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  • CDT Staff


Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa have announced the preliminary line up of top ATP and WTA tour players participating in the 2016 “Tennis with the Stars” event, taking place on March 8, 2016.

In its second year, the afternoon event features an exclusive, intimate gathering of some of the world’s top tennis players as a kickoff to the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The tennis fest presents a rare opportunity for a limited number of amateur tennis players, spectators, and VIPs to have an up close and personal experience with the tennis stars, both on and off the court.

The event will be headlined by Wimbledon finalist and World No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, Wimbledon finalist and former World No. 6 (2014) Eugenie Bouchard, World No. 8 Japanese stand out Kei Nishikori, alongside special guests to be announced in the coming months.

The celebrity gathering will be hosted at Palm Springs’ Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and the schedule will be as follows:

Pro Am Doubles Round Robin (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) - Just 24 amateurs will have the opportunity to play alongside Cliff Drysdale Tennis pros and special guests, with the four winners earning a once in a lifetime opportunity to play with and against tennis celebrities in the exhibition matches that follow!

VIP Welcome Cocktail & Spectator Arrival (4 p.m.)

Celebrity Exhibition Matches Begin (5 p.m.) - The 2016 stars will take to the court with Pro Am winners and other special guests for exhibition matches of epic proportions!

VIP Reception and Meet and Greet (6 p.m.) - VIP ticket holders, event sponsors and guests are invited to mingle and enjoy a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception and opportunity for photos and autographs with the stars.

The action is open to the public by reservation with limited availability. Pro Am entries, spectator tickets and VIP packages will be available for purchase online at, beginning January 2016.

A limited number of sponsorships are available. For more information contact Kimberly Arena, Drysdale's Vice President of Sales and Marketing at or call (830) 625-5911 ext. 201.

For Pro Am and tennis-related inquiries please contact Director of Tennis Albert Fernandez at or (760) 837-2342.

About Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Set on 240 lush acres, the 444-room Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is classic Rancho Mirage re-imagined for the 21st-century traveler. The resort's offerings include stylish guestrooms; the signature bluEmber restaurant; R Bar lounge and Splashtopia, an exciting water playground complete with water slides, a lazy river and sandy beach. The resort also features a 20,000-square-foot spa, 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course, 25-court Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center and 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. For more information, visit

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” in the J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit or call 1-800-The-Omni.


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