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Will started working at Courtside Tennis and Pickleball when he was 18 years old. He grew up playing tennis with his Dad and it was always something he enjoyed doing. He had no idea it would become a lifelong career.
With each passing day, week and year he spent at Courtside he started to grow even more of a passion for the sport and for helping customers.
The Courtside Difference
Your FAVORITE LOCAL ONLINE TENNIS STORE
We're here to help you find everything for tennis and gear you need to be your best. Our tennis pro shop has experts that can help you find the prefect tennis racquet and high performance tennis shoes to improve your confidence on the court.
We're not just another tennis website. We carry only the best tennis equipment and tennis apparel so you can shop with confidence.
We also rent tennis racquets locally in Gold River and Sacramento and there are many local courts nearby to test them out.
Make sure to stop in and say hi next time you're in the area.
Sure, you can go to Dicks Sporting Goods and buy a Tennis Racquet; but here's what you won't get: A fantastic selection of new & used racquets, a staff of knowledgeable people, enthusiasm, and genuine customer appreciation. Just walk through the door and you will agree! There is not a lot of Tennis stores around - so don't miss out on dropping in on a fantastic store!
I needed to get a new pair of outdoor court shoes as I bought some Pickleball paddles and am picking up the game. I was so worried about buying online because I have not have had my feet measured for years and I felt that I must get someone with knowledge to help me out. Service and expertise were off the hook good when it came to the product line he had and the differences that each pair would bring to the equation. I cannot recommend this store highly enough. People like this remind you of what real service is like or what it used to be like.
I could give 6 stars if possible. Reasonably priced, very helpful, great customer service.
Amazing place. Excellent caring and attentive staff. Will strings racquets to perfection. I love this shop.
Courtside Tennis was founded in 1985 by Jim Hubbard and his business partner Steve Broulliard. Our first location was in Eugene Oregon, where Jim's son Jake, started working in the stores as a teenager. In 1994 Jake's brother Paul moved to Sacramento and was quickly regarded as one of the top Teaching Pros for Spare Time Sports Clubs... so Jake decided it was time to expand, and opened our first location in California in 2001.
Before becoming an instructor, Paul was one of the best professional players in all of California, winning the prestigious Ojai Open in 1991! Paul also coached and was a mentor to Joseph Gilbert, who is now coaching some of the TOP Americans on the ATP... including Jenson Brooksby! Paul sadly passed away in 2003, but Jake continues to help as a Buyer and Advisor for the stores, to this day!
A New Era
William Johnson started working at Courtside Tennis right after turning eighteen. Fresh out of high school and new to Sacramento, he wanted to apply for a job that was centered around a sport he loved and grew up playing with his Dad. Will loved the work and being around the sport so much, he poured his heart and soul into Courtside and in less than a year, was managing the busiest store in the entire chain! A short time later (as chance would have it), the previous owners decided to sell the stores... so Will jumped at the opportunity to buy BOTH locations in California, and the rest is history!
A New Partner
Jennifer Johnson joined Courtside Tennis in 2020. She met Will at the Gold River location and after a few tennis-dates they began to date seriously, and eventually "tied the knot" in November of 2020. Soon after, they joined their lives both personally AND in business... when Jennifer decided to leave her family's collision repair business (after 10 years in management), to join forces with Will at Courtside! You can now find them working in the stores almost EVERY day... Jennifer manages the Gold River location and Will manages the Sacramento location.