Tennis professionals and leagues


On-site USPTA Professionals:
Larry Hunter, who has 20 years teaching experience, has been our Director of Tennis since 1994 and arranges matches for those seeking players of similar ability. His pro shop provides racket stringing and tennis related items and each morning has fresh coffee for those waiting to play.
Steve Vaughan, the head teaching professional with over 35 years teaching experience, offers both private lessons and group clinics throughout the day. In 2002, he was the Pacific Northwest USPTA Coach of the Year and in 2009 he was awarded the PNW USPTA Tennis Industry Award. 



League Play: 

DCTC teams participate in both men’s and women’s USTA  leagues.  USTA league matches are held on Mondays with  DCTC fielding  both men’s and women’s teams at the 3.5 and 4.0/4.5 level.  The Desert Super Senior Men’s League features matches for 60’s, 70’s, 75’s, and 80’s and players range from 3.5 through 5.0 and these matches are held on Tuesdays with the top players in the Palm Springs area participating.  The DCTC in-house men’s league is held on Thursdays during February and March and includes 72 participants from 3.0 through 4.5.  The Desert Tennis League matches for both men and women are held on Fridays with clubs from throughout the area.  Additionally, women’s Top Gun play is held on Thursday mornings and men’s Top Gun is held on Saturdays.