FAQ

How do I sign up for City League tennis?
If you are new to City League tennis, download the LAKE OSWEGO TENNIS CENTER CITY LEAGUE SIGN UP FORM from the Forms tab. Fill out the form and either hand it into the LOTC office or mail it to 2900 S.W. Diane Dr., Lake Oswego. Questions? Call (503) 635-5550.

If you are a returning player, you should receive this form from your captain (or download from Forms tab). Fill it out and return to your captain or hand it into the LOTC office.

Do I need to be a Lake Oswego resident?
You do not need to a Lake Oswego resident to play LOTC City League tennis. However, in accordance with the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation policy, LOTC City League teams shall consist of at least 50% Lake Oswego residents, at all times. Lake Oswego residents on the waiting list will be given first consideration (above non-residents) for openings on LOTC City League teams.

When are the City League matches?
GPCL matches are held on Tuesday and Wednesday between noon – 3pm ( some clubs will start matches at 11:30 or 11:45). A-F teams play on Wednesdays, G-K teams play on Tuesdays.

How is it decided who is on what team?
A Team Placement meeting is held after the end of the Greater Portland City League Tennis season to determine the LOTC teams for next year. This is typically held in late May or early June. Based on the need of the teams, players maybe added from lower teams and/or the waiting list.

What if I turn in my form after season starts in September?
Players are added to the waiting list year-round. Team openings may happen at the half (January ) due to injuries, moving, changes in work schedule, etc.

What happens if I get injured?
If you are injured, you may stay on a team for the remainder of the half (either Fall or Spring) and have another half to recover. If you are still unable to play after that, you will removed from the roster. A player who is removed from a team roster due to injury may return to City League tennis by submitting a Lake Oswego Tennis Center City League Sign Up Form. This person will considered a priority player for team placement consideration. However, this doesn’t guarantee the returning player a spot on a team.

What is the match format?
A match consists of 6 matches – 1 singles and 5 doubles. Matches are 2 out of 3 sets with a match tiebreaker played in lieu of a full third set. Matches are played using “no ad” scoring.

How many matches are there?
Each division has 9 teams. Teams will play 8 matches in the fall season (September – middle January) and 8 in the spring (end of January – May). You will play each team twice – once at home and at their facility.

What is the cost of playing City League tennis @ LOTC?
Since LOTC is a public facility, the teams must pay for the match court time (and tennis balls) for home matches. Each team has weekly practice courts with one of the teaching pros. Roughly $500 for the whole season (September – May).