Yard Sale Fundraiser

Proceeds go toward the TPTA's Pacific Cup team competing in San Diego this fall!

Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Allen Vandehey's Yard: 5824 N Vancouver Ave, Portland

Support the TPTA's Pacific Cup team: Come on Saturday, July 15 to buy amazing items and to support Portland's LGTB Tennis Pac Cup team, which is traveling to San Diego.

Contact: For information please contact Pete Johnson at (503) 602-8166

adidas Employee Store Entry

During the month of June adidas welcomes USTA members to its employee store.

Bring your USTA membership card and a valid picture ID.

The adidas Employee Store is sharing our employee discount with all USTA Members. To access the store during the shopping period, please present your USTA Member Card and a valid Photo ID at check in. The Member must be present in order for the entire party to enter the store (maximum 5 persons). Access is unlimited from 6/1/2017 to 6/30/2017.

Celebrate our change in season with the adidas Employee Store and grab the newest in apparel, shoes and accessories. Create the perfect outfit with the new French Open apparel line or our latest cooling polos and shorts. Whether you are looking for casual or athletic wear, make sure you have all the newest gear for the summer weather.

adidas Employee Store

Employee discount of 50% off is only valid at the adidas Employee Store located at 5060 N. Greeley Ave. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon, discount, or promotion except as otherwise expressly permitted. Not valid for purchases of gift certificates. Offer has no cash value. adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value, end offer at any time without notice, and decline offer to any consumer adidas believes, in its sole discretion, may resell adidas product. Additional restrictions and exclusions may apply, see store for details. Void where prohibited. ©2017 adidas America, Inc. adidas, the 3-Bars logo and the 3-Stripes mark are registered trademarks of adidas.

TPTA Poker Night Fundraiser Update

TPTA Poker Night Fundraiser Update

The TPTA held its first fundraiser of the year with a poker night on March 25, 2017.  

More than 25 TPTA members and supporters attended the event, which raised $560 for the TPTA.  

TPTA members also donated tennis rackets and shoes for Roosevelt High School's tennis team.

Thank you to Eric Shamo for hosting and to everyone who came and supported the event.  Also, the TPTA appreciates the various prize donations from our membership.

Stay tuned for the next TPTA fundraiser, which will be a garage sale in June.

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TPTA Poker Night Fundraiser

TPTA Poker Night Fundraiser

Join the TPTA for poker night. Proceeds will go toward club activities such as tournament budgets. Every year TPTA players participate in the Northwest Cup, Pacific Cup and Rose City Open. Visit our website for more information on tournaments (http://tptatennis.org/new-page/).

The poker night entry is $20 per person. There will be prizes for first and second place. If you don't want to play poker and just want to come and socialize, you can enter to win a raffle gift basket prize at $5 per ticket.

Light appetizers will be provided, but feel free to bring something if you like. BYOB.

RSVP by Wednesday, March 22.

When: Saturday, March 25 at 7 PM
Where: 6548 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97215

Nike Employee Store Pass for USTA Members

Please ensure you and your family adhere to the following rules regarding access.

The USTA Pacific Northwest has been invited to shop at the Nike Company Store.

  1. Authorized Dates: Saturday, January 14 - Sunday, January 29, 2017.
  2. Call ahead and confirm you can enter the day of your choice.
  3. Access is limited to one entry during the authorized dates.
  4. Everyone must provide a photo ID at checkin, including your partner and/or dependent children age 15 or older.
  5. The USTA PNW member signed up must be present for eligible family members to gain access.
  6. Your spouse/partner must provide proof of the same address to accompany you into the store.
  7. Your dependent children must be
    1. 22 or younger with the same address or
    2. 24 or younger with a valid collee ID
  8. Please do not wear any competitor brands into the Nike Company Store.
  9. Merchandise may not be purchased for reimbursement/resale.
  10. Select merchandise may be available to employees only.
  11. No exceptions will be made to these rules.

Address: Nike Company Store  |  2485 SW Knowlton Rd, Beaverton OR, 97005  |  Phone: (503) 671-1601

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Adidas Employee Store

Register for the Rose City Open held Sep. 3 - 5 and receive a pass to the Adidas Employee Store. Shop their 50% suggested retail pricing and pay no sales tax.

2016 Northwest Cup Results

The NW Cup final results are in:  Vancouver Tennis Association 23, Seattle Tennis Alliance 17, and Team Portland Tennis Association 9.  Congratulations to Vancouver for winning NW Cup 2016 and for being a gracious host.  They planned and coordinated a successful event!  The rainbow colored shirts weren't planned during the photo shoot.  But it turned out fabulous!!

Team Portland

It was a great showing for TPTA players at this year's Northwest Cup in Vancouver BC despite coming up short in the final tally and player roster.   The six Portland players were John Hunter, Patrick Jou, Bernie Gasch, Butch Dela Cruz (captain), Claudia Ciobanu, and Scott Reis.  Seven Vancouver players helped round out the rest of TPTA's line-up.  Portland's wins came from six singles and three doubles with Vancouver players contributing to three of those wins.  I must say how enthusiastic the Vancouver players were to play for Team Portland and our team really appreciated their passion and competitive friendly spirit.

Match Highlights 

Hunter won both of his singles matches against formidable Seattle and Vancouver players.  Hunter played against a young, hard-hitting Vancouver opponent player from Ireland, running him around the tennis courts and wearing out the young lad.  He also got sweet revenge by beating a Seattle foe he lost to last year.  Hunter celebrated at Pumpjack with the boys later that evening buying a round of beer and bringing good cheer.

Hunter teamed up with Butch to play the number one position for doubles.  Although they lost, their matches were competitive and fun.  Hunter provided the strong groundstrokes (and slap stick humor) and Butch (laughed at Hunter's jokes) and provided his aggressive net play and defensive lobs while keeping his eye glasses from falling off his face.

Patrick also won both of his singles matches against a veteran Seattle NW Cup opponent and a newly recruited Vancouver player.  His consistent loopy and spinny groundstrokes and ability to hit an extra shot diffused his opponents hard-hitting and aggressive play.  Every time his opponents thought they'd hit a winning shot, Patrick got it back and turned it around to win the point!  How does he do that?!

Claudia was a force to be reckoned with.  Her consistency on the courts and ability to hit two forehands (yes she's ambidextrous!) showed the men that if they wanted to win they would have to play their best to beat her.  During her singles match against Vancouver, Claudia was on the court for probably the longest singles match of the tournament.  Although she lost her match to another veteran NW Cupper, Claudia matched his shots with brilliant shot making of her own.  After her singles matches, Claudia was the talk of the tournament.  Everyone asked, "who is that girl?  She's an excellent tennis player!"  Concur!!

Patrick and Claudia teamed up to play the number two doubles for Portland.  It was amazing to watch the chemistry of these two players!  They're a seasoned USTA mixed doubles team and it showed in how they played.  Claudia wasn't deterred by their opponents constantly hitting at her.  She stood her ground and during her groundstrokes rallies she set up shots for Patrick to pounce on at the net.  They lost to the Vancouver team but it was a close one.  Against Seattle, ahem...they won quite handily and both always smiling after every point.

Scott had intended on exploring Vancouver's tourist attractions.  But he was asked to play to fill our line-up and Scott played really well against very strong Seattle and Vancouver players.  Although he lost, Scott was very much in the match playing long rally points that gave him several game points and respect from his opponents.  Several people watching his matches were impressed on how much his game has improved.  Scott can definitely play big boy tennis and he proved himself in singles and doubles.  To show him my appreciation for stepping it up for Team Portland and winning, I treated him to a delicious Hong Kong Cantonese style lunch in Richmond.

Bernie and Scott were a perfect combination for our number three doubles.  This is the first time they played together in a tournament and effective communication would be key to their success.  Bernie provided the hard serves and solid groundstrokes setting up Scott to poach and put away his volleys.  They used hand signals and directed each other on the court, which they talked about the night before the match over drinks.  It worked against a veteran Vancouver team, despite losing a close match.  However, Bernie and Scott were in top form against a veteran Seattle team who have played with each other for years, winning the match decisively.  It's a lethal combination when Bernie is booming his serves in and Scott with his albatross like reach is all over their opponent's returns at the net.  I highly recommend these two as a doubles team for NW Cup 2017.  For sure!

It will be Portland's turn to host NW Cup in June 2017.  This year's players will automatically be selected as part of our NW Cup team for next year.  We hope that other Portland players (especially our Pac Cup players) who couldn't make the trip to Vancouver BC will participate.  Planning and practice starts now.  Lets show Vancouver and Seattle that we're ready to take them on and we can host an awesome NW Cup event.  Go Team Portland!!! 

Until next year, kudos to Team Portland for a weekend of competitive tennis.  It was my pleasure to captain a fun and enthusiastic team.

Butch Dela Cruz

Format Change at Glendoveer Mixer

We will have a new experimental format change to Sunday tennis this week. We will be playing a king of the court format where winners split and go up in the rotation and losers go down. The format will be started about 10:00 AM and run for a couple hours. There will be regular scoring, and there will be timed sets. We'll see how we like it. If it goes well we may proceed to do this once a month.

2016 Pacific Cup

2016 Pacific Cup

The Pacific Cup is an annual team tennis tournament played in September/October where “B” and advanced “C” level players from Canadian and US Pacific Coast cities meet to compete. The eligible cities are Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and San Diego.

2016: Held at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center on September 24 - 25.

Contact paccuppdx2016@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating. Practices will begin mid-May.

TPTA Club Tournament

TPTA's Club Tournamnent is NOW OPEN for registration. The event is set for Saturday, May 28 (weather permitting).

One-day Event

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Location: PCC Rock Creek

Levels: 3.0 and above (Open, A, B and C)

Spaces: 32 (up from 30 last year)

Cost will include food and prizes

If you are interested in playing, please confirm by emailing teamportlandtennis@gmail.com.

We will send out the rules and will include the payment method in a separate email.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

TPTA Board Mtg

There will be a brief board meeting Sunday, 2/21 at 12:30 PM at Glendoveer.

Point of discussion will be our general awesomeness.