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Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2015
La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, announced the appointment of Lynne Rolley as Executive Director of Tennis, effective December 15, 2015. Rolley will be responsible for the leadership and oversight of all tennis operations at La Quinta Resort & Club including instruction, clinics, seasonal tennis camps and educational/social programs serving the 776-guestroom resort and members of The Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort. Consistently ranked one of the top tennis resorts in the U.S., by Tennis Magazine, La Quinta’s state-of-the-art facility includes 23 courts (5 Har-Tru clay, 18 hard courts) and signature tournament-style stadium center court, as well as a pro shop and Center Court Cafe.
A USPTA certified teaching professional with more than 40 years of instruction and coaching expertise, Rolley previously served as Director of Tennis at Berkeley Tennis Club in Berkeley, California where she was responsible for all member operations since 2007. She also held posts as Tournament Director for the Girls’ 18 & Under National Championships and the Pacific Coast Senior & Family National Championships. Her lifelong passion turned career also included posts as Director of Women’s Tennis for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) wherein she coached Jennifer Capriati and U.S. Open winner Lindsey Davenport to center court. Rolley was also Director of Programs for the USTA’s Player Development including collegiate tennis. She is also the first woman to coach a men’s NCAA collegiate tennis team in the U.S., early in her career at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.
“We’re pleased to have Lynne as part of our team given her tenure with USTA and strength in both operations and instruction,” notes Paul Cherrett, managing director of La Quinta Resort & Club. “She brings a fresh, strategic approach to our world-class facility and will ensure both members and guests receive top-flight instruction and services.”
Ranked in the top ten as a junior player in the USTA, Rolley resides in Palm Desert and is a certified PTR and USPTA Elite Pro 1, member of the ITF International Coaches Commission and 2008 inductee into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame.
Source:-La Quinta Resort