The Shellaberger Tennis Center originated 40 years ago when Rosemarie Shellaberger donated money to the old College of Santa Fe to build seven outdoor courts. In 2001 Rosemarie Shellaberger’s estate provided another $6 million to build this amazing six indoor-court and one stadium court tennis center. On the indoor courts you will experience under your feet a cushioned Rebound Ace surface which is easy on the joints, above the courts is a state-of-the-art lighting system, and all around you of course it is climate-controlled providing a perfect playing environment year-round. Plus, if you have lots of fans they can enjoy watching the matches on comfortable bleachers that seat 400 on each side of the center. For outside play on a nice summer evening one can enjoy the Gladys Heldman Stadium Court, which is also cushioned with the Rebound Ace surface, surrounded by 32 lights and seating for 1,000 people. The center opened in November of 2002 and was awarded the U.S.T.A Outstanding Tennis Facility Award in 2003.
In 2009,the College of Santa Fe went through difficult times and was dissolved, but the tennis center was kept open and operated by a management team made up of the current staff and members of the club. In July of 2011 the club was purchased by Eric Rose and Sam Hitman. Eric and Sam have both been in the tennis business professionally for over 30 years having run many successful tennis clubs. The combination of this beautiful facility and Eric and Sam's experience providing great customer service and programming for all you are guaranteed a great experience at Shellaberger.
Visitors are welcome to play a match, take a lesson from one of our professionals, or shop in the fully stocked pro shop. Our friendly staff will even try to find a match for you! Call the front desk at (505) 473-6144 or e-mail us for more information. There are always programs and events happening, and we have equipment you can borrow if you forget your own—or if you want to try some of the latest technologies. The center is open 7 days a week (hours may vary with the seasons) and 363 days a year.
The Shellaberger Tennis Center's, previously part of the College of Santa Fe, is located on the South-West corner of the campus. Please visit the map above to see our location. If you have any difficulty finding us please give us a call at (505) 473-6144.
Rosemarie Shellaberger Tennis Center
1600 1/2 St. Michael's Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87505