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Our Personal Guide to Tennis Paradise



Last week, the BNP Paribas Open released its 2024 star-studded player field, headlined by a mix of former Indian Wells champions and rising stars. As we get ready for another year of spectacular tennis in the desert, our Experience Travel team has rounded up top things to see and do in tennis paradise this year!


For the Culinary Connoisseur

Taste of Tennis: March 4 at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Some of the world's best tennis stars and chefs under one roof? Count us in! Taste of Tennis is a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation for professional tennis players along with local chefs and restaurants. This year, their Indian Wells event will feature renowned Chef Angelo Sosa along with other leading chefs from the Coachella Valley, as well as tennis stars JJ Wolf, Alexander Zverev and Zheng Qinwen to celebrate the return of tennis to the desert! Reach out to our travel concierge at k.steck@cliffdrysdale.com for exclusive ticket prices to this year's Taste of Tennis in Indian Wells!


Get Up-Close to the Stars (For a Good Cause)

Tennis With The Stars: March 5 at Omni Rancho Las Palmas

Of course, one of our favorite events in the desert is our annual celebrity charity tennis event, Tennis With The Stars. Each year, we round up some of the top names in tennis for a one-day event that kicks off with a tennis clinic, followed by a "Thrills & Drills" clinic as well as a Love Wins Pro Am with the stars! Finally, we wrap things up with a pro exhibition and a meet-and-greet with our celebrity guests. Guests can participate in as many activities as they'd like, or simply spectate the action all afternoon with access to a complimentary bar. Plus, this year's event will benefit the Bush-Wikse ACE Outreach Foundation which helps to provide on and off court opportunities for kids to play tennis through scholarships, after school programs, camps and special events. In other words, the definition of a win-win! Learn more online at TennisWithStars.com.


Make Time for Your Own Tennis While You're in the Desert

Sometimes the excitement of being in the desert during Indian Wells makes you want to play your favorite sport within close proximity to the professional action - we don't blame you! If you're looking to play tennis during your Indian Wells visit, we have two fantastic locations for you to hone your skills: Omni Rancho Las Palmas and JW Marriott Desert Springs. Each of these luxurious resorts feature tennis programs led by our Cliff Drysdale Tennis and PBI Tennis professionals so you can enjoy world-class instruction before you catch the day's matches. For exclusive rates on court bookings or room reservations, please email k.steck@cliffdrysdale.com.


Play Tennis AND Watch the Finals in One Package Deal

Tennis With The Stars Finals Camp: March 14-17

The logistics of lodging, tickets and transportation to a major international tennis event can easily become a bit overwhelming. So, we've designed a package deal for the finals weekend that includes accommodations, transportation, suite tickets to the finals, AND world-class tennis clinics from our team at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for a getaway with your tennis-playing significant other, or a luxurious excursion for a few of your teammates during one of the best Spring tournaments in tennis, this is for you! For more details, check out ExperienceCDT.com/TennisWithTheStarsCamp.


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