Dispatch From Indian Wells

A few days ago, we took to the desert for a memorable weekend full of sun, sand, and more than a few familiar faces from the tennis world. We were honored to play host to the Tennis In The Desert 2020 Draft Party and Pro-Am Tournament at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. 

We kicked off our weekend with an unforgettable evening spent at Villa Zenyara, hosting our Tennis in the Desert 2020 Draft Party. A true oasis in the middle of the Palm Springs desert, Villa Zenyara boasted a lake for kayaking and swimming, dreamy indoor-outdoor spaces, a well-appointed chef’s kitchen, and more. 

We were joined by tennis greats including Stanislas Wawrinka, Richard Gasquet, Feliciano Lopez, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, and Denis Shapovalov enjoyed an evening spent making new friends, enjoying a handcrafted cocktail or two, and soaking in our setting. We were also lucky enough to have the folks from Frizzante Fine Jewelry onsite showing off some of their beautiful baubles (definitely a must-visit shop when you’re in the area). 

Our very own Jon Kelly, CEO of Kelly Klee Insurance, hosted the draft, pairing up our amateurs with tennis pros by way of some Kelly Klee Insurance ping pong balls, of course, and we were off to the courts!

On Sunday, the games got underway and we were treated to a day filled with great tennis — we were well and truly impressed by the performances of the amateurs, too! 

With that, it was game, set, match on our weekend. Scroll down for more images from Tennis In The Desert. 

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