INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN
Epps, Gracie

Tournament

The premier showcase of junior tennis in the United States
Tournament Details
Format

The Easter Bowl 18s is an ITF Level B 1 (closed) and a USTA Level event with a draw of 64 singles and 32 doubles. All divisions including Boys and Girls 18s, 16s, 14s and 12 and under divisions are an official USTA National Championship.

 

 

Venue

Indian Wells Tennis Garden
78-200 Miles Avenue
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Tel: 760.200.8400

2020 Event Will Not Be Held
2021 event information coming soon.
History/Facts
  • Almost every great American tennis player has played in the Easter Bowl including: Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Tracy Austin, Andy Roddick, Robby Ginepri and Sam Querrey and current top Anerican players: Coco Gauff, Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, John Isner, Ryan Harrison, Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens.
  • Only National Championship where the top juniors in multiple age divisions, their families and coaches are all at the same place at the same time.
  • America’s future stars: the top junior tennis players (from over 40 states) in what the press calls “The Super Bowl of junior tennis”
  • Over 500 family members
  • Over 150 private coaches
  • National print and electronic media coverage reaches over 52 million print impressions
  • Generates significant tourism revenue for the greater Palm Springs economy.
  • Noted for its world-class hospitality for players, families, coaches and sponsors
People
Seena Hamilton
Founder

Before her passing in 2016, Hamilton was the founder and president of Seena Hamilton & Associates / Creative Tennis Marketing. As founder of the Easter Bowl, she pioneered the corporate marketing of junior tennis by addressing critical issues like injuries, fitness, nutrition, and the pressures of competition on behalf of sponsors all the while generating amazing amounts of national media coverage.

Commendations and awards have come home the White House, the governors of New York and Florida and the mayors of New York City and Dade County, Fla., and the USTA (2003 American Spirit Award; 2007 Special Recognition Award).

Lornie Kuhle
Tournament Chairman

A staple in Southern California tennis for over 50 years – Lornie Kuhle is a lifelong tennis enthusiast who has been involved with the sport across positions ranging from professional player, administrator, coach and promoter.

When Kuhle acquired the Adidas Easter Bowl and promptly moved it to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, he said, “This was always a tremendous event, but I knew that bringing it to a world-class facility like the Indian Wells Tennis Garden would raise the tournament to a whole new level,” said Kuhle when explaining his decision. Pulling from his decades of experience involved in tennis events across the professional, amateur and junior spheres, Kuhle instated a host of new tournament upgrades and amenities. With new features like live streaming capabilities and a large screen LED scoreboard, Kuhle mirrored the Easter Bowl after the Indian Wells Tennis Garden’s most notable property: The BNP Paribas Open. “It’s an inspirational moment for these kids, and a great step forward for American junior tennis. This is the BNP Paribas Open of the juniors,” said Kuhle.