With lessons for all skill levels and ages, and a staff centered on making play more fun, the Grand Hotel has its tennis game on! We offer Tennis Packages, Team Get-a-ways and Team Challenges in an exquisite historic setting, championing all aspects of play and stay. Making the tennis experience even better, our center with 10 lighted courts and viewing areas leads the tennis field in design, layout, style and technical aspects of the sport, including a hydro clay stadium court for day or night tournaments and team competitions.
Those who love tennis can get their game on in our full service, fully stocked Tennis Pro Shop where products from famed brands like Nike, Head, Babolat, Wilson share a courtside “stage” with a wide assortment of accessories, including Maui Jim sunglasses. A professional staff is ready with helpful assistance and advice, so players can get their game in shape confidently, while exploring innovations in racquets, shoes, apparel and gear.
The Tennis Center offers instructional programs geared to every age and skill level at preferred rates to resort guests and members. Director of Tennis Brian Jordan (PTR Certified Professional) provides his expertise to every student of tennis.
Brian Jordan is a PTR Certified Professional. A former collegiate coach, he has been a tennis professional for over 25 years. He is an active tournament player on the Southern level and has won seventy-five singles titles.
Jennifer Paddock is a former #1 junior player in Arkansas, played NCAA Division I Tennis and is also a PTR Certified Professional. She is also an internationally acclaimed author of two novels, one actually set at the Grand Hotel.
Butch Russell is a PTR Certified Professional. He has been teaching tennis in the Gulf Coast since 1993.
Matt McKelvain is a former #1 junior player in Alabama and was ranked #28 nationally. He played on the tennis team for the University of Alabama. Matt has been teaching for over 25 years and is a PTA Certified Professional.
Court reservations are recommended:
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
8:00am - 5:00pm