Steamboat Endowment Fund Fundraiser Pickleball Tournament

Join the fun and help out the Tennis and Pickleball Center Maintenance Endowment Fund.  All proceeds will go to the indoor pickleball court fundraising. Entree fee per player is $40.  The tournament is Dec. 8 and 9.  Format for the tournament will be double elimination.  If you want to play but cannot find a partner, contact Sean at  Please click here to register:  PB Tournament Registration Dec 8&9 2018

Jim Swiggart’s Memorial Set for Nov. 30th

If you’d like to attend and need a ride or if you’d like to take someone in your car, please email

Super Drill

Introducing our FIRST Holiday Super Drill!  Four courts will have nonstop intense drilling for two hours plus one hour for an open play/party.  The player party will be catered by Cruisers.  To play, the cost is $60 per person or $100 for two.  The drill will occur on Saturday, December 22nd from 3:00pm-6:00pm.  Don’t miss out on this new opportunity to “Drill til’ you Drop”.

Steamboat City Singles and Doubles Championships Sponsored by Alpine Bank

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Steamboat City Singles and Doubles Championships Sponsored by Alpine Bank. See results below:


All Days
Kimble, Michael  def.  Bunker, Karl    Wd (inj)
Kimble, Michael  def.  Kuhn, John  6-4; 6-3
Kuhn, John  def.  Bunker, Karl    Wd (inj)
Lorenzen, David / Schermerhorn, David  def.  Sands, Lucas /  Webster, Jim  6-3; 6-2
Sands, Lucas / Webster, Jim  def.  Kimble, Michael / Wolfe, Steve  6-4; 6-3
Krueger, William / Wykert, Wade  def.  Kimble, Michael /  Wolfe, Steve  6-1; 3-6; 7-6(10-6))
Lorenzen, David / Schermerhorn, David  def.  Kimble, Michael /  Wolfe, Steve  6-2; 6-2
Krueger, William / Wykert, Wade  def.  Sands, Lucas / Webster, Jim  7-6(4); 6-3
Lorenzen, David / Schermerhorn, David  def.  Krueger, William /  Wykert, Wade  4-6; 7-6(10-4))
Hoovler, Barbara / Pomietlasz, Marcia  def.  Doherty, Terry / Finch, Catherine  6-4; 7-5
Hoovler, Barbara / Pomietlasz, Marcia  def.  Robbins, Libby / Unruh, Janet  6-1; 6-2
Kimble, Lori / Russell, Emma  def.  Doherty, Terry /  Finch, Catherine  6-1; 6-4
Doherty, Terry / Finch, Catherine  def.  Robbins, Libby / Unruh, Janet  4-6; 7-6(10-7)
Kimble, Lori / Russell, Emma  def.  Robbins, Libby / Unruh, Janet  6-2; 1-6; 7-6(10-2)
Kimble, Lori / Russell, Emma  def.  Hoovler, Barbara / Pomietlasz, Marcia  6-1; 6-2
Long, Teresa  def.  Stempel, Susan  7-6(4); 6-4
Stempel, Susan  def.  Friedman, Kate  6-3; 6-4
Long, Teresa  def.  Friedman, Kate  6-3; 6-2
Juhl, Martha / Pruett, Sarah  def.  Barron-Fox, Abby /  O’Connor, Karen  6-2; 6-4
Long, Teresa / Stempel, Susan  def.  Juhl, Martha /  Pruett, Sarah  3-6; 6-4; 1-0; 7-6(9))
Long, Teresa / Stempel, Susan  def.  Barron-Fox, Abby / O’Connor, Karen  7-5; 6-3
Buelow, Laurie / Lorenzen, Patrice  def.  Norris, Amy /  Thorp, Mae  4-6; 6-1; 7-6(10-4))
Norris, Amy / Thorp, Mae  def.  Rogers, Emilie /  Wykert, Kristyn  5-7; 6-3; 1-0; 7-6(8))
Buelow, Laurie / Lorenzen, Patrice  def.  Rogers, Emilie / Wykert, Kristyn  6-4; 6-4

Steamboat Winter Junior League

Join the fun of weekly competition in singles and doubles in the new Steamboat Winter Junior League. Register at the front desk. The league will take place every Sunday from 4-6 pm from Jan. 6 – March 3. There will be a end-of-season party on March 3. The cost is $80 for eight weeks of play!

2018 Survey Results & a Few Myth Busters

Everyone who completed the 2018 Tennis and Pickleball Survey was entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card. Audrey Small is the drawing winner! Click below for the survey results. You have helped us plan for the future of our most awesome and unique center. Thank you for your time and for your support! Below the results link we added a few “Myth Busters” that were noticed in some of the survey results.

2018 Survey Results


Myth: Pickleball brings in more revenue to the Center than Tennis

Fact: An average week of indoor court activity in the winter looks like this:

  • 80% of court rental and program/lesson revenue is tennis and 20% is pickleball
  • 445 unique tennis players play in a week and 239 unique pickleball players play in a week


Myth: Indoor courts 1 and 2 are for medallion holders

Fact: Medallion holders do not have any particular courts reserved for them


Myth: Steamboat Tennis and Pickleball court costs are high compared to other centers

Fact: Many facilities in the U.S., as nice as ours, charge an initiation fee or member fee and a court rental cost. Indoor facilities around the country are usually higher when all costs are considered.


Myth: Pickleball is growing and Tennis is waning

Fact: Pickleball is growing – the center saw a 26% increase in PB court revenue from summer 2017 to summer 2018. Tennis remains steady and strong at our center for past 10 years.

Largest Matching Challenge in YVCF’s 20 Year History Helps Tennis and Pickleball in Steamboat!

We are making history! We have surpassed the total $50,000 goal! $84,200 was raised between August and October, including the match by Debbie and Moz Modzelewski! Thank you to everyone who support our beautiful facility! Click Here for full story


Steamboat SERVES Student Wins USTA Intermountain Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

Moving to the United States from his home, Uzbekistan, in Central Asia just three years ago was very difficult for Steamboat SERVES student Mirizam Karimov. Mirizam could not speak or understand any English when he and his parents moved to Steamboat Springs.

Mirizam, now eleven years old and a student at Soda Creek Elementary, is the USTA Intermountain Section winner, in his age group, in the 2018 National USTA Arthur Ashe Essay Contest.  See the full essay below.

“With faith, family, community and hard work, it’s amazing with children can accomplish.” says SERVES administrator Loretta Conway. “We are so happy that Mirizam is part of the SERVES program here at the Tennis Center.”

SERVES (Success, Education, Respect, Values, Excellence, Self-Confidence) was started by USTA Colorado. The Steamboat SERVES site at the Tennis Center at Steamboat was one of three programs started in 2018. Educational and financial support was given from the Colorado Youth Tennis Foundation and the local Steamboat Tennis Association. Kristyn Wykert is the lead instructor. The SERVES program takes place at the Tennis Center on Fridays from 4-5:30 pm until October 26. The program includes lessons in lifeskills and tennis and is here to serve under-resourced families in Routt County.

Essay by Mirizam Karimov

 The most important rule I learned in Serves is ‘’don’t give up’’.  The three ways that rule helps me as a tennis player I get better at tennis if I don’t give up. Another way it helps me as a tennis player it helps me with not hitting the ball too hard or too soft through repetition. The last way it helps me as a tennis player is if my opponent scored more than me I can still win the game by not giving up.

The three ways that rule helps me as a student  when I do homework I don’t give up as soon as I see a question  hard for me because if I don’t  answer that question I am going to get it wrong anyway and if answer that question I could get it right. Another way it helps me as a student  in class   when I am sometimes  scared to answer a question because  I think I will  get it wrong and my classmates will laugh at me. I still answer the question by not giving up because it helps me build confidence. The last way the rule “do not give up” help me as a student  if I don’t give up in tennis I get better at tennis  if I don’t give up in school I get better in school.

The three ways that rule helps me as an individual  when I do something bad in life  I get mad at myself and I   want to give up and stop doing that but I don’t because tennis  taught me not to do that. Another way that rule helps me as an individual  it makes me happy when I do that because once I was playing basketball and my opponent had more points but I didn’t give up and at the end I felt good even if I lost. The last way that rule helps me as an individual when I first played tennis I thought it was uninteresting but when I learned how to play it tennis turned out fun.

Steamboat NTRP Championships Presented by

The Steamboat NTRP Championships presented by attracted over 400 entries, this is the largest event of the year for the Steamboat Tennis Center. Even with six rain delays over the weekend, we were able to keep the 2 out of 3 set format and all matches were played at the Tennis Center!

Bill is ready to roll!

Thank you!

4.0 Women’s Singles




3.5 Women’s Singles

3.0 Women’s Doubles

2.5 Women’s Singles

3.0 Men’s Singles

Pickleball Open Play and New Season Open Play Packages

Winter Pickleball Open Playis $12 for Non-SSPA members and $8 for SSPA members. Or, players may purchase a Fall/Winter/Spring (Oct. 1 – May 31) Open Play Pickleball Package and play any of the four weekly Open Play sessions for no extra charge. Open Play PB Packages are $595 for Non-SSPA Members and $495 for SSPA Members. Call or come by the front desk to purchase your Open Play Pickleball Package.

Winter Pickleball Open Play times start Oct. 1 : Wednesdays 9 am – 11 am, Fridays 3 pm – 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays (except when special events take up all indoor courts) 9 am – 12 pm.