St. Johns Racquet Center

St. Johns Racquet Center, home of Portland After-School Tennis & Education, is pleased to offer the following services and playing opportunities:

• Private & Semi Private Lessons
• Adult & Junior Classes for All Ages and Skill Levels
• Drill Classes for Level 3.0 and Above
• Mixers for Levels: 3.5 to 4.0, 4.0 to 4.5 and 4.5+
• Racquet Stringing
High Performance (4.5+) Drills and Match Play
• USTA League Play

St. Johns Racquet Center Public Facilities:

Game On! PAST&E Winter Programming

PAST&E is excited to spend a week during winter break playing fun educational games! Our PAST&E coaches are creating a variety of games featuring geography, art, science, reading and life skills to challenge, inspire and delight young minds. Can you solve a Rubik's cube? Where are the highest and lowest points on Earth? What's the difference between flora and fauna? Do you prefer pointillism or pop art? All these questions and more during Game On, PAST&E's winter programming.

Looking to get involved? New and returning volunteers are welcome to join us, please contact our Program Director, Trenton Corvino at program@pastande.org

Nike Employee Grant Fund Awards PAST&E $16,500 Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2012

Nike Employee Grant Fund Awards
Portland After School Tennis & Education $16,500 Grant

Portland, Ore. — The Nike Employee Grant Fund has awarded Portland After School Tennis & Education (PAST&E) a $16,500 grant. The funding supports conversion of a racquetball court at PAST&E’s St. Johns Racquet Center facility into a classroom where middle-school participants will experience academic tutoring, mentoring, and other enrichment activities.

Willamette Week Give!Guide 2012

From Willamette Week:
Willamette Week created the Give!Guide in 2004 with the goal of promoting the annual giving habit among readers, especially those under the age of 36. Each year interested organizations apply in July, and a team of judges made up of Willamette Week employees and representatives of the giving community read through the the applications and select the year’s participating nonprofits. 110 organizations were selected to participate in the Give!Guide this year.

Papa Haydn Restaurant (Including Papa Haydn West, Papa Haydn East and Jo Bar) are thrilled to be supporting PAST&E in this years Give!Guide.

PAST&E is excited to be participating for the first time in the 2012 Give!Guide and spreading the word about our programs. Click the links to learn more about our program, news or to donate or volunteer!

Press Release: Sip, Serve & Celebrate 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2012

PAST&E Date Stamp 2012

Portland, Ore. — The 4th annual Sip, Serve & Celebrate fundraiser benefiting Portland After School Tennis & Education (PAST&E) will be held November 9, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Castaway Portland (1900 NW 18th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209).

Hosted by KOIN’s Kelley Day and former KWJJ radio host Mike Chase, the event will feature renowned catering and desserts by Papa Haydn, premium wines from Majestic Fine Wines Distributors, exclusive cocktails from Grey Goose Vodkas, inspiring seasonal brews from Widmer Brothers Brewing and DJ ComputerFAM will be spinning tracks throughout the evening. The proceeds from the event will go directly to PAST&E, a nonprofit that helps at-risk K-12 students achieve academic and athletic success.

DJ ComputerFAM

We're excited to have DJ ComputerFAM spin at the Sip, Serve & Celebrate.
From ComputerFAM.com: He has spun events for The Black Eyed Peas, Randy Couture, The Trailblazers, Jabbawockeez and shared stage with DJs and artist like Common, Slick Rick, FourColorZack, Evil-1, Ohmega Watts, Skeme Richards, Nathan Scott, Alyssa Palmer, and SuperCr3w. He is also an official Mr. X for the Red Bull Music Academy, which is inarguably one of the most influential music programs in the world.
Head to Computerfam.com to learn more and sample his sets!

DJ ComputerFAM

PAST&E launches the Felton Factor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2012

Portland, Ore.— Portland After School Tennis & Education (PAST&E) is pleased to announce the launch of the Felton Factor, a “Best in Class” development program serving at-risk junior players who excel at tennis.

The Felton Factor—named in honor of longtime PAST&E board member Matt Felton—focuses on strengthening participants’ fundamental tennis skills, preparing them for competitive play, and encouraging sportsmanship. The program also strives to improve competitiveness against private-club players who generally have greater resources and training opportunities.

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