Tennis Director

We are excited to announce that Jimmy Cripe will be joining the Kalispell Regional Healthcare family as the new Director of Tennis at The Summit. Jimmy brings his experience of over 25 years teaching tennis in the Flathead Valley. An exceptional competitive player, he also has served as the head tennis coach at Flathead High School.
As Director of Tennis, Jimmy will be responsible for building a growing and sustainable program at The Summit while also shaping the future of tennis within the community and region. According to Jimmy, “Tennis is a life-long sport that promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles. I am grateful for the chance to give back to the sport that has given so much to me.”
Building a strong tennis program not only benefits the community in terms of providing traction to a growing competitive sports outlet, but also serves to strengthen the overall expertise of programming and reach of services at The Summit. Please help us in welcoming Jimmy as he navigates his new role within our organization.

Tennis at The Summit

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.  For court reservations, call 751-4100 or book online.

Meet the Tennis Pros

Tennis at The Summit Medical Fitness Center

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.