Pickleball at Indian Wells Tennis Garden

TENNIS & PICKLEBALL IN GREATER PALM SPRINGS

Besides being known as a top golf destination, Greater Palm Springs is a tennis utopia. In fact, the sport’s history here dates back to at least the 1930s, when the area’s first racquet clubs opened, drawing Hollywood celebrities who loved the idea of playing a little tennis before mingling over martinis by the pool. And with pickleball, a fun blend of badminton, ping-pong, and tennis, becoming a favorite way to chill in the oasis, you’ll find plenty of places to practice your overhead volley and get a few rallies in before happy hour rolls around.

Tennis Instruction in Palm Springs

There are endless options for improving your tennis game in Greater Palm Springs. Perfect your backhand during a private lesson with a USPTA-certified professional at La Quinta Resort & Club, voted one of the top tennis resorts in the world, or take your pick from a mix of hard, clay, and grass courts at Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club at JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort & Spa, where all skill levels can benefit from world-class tennis instruction and Grand Slam Round Robin clinics.

The BNP Paribas Open

Join more than 450,000 spectators and fans each March to watch the best tennis players in the world compete during the annual BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Combine one of the most beautiful and largest tennis venues — the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens — with a breathtaking mountain backdrop and year-round sunshine and what’s not to “love”?


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Pickleball in Palm Springs

Greater Palm Springs has also become a pickleball paradise, with many local parks and resorts offering pickleball courts for public play. We recommend hitting up the eight outdoor courts at Demuth Park in Palm Springs or learning the ins and outs of the game during a beginner’s pickleball clinic or social mixer at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

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