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The Racquet

the official monthly newsletter of Timberhill Tennis Club

SEPTEMBER 2021

President's Parley

From the Clubhouse

TTC COVID-19 Protocol Update--new mask rules at TTC

Video from the Pros--Overheads with Owen

Philanthropy at Timberhill Tennis Club

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

Oregon UTR Championships Nov. 5-7 at TTC--register now!

Fall Men's and Women's Doubles Leagues (and Summer results!)

Oregon Senior Games results

Pro Shop Spotlight--Wilson Natural Gut!

USTA News

Fall Junior Clinics

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President's Parley


Michael Fortune,

TTC Board of Directors President


The board has been temporizing for months around plans to have our annual barbecue and it has become clear, given the current spike in the Delta variant of Covid, this no longer is a viable and safe event to sponsor. 


The BBQ is typically held in July and when this wasn’t possible, we had tentatively planned on a September date. But here we are and currently in Oregon there is both an indoor mask mandate as well as an outdoor mask mandate for public gatherings regardless of vaccination status. (Cliff Feldman was considering renaming his band the Masked Marauders in order to provide the music!). Fortunately, the current indoor mask mandate includes an exception for competitive sports, including tennis, though vaccination for those eligible and mask wearing for unvaccinated individuals are still strongly encouraged.


Coming up, you all have the unique opportunity to “serve” at the club in a different and important way. We are now accepting nominations for three board of directors positions for 2022. Serving on the board gives one an opportunity to support and understand the real continue reading

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

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Hi everyone,


As we move forward with the latest guidance from the state and county for pandemic protocols, it doesn't impact our club as much as it could have, which is good. We've basically back to where we were in the late spring: if you are fully vaccinated and show us proof of vaccination, you may play indoors without a mask. Non-vaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask while playing indoors. Anyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask in the clubhouse or locker rooms. Additionally, Benton County has an outdoor mask requirement for situations where social distancing cannot be maintained, but that doesn't apply to most of what happens here, so any player may continue to play maskless outside.

For now, these are rules we can live with here at the club, and I think it will help in transmission reduction and generally keeping our vulnerable folks safe.

With the increase in local caseloads in mind, the Board has made the decision to cancel the 2021 Barbecue once and for all ( we had delayed it from summer to fall hoping conditions would improve for a large gathering).


Other good news is that our programs continue to operate nicely--our lesson programs (both here and through Parks and Rec) were largely at capacity throughout the summer, and we anticipate that to continue into the fall. Much of the lesson programs shifts back into the afternoon time slots in mid-September, so be sure to account for that when looking for courts.


Remember, too, that we are offering 50% off the initiation fee and first month dues free for incoming new members between now and November 15--it's a great time to join, and if you are listed as a referring member you get a $50 First Alternative Natural Foods gift card!



See you out on the courts!

TIMBERHILL TENNIS CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 2021        


Fall Adult & Junior Classes Begin

Monday, 13th


Rookie League

Friday, 17th 6:30pm-8:00pm


Women's League

Mondays, 20th, 27th 9:30-12:30


Men's League

Thursdays, 23rd, 30th 7:45pm-9pm


Friday Night Mixed

Friday, 24th 6:30pm-8:00pm



October 2021        


Rookie League

Friday, 1st 6:30pm-8:00pm


Women's League

Mondays, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th  9:30 -12:30 


Men's League

Thursdays, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 7:45pm


Friday Night Mixed

Friday, 15th 6:30pm-8:00pm

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





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.

TTC BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF

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

Administration

 Director of Tennis Operations

 Hunter Lipscomb, USPTA

 Associate Head Pro  

 Colby Jager, USPTA

 Associate Pros 

 Owen Suagee, USPTA

 Sam Larson, USPTA

 Danny Schwartz, USPTA

 

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Timberhill Tennis Club

2775 NW 29th Street

Corvallis, Oregon 97330

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