RECREATIONAL SPORTS & RAQUET CLUBS
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. With tennis being a fun 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 Greater 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. If you are looking for a unique experience, hit the courts at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and play like a pro.
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 Garden — with a breathtaking mountain backdrop and year-round sunshine and what’s not to “love”?