The Monument Hill Tennis Center
The Tennis Center features four indoor, hard courts for year-round play. They were just resurfaced with the new US Open colors. Completely heated and insulated, the Tennis Center offers players a comfortable environment complete with indirect lighting. Learn or improve your abilities with private lessons from our staff of USPTR Certified Tennis Professionals. Adult and Junior tennis programs are also available. The Tennis Shop offers complete repair services and first class amenities include a snack bar and locker room facilities.
MHCC Tennis Staff
We here at Monument Hill Country Club are very proud of our professional tennis staff. Along with their years of experience you will find that their enthusiasm for the game is contagious. Every level of player will find that we have the staff to take your game to the next level or just make the game more enjoyable.
Keegan Bennett - Director of Tennis
Our Athletic Director Keegan Bennett brings 16 years of experience to our program. Within the 16 years, he has had experience in instructing and coaching tennis, tennis club management, high performance tennis academy coaching and program development, high school coaching, and fitness training. Keegan is a Colorado Native and played junior tennis in Colorado. He attended the Van der meer Tennis Academy and Vic Braden School. Keegan is PTR Instructor Certified by Ann Pankhurst in High Performance, and Developmental. He has had 15+ years of Racquet Stringing experience. His interests are Tennis, Golf, Fly Fishing, Travel, and Real Estate. His Career Tennis Highlight was when he played a set against Rod Laver. Keegan was handpicked by our former Athletic Director Robert Balboa and we believe that Keegan will be a great fit for our Club! Send questions and requests to: email@example.com.
Paul Kardel - Tennis Pro
Paul has been at Monument Hill CC for 14 years and brings 35 years of experience to our program.
As a coach, Paul brings a vast array of experience to our club. He is currently the coach for the boys and girls team at Lewis Palmer High School and has been there for 12 years. He was named coach of the year in 2003 by “The Gazette.” He was the women’s coach for the University of Colorado in 2005. He is the founder of Rush N` Crush tennis training program which won the 18 division in the 2002 Intermountain Championships. He and Veda run our Junior tennis program at the club. Paul believes that, “in order to defeat one’s opponent, one must first defeat the self.”
Ilona Wilson Bio - Tennis Pro
Originally from Romania grew up going to Sports School in Transylvania. Play all kinds of sports Gymnastics, Basketball, Track & Field, and My favorite Team Handball played in the Olympics in1996. I came to United States to play Tennis at the age of 14 and fell in love with tennis. From that age though High School she could be found at public park practicing tennis. The Milles on the court paid off as she went on to get a full athletic scholarship at a Division I College. At Hofstra University Ilona played #1 singles and Doubles for 4 years. Graduated with a degree in B.S. Physical Education and Minor Psychology. After college Stayed at Hofstra as an Assistant Coach for Men and Women’s Tennis Team and finished My Master Degree in Physical Education and Coaching. I coached for 2 more years at Hofstra University and then left Long Island and thought Physical Education at Cornell University and coached Ithaca Men’s and Women’s Tennis Team. Moved to New Hampshire and was Head Tennis Pro at Eastman Lake. While in Colorado. Ilona worked at a variety of clubs like Broadmoor, Lynmore, and Lifetime. Worked with variety of age level and adult leagues of all level from 2.5 to 4.0. Ilona Loves to teach the game, and is passionate about helping people improve their tactical and technical skills. Ilona is certified in cardio tennis, 10 and under certification and also USPTR certification.
Ilona and her husband Bill, an assistant coach for the men’s lacrosse team at the Air Force Academy, have two daughters, Abigail (11) and Olivia (7).
Adult Tennis Programs
Mixed Doubles Tennis Socials - Will Return for the Winter.
Our Tennis Social, open to all tennis members, is always an evening of fun, food, drink and tennis! This is a great way to meet your fellow tennis members. All levels of players are welcome. If you can get your serve in, know where to stand and how to keep score, you are qualified! You don’t need a partner. Sign up by calling 719.884.7238.
Annual Tennis Trips
Each year we have two tennis trips that our members have been enjoying for the last 8 years: the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament and Antigua Tennis Week.
Junior Tennis Programs
What an amazing opportunity for our juniors, ages 10 to 18! Our extensive junior tennis programs are designed with all junior play abilities in mind. Juniors can begin participating in our programs as young as age 5 and can continue all the way through high school. We offer year round group junior clinic sessions, private or semi-private lessons can also be arranged for your junior player. With the combination of no court fees and our new Junior Membership this is a real opportunity to play as much as you want and improve your game for no extra cost.
For questions regarding our Junior Tennis Program, please call the front desk (719) 884-7238.
Guide for Junior Programs
August 2015 Junior Tennis Program
Intro to Tennis
If you are an adult who has never tried tennis or want to come back after being off for years, this class is for you! This is an 8 week class. We will have you playing tennis and ready to join in one of our leagues when you graduate. This class is limited to the first 8 people who sign up. Registration is now available for our next class. Sign up at the front desk. Class start date is September 12th, 2015. You can stop by the front desk or call to reserve your spot.
Classes are Saturday mornings. Class includes 8 hrs. of instruction, with practice time during the week. Graduates of the class can participate in our club leagues and receive a special opportunity for membership. $99 pp. for members and $129pp for Non- Members. Call the front desk (719) 884-7238 to sign up. This would make the perfect gift and a great way to get in shape!
Tennis Facility Hours
Monday - Friday 6:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday: 8:00AM - 8:00PM