In 1978, John McEnroe stunned the tennis world and helped put Mission Hills Country Club on the map when it hosted the Davis Cup.
Cute Tennis Stuff and Friends, a La Quinta pop-up shop, has everything tennis to serve BNP Paribas Open enthusiasts just a stone’s throw from the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
More flowers, 62 palm trees, and a designated park area at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden help enhance the fan experience at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open.
For the fourth consecutive year, the BNP Paribas Open – has been voted the WTA Premier Mandatory Tournament of the Year, as determined by player vote.
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
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
Inspired by 10-year-old Kate Laver, born with Cerebral Palsy, the Kate Laver Foundation is dedicated to providing equipment and support services to special needs children, their families, and selected non-profits serving children with special needs. A 1950s Palm Springs Racquet Club vibe at Bighorn March 5 invited in guests to tennis matches emceed by former Saturday Night Live comedian Jon
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
The BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament brought a familiar GPS reading. For Rafael Nadal, Spain’s legendary lefty, the Road to Roger was mapped through another Spanish southpaw. In Monopoly, you have to pass go. In big-time pro tennis, Nadal has had to, in key moments, pass Fernando Verdasco. The journey and its history played out Tuesday, in 95-degree sunshine, on
The event held each year in Indian Wells that attracts star players and nearly half a million spectators is not really a tennis tournament. It is a chamber-of-commerce postcard. Take Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open. It is the day after they have set a tournament attendance record for a single-day session. A total of 36,361 people went through the
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