A Brief History of Silver Sands

In the beginning there were eight tennis courts, a small octagonal Clubhouse, a couple of racquetball courts and a sales trailer on Country Club.

In 1979 Bob McLain, a Newport Beach developer, built the tennis courts and Clubhouse as a weekend getaway for coastal southern Californians. In the late 1980s, he brought Australian tennis pro "Rocket" Rod Laver to conduct tournaments, clinics and lectures, drawing potential buyers from all over Southern California. In subsequent years entertainers were also drawn to live in Silver Sands, including singers Jack Jones, Connie Stevens and Jerrly Vale and actors Gavin McLeod and Connie Stevens. Over time our Clubhouse has evolved from a simple one-room hub for court activities to the greatly enlarged social center.

Today Silver Sands Racquet Club draws winter residents from all over the United States and Canada as well as many full time residents providing a sunny winter climate for a full variety of pastimes that now include a Fitness Center, varied Tennis and Pickleball programs plus numerous social activities and events.

Silver Sands Front Gate

74155 Country Club Drive

Palm Desert, CA 92260


Tennis/Pickleball Office


Desert Resort Management

42-635 Melanie Place, Ste. 103

Palm Desert, CA 92211