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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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PTC Staff

Bret Bowers

Bret Bowers, Tennis Coordinator
bret.bowers@portlandoregon.gov

Bret has been coaching tennis for 30+ years.  He is a USPTA Professional who played on the professional satellite tour.  Before playing on the tour, Bret was the South Carolina High School State Singles Champion.  Previous to working at the Portland Tennis Center, Bret owned and operated several grassroots tennis academies on the east and west coasts.


Head Professional, David Blagden

David Blagden, Recreation Leader
david.blagden@portlandoregon.gov 

David is a longtime teaching professional and club manager with previous experience in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, and California before coming to Oregon in 2012. He is a certified USPTA Elite Professional. David has an Bachelors degree in Economics and Masters in Business Administration. His extensive and diversified experience in the industry includes building and resurfacing courts, consulting, and operating pro shops.


Teaching Professionals 

All instructors at Portland Tennis Center are certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and/or the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Instructors are City of Portland employees and have undergone complete background checks.

  • James Crutchfield 
  • Alex Emerson
  • Taylor Dupre
  • Siamak Hajarizadeh
  • Jason Mounger
  • Lawrence Smith
  • Seven Weiland
  • Tato Zedginidze 

Customer Service - Front Desk Support 

  • Arthur Derby
  • Jackie Dooris
  • Lucien Vector
  • Luke Kasch
  • Marianne Ritchie
  • Pavel Dronov
  • Ray Fukunaga 
  • Ryan Wintermute 
  • Shaun Arnold 
  • Steve Tannenbaum
  • Susan Block