Break Point

Staff Report Tennis

Starting with just two courts, The Racquet Club Palm Springs expanded with the addition of a pool, the famous Bamboo Bar, cottages, and more courts.


BNP Paribas Open is All About the Tennis

Have the bug to hit the courts? We recommend four public places to play.

Emily Chavous Tennis

Tennis fiends are gearing up for the unofficial “fifth major,” the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, March 5-18, in Indian Wells.


Garden Party

BNP Paribas Open slates kick-off event to tennis season at Tthe Gardens on El Paseo Jan. 26.

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BNP Paribas Open slates kick-off event to tennis season at the Gardens on El Paseo Jan. 26.

Classic photo of La Quinta Hotel tennis court

Order on the Court

While the brawl for bragging rights raged on between the Racquet Club and the Tennis Club in Palm Springs, a new champion was emerging in the east valley.

David Lansing BNP, Tennis, Valley

It may have been some 40 years ago but tennis hall-of-famer Charlie Pasarell still remembers the last ATP tennis tournament played in Tucson before it was relocated to Mission Hills Country Club and the valley where it would grow to become the BNP Paribas Open. First of all, it wasn’t really even a tennis tournament. “They called it the American

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Courting Success

Dee Dee Felich will be honored for growing the game of tennis in the Coachella Valley at Rosie Casals & Jackie Cooper Team Tennis Pro-Am.


From her perch as assistant tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open for 35 years, Dee Dee Felich has seen the benefits of serving tennis to kids. “When kids involve themselves, in any sport really, it’s not just about the exercise, but also the relationships and contacts outside of the classroom or the home,” says Felich, who stepped down from

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And the Best Everer

Roger Federer, at 35, became the oldest champion at the BNP Paribas Open, surpassing by four years and two months Jimmy Connors, who won in 1984, at 31.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

You run out of things to write about Roger Federer. Adjectives get re-used. Superlatives become blasé. You try to keep some semblance of perspective about the closest thing to perfection that has ever gripped a tennis racket, and you still end up slobbering all over yourself. So, we will leave today’s lead paragraph, in best summary of Federer’s 6-4, 7-5

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Swiss Banks Win at Paribas

Elena Vesnina did the unexpected, outlasting the eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova in a grueling three-hour match to win the BNP Paribas Open women's title.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet, nor heat so severe that it could have seared the bottoms of her tennis shoes, could keep Elena Vesnina from her appointed rounds with a crystal trophy and a check for $1,175,505 Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament. Vesnina is the unlikely women’s champion. She entered this highly prestigious tournament seeded 14th.

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Another Master Who Floats and Stings

BNP Paribas Open fans got their wish. Roger Federer is the the men's singles final at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Bill Dwyre Tennis

From the moment the sun rose Saturday on the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, it seemed like a Swiss can’t-miss. And that’s what it turned out to be. Sunday’s men’s final will match Switzerland’s Roger Federer against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka. One press wag wondered if they’d play tennis or just have a yodel-off. Wawrinka started the day with an uneventful

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Eternal Indian Wells

A tournament like the BNP Paribas Open serves as a corrective, for both the perfect and the admiring imperfect.

Andrew Winer Tennis

If most of our lives are contests with what is within us as much as with what is without us, then each of us is two when we watch tennis—the person who dreams inside the person who acts. The person, that is, who dreams of hitting a ball the way a Nadal or Wawrrinka does, say, inside the person whose