About our Tennis Program
Lakeshore Athletic Club is proud to partner with Summit Tennis to serve the needs of our tennis community. The focus of the program is to engage members in a wide range of tennis activities for health and enjoyment. We create a fun and challenging environment for players of all levels. Summit Tennis serves junior players by developing knowledge, skills, competiveness, and most of all enjoyment of tennis. Modeled after the most successful academies and collegiate programs around the world, we stress teamwork, dedication and camaraderie.
Summit Tennis Philosophy
Fun. Tennis is a game and games are meant to be fun. We are very serious about teaching your child to play tennis well and with proper technique, but we never loose sight of the fact that it is a game. Health. Tennis is a life-long activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Personal Growth. Tennis allows players to challenge themselves physically and mentally; to learn important concepts such as commitment, work ethic, goal-setting and respect. Together these build self-confidence and instill fundamental skills which will serve them beyond the courts. Long-term partnerships. Athletes do not reach their potential overnight or by themselves. It takes time, dedication, and support of many. Summit Tennis provides direction and a proven path for young athletes to efficiently and successfully reach their potential.
Meet the Staff
Tom Russ, Summit Tennis Director
Tom Russ brings over 20 years of coaching experience to Summit Tennis. He has worked around the globe with players of all ages and abilities levels. His teaching approach anchored on solid foundation of basic skills and techniques, individualized game styles, and a focus on competitive development as an athlete. His impressive coaching resume boasts various awards and accolades including having worked with over 400 top professional tennis players, including more than 35 current or former Grand Slam Champions on behalf of Babolat, Prince and PACIFIC tennis brands.
• University of Colorado Men’s Tennis Head Coach for 12 years
• Owner and Director of CU Tennis Camps and Clinics for 10 years
• Coached 31 Big 8 and Big XII All-Conference Players
• Big XII Conference Coach of the Year
• NCAA Central Region Coach of the Year
Allison Graf, Staff
Allison Graf has experience teaching individuals of all ages and ability levels. She is certified through the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and is proficient in QuickStart and 10-and-under tennis. She values fostering a love of tennis in her students by teaching proper stroke technique and etiquette while maintaining a welcoming, high-energy, and positive environment. She earned her masters degree in Sport and Performance Psychology and is passionate about helping her clients with the mental side of sport.
Booking a Court
Tennis courts are available for drop-in use without reservations anytime during Club hours. Courts are reserved for use by programs, lessons and events. To book a court, please call the Club front desk at (303) 729-4300. Reservations can be made up to five days in advance.
Programs & Lessons
$60/lesson or 4-pack $216
Semi-private (2 people)
$32/person or 4-pack $115/person
For additional information regarding Summit Tennis at Lakeshore, please contact Tom Russ at (720) 412-4822 or truss@summit-tennis.