Our Mission.

We provide each participant the opportunity to learn tennis and life skills at their own rate in a fun, safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

safety first.

The safety of our RecTennis participants is always our number one priority. We background screen all of our employees and train each staff member on the safe supervision of children, so you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing we do everything to keep your loved ones safe and secure.

access for all.

We believe in making tennis accessible to all by providing affordable class instruction, equipment, and venues. 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.

Fun = Our Secret to learn tennis.

We teach tennis basics through a game-based 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.

made possible by partners.

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.

Our curriculum to learn tennis.

Athletic Development

Base Skills — Each practice session will devote time for athletic development because better athletes make better tennis players. Activities performed in our warm-up deliberately improve agility, balance, coordination, and speed the ABCs.

Skill Development

Tennis Skills  Each session will provide many opportunities to develop rally skills. Our goal is to work on measurable skills that will allow your child the opportunity to rally and play tennis. They will develop skills necessary to be able to enjoy tennis for a lifetime.

Games & Activities

Reinforcement — Each practice will include games and activities where children can play and reinforce the skills that have been introduced and practiced. These games are fun and help apply the skills your child is learning.

Character Development

Mental & Off-the-Court Skills — Character development is an important part of every session. Our program will teach and recognize effort over outcome and reinforce fair play, cooperation, teamwork, and adapting in a safe and supportive environment.

Take Home

Play for life Children are encouraged to practice their new skills at home. Practicing simple skills with balls and racquets outside of their organized practice time improves and solidifies their tennis skills. Each practice will conclude with a few take-home activities that can be done individually or with friends or family.

Interested in learning more about our curriculum?

Meet the team.

Mary Jo Kallgren

Senior Manager of RecTennis Delivery, Quality & Curricula - Southwest Portland, Beaverton

Hannah Plank

Regional Manager of Recreational Tennis - Central/Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Kati Renfro

Regional Manager of Recreational Tennis - Alaska

Lauren Skelly

Regional Manager of Recreational Tennis - Southwest Washington, Northeast Portland/Vancouver

Mike Smolskis

Regional Manager of Recreational Tennis - Northwest Washington

Hannah Poisson

Sr Site Director of Recreational Tennis - Southern Oregon

Find a program to learn tennis.

We serve up a variety of tennis programs for all ages and skill levels. They’re all affordable — and did we mention fun? Find the right one for you, your family and friends.

Liability Waiver

Waiver of Responsibility Medical Release

I hereby consent to emergency medical and/or hospital service that may be rendered by or at accredited hospitals, by appointed physicians, in the event such need arises in the opinion of the duly licensed physician.

Waiver and Indemnity Agreement

Acceptance of my entry in these events is without responsibility of any kind by the USTA/Pacific Northwest Section (USTA/PNW) and any other entity sponsoring the event. I do hereby for and on behalf of myself and my heirs and legal representatives RELEASE and forever discharge the USTA/PNW, its officers and representatives, from any and all claims, demands, and injuries, howsoever arising, whether caused by the negligent or intentional acts of the USTA/PNW and its representatives, representatives of other sponsoring entities, or by third parties, which injuries may be in any way related to my activities during the tournament and any period traveling to or from the events described, and all such claims are hereby WAIVED AND RELEASED, and I covenant not to sue therefore. The parent or guardian by signing below, does hereby agree to INDEMNIFY and hold harmless the USTA/PNW Section and its representatives and the sponsoring entity from any liability which they may incur to the entrant, howsoever arising and whether caused by the negligent or intentional acts of the USTA/PNW, its representatives, or the sponsoring body. I also give USTA/PNW permission to create a USTA account for myself and everyone in my party who is participating in the event.

Publicity Release

I agree to be filmed and photographed by The United States Tennis Association (“USTA”) in connection with such participation and that the USTA will own any and all rights in such film and photography of me (hereinafter referred to as “Footage”). This will permit the USTA to proceed with taking such Footage and I now waive, as to the USTA and its successors, assigns and licensees, all personal right and objections to any use to be made of me, my name, likeness, voice or personality in connection with the use of the Footage in any media for any and all purposes, including trade, advertising and promotional purposes, in perpetuity and without further compensation. I understand that in proceeding with filming and photography of the Footage, the USTA will do so in full reliance on the foregoing permission.

COVID-19 Waiver

By checking the box below you agree that you can currently answer no to the following questions: 1. In the last 14 days, have you experienced COVID-19 symptoms? Symptoms include: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or at least two of these symptoms: (a) fever of 100.4 or over; (b) chills: (c) repeated shaking with chills; (d) muscle pain; (e) headaches; (f) sore throat; and (g) new loss of taste or smell? 2. In the last 14 days, have you tested positive for COVID-19? If you’ve tested positive, but subsequently tested negative for COVID-19 twice in a row, 24 hours apart, have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and other symptoms have resolved, then you can answer “no” 3. Have you been exposed to any individual who has symptoms of or has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or traveled to any known hot-spots for COVID-19? Exposure means a household member, intimate partner, or other individuals in prolonged close contact (within 6 feet for more than 10 consecutive minutes).

Additional Waiver of Claims

Players, participants, and any spectators or individuals that are participating in USTA and USTA PNW tournaments, programs, activities or events, acknowledge the risks associated with tennis, accept those risks voluntarily, and in consideration of their acceptance in the USTA and USTA PNW tournaments, programs, activities or events, assume all loss or damage, and any claim or demand therefore on account of injury and/or exposure to infectious syndromes or diseases to the person or property or resulting in illness and/or death arising out of or related to their participation, whether caused by negligence or otherwise. By participating or attending a tournament, program, activity or event, the players, participants, and any spectators assume all risks whether known or unknown. Furthermore, players, participants, and spectators agree to hold harmless the USTA, USTA PNW, and the host facility, their officials, (Released Parties) and the Released Parties employees and agents with respect to any injury or loss caused by negligence or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

I have read and understand the foregoing releases and indemnity agreement I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract and I sign it of my own free will.