December 6-14, 2021

Clear Bag Policy

In order to provide a safe environment for fans and expedite entry into the venue, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has instituted a Clear Bag Policy that will be in effect at the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.

In order to provide a safe environment for fans and expedite entry into the venue, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden has instituted a Clear Bag Policy that will be in effect at the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships.

For a smooth entry into the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, attendees are asked to review the following guidelines to ensure that their bags will be permitted into the venue:

Note: Players are allowed to bring their equipment bag on the day they are playing in the tournament. Bags will be searched by security.

Clear Bag Policy FAQs

Each fan may carry one bag that is clear plastic, vinyl, or EVA no larger than 12” by x 6” x 12” or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

Bags that do not adhere to the guidelines above will not be allowed into the venue. This includes bags that exceed the size limits, as well as bags that are not clear or made of the proper materials.

Each attendee will be able to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse.

In addition to one of the clear bags noted above, fans may also carry in a small clutch purse no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, with or without a handle or strap, subject to search.

Small cameras, binoculars and cell phones are permitted if carried in a person’s pocket or an approved clear bag. Camera cases are not permitted.

Seat cushions without pockets, zippers or concealable areas must not exceed 18 inches wide.

Additional clothing, coats, jackets, sweaters, towels and blankets are permitted if carried loosely or in an approved clear bag.

Medical bags will be allowed but will be thoroughly searched.

Fans carrying non-approved bags will not be permitted entry into the venue. Non-approved bags will not be allowed into the venue and must be returned to a vehicle or disposed of at the gate.

Unless indicated for a specific event, there are no provisions to check or safeguard prohibited bags or items at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. You will be asked to either (a) return prohibited items to your parked vehicle, (b) take the prohibited items offsite, or (c) dispose of prohibited items at the gate in an appropriate trash receptacle. The Indian Wells Tennis Garden and the event are not responsible for items left behind, lost, stolen, damaged or disposed of in accordance with the foregoing policy.

In order to expedite the entry process for all guests, it is recommended that fans review the Clear Bag Policy thoroughly before arriving at the venue. Ensuring that your bag meets the requirements of the Clear Bag Policy is the best way to ensure a smooth entrance into the event.

Fan safety and security is our top priority at the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, and the Clear Bag Policy will ensure that all patrons are able to enjoy their time at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Major sporting events and venues around the world are instituting Clear Bag Policies to ensure the safety of all guests in today’s day and age.

Yes, NFL-approved bags are allowed into the venue, provided they meet the standards laid out in the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Clear Bag Policy detailed above.

Yes, backpacks are allowed into the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, provided they meet the requirements of the Clear Bag Policy. Acceptable backpacks must be clear plastic, vinyl, or EVA no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”. All other backpacks will not be allowed into the venue.

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