Tennis Center of the Rockies

Inclusive - Public Access - Locally Owned - Compatible

The Tennis Center of the Rockies™ is envisioned as the new home for tennis players and enthusiasts across  Boulder County. Envisioned as the successor to the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center, the proposed Tennis Center of the Rockies will offer 18 new publicly accessible courts for adults, educational programs, and community amenities for families, seniors, kids, wheelchair tennis players, and underserved communities.

The landowners and developers of this project are 100% local – and tennis players all – and they’ve come together to ensure that tennis players throughout Boulder County have access to safe and healthy outdoor recreation.

New tennis facility

Our plan is compatible with the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan, the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, and existing zoning. The proposed features included in our application are below:

Urgent Need for Publicly Accessible Courts

Boulder County is losing TWO community tennis centers and 27 courts

With the pending closures of public courts at CU South and the Millennium Hotel in 2024, there will be just 20 public courts for thousands of recreational and competitive players. This massive deficit in public recreational space displaces displaces kids, seniors, recreational and high-performance players, families, the CU women’s tennis team, wheelchair tennis, and area nonprofit organizations.

Our tennis community has responded by raising the funds to purchase the land in order to create the TCR, with a goal to save tennis in Boulder County.

Our Story

Our Story

With deep appreciation to Duke and Marty Paluch, the founders of the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center, Donna and Kendall Chitambar are continuing the proud legacy of the RMTC through the new Tennis Center of the Rockies. Donna and Kendall are part of the 100% local ownership and developer team behind the new center. They have dedicated their lives to creating an environment that emphasizes community and individual growth, mental and physical wellbeing, and inclusiveness and accessibility.

Kendall is the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Public Service and served as Regional Provider of the six-state Intermountain region for Wheelchair Tennis and previously was national lead of the junior wheelchair tennis development.

Donna is a high-energy, multiple certified tennis coach who loves working with children. She is a co-founder of the 5430 Kids Tennis Foundation and Rocky Mountain Tennis Center. Her passion, dedication, and expertise are driving forces in the programs she has led.

Membership Tennis
and Public Access

Tennis for Everyone!

Our vision: Tennis that is accessible to all, regardless of background or income. TCR is envisioned to fill a county need for a community hub with programs for kids, adults, seniors, and adaptive tennis initiatives.


Focused on Sustainability

The proposed site is nearly a half mile away from the nearest residential areas and strives for compatibility with the surrounding community and environment.

The center’s location has been thoughtfully designed to work with the natural topographies, preserve view corridors, and enable future access to surrounding open space connections.

Join the Rally!

Be a part of this exciting journey to save tennis in Boulder County!

Ways you can help:

Please take a few minutes to send an email in support of the new tennis center to Boulder County Staff Planner, Sam Walker (applicaton SU-23-0016)

Together, our amazing community can keep tennis alive and thriving in Boulder and continue to make tennis accessible for everyone in Boulder County!

Let's Do This!