Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Rancho Mirage, California
By Roger Cox, Editor
Set in the heart of Rancho Mirage in the Coachella Valley, the 240-acre Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa has one of the largest tennis complexes in the Palm Springs area, with 25 hard courts. In addition there is an upgraded 20,000-square-foot spa, 27 holes of golf, three swimming pools enhanced by a 100-foot waterslide and pop jets, several restaurants and lounges, and 41,000 square feet of meeting space. Its guests rooms occupy a series of 30 two-story casitas around lakes and gardens. All have French doors opening onto outdoor patios.
The tennis is a shuttle ride or 10-minute walk from the hotel at the country club. Cliff Drysdale Tennis took over management of the courts in June of 2014 and installed Jerome Millet to direct. Prior to his appointment here, he had played on the professional circuit in France, taught at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in Texas, and been part of the Cliff Drysdale Touring Team. As plans for programming solidify, I'll report about them here.
Pro Shop: 760-837-2342
Mar. 10, 2015: Tennis With the Stars
tenniswithstars.com Phone: (760) 862-4518
World No. 5 Kei Nishikori and Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova headline a "Tennis With the Stars" event to kick off the BNP Paribas tournament at Indian Wells. Also participating are 16-Time Grand Slam Champion Martina Hingis, former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, and more special guests. Hosted at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the afternoon extravaganza includes a round robin Pro Am, a "King of the Court" challenge match pitting the celebrity pros against the amateur Round Robin winners, exhibition matches with the top stars, and a VIP cocktail reception to close out the evening and much more. Festivities take place from 2:30 to 7 pm, concluding with a cocktail reception. Exhibition tickets start at $50 and range up to a full VIP package with entry into the Pro Am.
The action is open to the public by reservation and is limited. Information and reservations available by visiting tenniswithstars.com, phoning (760) 862-4518, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounted room rates also available.
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41-000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Seasons. Year-round, though most appealing from October to May.
General Tourist Information. Visit the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention & Visitors Authority website or contact them at 69-930 Hwy. 111, Suite 201, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Phone: 760-770-9000 or 800-967-3767 or Fax: 760-770-9001.