Len Spencer, Director of Tennis

Len has been a Level One USPTA Professional since 1992 and has served on the USPTA Board of Directors as the Southern Oregon Representative. He greatly enjoys teaching and has taught tennis in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years. Len has experience working with juniors and adults of all levels, from beginners to National level players. He has coached adult USTA teams to Nationals and on several occasions he has been a Zonal & Intersectional coach for juniors. As a player, Len played and captained Open and 5.0 level teams and 14 times traveled on teams to Nationals.

To contact Len, you can call the club at (541) 482-4073 or directly at    (541) 517-0546 or email him at tennisdir.atfc@mind.net.



Zach Matthews, Tennis Professional

Born in Medford, Oregon, Zachary started tennis with the Frank Inn Jr. School of tennis in the late 90’s. He won his first USTA Junior Champs tournament at the age of 16. He went on to compete at High School State three years and finished with a USTA Pacific Northwest top 20 ranking in singles and top 5 in doubles. Zachary was the 2017 Spokane Open Champion and has competed on the traveling 5.0+ teams in the Northwest area. Now back in the valley of Southern Oregon at the Ashland Tennis and Fitness Club, he works with all levels to grow our beloved sport. He has a passion for teaching and playing.

Contact him directly to schedule a lesson at (208)699-2101.


Anna Launder,  Assistant Tennis Instructor

Anna grew up in Northern California where she started playing tennis in high school. Playing at the varsity level, she was the top singles player in her league for three years, and top two in the section her senior year. She moved on to play one year at Shasta College while also playing at Sun Oaks and competing in UTR tournaments. Anna has experience coaching high school teams, and helped with the summer children’s program at Riverview Country Club. She is excited to work at ATFC, learn more about tennis, and help grow people’s love for the game. 



Gail Patton, Tennis Professional

Gail was born and raised in Sacramento, CA where she learned to play tennis at age 8. Earned a B.S. in Physical Education and a Secondary Teaching Credential at the University of California-Davis and a Masters degree in Sport Science at the University of Oregon. Gail taught physical education and health at the junior high, high school and college level. She coached the SOU women’s varsity tennis team for 10 years, twice earning Conference Coach of the Year awards. She is a USPTA certified teaching professional for over 20 years. Gail ranked #1 in singles and doubles several years in several USTA/PNW Section age groups. Her highest USTA National Rankings: #21 Singles, #13 Doubles.

To contact Gail, you can call the club at (541) 482-4073.

Cian O’Neil, Tennis Professional

Cian has a love and dedication to the game that is inspiring to everyone he meets. He wants to not only grow as a player but as a coach.  He enjoys meeting new people and introducing them to tennis. He feels honored to be able to teach and help grow the sport of tennis, making it fun and enjoyable for all ages and levels. Cian is grateful to be a part of ATFC and the Ashland community. Cian is USPTA certified teaching profesional.

To reach Cian, or schedule a lesson with him, please call the club:       (541) 482-4073. 

Dana Smith,  Tennis Professional

Dana was raised in the Rogue Valley and grew up playing tennis in the Frank Inn School of Tennis and with her family (who owned a local tennis retail business).  During her youth she worked at Rogue Valley Swim & Tennis Club as a lifeguard and swim instructor for 8 years.  She attended the University of Oregon then Southern Oregon University, earning a MS in Education.  She taught Special Education at Kennedy Elementary School in Medford then became a stay-at-home mom to her three children.  She enjoys the competitive side of tennis, often captaining USTA leagues to sectionals.  She started coaching the 10 and Under Program at RVSTC around ten years ago as well as coached high school tennis during that time.  She has earned her USPTA certification and is excited to help grow the game of tennis within the Valley.




Ronda Spencer, Events Coordinator

Ronda has worked in the administrative side of tennis both as an employee and as a volunteer for over 25 years. She brings to ATFC her years of experience coordinating tennis events including; tournaments, fund raisers, socials, as well as adult and junior trips, domestically and internationally. She is excited to now be on staff at ATFC.

To contact Ronda, you can call the club at (541) 482-4073 or email to events.atfc@mind.net