4 Indoor Tennis Courts
2-lane, 25-meter Swimming Pool
Congrats to all the 2018 Big Al’s Tennis Tournament players!
This year’s 43rd Big Al’s, led by Tournament Director Gail Patton, is now in the books and it was a great event! About 140 participants–mostly from Oregon and California, but also from Arizona and Indiana–played exciting tennis over three days. Despite the smoke. Hunter Park was alive with boisterous cheering, the sound of many tennis balls being struck, players and fans gathering in the shade under big trees. Check out the final standings here.
Thanks to all the volunteers–and there were more than 20–who helped at the Tournament Desk, sold shirts, helped with setup and take-down daily, and staffed the satellite venues. You were the face of the tournament and you all did a fantastic job. Special thanks to Alex Knecht (logistics, etc.), Victoria Sheadel (computer program), and Su Grossman (volunteer recruitment and management) for their efforts in creating a successful tournament – each contributed many hours before/during the event.
We’re proud to mention the Ashland Tennis & Fitness Club has recently undergone a total renovation.
The tennis center has been fully repainted and restored with new skylights, roof repairs and new lighting. New back drapes and dividers have been installed and the courts have been deep cleaned. The 25-yard, two-lane lap pool underwent extensive repairs and the surrounding decks and bricks restored. The bathrooms and locker rooms also received upgrading, the entire facility was repainted and new carpeting and gym flooring installed. We even repaved the parking lot, added new irrigation and beautiful new landscaping to the front of the building.