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The Racquet

the official monthly newsletter of Timberhill Tennis Club

SEPTEMBER 2022

From the Clubhouse

2022 Timberhill Board of Directors Nominations

Cardio Tennis Classes continue September 16!

2022 Fall Green Dot-Orange Ball Classic on October 8

Adult Fall Doubles Leagues--sign up now!

OSU-TTC Challenge November 19--Save the Date!

Video Tip From the Pros--Warm-up Ideas

Friday Night Mixed September 23

Fall Adult Parks & Rec Tennis Classes

Oregon UTR Championships at TTC October 1-2

Random Racket

Pro Shop Spotlight-TTC Logo Merchandise!

USTA News--Leagues and Tournaments

New Benches--thank you to our sponsors!

Fall Junior Clinics Registering NOW!

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President's Parley


Donna Keim,

TTC Board of Directors President


Happy September! Went on my last hike with the grandkids yesterday and we were all saying what a fast summer! I am personally looking forward to a routine again. Part of that is my love for USTA league matches and getting to travel to other clubs again. What are your goals this fall in terms of your tennis life? Lessons? Join a team or a weekly group you play with? Please know the board is always available to listen to your questions, ideas and concerns. Our club looks amazing and we have a pro staff that is there to help you achieve those goals! See you in September…. On the courts. Happy Swinging. 



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

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September is a time of transition at the club--shifting from summer programming to fall, getting maintenance projects done, and beginning preparations for mostly indoor tennis. It's thankfully been a quiet summer for maintenance projects at the club. In the next few weeks we'll be tackling a backboard repair and some paint touchups and refreshes. Some of you might have noticed the small dirt balls on courts 7 & 8. This is a phenomenon that happened a few summers ago, during another sustained hot and dry summer. It appears to be a function of those courts sitting in the middle of dry grass fields, and when the hot east winds happen, dirt from that field gets displaced on to the courts. There isn't much we can do about it other than leafblowing them off every couple of days. It's mostly a waiting game until we get a couple of hard rains, but in the meantime the courts are still open for play--just a few temporary dirt marks here and there.

On the facilities front, we're still in a period of evaluation in regards to the effects of the court insulation. From a hot weather standpoint, courts 4-6 have been great (as we have ventilation that can be used to pull in cool air in the morning that we can trap in by closing the buildings at midday). This can be replicated in courts 1-3. We'll evaluate this winter to see how the insulation helps with colder temperatures and then develop a solution that can keep the courts as comfortable as possible year-round.


A couple of things from the pro shop. First, a reminder that Henry has left. This leaves the stringing duties in the capable hands of Tessa, Michael, and me. We'll do our best to ensure that the turnaround time stays quick. Also, a reminder to buy your new rackets from the club! Money from your purchase goes directly back to the club, and we can almost always beat the prices you'll find online. Just bring us what you find and we'll quote you a price. Lastly, a word of warning that ball prices everywhere in the country will be rising significantly by the end of this year. This impacts all brands, and our cost is projected to rise by almost 50 cents a can by December! We'll do our best to minimize the cost we pass on to you. We raised prices by 25 cents earlier in the year (in response to the last price increase), but we'll probably be raising prices again to at least $4/can starting in 2023.


Lastly, a status update on the updates to the Racquetdesk reservation system. We've gotten lots of good feedback from you all about what you'd like to see in future updates of the system, and we've forwarded this on to the developers to see what we can do. In the next update, you should see the ability to edit existing court reservations (adding/changing players after the reservation has been made), and they are working on the issue of visual "overlap" and ability to see all names on the court reservation in the app. We are also working with them to have any player listed on a reservation be able to see the booking under "My Appointments" so they know when they are scheduled to play in a group. There are several others items, too, that we are bringing to Racquetdesk that should enhance the way the system runs for us.

TIMBERHILL TENNIS CLUB CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 2022


Women's League

Mondays, 19th, 26th

9:30-11:00


Men's League

Thursdays 22nd, 29th

7:45pm


Mixed League

Wednesdays, 14th, 21st, 28th

7:45pm


Rookie League

Friday, 16th

6:30 – 7:45


Friday Night Mixed

Friday, 23rd

6:30 – 8:30

October 2022


Oregon UTR Championships

Saturday-Sunday, 1st-2nd

All Day


Women's League

Mondays, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

9:30-11:00


Men's League

Thursdays 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

7:45pm


Mixed League

Wednesdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

7:45pm


Friday Night Mixed

Friday, 7th

6:30 – 8:30


Orange & Green Ball Classic

Saturday, 8th

4:00 - 7:00


Rookie League

Friday, 14th

6:30 – 7:45

November 2022


Women's League

Mondays, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

9:30-11:00


Men's League

Thursdays 3rd, 10th, 17th

7:45pm


Mixed League

Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

7:45pm


105 Night

Friday, 11th

6:30 – 8:30pm


TTC Annual Membership Meeting

Monday, 14th

6:30-8:00pm


Rookie League

Friday, 18th

6:30-7:45pm


OSU-TTC Team Challenge

Saturday, 19th

12:00-4:00pm


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

 Donna Keim, President

Victoria Wolff, Vice President

Marsha Feldman, Secretary

Henry Lee, Treasurer

Members at Large

 Lisa Adamczyk

 Molly Megraw

Haizhong Wang

Charles Wickens

Rebecca Yu

Administration

 Director of Tennis Operations

 Hunter Lipscomb, USPTA

 Head Pro  

 Colby Jager, USPTA

Assistant Head Pro/Associate Director of

High Performance 

Sam Larson, USPTA

Associate Pros 

Tessa Kern, USPTA

 Danny Schwartz, USPTA

 

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