Rancho La Quinta Country ClubThe Palms Springs area has always been a Mecca for tennis. Once known as as the "Playground of the Stars" the desert now boasts over 300 courts for public, private and club play. Many of the golf and gated communities in the Valley feature active tennis programs. Fitness, tennis and social memberships are available at a number of top-rated clubs and resort lifestyle communities. Top photo: Rancho La Quinta

Popular Tennis Communities
Andalusia at Coral Mountain, La Quinta
Bighorn Golf Club, Palm Desert
Heritage Palms Country Club, Indio
PGA West, La Quinta 
Lake Mirage Racquet Club, Rancho Mirage
La Quinta Resort & Club
Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage 
Palm Desert Tennis Condos
Palm Valley Country Club, Palm Desert 
Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage
Rancho La Quinta Country Club 
Silver Sands Racquest Club, Palm Desert
Sun City Shadow Hills, Indio
Trilogy, La Quinta
Vintage Club, Indian Wells
Woodhaven Country Club, Palm Desert

Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
You can also choose to play where the pros play–The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Open (formerly the Pacific Life Open) provides a world-class facility for the ardent tennis player. The Tennis Garden features 20 hard courts, 2 Har Tru clay courts, a member lounge, fitness and locker rooms for its members and guests to enjoy. Memberships are available monthly, seasonally, and annually. The staff can match you up with other players of like ability or bring your own game. The club also offers discounted rates to visiting hotel guests. Call the Pro Shop at (760) 200-8200.