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.

Equipment Rental

Reservation Courts

Tennis and pickle ball courts can be reserved one day in advance. Court times are limited to two hours per day per homesite. Lighted courts are limited to one hour per homesite per day.


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

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

Lighted Courts

Glaze Meadow Courts #7-9

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

Courts are lit until 11pm

Evan Sims

Evan Sims bio photo.Black Butte Ranch is excited to welcome back Evan Sims as the Director of Tennis for the 2020 Summer Tennis Season. A Central Oregon native, Evan brings a lot of coaching and playing experience with him.

Following his college graduation in 2013, Evan decided to pursue his USPTA certification and secured a teaching position at the Bainbridge Athletic Club, in Washington, working alongside the head professional running clinics and teaching private lessons.

Since then Evan has been working seasonally maintaining his summer position here at Black Butte Ranch and filling his winters at various clubs around the Pacific Northwest.

He has spent his winters in Portland at St. John’s Tennis Center, The Valley Club, in Sun Valley Idaho and most recently at Tennis Center Sand Point; a 10 court indoor facility in Seattle, WA.

He has held the positions of assistant professional, head professional and facility manager at the various locations before accepting the job as director of tennis at Black Butte Ranch. He has taught a variety of adult and junior tennis classes, ran tournaments, coached numerous USTA teams as well as private lessons, and pickleball clinics.

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. Off the tennis court you will find Evan enjoying all that a central Oregon summer has to offer from biking, hiking, rock climbing and camping. Evan will be directing both the tennis and pickleball program, and is available for private, group and hitting lessons for all ages and levels.

 2020 Summer Tennis Classes & Programs

June 15 – September 12, 2020

Cardio Tennis
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

Singles Skills & Drills
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

Doubles Skills & Drills
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

Twilight Tennis
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.

Lil Shots
 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!


Big Shots
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 rent 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 one-hour rental from the GMRC recreation desk. Includes one racket and one ball.

Upgrade to a higher quality racket for $8, includes 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.