The 1976 American Airlines Tennis Games was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the first edition of the Indian Wells Masters and was an ATP sanctioned tournament but was not part of the WCT or Grand Prix seasons. It was played at the Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, California in the United States and ran from March 22 through March 28, 1976.
Jimmy Connors defeated Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
- It was Connors' 5th title of the year and the 58th of his career.
Colin Dibley / Sandy Mayer defeated Raymond Moore / Erik Van Dillen 6–4, 6–7, 7–6
- It was Dibley's 1st title of the year and the 9th of his career. It was Mayer's 2nd title of the year and the 9th of his career.