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Nosh with the Pros at 2017’s Taste of Tennis Events

Taste of Tennis parties are some of my favorite events surrounding tennis tournaments. Combine a bevy of stylishly dressed tennis pros with delicious food and drink prepared by top shelf chefs and you’ve got a chic party the likes of which you can’t replicate anywhere else.

Get yourself to one of these events.

You’ll dine on a myriad of yummy creations and sip the night away listening to great music, alongside the likes of Feliciano Lopez, Genie Bouchard, Venus Williams and many, many more. Each night has its own ever changing list of big names both on the tennis ands food sides. Event sponsors have tables as well so you’ll enjoy their offerings too.

So here’s the 2017 US line up line up in calendar order:

Jack Sock and Genie Bouchard at Taste of Tennis

INDIAN WELLS, California –– Monday, March 6, 2017, at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

This Taste will feature California native and James Beard Award Winning Chef, Jonathan Waxman and is hosted by Chef Chris Mitchum. This years’ confirmed players are: Johanna Konta, Coco Vandeweghe, Frances Tiafoe, Sam Querrey, Feliciano Lopez, Taylor Fritz, Sam Groth, Mark Woodforde, Darren Cahill, and Yanina Wickmayer.

Confirmed chefs are:  Jonathan Waxman, Tara Lazar, Chris Mitchum, Andrew Daly, Karine Moulin, Michael Beckman, Drew Davis, Andy Ricker, Fran Derby, Paul Hancock, Jason Niederkom, James Wallace, and Eric Theiss.

For updates and to purchase tickets to the Indian Wells event, visit:

UPDATE: Here’s a look inside this year’s event!

Bryan Bothers and Caroline Wozniacki at Taste of tennis Event

MIAMI, Florida — Monday, March 20, 2017 at W Miami. This one will be a rooftop party!

Confirmed players include: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Feliciano Lopez, Roberto Bautista Agut, Darren Cahill, Genie Bouchard, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Tommy Robredo, Santiago Giraldo, Albert Ramos, and Yanina Wickmayer.

Confirmed chefs are:  Clark Bowen, Aaron Brooks, Bill Telepan, Greg Seregi, Jonathan Jordan, Stuart Cameron, Alex Diaz, Timon Balloo, Cesar Zapata, Helene Henderson, John Iatrellis, Cesar Vega, Dustin Ward, Janine Booth, Jeff McInnis, Santiago Gomez, Saul Ramos and Michelle Bernstein.

To purchase tickets to the Citi Taste of Tennis event in Miami, visit

Taste of Tennis Serena

Venus williams Taste of Tennis

NEW YORK, New York —  August 22-25, 2017. There are multiple events because it’s U.S. Open season.

For the past 18 years, Taste of Tennis has kicked off Tennis in New York City and the events never disappoint. Meet a player, enjoy cuisine by a celebrity chef, learn how to make a pre-match meal, play ping pong with a pro and more! The events feature incredible talent alongside New York’s amazing culinary and hotel venues.

Previous players have included: Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils, Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Andy Roddick, Jack Sock, Billie Jean King, Kim Clijsters and Andre Agassi.

Past chefs have included: Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Marcus Samuelsson, Masaharu Morimoto, Marc Murphy, Gail Simmons, Carla Hall, and Tyler Florence

We will update the lists as the names roll in.

To purchase tickets or to learn more about the NYC Taste of Tennis events, visit

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