La Quinta Tennis Club
Over its three decades, La Quinta Resort Tennis Club has attracted 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 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.
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.
Head and Wilson racquets are for rent at the Pro Shop, with regular racquets available for $10 and premium racquets for $15.
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 a.m. 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.
Tennis 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 Adidas, Nike and Lija, as well as equipment by top brands such as Head.
La Quinta Resort & Club 49-499 Eisenhower Drive La Quinta, CA 92253 (760) 564-7655.