Tennis

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?


 
  • 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.


The Tennis Committee has a vision of an inclusive, fun, friendly environment on our tennis courts.  With the help of our focus group who worked diligently over the summer months, we have made the following improvements to our ORPS Tennis Program. We hope you will embrace these changes as we strive to make ORPS tennis the best tennis program in the valley!


The Morning Draw - New Name, New Schedule, New Support; More Fun

  • “Drop-in” - Mon. & Wed. 10:00-11:30; Ambassador organized & run

 

Nets - New Name, New Schedule, New Support; More Fun

  • “EZ Drop-in” - Tue. & Fri. 10:00-11:30; Ambassador organized & run

 

Top Gun - New Schedule; New Location; More Spectators

  • Men’s and Women’s both played on Thursdays
  • Fill LP then spill over to the satellite courts 
  •  Alternate men/women start times 8:30 and 11:00

  

Team Tennis - New Rules; Fair Competition; More Social

  • Players are seeded to play against like skill levels
  • Teams formed by blind draw rather than draft
  •  Snacks and social time following each match  

 

Mixed Ladder - New Name; New Format; More Spectators

  •  “Mixed Doubles”
  • Matches will be at LP Sundays starting at 11:00
  • Round Robin format to reduce redundancy of playing same team
  • Refreshments afterwards

Sparky’s Clinics - New Day; New Time; New Duration; New Location; New Format

  • Wednesday's 10-11:30 Satellite B  
  • New Drills and Shot of the week

Play and Dine - New Frequency; More Players; More Fun

  • Once per Month on Days with little tennis activity
  • Social play at LP 4:00-5:30 then drinks & bites at La Roma Ristorante

Horse Race - New name; New Format; More Fun

  • “Fritters & Fun”
  • New Games; Fun Focus

 

Mixers - Don’t mess with a good thing

  • A fun, themed Saturday morning of tennis followed by a delicious lunch!
 

Potlucks - We’rrrrrre Back!!

  • After a COVID hiatus this fun monthly get together is back!
  • LP Ballroom one Sunday per month; bring a dish & BYOB
  • Good food, good friends!

 

Private Games at LP

  • Let’s utilize our beautiful LP courts!
  • We’ve made available LP courts Mon-Fri 8:00-10:00 am for private bookings!
  • More spectators and attract new players to our great sport! 

 

Professional Instruction 

  • We are in talks with a tennis professional to provide lessons & drills at ORPS 
  • Stay tuned as we work through the details! 

November 2022 News & Events

If you have questions, please email the tennis committee at Tennisorps@gmail.com.



 

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.

Check Hold My Court to confirm which Wednesdays the lessons are scheduled

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 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?

  • See the website https://orps.com/Experience/Tennis


How do I contact the Tennis Club?


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