2007 Calendar of Events (as of March 12, 2007)
Pacific Life Open Pre-Qualifying Tournament –The Challenge Round, to be held February 16-18, 2007, will feature 64-player women's and men's draws. The winners will secure one of the four spots in the Pacific Life Open Pre-Qualifier, which will be held March 3-6, 2007. Both events will be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. To enter visit PacificLifeOpen.com or call (760) 200-8200.
Sony Ericsson WTA Main Draw – Monday, March 5
ATP Main Draw – Tuesday, March 6
City of Indian Wells Residents' Day – Thursday, March 8 ¤ 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.
Village Internet Cafe - March 5 – 18 – 10am - end of play. Don't lose serve! Return those e-mails between matches at the new Village Internet Café located in the Tennis Garden Village next to the Nexxus Nexxt Level Lounge.
Fila Family Zone – Wednesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 18 –Opens daily at 11:00am ¤ For kids of all ages, come test your skills at interactive games and challenges located in the Tennis Garden Village next to the Tennis Warehouse Shop.
Fila Friday Night – Friday, March 9 @ 6:30pm – Tennis Garden Village Stage – Join FILA and local NBC affiliate, KMIR morning host Gino LaMont during an answer and question session with professional player Dmitry Tursunov. Come hear and ask questions about the inside look of the world of professional tennis.
Fila Ambassadors – Be sure to see the Fila Ambassadors for your complimentary tournament photo and to find out about exciting activities at this year’s Pacific Life Open. The Purdue Varsity Glee Club will be appearing on Monday evening, March 12 between first and second match. For more than 110 years, the Purdue Varsity Glee Club's 60-plus men have made Purdue proud with their voices, charisma, high standard of academics and performance excellence. The Glee Club has inspired audiences during nine European tours. They’ve touched people in Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, China and their recent tour to the United Kingdom. These men have stirred hearts from legendary stages such as the Crystal Cathedral and Carnegie Hall and performed at five presidential inaugurations.
Canon PowerShot “Shoot Like A Pro” Sweepstakes – March 5 - 14 – Enter to win a Canon Digital XTi camera kit and premium seats to the Women’s Finals match with court access to shoot from the photo pit. Also, enter for the chance to win a daily prize – the Canon PowerShot SD40 Digital ELPH. Come visit us in the Canon Photo Zone booth in the Tennis Garden Village or apply online at www.powershot.com
Fila & Nexxus “Look of the Day” – Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 18 ¤ Fans will have the chance to be randomly selected to receive a full make-over at the Village stage by a team of Fila and Nexxus stylists!
"Tennis Talk" with Tommy Tucker -– Tennis Garden Village Stage - Join Tommy Tucker and guests throughout the week for lively tennis talk about today's players. Tournament chairman, Charlie Pasarell and his former coach, Welby Van Horn will join Tommy on Saturday, March 10 @ Noon to discuss Welby's newly published book Secrets of a True Tennis Master. Other Tennis Talk times are Sunday, March 11 @ Noon, Monday-March 12, Wednesday, March 14, Friday, March, 16 @ 4pm
Fila & Tennis Warehouse Doubles Challenge – Sunday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 13 – Two daily winners will be outfitted in FILA attire and a new racquet from Tennis Warehouse and then hit with ATP or WTA tennis professional on stadium court between matches 3 & 4. Register at 1:00pm at the Fila Family Zone.
Canon Beauty Shots - March 9-11& March 16-18 Keep a lookout for the Canon PowerShot “beauty shots” around the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Well marked stations both on site and on the tournament map showcase locations to snap memorable photos with magnificent backdrops. Our highly trained PowerShot team will be standing by with our latest digital cameras and compact photo printers for you to shoot and print your memories within seconds. Look for us near the South Stadium landing.
Canon Maria Look-alikes – March 9-11& 16-18 Join the Canon PowerShot team by celebrating one of the most loved champions in tennis today. Maria Sharapova look-alikes will be canvassing the Tennis Garden grounds. Stop them and say hello or simply get your picture taken with them.
Canon Photo Zone: Visit the Canon Photo Zone in the Tennis Garden Village and try the latest Canon PowerShot Digital Cameras and walk away with one of our official tournament lanyards and a picture of you and “Maria” at our direct print station!
Nexxus Nexxt Level Lounge Stop by the Nexxus Next Level Lounge in the Tennis Garden Village for complimentary professional hair consultation, styling, Nexxus product samples, and to sign-up for daily drawings to win fabulous prizes! Friday, March 9- Wednesday, March 14 – 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15 – Friday, March 16, - 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 17 – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 18 – 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wheelchair Tennis Exhibition – Sunday, March 11 Some of the top-ranked and Olympic wheelchair tennis players will be in action in an exhibition matches between second and third match of the day and prior to evening session match on stadium court. See the outstanding skills of these hard-working athletes as they compete in this increasingly popular brand of tennis.
USTA Appreciation Day – Tuesday, March 13 A 30% discount on day session loge and grandstand tickets Wednesday, March 7 through Thursday, March 15 and evening session loge tickets, Friday, March 9 through Friday, March 16. 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. Come to the USTA “members only” reception on Tuesday, March 13 in the Garden Club Hospitality B at 2:30pm and enjoy refreshments, gifts and more. A valid ticket is required to gain entry to the tournament grounds and a valid USTA membership card is needed for entry into the hospitality tent.
KPLM Night – Tuesday, March 13 TLC the afternoon host on today’s best country radio station, Big 106 KPLM, will introduce the players on stadium court during the evening session matches.
KJJZ Night – Thursday, March 15 Fitz the morning host on 102.3 K-Jazz will introduce players on stadium court during the evening session matches.
Salute To Heroes & Fireworks presented by the City of Indian Wells – Friday, March 16 / Stadium Court - The Pacific Life Open will host a special ceremony recognizing veterans, military personnel, police and firemen featuring the Twenty-Nine Palms Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center Band. 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.
Pacific Life Open Tri-Level Championships - March 16-18 9:00am Visit Jazzy J’s for coffee and come out to watch the inaugural Pacific Life Open Tri-Level National Championship, a doubles competition representing different United States Tennis Association (USTA) Sections from around the country, will be held over the final weekend of the Pacific Life Open. Participating sections include Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest, Intermountain, Texas, Midwest and Northern. The members of the winning section will receive a one-year clothing contract from FILA, the official sportswear company of the Pacific Life Open.
Fan Appreciation Day – Sunday, March 18 Show your Ralph’s membership card at the box office and receive at 30% discount to the men’s championship final singles match and the women’s doubles final.
Cardio-Tennis Exhibition – Monday, March 12 If you are looking for the ultimate high energy workout while improving your tennis skills stay in your seat between the second and third match on stadium court and watch Cardio-Tennis!
Mercedes Benz – The official car for both the even and the world-wide men’s ATP Tour, will offer fans the opportunity to experience the pinnacle of automotive excellence and luxury as they check out the latest models at the Mercedes-Benz Circle of Champions.
Player Autograph Signings – Check the daily draw sheet on site or in The Desert Sun newspaper, March 7-16 for daily listings of player autograph signings on site and at the Tennis Warehouse Shop.
Shopping – Between matches visit many of the shopping areas available!
Fila Store – Fila invites you to experience “l’arte nello sport,” a presentation of the beauty of performance, the personal fulfillment inherent to sport. Official Pacific Life Open souvenir items are sold here. Indian Wells Tennis Garden Retail & Pro Shop – Over 8,000 square feet of the season ’s most popular tennis brands and Tennis Warehouse – The largest on-line tennis retailer is here at the Pacific Life Open. Check out the latest racquets from Head/Penn and more! Take advantage of tournament pricing and special offers. Demo racquets on the full-size demo courts and get autographs from your favorite players! Plaza Exhibitors – Located along the plaza boardwalk are many fine exhibitors including Jeffrey Scott Fine Magnetics, Baccarat, Icycles, Ralphs, Steve Furgal International Tennis Tours, player autograph items at the Champions Volunteer Foundation booth, and more! You will be sure to find the perfect gift!
Tennis Village Entertainment – Friday, March 9- Friday, March 16, 5pm-7pm - The Tennis Village and Garden Club comes alive each evening with live music and entertainment, perfect for a rest between matches while enjoying a meal from the Market Place, ZZ to Go, John’s and Mamacitas. Located on the east side of the stadium this year is Espada – Brazilian Bar & Grill, serving up a taste of South America with Brazilian style flame-roasted and hand-carved meats. Signature margaritas and new flavors of mojitos featured daily.
Check daily drawsheet on-site and/or visit PacificLifeOpen.com for updates. Schedule and times are subject to change.