Press Room

La Quinta Resort Tennis Club Fact Sheet

ADDRESS:
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-564-4111 (Phone)
760-564-7655 (Phone/Tennis Club)
760-564-7625 (Fax)
www.laquintaresort.com

OVERVIEW:
Consistently ranked one of the top tennis resorts in the country by Tennis Magazine and currently rated the nation’s top tennis resort by Luxury Travel Magazine, the state-of-the-art tennis facilities at La Quinta Resort boast spectacular surroundings and 23 top-notch courts of hard and clay surfaces. The resort’s signature tournament-style stadium center court – surrounded by vibrant flower-filled patios with a breathtaking backdrop of the rugged Santa Rosa Mountains – sets the stage for an extraordinary tennis experience. The tennis club complex is further anchored by a fully stocked pro shop, adjacent expansive swimming pool, 4,000-square-foot fitness center and the Center Court Café.

HISTORY:
Over its three decades, La Quinta Resort Tennis Club has attracted a veritable Who’s Who of celebrities and pros – from Pancho Gonzales to Tracey Austin. 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. While La Quinta Resort no longer hosts the BNP Paribas Open, it is the official hotel for the event.

COURTS:
5 Har-Tru clay courts;
18 hard courts – 10 lighted for night play, all recently resurfaced

MEMBERSHIP:
The tennis facilities are open to resort guests, as well as La Quinta Resort & Club’s Citrus Club members.

INSTRUCTION:
La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST offers top-notch tennis instruction led by Director of Tennis, Lynne Rowley and her team of USPTA-certified professionals, for both individuals and groups, including Saturday a.m. adult clinics throughout the year, as well as cardio tennis sessions and junior clinics during the peak season. Special drills and events also offered throughout the year.

CENTRE COURT CAFÉ:
Located at La Quinta Resort’s award-winning tennis club, Centre Court Café offers an ideal spot to unwind and refuel after a day on the courts, with sandwiches, salads and snacks; smoothies; bites for junior players; as well as a selection of signature cocktails, wine and beer.

PRO SHOP:
Flanked by the tennis and fitness facilities, La Quinta Resort Tennis and Fitness Center Pro Shop is fully stocked with the very latest in tennis and fitness attire, including such brands as Adidas, Nike and Lija, as well as equipment by top brands such as Head.

RACQUET RENTALS:
Head racquets are available for rent at the Pro Shop

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
Rachel Esserman | Tiffany Higgins | Nicole Allison
310.453.2539 | laquinta@murphyobrien.com