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La Quinta Palm Springs Tennis

Tennis-Top100Voted 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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The resort’s staff of USPTA-certified professionals offer programs for players of every level, including year-round weekend morning clinics, with daily clinics 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.

Executive Director of Tennis: A USPTA certified teaching professional with more than 40 rolley (1)years of instruction and coaching expertise, Rolley previously served as Director of Tennis at Berkeley Tennis Club in Berkeley, California where she was responsible for all member operations since 2007. She also held posts as Tournament Director for the Girls’ and Seniors’ National Championships. Her lifelong passion turned career also included posts as Director of Women’s Tennis for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) wherein she coached Jennifer Capriati and U.S. Open winner Lindsey Davenport to center court. Rolley is also the first woman to coach a men’s collegiate tennis team in the U.S., early in her career at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

Instruction: La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST offers top-notch tennis instruction led by a team of USPTA-certified professionals, for both individuals and groups, including 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.