Tennis at Berkeley
Berkeley Park – 3701 S.E. Bybee at Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DUCK DRILLS – HIT WITH THE TEAM
Thanks to the generous support of the community, the Berkeley Park courts were completely renovated and dedicated to the memory of Alex Rovello on July 27, 2014. Since then, these courts have become a neighborhood hub for meeting, playing, and enjoying the game of tennis. Alex was a proud member of the University of Oregon men’s tennis team and we are thrilled to welcome current team members, coaches and alumni to his ‘home courts’ for an afternoon of fun and community.
The year 2015 brought new events, projects, visitors and generous donations to the Alex Rovello Memorial Courts at Berkeley Park. The continuous use of the two courts gives us much pleasure in knowing that this renovation was something that would benefit our community. Our goal is to maintain these beautiful courts now and into the future.
The Alex Rovello Memorial Fund was founded in 2013 with the hope of establishing a fitting tribute to Alex Rovello, a talented Portland tennis player who was attending the University of Oregon until he suffered a tragic accident in May 2013.
We initially began this project to refurbish the tennis courts at Berkeley Park, but we have expanded out plans. Alex began playing on these courts when he was two years old and continued to practice there with his Cleveland High School tennis team. Our fund works to provide other children and families with similar opportunities to play and grow together in their own neighborhood
The newly renovated Alex Rovello Memorial Tennis Courts at Berkeley Park were officially opened July 27, 2014. Almost 1,400 individuals and families contributed to make these renovations possible at Berkeley Park.
We are grateful to the many families and individuals who have helped us memorialize Alex.
Donations are still being accepted for maintenance of the courts, future upgrades to the park, and programming. Upcoming events will be posted on this website.