Desert Champions is a world-class event management firm that manages and operates a curated selection of sports and entertainment properties in Southern California, the most notable of which is the BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP and WTA combined two-week event in the world. Desert Champions also manages year-round venue operations at the renowned Indian Wells Tennis Garden and oversees the administration of the FILA Easter Bowl Junior Championships, a premier amateur American junior tennis showcase and the FILA International Junior Championships held annually in Indian Wells.
The BNP Paribas Open, held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, is the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world. The tournament offers more than $14 million in prize money, and is one of only a handful of events to provide the Hawkeye line challenge system on all match courts, including qualifying rounds.
Held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Easter Bowl showcases American junior tennis. Known in the press as the “Super Bowl of junior tennis” the FILA Easter Bowl is the only National Championship where the top juniors in multiple age divisions from over 40 states can be found at once.
The FILA International Junior Championships is held during the second week of the BNP Paribas Open and offers promising junior tennis players the opportunity to play on the same courts as the professionals at the esteemed Indian Wells Tennis Garden. With a 48-person singles draw and 24-person doubles draw, this combined boys’ and girls’ event is an ITF Level 1 tournament.
The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is a premier tennis destination located in the Coachella Valley. This critically acclaimed tennis landscape spans 54 acres and boasts twenty-nine world-class courts, including the 16,100-seat Stadium 1, the second largest in the world. An 8,000-seat Stadium 2 was also added in 2014. The Tennis Garden is home to several annual events, including the Indian Wells Music Festival and, most notably, the BNP Paribas Open. The facility is open to the public, with year-round tennis memberships available; a fitness center on-site; and more.