The Racquet

the official monthly newsletter of Timberhill Tennis Club

JULY 2021

President's Parley

From the Clubhouse

TTC COVID-19 Protocol Update

Friday Night Mixed July 16

From the Pros--Volleys for a more well-rounded game

JimSam College Scholarship Winners

Summer Junior Tournaments at Timberhill

Summer Adult Parks & Rec Tennis Classes

Willamette Valley Open USTA Tourney in August!

Summer Men's and Women's Doubles Leagues

Oregon Senior Games at TTC in August

Pro Shop Spotlight--2021 Head Gravity MP!

Junior Rookie League dates for Summer!


Summer Junior Clinics

Summer 2021 UTR Singles Challenge


President's Parley

Michael Fortune,

TTC Board of Directors President

Being halfway into 2021, it seems like a good time to look back to where we’ve come from and ahead to where we might be going. Much of 2020 of course was dominated by the Covid pandemic, yet even from as recent as 12/18/20 - 2/28/21, TTC was completely closed to tennis play. I know, it’s hard to believe we all lasted those two winter months without playing the sport we love. In March, the club reopened but with the allowance of only six people per building. Shortly after, all the courts were made available for play again, still with several restrictions including mask wearing and social distancing. Around this same time, a member dues relief program was instituted by the board and soon we also saw the return of office staff, our tennis pros, and the reopening of tennis lessons and clinics. By May, all group lesson programming was operating at near full capacity.

There is definitely now a sense of getting back to normal. Everyone is allowed to play mask free and most of our in-house programming is back to a regular schedule. The club has successfully hosted several recent events including .continue reading

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


Hi Everyone!

No Paul McCartney quote this month, but I will say that the new COVID guidance from the state of Oregon is "guaranteed to raise a smile." As of June 30, masks will not longer be required by anyone wanting to play at TTC. We continue to strongly encourage non-vaccinated players to wear a face covering until they get the vaccine, but TTC staff will no longer be enforcing this. This will apply to all member play, programming, and instruction. In addition, the lobby is open again and it's been nice to see people again (remember, you can just come on in--no need to knock)!

Summer events are back in full swing--the adult and junior lesson programs, both at TTC and through Parks and Rec, have filled very quickly this summer. There are still a few spots left in some classes, so give a call if you want to still try to get your child enrolled. We've already run one UTR and one USTA tournament this summer, as well as hosted a USTA One-Weekend league. It is good to get those programs running again for players, and it's good for the club to re-create those revenue streams that we lost over the past 18 months. We're looking forward to more tournaments this summer, with our Orange Ball Classic, Pacific Western USTA Level 6, and Willamette Valley Open scheduled for this month and next. USTA should have a year-long league calendar out soon, too.

The TTC Annual Cookout has been postponed, but as of this writing we are looking at rescheduling it to Saturday, September 25. We typically do a late afternoon affair, so it should give Beaver fans time to watch the away game against USC and still be able to make the whole thing. We'll have more details on this in August, but mark your calendar now.

Only a couple of other loose ends: the first is to notice our public courts! As you can see, work is underway to fully rebuild the two public courts at Cloverland Park--this has been needed for some time, as they were built on a weak subsurface and had fallen into disrepair. There are also two new (lighted) courts being built at Riverbend Park in southtown. Even the two courts at Linus Pauling have gotten a much-needed pressure wash. Along with the "new" courts at CHS, Corvallis has a better inventory of public courts than it has seen in a long time.

"Why do we care about this?" you might ask? "We have the best courts in town right here at the club". While this is undoubtedly true, the availability of good public courts is essential for the continued development of tennis players in the Corvallis community. These folks are our prospective members, and YOUR prospective future hitting partners! The pandemic has spurred major growth in tennis participation nationwide, and Corvallis (and TTC) is poised to receive and keep these new players as the pandemic slows down. Do you know some of these players? Remember, if you sponsor and refer a new member of TTC, you get a reward: currently, a $50 gift card to First Alternative Natural Grocery.

Normally, a choice for that referral gift would be a case of balls. We are currently suspending the distribution of ball cases from the pro shop. WE ARE STILL SELLING CANS, THOUGH, IN WHATEVER QUANTITIES YOU WANT. Just not in discounted cases. Ball supply is still unsteady due to shipping delays, supply chain problems, and production slowdowns. Recovery from this is not projected to happen until late this year or early next year (at this time). We have a pretty good stock of balls, and we should be in line for replentishment orders since we pre-ordered early this year. So there isn't a drought of balls yet, but we are being cautious so we don't get caught short.

Anyway, we'll see you on the courts soon!


July 2021        

All Month

Corvallis UTR Singles Challenge

Women's League

Mondays, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  9:30 -12:30 

Men's League

Thursdays, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 7:45pm-9pm

Rookie League

Fridays, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th 2:45pm-4:00pm

TTC Orange Ball Classic

Saturday, 17th 12:00pm-6:00pm

USTA Junior Level 6 Tournament

Friday-Sunday, 23rd-25th all day

Spring Junior Classes End

Friday, 18th

August 2021        

All Month

Corvallis UTR Singles Challenge

Women's League

Mondays, 1st, 8th, 15th  9:30 -12:30 

Men's League

Thursdays, 5th, 12th, 19th 7:45pm-9pm

Rookie League

Friday, 6th 2:45pm-4:00pm

Friday Night Mixed

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

USTA Willamette Valley Open

Friday-Sunday, 13th-15th all day

Oregon Senior Games

Thursday-Sunday, 19th-22nd

September 2021        

All Month

Corvallis UTR Singles Challenge

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

Friday Night Mixed

Friday, 24th 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.


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 

 Owen Suagee, USPTA

 Sam Larson, USPTA

 Danny Schwartz, USPTA




Office 541-753-1043

Timberhill Tennis Club

2775 NW 29th Street

Corvallis, Oregon 97330