members-owned club whose mission is to provide its members with a superior tennis facility and to maintain a welcoming and friendly community for the enjoyment of social and competitive tennis.


Board of Directors

 Michael Fortune, President

 Tim Warren, Vice President

 Henry Lee, Treasurer

 Patti Youngren, Secretary

 Members at Large

 Lisa Adamczyk

Stanley Dong

 Molly Megraw

Haizhong Wang

Victoria Wolff


 Director of Tennis Operations

 Hunter Lipscomb, USPTA

 Associate Head Pro  

 Colby Jager, USPTA

 Associate Pros 

 Sam Larson, USPTA

 Danny Schwartz, USPTA




Office 541-753-1043

Timberhill Tennis Club

2775 NW 29th Street

Corvallis, Oregon 97330