The Racquet

the official monthly newsletter of Timberhill Tennis Club

JUNE 2022

From the Clubhouse

Welcome to TTC's newest teaching pro, Tessa Kern!

Adult Summer Doubles Leagues--sign up now!

Corvallis Summer Singles Challenge

Video Tip From the Pros--Groundstroke height control

2022 TTC Summer BBQ: it's back!

New TTC Court Reservation System Active THIS MONTH!

Summer Adult & Junior Parks & Rec Tennis Classes

Samaritan Health Services Midsummer Smash July 16

Random Racket

Pro Shop Spotlight-Wilson Clash 98 V1

USTA News--Leagues and Tournaments

Summer 2022 Junior Clinics


President's Parley

Donna Keim,

TTC Board of Directors President

We had a great board meeting working on our 22-23 budget, draft #1, which takes effect July 1st. Our Treasurer Report said that our  finances within our budget are great!.  The biggest discussion of the board was deciding what percentage of fees increase we use for next year.  Our by-laws outline that if we do not decide it automatically goes to 5%. The board approved a 2% increase of dues which covers the increase in utilities and to give some money for the maintenance list. The Facilities/Landscape Committee did a wonderful job of listing future projects with the estimated cost per project.  It gives the board a wonderful reminder of how we will continue to take care of our facility and listen to the needs of the club members.  Happy Swinging as the outside courts are calling us!! 

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


Hopefully by the time you read this newsletter we'll see summer arriving, kicking and screaming, from the gates of our brief and rainy spring. Normally by this time of year we would have opened ventilation in both indoor court buildings, but we're holding off this year for two reasons: (1) nighttime temps have been cooler than normal, and (2) I want to see how long the indoor court temperatures stay stable with the new insulation as the weather changes outside. If it starts getting warm or stuffy in the buildings, we'll certainly open them up. Waiting will give us some good data on how the insulation impacts building temperature, so this will be very valuable to us as we move forward. On that note, please remember to close the doors behind you on 1-3 so the cool temperatures remain in the building on warmer days.

We've got a busy summer ahead of us at the club, with a full slate of tournaments and events scheduled for the first time since 2019! We've got something out there for everyone, but be aware that we'll have a handful of weekends that will be busier than usual.

Upcoming events include:

June 17-19 USTA 55+ Mixed One Weekend League

July 8-10 Willamette Valley Open

July 16 (am) Samaritan Health Services Midsummer Smash

July 16 (pm) Annual TTC Barbecue

July 22-24 USTA Girls Level 4 Tournament

August 5-7 USTA Pacific Western Junior Level 6 Tournament

August 18-21 Oregon Senior Games

Note that the mid-July weekends will be pretty busy. We'll make courts available to members as we know what the exact schedules for all these events are. Note that the club Barbecue will be on July 16--we're excited to do this one again, and are hoping for a good turnout for tennis, food, and socializing, including honoring of our 2022 TTC Hall of Fame inductees as well as our 2022 JimSam College Scholarship recipients. So save the date and we'll see you there!

The biggest news for June is the long-awaited update of our court bookings system, which will integrate into our existing platform for tennis club account maintenance and online club directory. See tutorials and all the info here, and remember that the old system will no longer be active on June 13.

Lastly, a reminder that starting in July there is a small raise in monthly dues rates. The TTC Bylaws require dues to raise by 5% each year unless the Board votes otherwise, and this year the Board chose to raise dues by only 2%, which will equate to about one to three dollars more per month (depending upon the type of membership) than current dues. We appreciate how much inflation has impacted everyone, and the club is not immune to those rising costs. This dues raise will help TTC offset rising costs, particularly in the areas of utilities, city fees, and maintenance services. Be sure to adjust your automatic payment amounts if you do billpay through your bank, and thanks again for your support of the club!


June 2022

Women's League

Mondays, 6th


Men's League

Thursdays 2nd, 9th


USTA ONE WEEKEND 55+ Mixed and 18-39 Coed

Friday, 17th-19th

All Month

Corvallis UTR Singles Challenge

July 2022

Women's League

Mondays, 11th, 18th, 25th


Men's League

Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


Rookie League

Friday, 1st            6:30pm-8:00pm 

Willamette Valley Open USTA Tournament

Friday-Sunday, 8th-10th      

Orange/Green Ball Classic  

Friday, 15th 4:00-7:00pm

Samaritan Health Services Playday

Saturday, 16th  9:30am-12:00pm

TTC Annual Cookout

Saturday, 16th 4:00pm-7:00pm    

USTA Girls Level 4 Tournament

Friday-Sunday, 22-24  

Rookie League

Friday, 29th       6:30pm-8:00pm

All Month

Corvallis UTR Singles Challenge

August 2022

Women's League

Mondays, 1st, 8th, 15th


Men's League

Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th


Pacific Western Junior Level 6

USTA Tournament

Friday-Sunday, 5th-7th   

Rookie League

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

Oregon Senior Games

Thursday-Sunday, 18th-21st


All Month

Corvallis UTR Singles Challenge


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

 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


 Director of Tennis Operations

 Hunter Lipscomb, USPTA

 Head Pro  

 Colby Jager, USPTA

Assistant Head Pro/Associate Director of

High Performance 

Sam Larson, USPTA

Associate Pro 

Tessa Kern, USPTA

 Danny Schwartz, USPTA




Office 541-753-1043

Timberhill Tennis Club

2775 NW 29th Street

Corvallis, Oregon 97330