Sam Dibbins Memorial Bench


The tennis center lost a wonderful friend and longtime instructor on January 29, when Sam Dibbins passed away at 82.

Sam not only shared his love of tennis with countless students over the years, but he made friends with nearly everyone he met. If you knew him, you undoubtedly had  a conversation with him about tennis, politics, books or music. Whether you knew him or not, you probably received a friendly smile and a warm “Hi, there!”as you passed him in the parking lot.

Sam had a way of making everyone feel like a rock star, and like he was their biggest fan. We want to continue his legacy of connection and friendship by installing a bench and plaque outside the Tennis Center, so old and new friends can have conversations after tennis

The cost for the bench is $3,500. If you would like to contribute to this project, please make a donation or contact the Tennis Center at 503-635-5550 for more information.



Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
17525 SW Stafford Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034