Wimbledon may be in full swing across the pond, but tennis is just starting to heat up in Telluride this summer at The Peaks Resort & Spa . With newly resurfaced courts and a tennis pro on staff, anyone looking to improve their forehand or backhand in a picturesque setting is welcome to join on the court. Set next to The Peaks and the Telluride Golf Club, the courts overlook the entire valley and Wilson range giving you a beautiful setting for every level of play you could seek.
This summer, The Peaks is welcoming back Bill Austin as its director of tennis to help elevate everyone’s tennis game. Bill is an elite USPTA certified tennis professional and has taught tennis for over twenty years. He played number one singles and doubles for the University of South Carolina, played on the Middle States Junior Davis Cup Team, was the USTA Southwest ranked #1 player in the 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 age divisions, and was also the winner of the National USTA Senior Doubles Team Tennis Championship in 2010. With a resume like that, you can expect to learn quite a bite from Bill over at the brand new courts at The Peaks.
Whether you are a casual fan of the sport looking to hone your skills or take the game more seriously and want to be more competitive, Bill is here to help. Every Monday through Friday, he will be hosting tennis skill clinics and drills at the Peaks for all levels and is also offering private and group lessons, Sunday drop-in doubles and more. In addition, the courts are free and can be reserved or you can enjoy unscheduled walk-ins no matter if you’re staying in Telluride or Mountain Village.
Make an afternoon out of practicing your game, who knows who you’ll meet while playing in what is easily the most beautiful setting for play in the country. Whether you have a partner or are looking for a friend to push your skills to the next level, these courts will provide you with a comfortable, friendly setting to workout, play for fun, or advance your tennis game throughout the summer.
The Peaks Resort & Spa recently renovated the courts while giving the hotel a facelift of its very own. With more update on the way, The Peaks is fast becoming one of the best options for accommodation in Telluride. The golf-in/golf-out hotel gives you unfettered access to our tennis courts along with priority reservations with Bill Austin should you choose to amplify your game during your stay. Be sure to have a cocktail and some small bites on the Altezza deck after you play, the sunsets from the restaurant are unforgettable.
If you haven’t booked your trip to Telluride yet, now is the perfect time. Summer festival season is off to a great start and the cool mountain air makes Telluride nights as memorable as ever. Start planning your trip now and don’t forget your racket!