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If Keystone is to be world-class, it needs a viable tennis operation

Chuck and Sherrie Calderini, Blue River

We have heard Vail Resorts is considering closure or modification of the operation of the Keystone Tennis Center.

As 10-year residents of Summit County, we feel obligated to comment on either possibility.

First, if Keystone is to be a world-class resort, it must have a viable tennis operation – period.

Second, if Vail Resorts is willing to give back to Summit County by, say, donating $100,000 to a Breckenridge preschool, then surely it must have feeling for the many local and visiting tennis players who would be forced to use what would become a much overburdened tennis facility at the Breckenridge Recreation Center.

Finally, the Keystone Tennis Center is tennis professional John O’Connor. His enthusiasm and professionalism attract not only many local players, but also many out-of-county players who pay for food and lodging during Keystone’s shoulder seasons.

It is short-sighted, in our view, to change the operation of the center despite the pressures to do so in this time of negative uncertainty.

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