NEW INDOOR PICKLEBALL &

REBUILT OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS

Let's make the dream come true!

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OUR MISSION

To enrich the lives of Steamboat Springs, Colorado area residents and visitors of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic groups through pickleball and tennis. We do this by providing premier tennis and pickleball facilities; robust recreational and training programs; and innovative engagement of under-resourced families, adaptive athletes, seniors, and other social cohorts.

OUR VISION

The City of Steamboat Springs Tennis and Pickleball Complex is nationally acclaimed as a public

recreational treasure for its facilities and programs. A new Pickleball Center and upgraded Tennis

Center will provide everyone more ways to enjoy quality recreation with family and friends, leading to

improved mental and physical health, increased sense of community and, of course, fun!

 
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HISTORY

Owned by the City of Steamboat Springs, the Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball Center has grown tremendously from 2015-2020, due in large part to the explosion in pickleball participation. Two outdoor tennis courts were converted to eight pickleball courts in 2017, leading to even greater demand for dedicated indoor pickleball courts for cold weather and tournament use.

October 2019 – The Court Sports for Life Foundation (CS4L) was founded with City approval to raise funds for and build a new indoor Pickleball Center, after which CS4L would take over the operation and maintenance of the entire Tennis & Pickleball Complex.

April 2020 – CS4L was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status by the IRS.

November 2020 – The City of Steamboat Springs approved CS4L's long-term land lease, clearing the way for the indoor Pickleball Center project to proceed.

December 2020 – CS4L was designated a Colorado Enterprise Zone contribution project, with terrific tax benefits for donations of $250 or more made after 12/17/20 from Colorado residents.

January 1, 2021 – The Conways' concessionaire business merged with Court Sports 4 Life, consolidating our joint commitment to serving our community, including youth, seniors, under-resourced families, and adaptive athletes.

PROGRESS

2020 was a very productive year for our Center Expansion project, which consists of building an indoor pickleball facility, rebuilding four outdoor tennis courts with cushioned surfaces, and expanding the parking lot.

  • CS4L's Building Committee has developed an exciting design for the overall expansion project. The indoor Pickleball Center would include twelve indoor courts, social areas, pro shop, offices, and storage. Our RFP is now awaiting bids.

  • CS4L's Capital Campaign Committee has raised over $1.4 million towards our $6.5 million goal in a challenging fundraising environment. Thank you to all who have donated and pledged!

  • Fundraising to enable rebuilding four outdoor tennis courts in late Summer 2021 was recently kickstarted with a $90,000 matching challenge! Read more

 

Much work still remains and progress will depend on raising sufficient funds through individual donations, business sponsorships, and foundation grants. (No local tax dollars go to this project.) Please consider making a pledge or donation! You can do so here.

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PARTNERSHIPS

CS4L cherishes the goals of the Steamboat Tennis Association and will continue to partner with the STA to support the youth of Routt County. Similarly, we continue to collaborate with the Steamboat Springs Pickleball Association, from the design of the new facility to the introduction of new programs and events.

 

In addition, CS4L will continue to offer discounts to local non-profits and schools for court time, equipment and instruction.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Making the dream of a new Pickleball Center and four beautiful new outdoor tennis courts a reality will truly be a team effort – please consider being part of "Team Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball" by providing financial support yourself or by introducing us to like-minded individuals, foundations, or corporations who want to be a part of this exciting project! We have many recognition and business sponsorship opportunities available.

 

We invite you to learn more about this new venture and lend your support by contacting Loretta Conway at loretta@steamboattennisandpickleball.com or by submitting an inquiry via the form below.

 
CONTACT
COURT SPORTS 4 LIFE

 

c/o Steamboat Tennis & Pickleball
P.O. Box 776251
Steamboat Springs, CO  80477

info@courtsports4life.org

970.879.8400

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