Tips for Effortless Tennis

 

KEEP IN MIND WHEN ARRANGING/REQUESTING MATCHES WITH TENNIS DESK

  • Be flexible with your availability during the three morning timeslots, as well as throughout the day;

  • Call in your match, or your play availability, as soon as possible (reservations accepted up to 7 days in advance) - please include time(s) available to play and first/last names of everyone you are calling in; and 

  • If you have a guest, please be proactive in providing the Tennis Desk with proof of vaccination and applicable guest fees.

  • When calling in your match to reserve a court with 2 or more players, make sure to confirm that they are able to play in your match to avoid a last minute player search or double booking.

CANCELLATIONS

We request at least 24-hour notice on cancellations.  A cancellation not only impacts your partner and opposing team but can also impact several other matches because of the domino effect of moving players around to make the best matches possible.  Having a substitute replacement in mind can also help!

PLAYING TWICE AND SINGLES MATCHES

Please note that during peak periods in particular, we will not always be able to accommodate singles matches or people playing twice, (e.g. weekends, mornings, BNP tournament, etc.).  If you want to play singles or play twice when demand for court time is high, your second session of play must be during non-peak periods (i.e. after 12pm).  Please be mindful of this when calling in your reservation requests.

 

 

FLYERS / POSTINGS

Keep up to date throughout the year by checking out the promotional flyers at the Tennis Hut next to the Court Sheet, in the glass cabinets between the restrooms, and at the Pro Shop!

 

 

RAIN AND WET COURTS

Better to error on the side of patience/caution than to rush back onto a court after it rains!  Even though the courts may seem dry from initial observation, even after well squeegeed, the courts can still have slick spots especially the lines.  Water may also still remain under the surface causing damage when used such as marks and bubbles that ultimately come loose.  The Tennis Desk Staff will do everything it can to get players on the courts as soon as possible with safety of the players and courts in mind.

Club Policies, Rules and Regulations

 

COURT RESERVATIONS & COURT USAGE

Refer to Membership Packet​.

GUEST POLICY

Refer to Membership Packet.

DRESS CODE

Refer to Membership Packet​.

CONDUCT & ETIQUETTE

Refer to Membership Packet​.

 

 

COVID VACCINATION

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for court use.  Please provide Tennis Desk prior to playing.

PETS

Refer to Membership Packet​.

Remember, in Palm Springs it is unlawful to leave a pet in a car:  Palm Springs Municipal Code, Title 10 ANIMALS, Chapter 10.22 UNATTENDED ANIMALS IN ENCLOSED VEHICLES **  10.22.020 Violation *

* "It is unlawful for any person to leave, unattended, any animal within an enclosed vehicle. (Ord. 1308 § 3, 1988)"  
** ""Enclosed vehicle" means a vehicle with structure on top and all sides. An enclosed vehicle with open windows or doors shall be deemed enclosed for purposes of this chapter."

BALL MACHINES

May be scheduled for one hour or half-hour at the Tennis Desk, and may be used only when courts are available, and using them does not preclude people from playing matches or taking lessons. This usually means that, in-season, when morning courts are full of matches, the use of the ball machine is restricted to before and after prime match time.
 

PICKLE BALL

We have two pickle ball courts (shared with tennis) on Court 11 and all court times must be scheduled.

 

  • Players:  Only PSTC Time Shares staying at the hotel or PSTC Tennis Club Members may make reservations and must be playing during the session.  Guests are welcome under the reservation time.  

  • Court Availability:  Court 11 is used for both tennis and pickleball.  Because of the noise involved, pickle ball will not be available until 10:30am, even if tennis players are not playing on the courts.   Courts 10 & 11 will remain locked at all times when the courts are not reserved and in use.  Please contact the hotel front desk or tennis desk/pro shop with questions.

  • Reservations:  All Pickle Ball court times are reserved through the tennis desk (760-902-0716 (text), 760-318-1716 (phone), or in person).  

  • Nets:  Are on the courts and should be put back along the fence of the tennis court after play. 

  • Paddles and Balls:  The resort desk has paddles and balls that can be loaned for use.

FITNESS CENTER

  • The Fitness Center is open 7am-10pm, seven days a week.

  • The Fitness Center is open to all members 16 years of age and older for open training, unless a scheduled class is in operation. 

  • All Members must sign a one-time release of liability waiver prior to undertaking any form of exercise.

  • The Fitness Center is open to all Palm Springs Tennis Club Members and Resort Guests.

  • All Members using the exercise equipment do so at their own risk.

  • Members are asked to wipe down all equipment following use.  Members are asked to replace all equipment to where they found it.

  • To prevent injuries, any malfunctioning exercise equipment should be reported to Management immediately.

  • Members/Guests abusing or breaking any of the equipment or marking walls or floors will be liable for repair or replacement of damaged property.

  • The Fitness Center is a smoke-free environment.

  • PSTC Annual Members are to sign out a key to use the Fitness Center from the Tennis Desk. The key will be registered in the Member's name and the Member will retain the key to facilitate his/her use of the Fitness Center.  Please be sure that the door locks behind you when you leave the facility.  Resort Guests use their room key to access the Fitness Center.

  • Outside music or equipment is not allowed.

  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted in the Fitness Center.

  • The Fitness Center is not responsible for valuables and other personal articles that are brought or left on the premises of the Fitness Center.  Members using the facility should not leave valuables and other personal articles on the premises unattended.

  • Appropriate exercise attire must be worn at all times. Shirts and shoes must be worn in the Fitness Center. Sandals and canvas shoes are prohibited. No bathing suits are allowed.

  • Only designated trainers, approved by the PSTC Resort, are allowed to offer personal training at the Fitness Center.

  • All personal training is by appointment only.

  • The maximum time allowed on the cardiovascular equipment is twenty (20) minutes if  people are waiting to use them.

SWIMMING POOL & SPA

  • The pool and spa are open from 8:00am- 9:00pm, seven days a week.

  • No children under the age of 18 years of age may be in or around the pool or spa area.

  • No dogs or pets allowed in the pool or spa area.

  • The pool and spa are open to all Palm Springs Tennis Club Members only and to PSTC Hotel guests.

  • The pool and spa area is a smoke-free environment.

  • No amplified music allowed. Please use headphones.

  • All Members using the swimming pool must abide by the rules posted in the swimming pool area.

  • Diving is not allowed under any circumstances. 

  • Glass containers are not allowed at poolside.

  • The Palm Springs Tennis Club is not responsible for valuables and other personal articles that are brought or left on the premises of the pool and spa. Members using the facility should not leave valuables and other personal articles on the premises unattended.

  • No food or beverages may be taken into the pool area unless purchased at Spencer's Restaurant.

  • Members or PSTC Resort guests are not permitted in the pool if they have a cold, cough, fever, infection of any kind, inflamed eye(s), skin rashes, or are wearing bandages.

  • Members with physical or neurological disabilities (or a responsible adult accompanying that adult) must advise the professional staff of such conditions.

  • For your own safety, please do not use the pool if you are alone.

  • Running, wrestling, pushing, dunking, roughhousing, or towel snapping are not permitted anywhere in the pool area, including the locker rooms.

  • Snorkels, fins, masks, kickboards, weights, children's pool toys, and inflatable devices are not permitted in the pool unless permission is obtained from the professional staff.

  • Gum chewing is not permitted anywhere in the pool or spa area.

  • Proper bathing suits are required. No thongs or Speedo's are permitted.