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.