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Black Butte Ranch will inspire you to take your tennis game to new heights. Tennis enthusiasts may utilize 17 outdoor tennis courts throughout the Ranch, including three lighted courts. Black Butte Ranch on-site Director of Tennis Evan Simms offers private and group lessons beginning mid-June. A set or two of tennis in our stunning natural environment is an experience not to be missed.

Court reservations are required on most courts from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call 541-595-1285 or stop by the recreation counter at GMRC to reserve your court or schedule a lesson.

Reservation Courts


Big Meadow #1-2

Glaze Meadow #5-12

Glaze Meadow #13-14 (used for lessons)

South Meadow #15-16

Limit of two hours of play per home site, per day

Lighted Courts

Glaze Meadow Courts #7-9

Limit of one hour of play per home site, per day

Courts are lit until 11pm

Open Play/Non Reservation Courts

Upper Glaze Meadow Courts #17-18 (located on Triflorium)

Paulina Court #19 (located on Red Clover—no parking available)

*No reservations required, please limit play to one hour


Evan Sims

Black Butte Ranch is excited to welcome back Evan Sims as the Director of Tennis for the 2018 Summer Tennis Season. A Central Oregon native, Evan brings a lot of coaching and playing experience with him.

Evan began his coaching career while he was still in college, working at the Ashland Tennis and Fitness Club in Ashland, Oregon. While there, Evan was responsible for developing a junior tennis program and helped run a variety of adult clinics.

Following his college graduation in 2013, Evan became USPTA certified and secured a teaching position at the Bainbridge Athletic Club in Bainbridge, Washington, working alongside the Head Professional running clinics and teaching private lessons.

Soon after, Evan was given the title of Head Tennis Professional at the St. John’s Racquet Center in Portland, Oregon and was soon promoted to Facility Manager. In addition to his on-court responsibilities, Evan managed a staff of 10 people that included tennis professionals and administrative workers.

Evan spent last winter as a tennis professional at the Valley Club, a prestigious country club in Sun Valley, Idaho. There he taught a variety of adult and junior tennis classes, as well as private lessons, spin classes and pickle ball mixers.

As a player, Evan played two years for Santa Rosa Junior College, a perennial top performer in California. Eventually, Evan transferred to finish his degree at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, where he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology.

In addition to teaching tennis, Evan is a proficient woodworker, mountain biker and rock climber. Evan will be directing both the tennis and pickleball program, and is available for private, group and hitting lessons for all ages and levels.

 2019 Summer Tennis Classes & Programs

June 10 – September 6, 2019

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-10am
(all levels welcome)

This popular, fast pace clinic is a, fun, group activity featuring drills and games to give players of all abilities an ultimate, high-energy workout. Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you want to find a healthy, new way to get in shape and to burn calories, join us at the Glaze Meadow tennis courts.  Adult Drop in: $25/Clinic

Mondays 10-11am
(intermediate to advanced level)

If you are looking for point play and strategy with a particular focus on singles this class will give you new tools to use in your USTA matches. Come learn the in’s and out’s of singles and improve your point play. Adult Drop in: $25/Clinic

Wednesdays 10-11am
(intermediate to advanced level)

A great compliment to our other adult classes at BBR. We will give you a game plan to take with you in your doubles matches by focusing on point play and doubles strategy. Learn new patterns of play, tactics and point development. Adult Drop in: $25/Clinic

Fridays 10-11am
(all levels welcome)

This is a fast paced class that puts all the focus on point play. The variety of singles and doubles games will help build stamina, focus, reaction time and confidence. Come to the courts for an hour of Liveball! Adult Drop in: $25/Clinic

Tuesdays 5-6:30pm
(all levels welcome)

$25 (included the price of a beer or glass of wine)

Join us once a week in the evening after the heat of the day for hour and a half of match play and liveball coordinated by our tennis staff. Mingle with home owners and vacationers during this social tennis evening. Cool off by the courts or the pool with a cold beer, included in the price of the clinic.

 Tuesday/Thursday 9-10am (ages 5-8)

Let us introduce your child to the game of tennis! We use Quick Start balls and nets to ensure all of our Lil’ Shots find success and have fun with every hit!


Tuesday/Thursday 10-11am
(ages 9-12)

Whether your child is just starting or has been playing for years, this class will help reinforce stroke fundamentals and introduce sportsmanship, rallying, and scorekeeping in a fun environment.


Special Events

Keep an eye on the tennis board near the Glaze Meadow courts for summer special events during Wimbledon, the 4th of July and more!



Adult Drop in: $25/Clinic

Adult Daily Combo: $45/Both Clinics

Hitting Partner/Doubles Fill in (3 and me): $40/hour

Lil Shots: $20/clinic

Big Shots: $20/clinic

Summer Smash Pass

Your choice of 3 adult tennis clinics and 1 private lesson for $120 (15% savings) Great for yourself or a friend. Makes a great gift!

Weekly Passes

These may be used within the week purchases and cannot be shared.

Adult, one clinic each day: $112.50 (10% savings)

Private Tennis Lessons with director of tennis Evan Sims

Please call the Tennis office (541) 595-1206 to set up a time for you and/or a friend to take a lesson this summer!

1 Person – $75/hr

2 Person – $45 per person/hr

3 Person – $35 per person/hr

4 Person – $30 per person/hr


Pickleball Private and Group Lessons

Please call the Tennis office (541) 595-1206 to set up a time.

Come see why this is the fastest growing sport in the nation! Bring a friend or the entire extended family (limit 8 players). Our racket director supplies the balls and paddles. Come learning the basics or if you are a skilled player and want to make it a clinic with drills and games we can accommodate that as well.

1-4 Players $40

5-8 Players $70


Private Lesson Happy Hour

Tuesday/Thursday 4-5 pm

Come take a 1 hour private lesson for a discounted rate in the late afternoon! Perfect for the person who is just getting into to tennis and wants to start with a few lessons from a USPTA teaching professional at an introductory price.

Price: $55

Tennis Racquet Rentals and Repair

Tennis racquets are available to demo at the Rental Shop located inside the Glaze Meadow Rec Center. (541) 595-5877.

Stringing Service is available through our Tennis Director Evan Sims, USPTA, at the tennis office at the GMRC.

Tennis Players List

The Glaze Meadow Tennis office keeps a list of people interested in playing tennis. Call (541) 595-1285 and leave your name, ability level and phone number. Or come in any time to talk with our tennis and front desk staff.

Racquet Stringing Service

Stringing Service is available through our Tennis Director Evan Sims, USPTA, at the tennis office at the GMRC. Price dependent on string choice.

Pickleball Rentals

$5 for a two-hour rental from our pro shop. Includes one paddle and one ball.

Court Location

There are four permanent pickle ball courts located at the GMRC Family Recreation Area.

Court Availability

Court reservations are on the hour, and can be made by contacting GMRC at 541-595-5879.

Adult Drop-in Tennis

Ladies Drop-in Tennis: Morning drop-in games are Mondays & Wedesdays, 9am-11am for the month of June, Glaze Meadow courts #10-12.

Time will change to 8am-10am through July & August.



13695 Hawks Beard
Kids welcome after 10am
Su-Th 7am-7pm
F & S 7am-8pm


Su-Th 7am-7pm
F &  S 7am-8pm
Adult Swim 7am-10am
Open Swim
Open Swim
F & Sa
M&W $15
Silver Fins
T & TH $15


Access card or code needed for entry. Kids welcome after 10am.  
Su-Th 9am-7pm
F &  S 9am-8pm
Su-Th 7:30am-7pm
F &  S 7:30am-8pm


Su-Th 9am-7pm
F &  S 9am-8pm
4/21 Easter Egg Hunt at the Lodge 11am


Wed-Sun 9:30am-5pm