Welcome to Telluride Racquet Club
Getting in Touch
- Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm
- Phone: (970) 708-5087
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @TellurideRacquetClub
- Tennis & Pickleball: May – October (exact dates vary)
- Platform Tennis: December – April (exact dates vary)
Directions & Parking
TRC is pinned on Google Maps for the most accurate directions to the facility.
- Take Mountain Village Blvd and turn onto Vischer Drive. You will see a Telluride Golf Club sign, please turn into the driveway, and slowly pull all the way to the end to park.
- The Peaks Resort & Spa is located at 136 Country Club Drive, Telluride, CO 81435. Valet parking is available, but very limited. TRC is about a three-minute walk from the Hotel.
When possible, please use the gondola, dial-a-ride or other modes of transportation. TRC has very limited parking and promotes an eco-friendly environment.
TRC has four beautiful red synthetic CaliClay tennis courts, four pickleball courts, and restrooms located by the tennis shop. TRC provides water on each court but please bring your own reusable water bottle. TRC does not offer single use cups or bottles.
Program & Court Reservations
The full program can be viewed at The TRC Website or download the Telluride Racquet Club app. Make sure to register with them before play! TRC offers a full range of daily programming including:
- Private and group lessons for all ages
- Events, round robins, and tournaments
- Courts available for open play
The Tennis Shop
Located in between the tennis courts and driving range.
- Stringing and grip services available
- High altitude tennis balls and pickleballs for purchase
- Racquets and other merchandise available for purchase
- Demo equipment for tennis, pickleball, and platform tennis available
- A waiver must be signed and completed before play.
- All players are required to check-in at the tennis shop.
- TRC Tradition: All players are expected to leave the facility as they found it. Sweep and line courts.
- 24-hour cancellation policy or full price will be charged.
- Reservation is invalid after 15 minutes of tardiness.
- Water is provided on the court, please bring your own bottle.
- No cell phones allowed on court unless there is an emergency.
Eric Fey: Director of Racquet Sports
Eric comes to the Telluride Racquet Club as a certified Elite instructor through the PSR (Professional Sports Registry) in Tennis, Platform Tennis, and Pickleball. He was previously the Director of Racquet Sports at The Ridgewood Country Club in NJ and the Orienta Beach Club in NY. Prior to his Director’s experience, he was an assistant at the New Canaan Field Club in CT. Eric originally comes from Chicago where he was born and raised. He graduated from The University of Illinois at Chicago and played D1 tennis all four years, captaining his final two seasons. He is second all-time in wins at UIC in singles, doubles, and combined wins and capturing the Sportsmanship Award for the Horizon League Conference in 2008. He graduated with a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He then worked corporately immediately after college for Babolat USA in Boulder, CO and Wilson Sporting Goods in Chicago, IL. After the corporate adventure he decided to get back to his true passion, being on court and teaching racquet sports. Eric has been ranked inside the Top 15 nationally in Platform Tennis and competed twice for the Region 1 President’s Cup team. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, backcountry skiing, biking, and camping.
Samantha Martinelli: Head Racquets Professional
Samantha grew up in Denver, Colorado and began playing tennis at 3 years old. During her junior tennis career, she reached a national singles ranking of #2. Samantha then played #1 singles and doubles for Yale University, becoming the first All-American player in the history of Yale Women’s Tennis in 2020. She reached a career high ITA doubles ranking of #2 and #30 in singles. She was awarded First Team All Ivy League honors in singles in 2018 and 2019, as well as the team’s MVP. She graduated with a BA in history and went on to receive an MS in Management from Wake Forest University.
Samantha has over 3 years of coaching experience at all levels. Throughout college, she coached during the summer at the Creek Club in New York. She has spent the last 6 months coaching at the Colorado Athletic Club in Denver. Her coaching style emphasizes learning in a positive and fun environment on the court to reach whatever goal a player has for their game. In her free time, Samantha enjoys reading and going for walks with her dog Dorothy.
Dylan Cass: Racquets Professional
Dylan comes to the Telluride Racquet Club from Tallahassee, Florida where he is a junior in college at Florida State University. He has previously worked in Telluride and has been enjoying Telluride for 8+ years. Dylan was a highly ranked junior player in the Southwest region and in Florida. He played varsity tennis for Lake Nona High School in Orlando, Florida where he was the team captain all four years and a state finalist. Dylan comes from a tennis playing family as his father was the Men’s Head Coach at Texas A&M and the University of New Mexico.
Hayden Cass: Racquets Professional
Hayden comes to the Telluride Racquet Club from Lake Nona, Florida where he was a ranked junior player and helped lead Lake Nona to its first ever state team final. Hayden is attending Florida State and majoring in the prestigious sports management program. Hayden and his family have been coming to Telluride for many years. Hayden loves to ski, hike, lift and mountain bike.
Nate Abzug: Racquets Professional
Nate grew up in Minneapolis, MN, where he started playing tennis at 4 years old to compete with his 8 year old phenom sister. He went on to play tennis competitively in high school, being a 3x state runner-up. He brings a diverse sports background to tennis, having been the first quadruple letterer (tennis, alpine skiing, track, and soccer) at his high-school since the 1960s, and was lucky enough to compete in a total of 11 state tournaments during those 4 years. With that experience in competition, Nate understands the importance of the mental side of athletics, along with trusting muscle memory in intense moments.
Nate attended the University of Minnesota (class of 2019) where he majored in Neuropsychology and minored in Spanish, Economics, and Management. After Tennis didn’t work out in college freshman year, Nate stuck with the trend of trying new sports and tried out for the D1 Co-Ed Cheer Team. He spent 3 years on the team, earning a top 10 National rank each year.
After college, Nate traveled the country, camping in close to 80 National Parks before settling in Telluride mid-winter of 2020. He works as a Telluride Ski Patroller in the winter, with plans to apply patrol’s hands-on experience to Medical or P.A. school in the future. Nate brings 5 years of high-level competitive tennis experience and over 6 years of coaching experience to the Telluride Racquet Club. Nate spent two summers teaching introductory tennis to 4-12 year olds, and the next four summers running clinics and camps for high-level 15-18 year old juniors. He believes that having fun is fundamental to lasting athletic development. He also believes that witnessing self-improvement is fun. Nate seeks to share the love he has for Tennis with others and help them discover or hone a life-long sport. Besides Tennis, Nate loves any kind of outdoor challenge, most notably skiing, biking, camping, and fly fishing.
Elias Bahou: Racquets Professional
Originally from Long Island, NY, Elias grew up playing tennis competitively from a young age. He attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he played D3 tennis his first two years, returning to NY both of those summers to instruct at Huntington Indoor Tennis.
His love for Telluride grew through the years making trips to visit his sister and her family in Ophir. In 2020, he decided to move to Ophir with hopes of making it his new home.
His love and passion for sports as well as people and teaching has led him to pursue instructing tennis, snowboarding for Telluride Ski & Snowboard School, and zipline for Telluride Canopy Adventure.
Elias feels so grateful to call these mountains home and to share the stoke with others!
Tim Cass – Guest Professional
Tim retired in July of 2022 after a decorated career in College Athletics/Tennis at the USTA. Tim was and All-American player at the University of New Mexico before taking on head coaching responsibilities at the age of 23. As head coach at UNM and Texas A&M Tim lead his teams to 15 straight NCAA appearances and 9 conference titles. Tim was recently inducted into the intercollegiate tennis hall of fame and UNM sports hall of fame.
Telluride Racquet Club FAQ’s
TRC is a semi-private club that is open to everyone, however there is a membership option that will provide discounts and other perks.
We have four red clay tennis courts and four pickleball courts.
Yes. It will only take one minute, and a waiver is required before play.
We offer clinics, lessons, events, and a fully equipped pro shop with merchandise, stringing, etc.
We recommend taking the gondola or dial-a-ride because we have very limited parking, however, you can park near the driving range. Search Telluride Racquet Club on google maps.
Yes. It is free for members, and $10 for non-members.
Credit card only, no cash.
Tennis whites are NOT required, proper tennis shoes are required.
We are open 8am-6pm May until October. Exact dates are subject to change.
Call/Text (970) 708-5087 or email email@example.com.