sharpen your serveTop-Tier Tennis

Managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the Chateau Elan Racquet Club features three hard, two clay, and four pickleball courts with weekly clinics led by Tennis Pro Matt Kirkham. Highlights of our extensive Stan Smith-designed club include a stadium court with spectator grandstands, lighted courts for night play, a Pro Shop, and robust program of instruction and events.

MeetMatt Kirkham

Director of Tennis

Originally from Nottingham, England, Matt is a lifelong tennis player and accomplished tennis coach with more than 12 years of experience coaching players of all skill levels in England and the U.S. Most recently, he was the Junior Program Director at Florida’s Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, where he won raves for his fun and energetic teaching style.

Tennis Programs

Open Clinics

Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturdays, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Complimentary for all Chateau Elan overnight guests, join Matt Kirkham on the courts for a half-hour open clinic geared for players of all levels. Open clinics will teach the basics of tennis, including the six basic strokes, scoring, and more.

Junior Tennis Programs

Mondays 4:15 pm-6:00 pm
Wednesdays 4:15 pm-6:00 pm

Our series of junior programs (ages 4 – 14) provides a detailed road map for tennis-specific goals at every age and ability level. Students will set goals and chart their progress through a progression of instruction and training that will take juniors from beginner to elite.

Tennis 101

Wednesdays 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Designed for beginner adults, this 4-week series will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to move forward with confidence in our tennis programs.

Tennis 201

Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Designed for the player who is returning to the game or those who’ve recently graduated from Tennis 101, this clinic will give participants the basic fundamentals of the game, taking you through stroke, match and point-play development.

Cardio Tennis Clinic

Our 60-minute cardio tennis clinic is for those groups who are looking for a tennis workout! Burn over 500 calories while hitting balls and having fun. This session is perfect for players of any level.

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Upcoming Retreats

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Tennis and Wine Weekend

This signature retreat includes 9 hours of tennis instruction, matches, a private wine tour and tasting at Chateau Elan’s award-winning winery, and luxury accommodations.

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Pickleball and Wine Weekend

Led by two of the world's top-ranked pickleball players, this 2-day retreat is perfect for players of all levels and includes ten hours of pickleball instruction including drills, on-court play, and coaching.

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Looking for a spot to host a private tennis or pickleball tournament? Let the experienced staff at Chateau Elan’s Racquet Club arrange it all for you.

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Pro Shop

The Tennis Pro Shop offers a range of goods and services, including a selection of top-of-the-line gear, re-stringing services, and demo racket rentals.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am-12:00pm
*Hours are subject to change. Guests can access racquets and balls at the resort front desk if the Pro Shop is closed.

Membership Benefits

  • Free use of courts: 3 hard, 2 courts, and 4 pickleball
  • Reserve tennis courts up to 1 week in advance of play
  • Four (4) guest passes for each year of membership
  • Complimentary Tennis 101 series (4 weeks) led by Tennis Pro, Matt Kirkman
  • Complimentary game arranging services
  • One complimentary junior tennis clinic
  • Complimentary member events throughout the year
  • Receive membership pricing on tennis lessons, clinics, and programs

Join the Racquet Club

Chateau Elan Racquet Club members enjoy our newly updated facilities and have exclusive access to special rates for private and semi-private lessons and other benefits and discounts. Lesson rates and program information listed below.