Tennis

If the idea of dedicating your day to playing and watching tennis sounds attractive, Outdoor Resort Palm Springs is the perfect destination. We welcome players of all skill levels, including beginners, intermediate players, and those who compete at an advanced level.

The Premier Tennis Resort of Palm Springs

A great tennis resort is easily recognizable when you're greeted with questions about your backhand soon after arrival. Tennis requires both athletic ability and strategic thinking, which means you can always improve your game, even as you age. Our resort boasts exceptional facilities that can help you take your game to the next level while enjoying yourself. What sets ORPS apart as the top tennis resort in Palm Springs?


Click "Experience Tennis" below for more information!


 
  • We are home to one of the premier tennis programs in California’s Coachella Valley, making it unique among Palm Springs RV Resorts.

  • With 10 lighted tennis courts and scheduled play for men and women every morning, there’s always an open court available.

  • New to the game? Enjoy our free novice clinics.

  • Want to quick refresher or a tune-up? Professional tennis Instruction is available during the winter months.

  • Ready for a challenge? Represent our league against other Coachella Valley resorts at skill levels 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0.

  • Unleash your competitive beast with our weekly men’s and women’s Top Gun tournament program!

  • For those who just are looking to have some fun, we host monthly tennis social activities and “mixer” tournaments.

Welcome to ORPS Tennis

We are happy you’ve joined us here at Outdoor Resort, now come join us on the courts!
We have 10 hard courts, 2 ball machines for your use and free clinics to get you started!
Our court reservation system here at ORPS is called “Hold My Court” (HMC). HMC allows you to book a private court as well as view current bookings for morning drop-ins, leagues & mixers, etc.
Once you register for HMC, you will automatically be added to our Tennis Roster and begin receiving our informational emails. Emails will include news and upcoming Tennis event information.

We also post Tennis Event information on our website, bulletin boards throughout the resort (La Palma breezeway, Satellite laundry rooms and Clubhouses) and in the monthly news magazine The ORACLE.

A Tennis Calendar is published monthly from November to March and posted on the Tennis webpage or is available in hard copy from the Lifestyle and Events Office.
Contact the tennis committee at tennisorps@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Register for Hold My Court (HMC)


1. ORPS tennis members must register to use our online reservation system, Hold My Court (HMC).

2. If you have problems with the registration system please read the Hold My Court Frequently Ask Questions at https://holdmycourt.com/hmc/faq/ and if the problem persists, contact tennisorps@gmail.com.

3. A link to the HMC court reservation system is on the Tennis webpage “Reserve a Court” or click on this link, https://holdmycourt.com/reserve2/orpstennis.

4. In the upper left-hand corner, click on the link labeled Sign in or Register and fill in the form for a New Registration.

5. How to Register

In the NAME field, include your first name, last name, AND your Lot number.

Enter your email address and phone number.

CLUB ID = "ORPS"

**Failure to enter all required information can result in your registration being removed from the system.

**If a spouse/partner is also a tennis member, a separate login account using a separate email address is required.

Once you click on the Register button the screen will update showing a successful registration.
johndoe@gmail.com has been registered.
Please check to make sure that it is correct.
Enter your password in the form above.
Use a password that is not used for any other purpose.

6. Now login as instructed using your email address and a password of your choice.


7. You may reserve one tennis court per day for 2 hours of play. Only one name is required to make a reservation. The person making the reservation MUST be one of the players on the reserved court. If an Owner makes the reservation for a guest, he/she must be present at the court during play.

8. If you wish to reserve more than one court for a special function, your request must be submitted to the Tennis Committee in advance for approval. If your request is approved, the courts will be blocked out for you by the System Administrator.

9. Reservations can be made 7 days in advance from 6:00 am to Midnight. The first court reservation time is 8:00 am each day.

10. You must be on your reserved court at your reserved time. The grace period for keeping your court is 10 minutes else the court becomes available for other players. Court reservations that willgo unused should be canceled in advance. Failure to do so can result in loss of court booking privileges.

Hold My Court (HMC) Reservation System
If you are already registered with the online court reservation
system, click the button above to go directly to the court
reservation page.

NOT YET REGISTERED? Click on this link
https://orps.com/Experience/Tennis and navigate to the “Register”
page of the ORPS Tennis website.

Welcome to ORPS Tennis!
 

A great place to see old friends and meet new ones. Come on out and join the fun.

Drop In Tennis has already started. On Monday and Wednesday at 08:00, come play Drop In Tennis. Just show up at La Palma for a draw. Depending on turn out, the men play against men, and the women against women. We draw cards to see who you play with. After 8 games are completed, partners are switched, and you play another 8 games. It's a great way to meet other tennis players, and play some fun and competitive tennis.


                                        Wednesday Drop In Tennis

‚ÄčIf you’re looking for a little less competitive tennis, we have E-Z Drop In Tennis on Tue. and Thur. at 10:00. While I said, “less competitive”, you’ll see some of the same level players on T.&TH as M.&W., as they prefer the later start time. The format is the same.  

     On Friday at 08:00, we play Mixed Doubles. Men and women are paired from a draw. Then the format is the same as Drop In Tennis. We had a great group of 20 players that played on 11/3.

Save the Date!

Once a month the Tennis Committee puts on Fritters and Fun. This month it was on Monday, November 5th. We played a challenging game of Triples. There were 40 players, and with both sides rotating after every point, the game moves quickly. Following the fun, we have fritters and mimosas or coffee in La Palma. The Tennis Committee then conducts their monthly general meeting. The December Fritters and Fun will be held on December 2nd, with sign up in La Palma from 08:00 to 08:30.
                                                  Triples at Fritters and Fun.


The Strokes and Strategy Clinic will again be offered by Becky Vineyard. It will be held each Tuesday, starting Nov.7th from 08:30 to 10:00 am, at La Palma courts 1& 3. There is a $15.00 charge.

Please email Becky directly to sign up for the clinic at bvineyard@hotmail.com, or text her at (760)413-7787.

Save the Date!

Once a month we have a mixer. On Saturday November 18, we will have a Wimbledon themed mixer, complete with Lunch on the Lawn. There is a $15.00 entry fee, for lunch and tennis, or if you just want lunch, it's $12.00. Sign ups are with Brian, lot 1188, or Janet lot 673. Be sure to get in on the fun in November, as due to the holidays, the next Mixer is in January. Sign ups close on November 15th.


Fun Fact: In 1986, Wimbledon introduced the first yellow tennis ball. Prior to that, tennis balls were white. 

The long talked about Shade Structure at La Palma will begin construction by 11/10. It's expected to be completed within a couple weeks. It will be a great place to gather after tennis.                                                                                                                        

                           Come join the fun!! See you on the courts!
 


 

Every Wednesday from 10 am-11:30 am on Satellite Court B, resident tennis guru Brian (Sparky) Farrell runs clinics for Novice and Intermediate players.
Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the clinic. 
Registration is not required, just show up at Satellite Court B.

Most Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3:00pm, Pro tennis instructor, Becky Vineyard, runs instructional and fun clinics.  
Signup in advance by emailing Becky directly at bvineyard@hotmail.com.
Everyone is welcome and the cost of $15 is paid to Becky at the clinic. 

Check Hold My Court to confirm which days the lessons are scheduled and at which courts!
 

What level of play and format is the DROP IN?

  • Level of play is typically 3.0 - 3.5 but everyone is welcome
  • Format of play is doubles
  • Playing cards are used to randomly form 2 person teams to start
  • Desert rules are used to promote shorter matches

What level of play and format is the EZ DROP IN?

  • Level of play is typically 2.5 - 3.0 but everyone is welcome
  • Format of play is doubles
  • Playing cards are used to randomly form 2 person teams to start
  • Desert rules are used to promote shorter matches


What is Desert Rules tennis?

  • Desert Rules is a format used to promote quicker sets/matches when a large group of players is involved and players are rotating on and off the court.
  • 1 set of 8 games is played
  • The first serve goes to the team on the south court
  • Only 1 deuce point is played (sudden death)
  • Change sides once after 4 games
  • 4/4 game ties are broken by a standard 7-point tie-breaker


How do I get a Key for Satellite courts?

  • Go to the Front Office and provide a refundable $50 deposit
  • Alternatively, LP courts are never locked\

How do I contact the Tennis Club?

How do I book a tennis court?

  • Register for our court booking online application Hold My Court (HMC)
  • https://orps.com/Experience/Tennis
  • This is also how to determine if a court is free to use/book or is in use


Where can I get information on League Play?

League Info


Where can I find information about tennis events throughout the season?

  • See the website https://orps.com/Experience/Tennis
  • Check out our bulletin board at the south end of the LP tennis courts breezeway
  • Event Posters will be posted in Satellite laundry buildings

How do I use a ball machine?

We have 2 ball machines available for use.  The locations are identified on Hold My Court (HMC) our online court booking application.  To book one, just book the court on HMC for the length of time you wish to use the machine.  You’ll need a tennis key to enter the court.  The machines can be used with or without a remote control.  If you want the remote control, you must trade your proxy card at the security desk for the remote while using the machine.  Please replace all balls, cover and put the machine away when done.