2013 BNP Paribas Open Calendar of Events
Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, California
March 4 - 17, 2013
Enjoy On and Off-Court Entertainment at the BNP Paribas Open!
As of March 3, 2013
BNP Paribas Open Pre-Qualifier – Monday, February 25 - Saturday, March 2
The BNP Paribas Open Pre-qualifier is designed to provide interested men and women tennis players the opportunity to earn a spot in the BNP Paribas Open Qualifying event. The entry fee is $50 and the draw size is 128 men and 64 women. Champions will advance to the BNP Paribas Open Qualifying event March 4 & 5 (women) and March 5 & 6 (men). Men's Draw (PDF) Women's Draw (PDF)
BNP Paribas Open Kids Day – Saturday, March 2 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Bring your kids out to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for a fun day of activities on and off the court including climbing wall, stilt walkers, on-court clinics and featuring ATP World Tour and WTA professional player appearances. This FREE event is open to the general public. Flyer (PDF)
WTA Qualifying Rounds – Monday, March 4 & Tuesday, March 5 starting at 10:00am. Free Admission
WTA Main Draw – Monday, March 4 at 3:00pm, Corona Plaza
Come join Tournament Director, Steve Simon, WTA Supervisors and WTA professional players in making the 2013 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 5 & Wednesday, March 6 starting at 10:00am. Only Free Admission on Tuesday, March 5.
ATP World Tour Main Draw – Tuesday, March 5 at 3:00pm, Corona Plaza
Come join Tournament Director, Steve Simon, ATP Supervisors and ATP professional players in making the 2013 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!
Bulova presents “Tennis Talk” - Wednesday, March 6 - Friday, March 15 at 12:30pm, Tennis Garden Village Stage – Join our renowned guest host Wayne Bryan or Bud Collins and their special guests throughout the week for lively tennis talk about player and matches. Answer your chance to answer the question of the day to win a Bulova watch. (times and days subject to change).
Main Stadium Promotions – Join the fun! March 6-17!
Throughout the tournament on the Main Stadium Court, sponsors will engage fans to win prizes such as Indian Wells spa and dining certificates, Bulova watches, t-shirts or catch player autograph Penn/Tennis Warehouse tennis balls. Pucker up for the City of Indian Wells Kiss Cam or Bulova Dance Cam and you might see yourself on the “big screen” and much more.
Emirates Lifestyle Booth – Wednesday, March 6 – Sunday March 17 showcases Emirates iconic lifestyle elements, such as Cabin Crew members refreshing guests with cold towels; cups of Arabic coffee giving patrons an extra boost to get through the long day of matches and providing light enjoyable snacks such as dates and chocolates.
USANA Health Sciences Booth - Wednesday March 6 - Sunday March 17. Find out why over 160 WTA players trust their health to USANA. Receive a complimentary nutrition consultation. Take a free digital and interactive health assessment for a chance to win a new iPad. Enter our daily drawings for an autographed bag chock full 'o' USANA goodies. Sample some protein shakes and nutrition bars used for post-workout snacks by the tennis pros you love most. Make the best choice for your health and for your game. Come down and visit our booth today. We look forward to meeting you.
Wheelchair Tennis Exhibition – Wednesday, March 6
Be sure to watch some of the top-ranked and Paralympic wheelchair tennis players in action in an exhibition match on Stadium. See the outstanding skills of these hard-working athletes as they compete in this increasingly popular brand of tennis. The Adaptive Athletics Association was founded in 2010 in order to promote and grow wheelchair athletics in the United States.
City of Indian Wells Residents Day – Thursday, March 7
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.
Bryan Bros. Band perform on the Village Stage – Thursday, March 7, 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 on vocals, Jim Bogios, Counting Crows drummer and singer, songwriter George Holdcroft on sax.
Champions Night – Thursday, March 7 – Come out to listen to the Bryan Brothers perform on the Village stage and then 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 more! A special ticket price of $13 is being offered this night only so everyone can afford to come and have fun while supporting local charities. Come early to enjoy evening entertainment on the Village stage.
Tennis Village Entertainment presented by KJJZ 102.3 – Friday, March 8 - Friday, March 15, 5:00pm-7:00pm The Tennis Village comes alive each evening with live music and entertainment presented by KJJZ, perfect for a rest between matches while enjoying a meal from our food village vendors. KJJZ 102.3 is your smooth Jazz Station. Start your weekday with "FITZ" In THE MORNING then smooth out your workday with the smoothest place on your dial KJJZ 102.3.
Bryan Bros Band – March 7
Art of Sax – March 8
Dirty Bird featuring Eric Sage – March 9
Devastating Karate – March 10
Sergio and Shirley – March 11 & 14
Milton Merlos Spanish Guitar – March 12 & 15
Joe Baldino – March 13
Trina Turk Trunk Show – Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 10am-6pm Garden Club Hospitality A
Shop local fashion designer Trina Turk’s latest Spring collections during a hosted trunk show on-site. Trina’s inspiration comes from the poolside and cocktail party lifestyle of the desert!
Salute to Heroes presented by the City of Indian Wells As part of what has become a favorite fan tradition, the City of Indian Wells is sponsoring Salute to Heroes and bringing out a World War II Mobile Education Center Wed. March 6 – Fri. March 8, 10am-7pm This mobile exhibit houses an authentic and meticulously maintained collection of original World War II memorabilia. Inside are displays featuring U.S. General George S. Patton, U.S. General Jimmy Doolittle, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and German General Adolf Galland. Uniforms, weapons, American propaganda, and technological equipment of the time. The exhibit also includes a restored 1941 Bantam Jeep.
Salute to Heroes Main Stadium Ceremony presented by the City of Indian Wells – Friday, March 8 following the first evening session match
The City of Indian Wells will host a special ceremony recognizing veterans, military personnel, police and firemen following first evening session match. The evening ceremony will include a performance by the Palm Springs High School Spirit of the Sands Marching Band. They were selected to perform at the 57th Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. All veterans and current military, police and fire personnel receive (2) complimentary tickets for the evening session. Show proper ID at the south gate box office.
Corona Beach House and Corona Plaza – Wednesday, March 6 – Sunday, March 17 - Corona Extra invites you to visit the Corona Beach House for event long fan attractions. Snap a free picture with your friends at the Corona Photo Kiosk and tell everyone you” Found Your Beach” when you send it as a digital postcard or upload to Facebook! Visit the Corona Plaza for a place to kick back, relax in Adirondack chairs and enjoy the matches on the big screen! Giveaways and activities are limited to those 21+.
Corona Day – Friday, March 8
- Corona Hostesses, 1:00pm-5:00pm – Stop by the Corona Beach House to meet the Corona Hostesses, enjoy fun games, cool giveaways. Relax responsibly.
- Beer with Brad, 3:00pm Corona Plaza Bar – Celebrate Corona Day and join us at the Corona Beach House to meet tennis legend and ESPN Commentator, Brad Gilbert. Get Brad’s insights on this week’s matches and find out who he thinks will battle it out in the finals this year
Giveaways and activities are limited to those 21+.
Emirates Day – Saturday, March 9, Saturday is Emirates Day! Fans can participate in the “Emirates Airline Ball Flight” and “Spot the Cap” promotions, where they can win great prizes including tickets to the finals or round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Dubai if they catch the ‘Fly Emirates’ branded ball or are spotted wearing their “Fly Emirates” caps in the Main Stadium.
BNP Paribas Tennis Ball Recycle Booth – Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10 & Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Bring your old, used tennis balls! BNP Paribas has partnered with reBounces and the first 1,000 patrons who bring (6) used tennis balls or more to the North side of the Superwall in the Corona Plaza will receive (1) FREE can of Penn Tennis Balls. ReBounces is keeping tennis balls in play and out of the landfills, while growing the game by making affordable practice balls available to everyone.
USTA Member Appreciation Day & Reception – Tuesday, March 12, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Garden Club Hospitality - 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.
USTA Member Discount Offer – Receive a 30% discount on regularly priced session loge tickets, Wednesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 14. USTA Members must purchase tickets at the box office with a valid USTA Membership card or fax a copy of their membership card along with their order form to the box office. Limit six (6) discounted tickets per order. Please note this offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets.
World TeamTennis Player Roster Draft – Tuesday, March 12, 3:30pm at the Village Stage
The World TeamTennis Roster Draft will be conducted earlier in the day and Sacramento Capitals coach Wayne Bryan will discuss the Draft and the 2013 Season with WTT co-founder Billie Jean King and other WTT players.
Steve Furgal’s International Tennis Tours Day – Thursday, March 14
Make sure to stop by the Steve Furgal’s International Tennis Tours exhibit booth to check out the amazing tennis trips they have to offer and plan your next tennis vacation. Then listen in Stadium for a chance to win other prizes.
KJJZ Night – Thursday evening, March 14 featuring Saxophonist Mindi Abair
Fitz the morning host on 102.3 KJJZ will be on main stadium court with Mindi.
Bulova Day – Friday, March 15
Be sure to stay in your seat because you could be chosen to participate in the “Precisionist Challenge” for a chance to win a Bulova watch on Stadium Court.
BNP Paribas Open Championship Weekend – Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17
The final weekend is sure to be full of entertainment on and off the court with stilt walkers, a St. Patrick’s Day bag piper and more. Arrive early to ensure you get in on the gate giveaways (limited supplies) as well as hear singer/actress Melora Hardin, best known for her roles as Jan Levenson on NBC’s The Office and Trudy Monk on USA’s Monk, perform the National Anthem before the Sunday Finals.
Player Autograph Signings
Check the daily draw sheet on-site or in The Desert Sun newspaper, March 6-17 for a daily listing of player autograph signings on-site and at the Tennis Warehouse Shop.
BNP Paribas Open Tri-Level Championships – Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17
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. Tournament Information (PDF) Daily Standings (PDF)
BNP Paribas Open Senior Cup – Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 21
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, 4.0 and 4.5 and Senior women 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5. 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 JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa Thursday, March 21. Tournament Information (PDF) Online Entry Form
*Events are subject to change.