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Voted one of the top tennis resorts in the world, La Quinta Resort Tennis Club attracts a veritable Who’s Who of celebrities and pros – from Novak Djokovic to Maria Sharapova. The tennis program got underway in 1978 when a consortium of famed former players – led by Charlie Pasarell, along with Tom Gorman, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, Marty Riessen, Roscoe Tanner and Dennis Ralston – joined forces to create one of the premier tennis facilities in the country. Pasarell and his team helped the resort gain national attention by staging a high-profile professional tournament sponsored by Grand Marnier, now known as the BNP Paribas Open, which eventually resulted in the resort’s sunken tournament-style center court, built in 1981

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Tom Gorman and his staff of four USPTA-certified professionals offer programs for players of every level. Tom has instituted year-round weekend morning clinics, while daily clinics are also conducted during holidays and the BNP Paribas Open. Whether you’re a casual player or a serious competitor, La Quinta Resort’s range of instruction for groups and individuals will enhance every aspect of your game, from technical skills to overall fitness and peak performance. The goal is to help build a more complete player, while delivering an enjoyable experience.

For more information call the Tennis Club at (760) 564-7655.

Court Fees: Resort guests pay $28/hour on hard courts, $38/hour on clay and $32/hour on Centre Court. Fees are included as part of Citrus Club membership.

Racquet Rentals: Head and Wilson racquets are for rent at the Pro Shop, with regular racquets available for $10 and premium racquets for $15.

Instruction: La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST offers top-notch tennis instruction led by Gorman and his team of three USPTA-certified professionals, for both individuals and groups. In addition, Gorman has instituted Saturday & Sunday morning adult clinics throughout the year, as well as cardio tennis sessions and junior clinics during the peak season. Special drills and events are also offered throughout the year.

For more information call the Tennis Club at (760) 564-7655.