Tennis & Pickleball
Game, set, match mountainside
Whether you are traveling solo for business or on vacation with family, our tennis and pickleball offerings are some of the best you can imagine. With breathtaking mountain views and state-of-the-art facilities, tennis and pickleball are a must for your Ventana Canyon experience.
Jonas Ehrlin, Ventana Canyon’s Tennis Professional, leads a wide variety of programs in our award-winning tennis courts, which have been recognized as a “Top 100 Tennis Resorts in the World” by tennisresortsonline.com every year since 2008.
Tennis for Juniors
We offer a wide variety of programs for junior tennis players, both advanced and beginners. During the school year (September through May), there are afternoon programs available for guests. During the summer, juniors staying at the hotel are welcome to sign up for lessons as well.
Tennis for Adults
There are many weekly opportunities to enjoy a group lesson or clinic. Activities offered throughout the month include drill sessions, clinics, round robins, and mixers. We are also able to tailor a tennis vacation to traveling groups or teams. Call hotel reservations for more information.
Other Events and Activities
Throughout the month, we host tennis activities that the whole family can enjoy. Guests are invited to participate in an assortment of events, including Family Night Tennis, Drop-in Doubles or Singles Mixers.
Thinking of a tennis retreat for your next corporate outing? Our professionals will provide first-class service to ensure a stress-free tennis experience. Among the many attractive activities we can offer your group are clinics and/or group lessons, fun-themed events (i.e. fast-serve contests), round robins or social tournaments.
If you have not yet tried pickleball then now is a great time! It’s the fastest growing sport in the country and is growing rapidly at Ventana Canyon. Everyone is learning together; it is a lot of fun, good exercise and easy to play. It is open to both Club members and Lodge guests.
Our new Pickleball Pro, Brian Branscome, has been actively involved in pickleball since 2015 in the Los Angeles area and is a USA Pickleball Ambassador and Certified Instructor. As an experienced pickleball coach, he has a proven record of helping players of all abilities improve their technique and overall game strategy. Brian is very excited about building an incredibly amazing pickleball program at Ventana and is looking forward to meeting you during your stay.
Pickleball under the stars
We have lights on all eight pickleball courts so playing into the evening is always an option. Remember you can reserve a court by just calling the Racquets Pro Shop at (520) 577-4009. The Pro Shop will provide pickleball paddles and balls. Come dressed in comfortable clothing and tennis court shoes that provide good support.
Beginners Level Clinics
This is a great way to learn the fundamentals of the game and actual match play while having fun with Brian and other members and guests.
$30 for Lodge guests, based on limited availability.
Call the Pro Shop for additional details.
Private and Group Lessons
Brian Branscome is available for private/group lessons, special team events and fun, organized competitions Monday through Saturday. A ball machine is also available for lodge guest use for a fee. Please call the Pro Shop at (520) 577-4009 to book your lesson and inquire about pricing.
Drop in Open Play
Join us Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings – check with Pro Shop for times. Complimentary for lodge guests.