The Alex Rovello Memorial

“Providing a safe and professional environment for children and adults, from all walks of life, to learn and play tennis.”

This spring we lost our son Alex in a tragic accident. At the time he was living his dream of playing the game he loved as a member of the University of Oregon tennis team. Alex learned to play tennis at the age of two at the tennis courts in Berkeley Park, only a few blocks from our home. He practiced at Berkeley with the Cleveland High School tennis team for four years. Berkeley has two neglected but well-loved courts that we would like to repair and refurbish.

For this reason, we have set up the Alex Rovello Memorial Fund to create a fitting tribute to Alex. Our goal is to provide other children and families with similar opportunities to play and grow together in their own neighborhood. Through contributions we hope to raise enough funding to resurface the two existing courts, replace the benches, poles and nets, provide on-court electricity, make any necessary accessibility upgrades, and trim the trees.