11th annual


March 10/2015


The 11th Annual Desert Smash is a charity celebrity tennis event where Hollywood and professional tennis collides.

Hosted by Will Ferrell and with the proceeds benefiting his Cancer for College charity, the Desert Smash brings the top ATP and WTA Tour Pro's together to play for a day with Hollywood's biggest stars.



March 10, 2015



LaQuinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

49499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253



Cancer for College



Epic Sports


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10 am – Registration Opens for Pro-Am & LiveBall Participants

10:30 am – Practice Courts Available

11:00 am – Pro-Am & LiveBall Court Introductions & Court Assignments

11:30 am – Pro-Am & LiveBall Start

1:00 pm – LaQuinta Stadium Grounds Open to ticketed and VIP guests (all guests must have tickets or credentials to enter grounds)

1:00 pm – Pro-Am & LiveBall Concludes / Lunch

2:30 pm – WELCOME – National Anthem and Welcome Remarks

2:30 pm – FIRST MATCH – World #5 Genie Bouchard vs. 2002 BNP Paribas Open Champion Daniela Hantuchova

3:00 pm – SECOND MATCH – ATP World #1 Bob & Mike Bryan vs. ATP Tour Stars Sam Querrey & Mardy Fish

3:30 pm – THIRD MATCH – Billy Bush & Kit Hoover vs. Will Ferrell & Genie Bouchard
USA World #1 John Isner & Will Ferrell vs. Kevin Hart & ATP Tour Star Fernando Verdasco – Chair Umpire: Justin Biebe

4:00 pm – FINAL MATCH – ATP Tour Star Fernando Verdasco vs. ATP Tour Star TBA

7:30 pm – Desert Smash Cocktail Party & Concert / Red Carpet

10:30 pm – Desert Smash Cocktail Party & Concert Ends


For partnership information or to speak with a press or talent representative, please use the form below.

For sponsorship information please download the 2015 Desert Smash Partnership deck.

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