Kendall is the Director of both Tennis and Player Development for the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center. He is a former professional player trained by some of the top coaches in the game with over 22 years coaching experience. Kendall directly oversees all aspects of the teaching programs and is widely recognized for his success in developing competitive players. Kendall also has his PTR Master of Tennis-Performance certification.
Kendall was named PTR Member of the Year for the State of Colorado. This award is presented to a PTR member in the United States who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.
PTR certified in 1989, at just 18 years old, Chitambar has spent his life in tennis. As a player, he was trained by some of the world’s best coaches, including Agassi’s coach, Fritz Nau. He competed internationally on the ITF Satellite Circuit, playing in Bulgaria, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey and the USA.
As a tennis instructor and coach, Chitambar has worked with some of the industry’s top names, including Dennis Van der Meer, under whom he got his start.
Currently, Chitambar is managing a year round high performance program that has been instrumental in developing many of the top juniors in Colorado and the USTA Intermountain Section. Since its inception in 2008, the program has also helped nearly 30 juniors achieve national rankings.
In 2011, Chitambar was in the inaugural class of the PTR Master of Tennis – Performance program, and earned the highest rating offered by PTR. He is currently enrolled in the PTR Master of Tennis – Junior Development program.
With his wife and business partner, Donna, Duke Paluch and Bill Boothby, Chitambar spent six years developing the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center. The doors opened in 2012. The facility boasts 33 courts, eight of which will be clay and 14 indoor. The courts are lined for regulation tennis, as well as for 10 and Under Tennis. The Rocky Mountain Tennis Center is a major contributor for tennis development in the Colorado area.