Summit Programs
Tennis at The Summit Medical Fitness Center

The Summit Tennis Center offers four spacious and well-lit indoor courts for play and instruction in a controlled environment year-round. Courts are open during regular Summit hours throughout the year. Courts are available by reservation. Summit members receive the benefit of lower rates for court time. Call our front desk at 751-4100 for court reservations.


Take your game to the next level with the assistance of our experienced and USPTA-certified teaching professionals, offering private, semi-private and group lessons.

Jimmy Cripe - Jimmy was a state champion all-American singles player for Whitefish High School, winning titles in 1988-89. He went on to play collegiate tennis for Montana State University for four years. Jimmy has been teaching tennis in Montana for 17 years and has been a certified teaching professional for 10 years. Contact Jimmy at

Clifford Schimpff - Cliff played singles for Gainesville High School in Florida, then was a college singles player for the University of Florida and Montana State University. He has taught tennis for 25 years, in Florida, Connecticut, New York and Montana, and has been certified by the USPTA for 20 years. Contact Cliff at

For questions about lessons or other information, call the tennis center at 751-4518.


Private Lessons
$35.00/person per 1/2 hour
$80.00/person per 1 1/2 hours
 Semi Private Lessons
$25.00/person per 1/2 hour
$35.00/person per hour
$50.00/person per 1 1/2 hours
Group Lessons
Junior Clinics
3 people/instructor
$30.00/person per hour
$35.00/person per 1 1/2 hours
4 or more people/instructor
$25.00/person per hour
$30.00/person per 1 1/2 hours

Court Fees

Summit Member  1 hour 1 1/2 hours  2 hours 
Singles $8.00/person $12.00/person $16.00/person
Doubles $4.00/person $6.00/person $8.00/person
3 People $5.37/person $8.00/person $10.75/person
1 person with ball machine $10.00/hour (1 hour min) $26.00/person $34.00/person $42.00/person
Non-Member  1 hour 1 1/2 hours  2 hours 
Singles $18.00/person $27.00/person $36.00/person
Doubles $9.00/person $13.50/person $18.00/person
3 People $12.00/person $18.00/person $24.00/person

1 person with ball machine $16.00/hour (1 hour min)

$52.00/person $70.00/person $88.00/person

Court Reservation Policies

1. Use of tennis courts requires an additional fee to regular Summit membership dues. Member and non-member rates apply. Non-member court reservation fee includes full access to The Summit.
2. Court reservations must be made with the front desk, 751-4100. Please limit the number of players to four per court. The names of players are required at the time of booking. Lessons are available and can be scheduled with the tennis pro's at the tennis center, 751- 4518.
3. Member court fees may be charged to your account or paid by check, cash, or credit card. Non-members and temporary members are required to prepay for court time and lessons at the time of booking and must have a credit card on file.
4. Members please check in at the front desk using your membership card. Non-members please check in and sign in at the front desk. Get court assignments from the front desk at time of check-in.
5. Members may reserve a court up to 72 hours in advance. Advance notice of 24 hours is required to cancel a reserved court or lesson at no cost. Non-members may reserve a court 24 hours in advance.

Permanent Court Time

Permanent Court Time (PCT) is a court reserved for the same time every week, for a maximum of 16 consecutive weeks and a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks. Each PCT group must have a captain who submits the necessary information. Court time is the group’s responsibility and cannot be cancelled. Members wishing to resign must find a replacement and notify the captain. It’s the captain’s responsibility to notify The Summit. The reservation form must be turned in to The Summit Member Service Office to secure the requested time slots. All applications received are subject to availability.

  • Only Summit Members can make permanent court reservations.
  • Each regular player and sub in the group is required to have an active Summit membership or a credit card on file under a guest account.
  • One person will serve as the PCT Captain. That person is responsible for submitting and signing the reservation form. The reservation  must list the regular players for each court. All communication between The Summit and the group will be through the PCT captain.
  • The Summit, at its discretion, may cancel scheduled PCT for maintenance, special events and tournaments.
  • PCT reservations may be revoked for violation of PCT rules or Summit policies.

Payment Policy

  • Each scheduled player is responsible for payment.
  • Non-members must have a credit card on file with The Summit.
  • Subs must check in and pay at the front desk before heading to the courts.
  • Scheduled players will be automatically billed if they do not check in and pay at the front desk.

Permanent Court Time Availability
5:00 am – 8:00 am, 2 courts available
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 2 court available
7:00 pm – close, 1 - 2 courts depending on availability
All day Saturday or Sunday

$20 processing fee per reservation.
Regular court rates apply. See front desk on website for current rates.

PCT Reservation Form

Ball Machine

Our high-tech ball machine, The Playmate, is situated behind court 4. Remote control and instruction book are attached. Reservations are made with the front desk. The charge is court time plus $6.00. Please pick up all balls and use the sweeper at the end of your session.