2014 BNP Paribas Open Calendar of Events
Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California
March 3 - 16, 2014
Enjoy On and Off-Court Entertainment at the BNP Paribas Open!
As of March 2, 2014
BNP Paribas Challenge – Monday, February 24 - Saturday, March 1 (Matches start at 9:00am Mon.-Wed., 10:00am Thurs. & Fri., Noon Sat.)
The BNP Paribas Challenge is a pre-qualifying tournament providing both men and women tennis players the opportunity to earn a spot in the BNP Paribas Open Qualifying event. The entry fee is $50. Champions will advance to the BNP Paribas Open Qualifying event March 3 & 4 (women) and March 4 & 5 (men). Information Sheet | Men's Draw | Women's Draw
BNP Paribas Open Kids Day – Saturday, March 1, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Come out to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for fun activities on and off the court including on-court clinics, The Living Desert's Wildlife on Wheels, Harper for Kids, Breathmobile and ATP World Tour and WTA professional player appearances. Special performance by ONE11 Band. This FREE event is open to the general public. Information Sheet
McEnroe Challenge for Charity presented by Esurance – Saturday, March 1 at 6:30pm
The new Stadium 2 will be unveiled with a special event benefitting local charities. Multiple Grand Slam and BNP Paribas Open Champions John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Peter Fleming and Rick Leach will play an exhibition benefiting local charities and unveiling the new 8,000 seat Stadium 2. Tickets are not available at this time please check back.
WTA Qualifying Rounds – Monday, March 3 & Tuesday, March 4 starting at 11:00am. Gates open at 10:00am. Free Admission.
Enter to Win! March 3 – 14, Audi Rancho Mirage will announce on Saturday, March 15 one lucky individual, who attended the BNP Paribas Open and registered, a stunning all-new 2015 Audi A3 with industry leading technology and signature design. Visit the Desert European Motorcars Indigo Auto Group display in the Garden Club Courtyard to enter to win and to see complete rules and registration details.
WTA Main Draw – Monday, March 3 at 3:00pm, Stadium Plaza
Come join Tournament Director, Steve Simon and WTA professional players in making the 2014 BNP Paribas Open women’s main draw. You may be one of the lucky people chosen to assist and have your photo taken with guest player or you may win prize giveaways!
ATP Qualifying Rounds – Tuesday, March 4 & Wednesday, March 5 starting at 11:00am. Gates open at 10:00am (Free Admission on Tuesday Only)
ATP World Tour Main Draw – Tuesday, March 4 at 3:00pm, Stadium Plaza
Come join Tournament Director, Steve Simon and ATP World Tour professional players in making the 2014 BNP Paribas Open men’s main draw. You may be one of the lucky people chosen to assist on stage and have your photo taken with guest player or you may win prize giveaways!
“Tennis Talk” - Wednesday, March 5 - Friday, March 14 at 12:30pm-1:30pm, Tennis Garden Village Stage – Join our host, Wayne Bryan and special guests throughout the week for lively tennis talk about player and matches. Answer the question of the day for a chance to win a Jeffrey Scott Fine Magnetic bracelet and other sponsor prizes. (times and days subject to change).
Stadium 1 Promotions – Join the fun! March 5-16!
Join us every morning when Stadium 1 opens at 10:00am for “Serve It Up” where lucky fans will have a chance to come on court and meet a player. Then throughout the tournament, sponsors will engage fans to win prizes such as Indian Wells spa and dining certificates or Esurance t-shirts thrown by the Bryan Brothers. Pucker up for the City of Indian Wells Kiss Cam or the Dance Cam and you might see yourself on the “big screen” and much more.
Wheelchair Tennis Exhibition – Wednesday, March 5
See the outstanding skills of these top-ranked Paralympic wheelchair tennis players as they compete in an exhibition match on Stadium 1.
USANA Health Sciences Booth - Wednesday, March 5 - Sunday, March 16. Find out why over 160 WTA players trust their health to USANA. Get a one-on-one personalized nutrition consultation to see what products are right for you. Customize your very own MyHealthPak. Sample some Rev3 to boost your energy before the game and some protein shakes & snacks to help with post-game recovery. Come visit our booth today. We look forward to meeting you.
WTA Fan Zone Booth - Wednesday, March 5 - Sunday, March 16.
Have your free photo taken with the stars of the Women's Tour on a Singapore backdrop of your choice. Become a WTA Insider for a chance to win prizes!
City of Indian Wells Residents Day – Thursday, March 6
Residents of Indian Wells receive complimentary tickets to a full-day of matches. For more information or to obtain tickets please visit the City of Indian Wells’ City Hall.
Putt, Tweet and Relax at the City of Indian Wells Booth
The City invites tennis fans to experience the one-of-a-kind “Indian Wells lifestyle” at its outdoor booth located in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Beginning Thursday, March 6 attendees can chill out with a relaxing massage or play on the Indian Wells Golf Resort putting green, open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Use the onsite Twitter Mirror to show the world that you are enjoying gorgeous weather, fantastic tennis, and an amazing sports facility. And be sure to encourage out of town visitors to stop by the booth for a variety of special resort giveaways they can use upon their return to our incomparable city.
Mirror, Mirror on the wall…Come take your picture in the City of Indian Wells booth located at the North Walk of Palms using the Twitter Mirror. Used at events like the Grammy’s, Oscars, and NBA Finals, fans stand before the Mirror, tap the screen, take a few moments to pose, approve the photo or retake it and send it out through the City of Indian Wells Twitter feed.
Tennis Channel Live at the BNP Paribas Open – Daily starting Thursday, March 6 – Thursday, March 13, 10:30-11:00. Come watch Tennis Channel’s half-hour lead-in show before each day’s play, live from their news desk and displayed on the Stadium Plaza video wall. Hosted by Brett Haber, Hall of Famer Tracy Austin, and doubles champion Mark Knowles, the show will feature news updates, guest interviews and conversation about what can be expected in the day ahead. As the hub of Tennis Channel’s tournament coverage throughout the day, the desk will feature regular appearances by celebrities, players and the network’s on-air team which, beyond Haber, Austin, and Knowles includes Jim Courier, Mary Carillo, Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob and WNBA and Olympic icon Lisa Leslie.
Champions Night – Thursday, March 6
Come out and watch great tennis while benefiting The Champions Volunteer Foundation and many other local charities. A percentage of all evening session single tickets is donated to the Foundation so take advantage of a special ticket price of only $13 for this evening and bring your family, the club members, your club’s tennis leagues and have fun while supporting local charities. Come early to enjoy evening entertainment on the Village Stage.
Bryan Brothers Band Perform on the Village Stage – Thursday, March 6 5:00pm-7:00pm
The Tennis Garden Village rocks with the #1 doubles team in the world, Mike and Bob Bryan, take the stage as the Bryan Bros Band featuring former American Idol star, Michael Johns, Counting Crows drummer Jim Bogios and Southern California musician and songwriter George Holdcroft.
Tennis Village Entertainment presented by KJJZ 102.3 – Friday, March 7 - Friday, March 14, 5:00pm-7:00pm
The Tennis Village comes alive each evening with live music and entertainment, perfect for a rest between matches while enjoying a meal from our food village vendors. Entertainment Schedule:
March 7 - John Stanley King
March 8 – Art of Sax
March 9 - Milton Merlos
March 10 - Penny Unniversity
March 11 - Sergio and Shirley
March 12 - Milton Merlos
March 13 - Grand Slam
March 14 - Joe Baldino
Michelob ULTRA Day - Friday, March 7 Michelob ULTRA welcomes you to the BNP Paribas Open. With only 95 calories and 2.6 carbs, Michelob ULTRA is the superior light beer to enjoy during today’s matches. Long live the ULTRA life. Come join our brand ambassadors at the Circle of Palms Bar for a chance to get your hands on some terrific Michelob ULTRA giveaway items. Come meet 11th seed, ATP Tour player Tommy Hass at approximately 1:45 this afternoon at the Michelob ULTRA Circle of Palms Bar and play a trivia game for a chance to win a special autographed item. Long live the ULTRA life.
Salute to Heroes presented by the City of Indian Wells – Friday, March 7
Special tribute to USO with appearance and performance by the Swing Dolls and Bob Hope impersonator on Village Stage. Following the first evening session match a special ceremony recognizing veterans, military personnel, police and firemen will be held on Stadium 1 featuring the Navy Band Southwest . All veterans and current military, police and fire personnel receive (2) complimentary tickets for the evening session. Show proper ID at any of the box offices.
Emirates Day – Saturday, March 8
Saturday is Emirates Day! Look for a complimentary Emirates cap at entry gates to the grounds and check out the new Emirates World Tour Challenge booth. Test your speed and agility skills for a change to win. Fans can participate in the “Emirates Airline Ball Flight” promotion on Stadium 1 a chance to win great prizes including tickets to the finals or round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Dubai.
BNP Paribas “Rally, Roundup & Recycle” – Saturday, March 8-Sunday, March 9 & Saturday, March 15-Sunday, March 16 10:00am-12:00pm
Bring your old used tennis balls to the Super Wall in the Stadium Plaza! BNP Paribas, along with reBounces, to keep tennis balls in play and out the landfills, while growing the game by making affordable practice balls available to everyone. The first 1,000 patrons who bring (6) used tennis balls or more will receive (1) FREE can of Penn tennis balls.
USTA Member Appreciation Reception – Tuesday, March 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
USTA members enjoy refreshments and visit with ATP World Tour and/or WTA players. Hosted by the USTA. Valid USTA membership card is required for entry.
Esurance Day – Wednesday, March 12
Look for a variety of fun promotions including gate giveaway gifts (limited supplies) and fun Stadium 1 promotions to win prizes..
Steve Furgal International Tennis Tours Day – Thursday, March 13
Make sure to stop by the Steve Furgal International Tennis Tours exhibit booth and check out the amazing tennis trips they have to offer.
International Tennis Hall of Fame Ring Presentation – Thursday, March 13 between matches 3&4
The International Tennis Hall of Fame will present 2013 inductee Charlie Pasarell his Hall of Fame ring on main stadium.
Player Autograph Signings
Check the daily draw sheet on-site at the information booths, The Desert Sun newspaper and the Tennis Warehouse retail tent for daily listing of player autograph signings on-site.
BNP Paribas Open Championship Weekend – Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
The final weekend is sure to be full of entertainment on and off the court with entertainment at the gates and throughout the grounds. Arrive early to ensure you get in on the gate giveaways (limited supplies).
Oracle Collegiate Tennis Challenge – Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
Come watch college tennis at the BNP Paribas Open featuring Baylor University, University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois and University of Tulsa. Play begins at 9:00am and free admission is for patrons with BNP Paribas Open tickets or event credentials for the respective date.
BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Championships – Thursday, March 13 - Sunday, March 16
Tri-Level Championships, a doubles competition representing 17 different United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sections from around the country, will be held over the final weekend of the BNP Paribas Open. The members of the winning section will win a Fila product package, the official sportswear company of the BNP Paribas Open. Standings
BNP Paribas Open Senior Cup – Monday, March 17 - Thursday, March 20
Join over 700 amateur players in a Senior (50 years of age and over) and Super Senior (60 years of age and over) Team Tennis Doubles Tournament. Divisions include Senior men 3.5 and 4.0 and Senior women 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. Super Senior men and women 3.5 and 4.0. The event will be played at different country clubs and resorts in the Coachella Valley with the finals being held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Thursday, March 20. Information
*Events are subject to change.
Indian Wells Tennis Garden Tennis Collection
More than 13,000 square feet of the season’s most popular national tennis clothing and footwear brands plus official BNP Paribas Open souvenir items sold here.
Fila Retail Store
Visit the Fila store to check out the latest tennis, fitness and lifestyle fashions as well as Official BNP Paribas Open apparel, hats and tees. Make sure you try on Fila’s new performance tennis shoe the Sentinel! Worn by top WTA & ATP players, the Sentinel is one of the “must-have” tennis shoes this season. Also check out Fila’s new Heritage Collection designed by Ginny Hilfiger, debuting exclusively on March 6.
Visit Tennis Warehouse, located in the Tennis Garden Village, next to Stadium 2, and check out the latest racquets from HEAD and other top brands. Take advantage of tournament pricing and enter to win great prizes! Come hit with the latest racquets on a full-size demo court and get autographs from your favorite pro players at Tennis Warehouse throughout the BNP Paribas Open!
Trina Turk Trunk Show – Saturday, March 8-Sunday, March 9 10:00am-6pm
Shop local fashion designer Trina Turk’s latest Spring collections during the hosted trunk show on site. Trina’s inspiration comes from the poolside and cocktail party lifestyle of the desert!
Walk of Palms
Jeffrey Scott Fine Magnetics
City of Indian Wells
Eisenhower Medical Center
Emirates World Tour Challenge
Hayman and Summers
Steve Furgal’s International Tennis Tours
USANA Health Sciences
America’s Navy – A Global Force for Good
Authentic Tennis Memorabilia
Mike Sullivan Art
USTA Southern California
Visit Palm Desert
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Garden Club Courtyard
Desert European Motorcars indigo Auto Group
City of Indian Wells (putting green)
Restaurant Dining for Nobu, Chop House, Piero’s PizzaVino and Emirates Garden Club visit the Restaurant Page
Stadium 2 Upper Level
The Point Bar
Stadium 2 Ground Level
Open daily at 10:00a.m.
Garden Club Courtyard
Michelob ULTRA Bar
Tennis Garden Village
Open daily at 10:00a.m.
Don Julio Bar
Open daily at 10:00a.m
Tommy Bahama Bar
Michelob ULTRA Bar
A variety of concession stands are located around the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and in both Stadium 1 and Stadium 2.