Tennis-obsessed Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and son, Kingston, showing off their “vicious backhands” to Boston Athletic Club tennis pro Marcy Cunniff for more than two hours …
Gavin Rossdale attended the match between Roger Federer of Switzerland and Igor Andreev of Russia at the Indian Wells ATP tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, March 13, 2011.
Gavin Rossdale will be playing in the K.SWISS Desert Smash Pro Am charity tennis event on March 8-9 at the La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA
The K•Swiss Desert Smash meshes the worlds of Hollywood celebrities and the world’s best professional tennis players. Just days before the BNP Paribas Open, those scheduled to appear in this year’s lineup to date include: 2011 Australian Open Champion and ATP World Tour No. 3 Novak Djokovic, 2011 Australian Open Doubles Champions and ATP World No. 1 Doubles Team Bob & Mike Bryan, BNP Paribas Open 2010 Defending Champion Ivan Ljubicic, WTA World #1 Caroline Wozniacki, ATP World Tour No. 9 Fernando Verdasco, Gael Monfils, Victoria Azarenka, along with American tennis stars Mardy Fish, and Sam Querrey. The K•Swiss Desert Smash Pro-Am Tournament is arguably the country’s best, with the most top-ranked WTA and ATP Tour players. Headlining the Pro-Am Tournament this year will be Fernando Verdasco and BNP Paribas Champion Ivan Ljubicic. Additionally, Andy Ram, Shahar Peer, Ernests Gulibis, Radek Stepanek, Igor Andreev and Mischa Youzhny are other early scheduled to play participants.
Each year, the K•Swiss Desert Smash attracts celebrity tennis fans who flock to La Quinta to rub elbows with the world’s best tennis players. Past celebrity attendees included: Christian Slater, Gavin Rossdale, Joe Pesci, Amaury Nolasco, Michael Vartan, Rex Lee, Lance Bass, Joanna Garcia, Daniel Baldwin, Eliza Dushku, Jennifer Morrison, Kirk Fox and Peter Jason.
Ticket info http://k-swissdesertsmash.com
Video of Gavin Rossdale playing at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic. The event took place November 5th – 7th, 2010. Along with Gavin Rossdale and Chris Evert some of the other Tennis Pros and Celebrities included: Murphy Jensen, Scott Foley, Stone Phillips, Jon Lovitz and Anna Kournikova. In case you missed it, the rerun of this event was on ESPN2 January 24th at 3am est. Check out the video of the Charity Event below: