If the thought of spending your time playing and watching tennis all day seems appealing, look no further than Outdoor Resort Palm Springs. All skill levels are invited to play with us, including beginners, intermediate players, and advanced players who play competitively.

The Premier Tennis Resort of Palm Springs

You know you’ve arrived at a great tennis resort when soon after arrival, you’re greeted with, “How’s your backhand?” Tennis is as much about strategy as athletics, so there’s always an opportunity to evolve your game, even later in life. With our superior facilities, you can take your game to the next level, while having a blast. What makes ORPS the Premier Tennis Resort of 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 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 and if the problem persists, contact

3. A link to the HMC court reservation system is on the Tennis webpage “Reserve a Court” or click on this link,

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.


**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. 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 and navigate to the “Register”
page of the ORPS Tennis website.

Fritters and Fun was held on February 4th. Triples was the game of the month, and there were many exciting games. The low compression balls, 3 people on a side, rotation after each point, and underhand serving, all make for a very fun and challenging game. Following that fun, Fritters and Mimosas were served, while the Tennis Town Hall was conducted.

The Tennis CanAm Games were held  February 20-22. Opening Ceremonies were held at La Palma, with each team gathering as their national anthem was played.

Mixed Doubles
On the first day of CanAm, Mixed Doubles were played. There were 42 players in 3 Flights.

 C Flight There were 3 Canadian and 1 US team.  The Bronze medal went to Marge Nederveld and Clancy LaFray. CIndy and Bill Grannary beat Karen and Jerel Forsberg in an opening set. Karen and Jerel fought their way back through the losers bracket, and in a tie break, beat Cindy and Bill in the first set of the final. They then played a second set and Karen and Jerel prevailed in this Canadian final.

Jerel and Karen Forsberg
Gold Medalist  C Flight

 Bill and Cindy Grannary
 Silver Medalist C Flight

Clancy LaFray and Marge Nederveld
Bronze Medalist C Flight

Mixed Doubles

 B Flight There were  5 Canadian teams and 4 US. Robin Polson and Mike Killins played Vicky and Chuck Condon in the semi final. Robin and Mike won the Bronze medal. Julie Farmer and Paul Haberman came through the winners bracket and met Vicky and Chuck in the final. Vicky and Chuck won the first set in the finals, and then after a 5-5 tie in the second set, won the tiebreaker 7-3. Julie and Paul took the Silver medal for the US, and Vicky and Chuck won the Gold medal for Canada.

Robin Polson and Mike Killins
Bronze Medalist B Flight

Paul Haberman and Julie Farmer
Silver Medalist B Flight

Chuck and Vicky Condon
Gold Medalist B Flight


Mixed Doubles

 A Flight There were 5 Canadian and 4 US teams. Sue Cowan and Tim Hicks lost their first match to Katie Lind and Harvey Pflueger. Sue and Tim battled back, and 3 matches later, Sue and Tim played Katie and Harvey again, and this time Sue and Tim won. Sue and Tim then played Carol Cornell and Bud Krahn, and again won. Carol and Bud got the Bronze medal, while Sue and Tim moved on to play Jill Trelawny and John Maysmith in the final. Sue and Tim won the first set, and after a 5-5 tie in the second set, John and Jill won the tiebreaker, and the gold for Canada.

Sue Cornell and Bud Krahn
Bronze Medalist A Flight

Jill Trelawny and John Maysmith
Gold Medalist A Flight
Sue Cowan and Tim Hicks
Silver Medalist A Flight

Women's Doubles

There were 24 women in the Women's Doubles event. Eight teams played the B Flight and four teams played the A Flight.

 B Flight There were 5 Canadian and 1 US team. Marge Nederveld and Janie Pollard got past Martine Frew and Donna Michaud in the semi final. Martine and Donna won the bronze medal. Janie and Marge went on to play Lucie Lemond and MaryAnne Charlein the finals. Janie and Marge won the first set, and they agreed to play a 10 point tie break for the gold. Lucie and MaryAnne won the tie break 10-8, and the Gold for Canada.

Martine Frew and Donna Michaud
Bronze Medalist Flight B
Janie Pollard and Marge Nederveld
Silver Medalist Flight B
Lucie Lemond and MaryAnne Charles
Gold Medalist Flight B

Women's Doubles

Flight AThere were 2 Canadian and 2 US teams Robin Polson and Carol Cornell took on Jill Trelawny and Helen Glennie in the semi-final. Jill and Helen got the Bronze medal, and Robin and Carol moved on to go against Kathy Brown and Leslie Zauher. Kathy and Leslie stayed strong, not having lost any sets, and took the Gold for the US.

Jill Trelawny and Helen Glennie
Bronze Medalist A Flight

Robin Polson and Carol Cornell
Silver Medalist Flight A

Kathy Brown and Leslie Zauher
Gold Medalist Flight A

If you have questions, please email the tennis committee at

Men's Doubles

There were 22 men in the Men”s Doubles Flights. Six teams played in the B Flight and five teams played in the A Flight.

B Flight There were 5 Canadian and 4 US teams. In the opening round, Brad Frank and John Jensen overpowered Daryl Becker and Arnie Tenbrinke. Three matches later, they met again in the semi-final. Daryl and Arnie won this time, in a 7-5 tiebreaker. Brad and John received the Bronze medal. Daryl and Arnie went up against Chuck Condon and Doug Denham in the Canadian final. Chuck and Doug took the Gold.

Brad Frank and John Jensen
Bronze Medalist B flight

Daryl Becker and Arnie Tinbrinke
Silver Medalist B Flight

Doug Denham and Chuck Condon
Gold Medalist B Flight

Men's Doubles

Flight A There were 1 Canadian and 3 US teams. Steve Simpson and Larry Carletta played Dave Saben and Tim Hicks in the opening round. Dave and Tim won that battle and went on to play John Maysmith and Mike Henry. Dave and Tim lost that match and played Steve and Larry in the semi-final. Steve and Larry won the Bronze, and Dave and Tim played Mike and John again, in the finals. This time Dave and Tim won both sets and a Gold for the US.

Steve Simpson and Larry Carletta
Bronze Medalist Flight A

Mike Henry and John Maysmith
Silver Medalist Flight A
Dave Saben and Tim Hicks
Gold Medalist Flight A

This year at the CanAm Awards ceremony, Mary Holmes gave special recognition to Gordan Nederveld, who passed away this past year. She reminded us of how thoughtful and caring he was. In tribute to him, Mary announced that they would give the Gordon Nederveld Sportsmanship Award. This year's recipient was Nancy Chase. 

Come join the Fun! Fritters and Fun March 4th. Wrap up Tournament March 20-21!




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
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)
  • 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
  • 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.