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Shannon Fraser 

Phone: (503)559-7936
 

Shannon is USPTA-certified tennis professional who worked at Salem Tennis and Swim Club for nearly 15 years. Shannon also coached varsity women’s tennis at both West Salem (2007-09) and Sprague high schools (2009-14). Shannon plays regularly in USTA league tennis, competing with various teams at Sectional and National championship levels. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies, and has a Secondary Teaching Credential from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly she was also a member of the women’s basketball team. Shannon has been a physical education teacher at Abiqua Academy in Salem since 2005. Her two children grew up playing tennis and both competed at the collegiate level; Mackenzie for Linfield, and Griffin for Pacific University.


Tim Layman

Phone: (503)559-9877

Tim grew up in Salem, Oregon, where he began playing tennis at age 9. He is a USPTA certified teaching professional teaching tennis for 20 years at Salem Tennis and Swim Club, as well as Albany Tennis Club as their Tennis Director. Tim earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Linfield College, where he competed on the tennis team. His four-year career was capped off by recognition as a collegiate All American. Tim has competed on numerous USTA teams, as well as open level tournaments.


John Devorss

Phone: (503)569-6934

John was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He now currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and son. John is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. John played collegiate tennis for four years. As he completed his career at the University of Oregon, he finished fourth all time in singles wins and number one in doubles wins. John worked at the Salem Tennis & Swim Club as a USPTA certified head tennis professional and director of tennis for the last twenty years. During that time John coached all levels of players from juniors to adults, recreational to Division I. John recently became certified by the USTA / USPTA in High Performance coaching for both able bodied and wheelchair players. He has coached wheelchair tennis since 2011, starting his own program in Salem, Or. In 2012, he joined the USTA national wheelchair coaching staff. In 2013 and 2015 John lead the men’s quadriplegic wheelchair tennis teams to the World Team Cup Titles. John has also coached at multiple grand slams helping David Wagner win titles in both singles and doubles at the US Open and Australian Open. In 2015, John was named the USTA Wheelchair coach of the year. In 2016 Devorss was named USOC/USTA Paralympic Tennis Coach of the Year, and he was awarded the Order of Ikkos medal by the United States Olympic Committee in 2017 for his outstanding contributions to wheelchair tennis. In 2019, John was awarded the wheelchair champions of the year award by Racket Sports Industry Magazine.