Former top-ranking tennis player Charlie Pasarell is responsible for the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa’s racket sport heritage.
Foundation Sets the Tone for BNP Paribas Open’s Growth
Peggy Michel recounts joining the team of Charlie Pasarell and Raymond Moore back in 1985 when the tennis tournament was just getting on its feet.
The foundation laid by Charlie Pasarell, Raymond Moore, and Peggy Michel in 1985 helped to perpetuate the BNP Paribas Open’s growth in the Coachella Valley.
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.
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