about us

our history

2013

RecTennis, powered by the USTA PNW, was created to bring affordable, fun, year-round (yes, even in the PNW!) tennis to families, children, teens, and adults through schools and community outlets. In the first few years, the program has reached over 30,000 participants. Score.

In 2016, RecTennis reached over 30,000 players and over 500+ seasonal jobs were created

Today

RecTennis has made tennis and life skills programs accessible for communities across the Pacific Northwest regardless of age, skill level, and socio-economic background. Our 300 community partnerships, spanning public parks, parks and rec departments, and other community outlets, provide the space. RecTennis provides the rest: USTA-approved tennis activities, educational curricula that meets state and federal standards, and free equipment.

meet our team
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Beaverton
Ashland
Medford
Randy Webber

Randy Webber

recreational program manager
AK
Anchorage
Dana Griffin

Dana Griffin

community tennis organizer
OR
Portland
Beaverton
Hillsboro
Eric Guenther

Eric Guenther

recreational tennis organizer
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Beaverton
Lindsay Rector

Lindsay Rector

human resources manager
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Beaverton
Celene Robert

Celene Robert

marketing + pr coordinator
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Beaverton
Erika Harmon

Erika Harmon

digital marketing + social media coordinator
RecTennis rules

access for all

RecTennis has something for everyone and no one is turned away due to financial need. For Title I Schools, programs run as low as $1 per session. For all other programs, individual and family scholarships are available.

community strong

RecTennis brings communities together while bringing employment opportunities (700 jobs and counting) to areas in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

fun = our secret

We teach tennis basics through a game-base play format with music and prizes. In other words: RecTennis is (a lot of) fun. That’s the most important thing, no matter your skill level.

leadership
Matthew Warren
Executive Director

Matthew Warren

Matthew leads the team at USTA PNW who created and continues to grow RecTennis. Matthew played collegiate tennis at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX where he was a member of the 2000 NCAA National Championship team. Matthew has also served as Executive Director of the USTA Intermountain Section and the USTA Idaho District. He currently serves on several volunteer boards and consults non-profit organizations.

China Kirk
Chief Operating Officer

China Kirk

At USTA PNW, China leads an outstanding team, including a staff of more than 700 full time and seasonal employees annually, to expand reach and impact for all competitive and recreational programs. Community partnerships, fundraising, and marketing efforts play a huge role in the section’s success. Prior to this role, Kirk served as the National Manager, Education & Outreach, for USTA National, overseeing acquisition and national rollout of educational products providing services to 300,000 underserved youth.

usta pnw board of directors

Allen Clendaniel president
Mike Temple sectional delegate
Mark Lerfald treasurer + secretary
Joe Hunt director
Bill Bittner director
Lori Dunn director
Mary Rawlsky director
Steve Sacks director
Despina Paltoglou director

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