Featured tennis clubs we have been able to visit

BNP Paribas Open – Indian Wells 2019

Roger Federer

March 8, 2019. BNP Paribas | Indian Wells 2019 | ATP Masters 1000 | WTA Premier Event
Indian Wells is home to the second largest tennis stadium in the world (US Open #1) and is located in the California desert about 2+ hours by car from Los Angeles. Palm Springs has a very nice airport we recommend skipping LAX entirely and fly directly into the Coachella valley. We had a fantastic day. Even though it was a packed house from early morning to evening we were able to see Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal practice side by side for 2 hours. Later on we saw Marin Cilic, Serena Williams, Denis Shapolov and many more. We prefer Stadium 2 a little bit over the larger Stadium 1 since it’s easier to get closer to the action. The tournament offers great food and hangout places to relax for a bit so it is very easy to spend an entire day and night there 🙂 . Oh, and Tennis Warehouse has a massive tent that any tennis geek would love to visit.

Indian Wells Stadium 1
Roger Federer Practice (Rafael Nadal in background)
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
Smashpoint Tennis Tracker at Indian Wells
Smashpoint Tennis Tracker at Indian Wells (S. Wawrinka def. D. Evans)
Marin Cilic
Marin Cilic
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Stefanos Tsitsipas
Indian Wells 2019
Indian Wells Tennis Paradise
Denis Shapovalov
Denis Shapovalov

Wilson Clash Review

Wilson Clash

You might wonder why a tennis software company like Smashpoint is reviewing tennis racquets. Well, at heart we are tennis fans and nerds. So, when we had the opportunity to attend the Wilson Clash event at the Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club in Palm Desert, CA we jumped on it. Wilson put together a lovely and fun event for tennis fans. WTA pro Nicole Gibbs was on site to talk about her experience switching to the Wilson Clash. She said 2019 has already been a great season for her and she loves the Clash for added power and control on the court. Nicole is stringing her Clash with a Wilson Gut/Luxilon hybrid set up at 49 lb.

Our own play test went really well. We love the new Clash racquet Wilson has put on the market. During the play test, we switched back and forth between the Wilson Pro Staff RF 97 and the Wilson Clash 100 Tour. The Clash provides feel, power and control. We think it is a great racquet for beginners, weekend warriors, and Pros alike. But Pros might want to add a little bit of led to increase swing weight :-). What makes the Clash unique and arm friendly is the low stiffness of 55. Go test one – you won’t be disappointed.

Racquet Stiffness Comparison
55 – Wilson Clash 100 Tour
62 – Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro
66 – Head Graphene Touch Radical Pro
67 – Babolat Pure Aero 2019
68 – Wilson Pro Staff RF 97
71 – Babolat Pure Drive

Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm²
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11oz / 312g
Balance: 12.59in / 31.98cm / 7 pts HL
Swingweight: 312
Stiffness: 55
Beam Width: 24.5mm / 24.5mm / 24.5mm
Composition: Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Get your Wilson Clash racquet from the Tennis Warehouse.

Wilson Clash 2
Wilson Clash 3 - Nicole Gibbs WTA
Wilson Clash 4
Wilson Clash 5 - Nicole Gibbs WTA
Wilson Clash Cake
Wilson Tennis Net Banner

Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club

Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club 1

Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

For beginners or advanced players the Desert Springs PBI tennis club is a fantastic facility. If you are visiting the Coachella valley make sure to book a session with a Pro. Tennisresortsonline.com listed the tennis club for instruction and programming as #1 in 2013, also ranked the #4 Best Resort Tennis Facilities in the World. The comprehensive PBI tennis program has something for every skill level. 15 hard courts, 3 clay courts, 2 grass courts, tennis clinics, racquet demos and more…
PBI Director of Tennis: Jim Leupold (USPTA Elite Professional)

74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760-341-2211

https://www.pbitennis.com/sites/jw-marriott-desert-springs-resort-amp-spa
https://www.marriott.com/hotel-info/ctdca-jw-marriott-desert-springs-resort-and-spa/tennis/tvo5va9/overview.mi

Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club 2
Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club 3
Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club 4
Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club 5
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Desert Springs PBI Tennis Club 7

Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series

Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 1

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is now in full action mode. Hosting the Oracle Challenger Series the week before the big tournament. Top tennis players are practicing or competing for ranking points. I was able to watch Kyle Edmund vs Tommy Robredo (6:4 6:4) and Kristie Ahn vs Sorana Cirstea (7:6 3:6 6:3)

https://www.atptour.com/en/tournaments/indian-wells/7851/overview
https://www.wtatennis.com/tournament/2019-indian-wells-125k-united-states-1103

Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 3
Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 4
Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 5
Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 6
Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 7
Indian Wells Oracle Challenger Series 8

Indian Wells Tennis Club

Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the California desert. A must visit for tennis fans.

Desert Princess – Palm Springs

Desert Princess Palm Springs

The Tennis Center features 9 excellent Plexipave courts. Four courts are ready for night sessions with lights. The location is ideally located central in Palm Springs. Not far away from the airport with easy access from any direction. There are also multiple paddle tennis courts! Charlie Moore is running the Moore Tennis Academy at the Desert Princess tennis club.

The MOORE TENNIS ACADEMY is one of the Desert’s busiest and most popular places for tennis beginners and professionals alike. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and nestled in the comfort of the Desert Princess Country Club, this facility boasts a full gym, and spa.

https://www.desertprincesscc.com/
http://www.getmooretennis.com/
Tennis: (760) 322-5178
28555 Landau Blvd
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Desert Princess Palm Springs
Moore Tennis Academy
Desert Princess Palm Springs
Desert Princess Tennis Club

New Mexico State University Tennis – Las Cruces

New Mexico State University Tennis – Las Cruces

New Mexico State University and its tennis center has played host to the 2008 and 2014 WAC Championships. The facility has also hosted the yearly Aggie Fall Invitational. The tennis center serves not only the Aggie tennis teams, but the NMSU students, faculty members, and the general public. It features 12 post-tension concrete tennis courts with the best lighting system for any facility in the Southwest.

NMSU Tennis Center
1815 Wells Street
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 646-6117

https://nmstatesports.com/sports/2015/7/30/GEN_2014010136.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/NMStateTennisCenter/

New Mexico State University Tennis – Las Cruces
New Mexico State University Tennis – Las Cruces
New Mexico State University Tennis – Las Cruces
New Mexico State University Tennis – Las Cruces

Pepsi Tennis Center – New Orleans

Pepsi Tennis Center New Orleans

Arguably one of the best tennis complexes in Louisiana, the facility offers 26 lighted courts (16 hard courts, 10 clay courts), a practice court with two backboards, showers and lockers for players. The City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center also hosts the annual Sugar Bowl Tournament and summer tennis clinics for kids. USPTA/PTR Certified Pros are available for lessons.

City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center
5900 Marconi Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Patti Todd, Director of Tennis
504-483-9383

http://neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/pepsi-tennis-center
http://cityparktennisclub.com/

Pepsi Tennis Center New Orleans
Pepsi Tennis Center New Orleans

Roger Scott Tennis Center – Pensacola Florida

Roger Scott Tennis Center Pensacola Florida

Roger Scott Tennis Center (RSTC) in Pensacola, FL is home to many USTA adult and junior league teams each year. 18 hard courts and 10 clay courts (hydro-courts), all lighted. Named “National Municipal Facility of the Year” by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2012 issue, and USTA Florida Member Organization of the Year in 2007 and 2015.

https://www.rogerscotttennis.com/

Roger Scott Tennis Center
2200A Summit Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32503
850-912-4103

Roger Scott Tennis Center Pensacola Florida
Roger Scott Tennis Center Pensacola Florida
Roger Scott Tennis Center Pensacola Florida

USTA National Campus

USTA National Campus Welcome Center

100 tennis courts with lights including two championship courts across 64 acres. wow. The brand new facility in Orlando, FL is quite impressive. 16 family courts and 32 HarTru courts. 84 courts offer streaming video powered by PlaySight. I had a great 90 minute session on HarTru in beautiful weather. Always bring the extra t-shirt and towel to a tennis court in Florida :). Even on a pretty day it can get humid.

USTA National Campus
https://www.ustanationalcampus.com
10000 USTA Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
(844) 872-8667

USTA National Campus
USTA National Campus
USTA National Campus
USTA National Campus
USTA National Campus
USTA National Campus, Jurgen Altziebler