Friday, February 25, 2011

Limited Court Availability, March 3-6

News Update from
Limited Court Availability, March 3-6 at PAC
    The Portland Athletic Club (PAC) is putting on its 5th annual High School Kick-Off Tennis Tournament.  Depending on the turnout, the tournament will start Thursday night and will run until Sunday evening.  There will be NO Junior, Lil' Rascal, or Mixed Doubles PTL Leagues that weekend.  We will make up these leagues by adding an extra week at the end of the Winter Session.  We appreciate your flexibility on this matter, and we hope you can come out to support our local tennis high school talent!

Alyssa Morrison, Coordinator

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sign Up Today for the PTL Spring League

We are now taking sign-ups for the Spring Session of the
Portland Tennis League!
Please spread the word to all your tennis friends.   

To sign-up, you can:
-Go to and fill out a registration form
-Call the Portland Athletic Club at 503-292-2649
-Come by the Portland Athletic Club in person at
   5803 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale
   Portland, OR 97221Link to Registration Form

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Players Wanted for "High Noon Shoot Out"

PORTLAND, Oregon -- The Portland Tennis League (PTL) at the Portland Athletic Club (PAC) is looking for eight male or female tennis players with a 3.5 to 4.0 NTRP skill ranking to begin a co-ed doubles "High Noon Shoot Out" division on Friday mornings at 11:00am.  Since the Winter Session of the PTL has reached its half-way mark this week, the "High Noon Shoot Out" will run until the Spring Season begins the week of April 11th.  Being only a mid-season league, there will a be a discounted rate of $25 for members and $50 for non-members.  Once eight players sign-up, the league will begin.

 For more information, visit the PTL website at, or call Alyssa Morrison at 503-292-2649.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Portland Tennis League's New "Aces" Division a "Smash" Hit

PORTLAND, Oregon (February 21, 2011) - The Portland Athletic Club, host of The Portland Tennis League (PTL) announces that the Winter Session of its first ever “Aces” League has been well received, attracting over 30 players.  This league, intended for males and females with a 4.0 or 4.5 NTRP skill rating, has become one of the winter’s most popular and competitive tennis groups, drawing players from all over the Portland, Beaverton, and Vancouver areas.

“We are already half-way through the Winter Session of the league, and we are still getting new sign-ups everyday,” said Alyssa Morrison, coordinator of the Portland Tennis League.  “I predict even higher numbers when we start up our Spring Session in early April.”

The PTL is designed to give players of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to play numerous matches in any event.  Using a round-robin format, participants get an opportunity to play a different opponent (and even team with different doubles partners) each week for eight solid weeks.

Registration is now open for the Spring Session of the Portland Tennis League.  For more information, visit the PTL website,, or call Alyssa Morrison at the Portland Athletic Club, 503-292-2649.


High School Kick-Off Tournament, Coming March 4-6

PORTLAND, Oregon (February 21, 2011) – The Portland Athletic Club (PAC) is set to host the 5th Annual High School Kick-Off Tennis Tournament on March 4-6, 2011.  According to PAC's Anthony Blackburn, tournament founder and director, this is the largest pre-season tennis tournament in the Portland area.

As in the past, the tournament format will be limited to high school girls and boys singles only; no doubles.  There will be a consolation round, so that each player who enters is guaranteed at least two matches.  The entry deadline is Monday, February 28th.  Registration forms can be downloaded at

As the largest pre-season tennis tournament in the Portland area, this event offers a great preview of the competition that coaches, players, and teams can expect during the upcoming high school tennis season.  Because this is a non-sanctioned USTA tournament, restrictions on coaching are waived. This means that players and coaches can communicate like they do in regular high school matches, which makes this tournament an outstanding pre-season warm-up.

“I started this tournament because I wanted to see a large, non-sanctioned USTA event that provided high school kids with an opportunity to play in a high-quality tournament without having to worry about their ranking or position on their high school line-up,” said Blackburn. “My hope is that these kids will receive constructive advice and competitive experience they can build on for a more rewarding high school tennis season.”

 For more information, visit the PAC website at, or call Alyssa Morrison or Anthony Blackburn at 503-292-2649.