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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

Tennis Coordinator Bret Bowers

Bret Bowers - - 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.

Recreation Leader

Head Professional, David Blagden

  • David Blagden - 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