20th Annual Desert Smash

WHAT: Desert Smash, the world famous event that brings together Hollywood and Pro Tennis for charity, has announced award-winning actress, producer and philanthropist, Charlize Theron, as the host for its 20th annual event, taking place at the La Quinta Resort and Club on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. In a natural complement to Charlize hosting, this year’s Desert Smash will benefit her eponymous charity, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to investing in the health and safety of young people living in Southern Africa to create a more equitable future for all. For 19 Years, Desert Smash has been the most preeminent and globally recognized celebrity charity tennis event in the world, bringing the biggest names in Hollywood, Music & Pro Tennis together to battle on-court for a good cause.

HOST: Charlize Theron


Celebrities and professional tennis players confirmed to participate at this year’s event include: 

Colton Underwood, Gavin Rossdale, Natasha Bedingfield, US Open Finalist and current ATP Tour world #4, Casper Ruud, 2022 Wimbledon finalist, Nick Kyrgios, Croatian professional tennis player, Donna Vekic, former world No. 1 singles player, Victoria Azarenka, WTA singles and doubles player, Alycia Parks, three-time Grand Slam Champion, Stan Wawrinka


WHERE: La Quinta Resort & Club, 49-199 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, California 92253

TIME: 2-5pm

TICKETS: On sale now!

  • Pricing ranges from standard courtside seating at $350/pp to on-court playing experiences + VIP on-court seating for $3,000++
  • VIP Champagne tables and hospitality experiences also available upon request

The event is finished.

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