The abundance of tennis courts, sunshine and fresh air all equate to Sunriver being traditionally ranked high on the lists of the top tennis resorts from around the world. Most of the activity on Sunriver’s 20 tennis courts can be found at the North Courts needs to Woodlands Golf Course and at Tennis Hill, adjacent to Fort Rock Park. Courts can also be found at Meadow Village, Ranch Cabins and Cottonwood.
SROA’s Sunriver Tennis programs are coordinated by a certified tennis pro and seasoned staff. Reservations are required for the use of SROA-owned tennis courts. For information on court rentals, lessons or equipment, visit www.sunrivertennis.com or call 541-593-5707.
Owned and managed by Sunriver Resort, Sage Springs Club & Spa features Sunriver’s only indoor courts and are open to resort guests and club members. The Resort also maintains four outdoor courts. The courts are available to Resort guests and the general public for a fee. Lessons and clinics are also offered from certified tennis professionals. Visit SunriverResort.com for additional information.
Pickleball was invented more than 50 years ago by three dads from Bainbridge Island, Washington who wanted to create an activity to keep their kids busy during summer vacation. The game received its name thanks to the family dog, Pickles, who enjoyed chasing the plastic ball.
Today, it’s no secret pickleball is a smashing good time and hit for both Sunriver visitors and residents. Stroll by the pickleball courts at Fort Rock Park and you will see players of all ages enjoying the fast-paced game that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Pickleball is commonly played in doubles format, but singles play is also popular. Pickleball is a great game for the family to play. There are currently six pickleball courts at Fort Rock Park with plans to add additional courts. For information about court reservations, clinics and lessons, visit www.sunrivertennis.com and click on the Pickleball page. Sunriver has an active Pickleball Club that plays three times a week. The Club, which has more than 200 members, encourages participation by players from all skill levels. While the play is competitive, the focus is on learning the game and having fun.
Sage Springs Tennis and Spa in Sunriver offers pickleball year-round on six indoor courts. Regular pickleball mixers are offered to members and non-members.
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Luis Bayou knew on his first visit that he would retire in Sunriver. “We were here for a family reunion. I started my day with a morning run, then a mid-morning bike ride, kayaking and finished with playing golf, “Music said. “Where else can you do so many activities in one day.”
The retired accountant/CPA was introduced to a new sport in 2012. “I had no clue about pickle ball even though it was invented in 1965 by two dads in Bainbridge Island in Washington,” Luis said. “I enjoy playing because it’s a fun, social yet competitive sport.”
He’s now Sunriver Pickle Ball Pro, having earned an IPTPA Level 2 certification AS pickle ball instructor. He has a USAPA 5.0 tournament rating for mixed doubles and is a Team Selkirk sponsored player. Music teaches beginners through 4.0 rated players. Bayol played tennis for many years prior to zpickeball and was a Division 1 college baseball player. He has won medals any pickle ball tournaments.
The Sunriver Pickleball Club was established in 2012 by Anita and John Lohman. As of April 2022, there are 320 members. the club is open to SROA Homeowners, community members and visitors.
The Sunriver Pickleball Club invites players of all levels to play. The club meets 9:30 am to 12:230 pm in May, June and September, and 8 to 11 am in July and August on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Fort Rock Park Pickleball Courts. “Everyone is welcome and it’s a great way rot meet new friends,” Luis said.
He and his wife, Ann, enjoy taking their guests kayaking on the river, bike riding throughout Sunriver and hiking at Benham Falls. “I feel like I am living in a place where I am always on a vacation,” he said.
Discover “World-Class” Tennis in Sunriver
Tennis enthusiasts can enjoy playing on Sunriver’s tennis courts or taking lessons from a certified professional.
Tennis courts are the North Courts next to Woodlands Golf Course and one court at Fort Rock Courts in Fort Rock Park by the playground.
Smaller court complexes nestled within the pines dot the community, creating a private court experience. Neighborhood courts, available first to Sunriver Owners Association (SROA) members, can be found at Meadow Village, Ranch Cabins and Cottonwood. Condominium courts, available to condo owners and guests, are located at Quelah Condos, Stoneridge Condos, The Pines, Alberello Condos and North Course Estates.
To ensure a high-quality playing experience, the SROA continues to resurface many of its existing courts when needed, which proves to be quite a draw for state and national tennis tournaments.
SROA’s Sunriver Tennis programs are coordinated by certified tennis pro and seasoned staff.
Reservations are required for the use of SROA-owned tennis courts. You can rent a ball hopper and other equipment at the North Courts. Tennis Sunriver also offers a variety of clinics and lessons between June and September. For information, call 541-593-5707 or go to sunriver tennis.com.
Owned and managed by Sunriver Resort, Sage Springs Club & & Spa features Sunriver’s only indoor courts, and are open to resort guests and club members. The Resort also maintains four outdoor courts across the street from Sage Springs. The courts are available to Resort guests and the public for a fee.
Visit SunriverResort.com or call 541-593-7890 for information.