Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tennis Resort of the Week: 5* Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Arizona

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US & Canada: 1-800-780-5733 Europe: 00-800-11-20-11-40 Promo Code: 326379

Located in Scottsdale, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is in the desert and close to Tournament Players Club, Equidome Arena, and Grayhawk Golf Club. Additional area points of interest include Taliesin West and Desert Ridge Marketplace.

Dining options at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess include 4 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include 4 outdoor swimming pools. Also located on site are a golf course, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0-star property has a business center and offers technology support staff, limo/town car service, and audio-visual equipment. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This Scottsdale property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge).

Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, valet parking, and a concierge desk. A total renovation of this property was completed in August 2007.

There are 649 guestrooms at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer mountain, pool, or garden views. Beds come with down comforters and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, double sinks, phones, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer cordless phones, iPod docking stations, and voice mail. 42-inch high-definition televisions have premium cable channels, Oncommand video, and video-game consoles. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check-out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestroom renovations were completed in August 2007.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, a regular pro tennis tour stop for 16 years of its 20-year history, has long been recognized as one of the premier Scottsdale tennis facilities in the Southwest. The facility features seven, hard Plexi-Pave courts, six with built-in lighting for night play. The Stadium Court can provide seating for 6,300 spectators.
This Scottsdale tennis facility has hosted many of the game’s top names competing in the ATP tour event, which began as the Franklin Templeton Men’s Tennis Classic, from 1987 to 2005. In addition, the facility hosted a W.T.A. Women’s tournament, the State Farm Women’s Classic from 2000 to 2003.

John Austin Scottsdale Center Tennis Facility
To view details of the hotel's new junior and adult programming, group tennis events and information on our tennis memberships click here. (external liks - official website)The John Austin Center for Tennis at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess allows tennis players to learn from one of the best – former Wimbledon champion John Austin.

NEW!  Juniors Programming:Designed for young players and locals, kids can begin their love of the game by having fun while they learn footwork, ground strokes, serves, overhead shots and agility. 

Junior Programming includes:
- Pee Wee’s, Ages 4-6: Classes focus on hand-eye coordination and racquet skills with wider racquets and oversized balls to begin proper techniques with little ones.
- QuickStart, Ages 7-11: Players may be learning the game for the first time or building on their fundamental work.
- Futures, 12 & Up: This class is for the beginner or advanced beginner, focusing on stroke development, backhand, volley and serve.
- Princess Junior Academy, Ages 12 & Up: Junior Varsity is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play on a high school team or in tournaments. (Please call for specific class dates and pricing.)

Adult Programming:Adults can have a ball at clinics of their own, such as Tequila & Tennis, Cardio Tennis, “Drills & Skills” clinics, “Dominating Doubles” clinics and “Play Days.”  Local residents and hotels guests are invited to participate in any of the Tennis Center clinics or events.

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