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World-class event management

About Us

Desert Champions manages and operates a curated selection of sports and entertainment events and properties, the largest of which is the BNP Paribas Open, held annually at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. In addition to hosting this prestigious sporting event, Desert Champions manages the Garden Jam Music Festival, Easter Bowl Junior Championships, the Oracle Challenger Series and the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.


BNP Paribas Open

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.



Oracle Challenger Series

The Oracle Challenger Series, which consists of combined ATP Challenger Tour and WTA 125k events, was created to offer more opportunities for American tennis players to play closer to home. The Series is held in various cities across the US with athletes competing for more than just prize money. The top two men and top two women (as determined by points) at the end of the Series are awarded wild cards into the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open, held each spring at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.



Garden Jam Music Festival

Held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Garden Jam Music Festival is a 2-day event that showcases musical acts and performers from a variety of genres including blues, jazz, rock and country. This two-day festival is held each April and kicks off music season in the Coachella Valley.



Easter Bowl Junior Championships

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 Easter Bowl is the only National Championship where the top juniors in multiple age divisions from over 40 states can be found at once.



Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships

The newest addition to the list of exciting events hosted at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the USA Pickleball National Championships, held each fall. Pickleball is a sport rapidly growing in popularity and championship pickleball courts will soon be added to the Tennis Garden. The USA Pickleball National Championships draws the top US pickleball players of all ages who compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. In partnership with sports and entertainment management company Desert Champions and the United States Pickleball Association (USAPA). Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, has been announced as the title sponsor of the event, which is the premier sanctioned tournament of the USAPA.




Indian Wells Tennis Garden

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, an Oracle Challenger Series event 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.




78-200 Miles Avenue
Indian Wells, CA  92210