Grad school tennis

Aw, Duke… what a bummer to read that you’ll be shutting down. I still have fond memories of the few times I got to hit there with various opponents during my time at CU. LMK if ever back in the Cities… All the best, Ash

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 … Read more

1977 – The First Year!!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the RMTC farewell party today, but I wanted to send my best wishes to all past, present, and future staff and members of the club. As usual, I will be in Boulder for the summer season in a few weeks. I was fortunate to have been hired as the … Read more

Tennis: Indifferent, Good & Great

I didn’t start playing tennis until well into my 40s. My wife– Mary Lee Smith– had resurrected her tennis game from years past & needed someone to rally with. I first hit a ball in the indoor club on 30th street owned by George Dolan. The club closed soon thereafter and everyone migrated to the … Read more

Learning to Love 6:30 a.m.

I am not a morning person. But I took the leap and signed up for the Wednesday 6:30 a.m. cardio tennis. I learned that tennis at that hour is simply the best way to start the day. I also discovered that people who play tennis at that hour are the best kind of people. Thank … Read more

the 1970’s and ’80’s

I had the good fortune of being Director of Tennis from 1979-1981. Bob Ayres was our Assistant Pro and Mike Sterling was the stringer. May they forever rest in peace. They were good men. Very funny and totally committed to the amazing sport of tennis. Both veterans. Bob from Vietnam and Mike from WWII. Many … Read more

Best Coaches ever

Thank you to Doris, Coco, and Oscar for being such incredible teachers to Theo as he’s beginning his hopefully lifelong love of tennis. Your patience, enthusiasm and skill are inspiring. Hope we can find a way to keep working with you for many years to come!

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