Tennis and Overview
At Desert Mountain we are proud to offer a world-class tennis facility featuring a magnificent stadium grass court, the only one of its kind in Arizona. In addition, there are five state-of-the-art clay (har-tru) courts and three fast-playing hard courts. To compliment the playing surfaces, the tennis facility features gorgeous aesthetic surroundings.
Our Tennis Center has won numerous awards, including “Court of the Year Award” from Tennis Industry Magazine, and “Outstanding Tennis Facility Award” from the U.S. Tennis Court & Track Builder Association.
Unique to most private clubs, Desert Mountain has a broad cross-section of players on both a competitive and social level. There are clinics, leagues, tournaments and special events geared toward all level of players, providing fun and challenging play for each ability. Each week, we also offer open play (drop-in) for men and women.
Director of Tennis Matt Wooldridge heads the tennis facility. Matt comes to Desert Mountain from Decathlon Club in Santa Clara, Calif., where he was the director of tennis for the past 22 years. Prior to the Decathlon Club, Matt was director, head tennis professional and club manager at Lakeridge Tennis Club in Reno, Nev. Matt is also an exceptional player himself. He was ranked No. 4 in the U.S. Men’s 30’s and as a professional was at one time ranked No. 2 in Southern California, No. 52 in the United States and No. 180 worldwide.
During the season we strive to provide a wide variety of different events to accommodate all the needs of our membership. Our social events have become extremely popular; whether an accomplished player or a beginner, an adult or a junior, our socials provide a great opportunity for everyone to gather and have a great time. During the summer, the always- popular Tennis Camp provides juniors with a mix of tennis, golf, basketball, soccer, swimming and indoor activities. We are always looking to expand the program, adding new and exciting flavors to the menu of tennis activities.
We host three annual marquee tennis events: the Desert Classic Men’s Pro Am, the Ladies Pro Am Invitational, and the Mixed Doubles Pro Am Invitational.