Tennis Memories

A great place to grow up.

My name is Noah, and I was a staff member at Rocky Mountain Tennis Center from 2010 to 2018. This place holds a significant piece of my heart. I walked in as a teenage college student and left with a lifetime of memories and skills.

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have found such excellent mentors to kickstart my career.

Kendall is a legendary Coach/Director/Manager in his own right, but perhaps his greatest gift lies in his talent and passion for coach development. Kendall not only allowed me to pursue a real career in a way that others said I couldn’t, but he also took a personal interest in me and others like me. He invested his time to ensure we all had the tools for success, helping us grow as coaches and as individuals. His influence in the tennis world knows no bounds now due to the dedication he has shown to his staff over the years.

Donna is the ultimate event planner! She taught me that every event should feel premium.

Duke has had an incredible tenure at the Harvest House/Rocky Mountain Tennis Center. It’s rare in this industry to find someone like Duke, who has given so much to one organization. Duke’s impact on Boulder tennis is immeasurable. Like Kendall, Duke has been a constant in my life for the last 14 years. When I had an opportunity to manage my own club for the first time, Duke was always my first call whenever I needed advice. His professionalism and character are qualities I strive to emulate daily.

The pride I feel when reflecting on my time at Rocky Mountain Tennis Center is difficult to put into words. So many of my longest friendships were formed on the courts at RMTC. It was such an honor to experience so many life events with the members and staff. Big moments on the courts, but also births, graduations, and so much more. Though my professional journey has taken me to a few different places since 2018, I will always be Noah from Rocky Mountain Tennis Center.

This program is by invitation from the coach only.

Donna Chitambar

  • RMTC Founder, Director of Operations, Director of Marketing, RMTC Stylist!
  • High Performance Tennis Program (HPTP) Coordinator
  • 5430 Kids Tennis Foundation Founder
  • Her enthusiasm, dedication, and expertise are driving forces in the success of the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center
  • Passionate Adult 4.5 player captaining USTA League teams since 2010!
  • Management of high-end tennis clubs since 1999
  • Spa Management 1999-2006 – “Customer Service and hospitality are a must for any Club”
  • Bachelor of Science – Fashion Design, The Ohio State University
  • Kindergarten Teacher – 2 years
  • PTR certified Juniors and Adults
  • USTA Net Generation certified /verified Coach
  • Over 10 years coaching experience focusing on all levels of juniors

         “I love kids, and I love teaching them the game of tennis – Make it Fun and they love it too!”

Duke Paluch

  • RMTC Founder, Executive Director
  • Club Manager of former Harvest House Tennis since 1985
  • 5430 Kids Tennis Foundation Founder
  • Two-time collegiate All American, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Hall of Fame, 2012
  • Top-ranked junior Northern Section, nationally ranked
  • State of South Dakota – Tennis Hall of Fame inductee
  • Bachelor of Arts – Finance, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • USPTA Certified (Elite Professional)
  • PTR Master of Tennis-Performance; PTR Adult Certified
  • USTA/USPTA Wheelchair Tennis Certified Coach
  • USTA Colorado Tournament Committee Member – 20 years!
  • USTA Net Generation certified /verified Coach
  • Over 30 years coaching experience working with all levels juniors & adults

    “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!” – Muhammad Ali