Houston – Looking for tennis in the City of Museums

THE TOURNAMENT:  Texas Tamale Company Houston Cup

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 25,000

Category: ITF Futures

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: George R.Brown Tennis Center – Rice University , 77005 Houston, USA.

General information: Tennis club is far about 26.5 miles from Intercontinental Airport George Bush (40 minutes driving).

Past Champions: 2015 Michael Mmoh – 2014 Adam El Mihdawy – 2013 Jeff Dadamo

Top Seeded Players: Yuki Bhambri (Ind) – Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) – Jose Statham (Nzl) – Frederik Nielsen (Den) – Filip Peliwo (Can) – Rhyne Williams (Usa) – Connor Smith (Usa) – Luke Bambridge (Gbr) – Takanyi Garanganga (Zim) – Sebastian Fanselow (Gbr)

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN HOUSTON:

  • WATER WALL PARK

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  • HUSTOUN MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

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  • THE GALLERIA

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

    • Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Northwest/Cypress. Exceptional *** hotel located adjacent to North Cypress Medical Center. This hotel, rated 9.8 on Booking and featuring an indoor pool and gym, offers modern studio apartments of 28mq2 at 120€ with breakfast included, and free wi-fi connection and parking. Each studio has tis own fully equipped kitchen.
    • Emabassy Suites Houston-Downtown. Excellent **** hotel  located at just 800 mt from city centre, this accomodation has been rated 9.2 on Booking. A fantastic  king suite costs 204€ per night with breakfast, wifi and free shuttle service for Houston city centre.
    • JW Marriot Houston Downtown. Fabulous ***** hotel situated in the heart of Huston and 5 minutes driving from Discovery Green Park. Rated 8.9 on booking, it offers a fitness center, free parking and wifi connection. The price for a King double room with designer furnishings is 293€ per night breakfast not included.

Please notice that 17% taxes are not included in showed prices.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE SITE

THE GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTER OFFICIAL

VISIT HOUSTON OFFICIAL

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

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Monterrey – The beauty of tennis among Mexican mountains

THE TOURNAMENT:  Monterrey Open 2016

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 100,000

Category: ATP Challenger

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Deportivo Alpino Chipinque – Av. San Angel Sur 118, Residencial Chipinque, 66297 Monterrey, N.L.

General information: Tennis club is far 35,9 km from Aeroporto Internacional de Monterrey Mariano Escobedo (1 hour driving).

Top Seeded Players: Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Denis Kudla (Usa) – Ernesto Escobedo (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) – Alejandro Falla (Col) – Alejandro Gonzalez (Col) – Guilherme Clezar (Bra)

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN MONTERREY:

  • PASEO SANTA LUCIA

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  • GRUTAS DE GARCIA

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  • MACROPLAZA

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Fiesta Inn Monterrey Tecnologico. Modern **** hotel placed directly on Paseo Tec Sqaure. This hotel, rated 8.4 on Booking, includes a panoramic terrace with pool and delicious mexican restaurant. A superior double room of 22mq2 costs 65€ with free wi-fi connection.
  • Hotel Antaris Valle. Very good **** hotel  located at just 20 minutes from Monterrey city centre and 3,5 km from tennis courts, this accomodation has been rated 8.5 on Booking. A comfortable double room costs 95€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
  • NH Collection Monterrey. Amazing **** hotel situated in San Pedro Garza and 4 minutes driving from tennis club. Rated 8.3 on booking, it offers a solarium, a fitness center and a mexican restaurant. The price for superior double room is 131€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking is available for customers.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

SEE MONTERREY OFFICIAL

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

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Santa Margherita di Pula – Last tennist beach days in Sardinia

THE TOURNAMENT

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 25,000

Category: ITF Women

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Tournament Location: ForteVillage Tennis Club Asd – S.Margherita di Pula s.s. 195 km 39,600 SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA 09010 Italy

General information: ForteVillage resort is far less than 50 km from Cagliari Airport (45 minutes driving).

Top Seeded Players: Cindy Burger (Ned) – Nina Stojanovic (Srb) – Daniela Seguel (Chi) – Tamara Zidanesk (Slo) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita) – Jill Teichmann (Svi) – Sherazad Reix (Fra) – Anastasyia Komardina (Rus)

TOP THREE PLACES CLOSE PULA:

  • CHIA BEACH


  • TUERREDDA


  • GROTTE IS ZUDDAS



BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Marin Hotel. Very good *** hotel  located in the heart of Santa Margherita di Pula, this accomodation has been rated 8.6 on Booking. A comfortable standard room with little balcony costs 100€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
  • Hotel Costa dei Fiori. Amazing **** hotel located on the beach of Pula this accomodation features two wonderful outdoor pool with sea water. Rated 8.4 on booking, it offers superior double room at 131€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking are available for customers.
  • ForteVillage Resort – Il Castello. Luxurious and exsclusive ***** beachside resort situated on the sea. This hotel includes an acquatic Park, a tennis club (where tournament will take place), fitness area, 21 restaurants and much more and more. The price is for a few people. In low season a superior double room costs 820€ per night in half board.

USEFUL LINKS:

FORTEVILLAGE OFFICIAL

PULA ON DISCOVER SARDINIA

ACCOMODATIONS

ENJOY!!!!

Ho Chi Minh City -The tennis tour makes a stop in Cochinchine

THE TOURNAMENT:   VIETNAM OPEN

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 50,000

Category: ATP challenger

Surface: Hard Outdoor

 

Past Winners: 2015 Saketh Myneni

Top Seeded Players: Malek Jaziri (Tun) – Dudi Sela (Isr) – Taro Daniel (Jpn) – Jordan Thompson (Aus) – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) – Saketh Myneni (Ind) – Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) – Jason Jung (Tpe) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Go Soeda (Jpn).

THE TOWN

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon  is the largest city in Vietnam with a metropolitan area populated by more than 10 million people. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. The french domination is visible in many part of the city and in particular in the District 1 (city’s core) which is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings (Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, State Bank Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and so on). For Lonely Planet “Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride.From the finest of hotels to the cheapest of guesthouses, the classiest of restaurants to the tastiest of street stalls, the choicest of boutiques to the scrum of the markets, HCMC is a city of energy and discovery.Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. The ghosts of the past live on in buildings that one generation ago witnessed a city in turmoil, but now the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN HO CHI MINH CITY:

  • Bitexco Finanacial Tower

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  • Nguyen Hue Street

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  • Reunification Palace

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • LaLuna Saigon. Excellent *** hotel is set in the District 1 district in Ho Chi Minh City, this accomodation has been rated 9.2 on Booking. A wonderful premier deluxe king room of 25 mq2 costs just 56€ per night with breakfast and free wifi. Incredible value for money!
  • Alagon D’Antique Hotel & Spa. Delicious ****  hotel which is located at just 300 mt from Tao Dan Park and 600 mt from Reunification Palace .Rated 8.9  on booking, it offers deluxe double room at 91€ per night breakfast and wifi connection included. Fantastic is the panoramic outdoor pool on the roof.
  • Park Hyatt SaigonPark Hyatt Saigon. Luxurious ***** hotel situated at 100 mt from Dong Khoi shopping street. This hotel includes an outdoor pool, the relaxing Xuan Spa and the delicious italian restaurant Opera. Rated 9.3 on Booking offers luxury Camera Park double rooms (34 mq2) at 213€ with free wi-fi and parking. Breakfast costs 29€ more.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

HO CHI MINH CITY ON VIETNAM ONLINE

ALL 903 ACCOMODATIONS

 

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10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • CHENGDU – ATP Chengdu Open

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Total money prize: $ 947,735

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – Kevin Anderson (Rsa) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Albert Ramos (Esp) -Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Joao Sousa (Por) – Juan Monaco (Arg) – Federico Delbonis (Arg) – Grigor Dimitrov (Bul)

Official Tournament Site

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Accomodations

  • SHENZHEN – ATP Shenzhen Open

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Total money prize: $ 704,140

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Tomas Berdych (Cek) – David Goffin (Bel) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Bernard Tomic (Aus) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) -Benoit Paire (Fra) – Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – Taylor Fritz (Usa)

Official Tournament Site

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Accomodations

  • TASHKENT – WTA INTERNATIONAL Tashkent Open

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Total money prize: $ 226,750

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Annika Beck (Ger) – Carina Witthoeft (Ger) – Polona Hercog (Slo) – Johanna Larsson (Swd) – Katerina Siniakova (Cze) – Margarita Gasparyan (Rus) – Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) – Andrea Mitu (Rou) – Yaroslava Shvedova (Kaz) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus)

Official Tournament Site

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Accomodations

  • ORLEANS – ATP CHALLENGER Open d’Orléans

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Total money prize: € 106,500

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Illya Marchenko (Ukr) – Paul Henri Mathieu (Fra) – Ivan Dodig (Cro) – Jan Lennard Struff (Ger) – Ricardas Berankis (Ltu) – Dustin Brown (Usa) – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) – Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Jurgen Melzer (Aut)

Official Tournament Site

Orléans Official Tourism Site

Accomodations

  • TIBURON – ATP CHALLENGER Wells Fargo Bank Tiburon Challenger

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Total money prize: $ 100,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Tim Smyczek (Usa) – Dennis Novikov (Usa) – Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Quentin Halys (Usa) – Austin Krajicek (Usa) – Greg Zemlja (Slo) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa)

Official Tournament Site

Tiburon Official Tourism Site

Accomodations

  • LAS VEGAS – ITF WOMEN Red Rock Pro Open

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Total money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Mandy Minella (Lux) – Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) – Veronica Cepede Royg (Par) – Julia Boserup (Usa) – Elise Mertens (Bel) – Jessica Pegula (Usa) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Michaella Krajicek (Ned) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Alize Lim (Fra)

Official Tournament Site

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Accomodations

  • ROMA – ATP CHALLENGER BFD Challenger

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Total money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Robin Haase (Ned) – Aljaz Bedene (Gbr) – Adam Pavlasek (Cek) – Daniel Gimeno Traver (Esp) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Elias Ymer (Swe) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Thiemo de Bakker (Ned) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita) – Gianluigi Quinzi (Ita)

Official Tournament Site

Roma Official Tourism Site

Accomodations

  • BRISBANE – ITF WOMEN Brisbane QTC International

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Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Julia Glushko (Isr) – Fangzhou Liu (Chn) – Miyu Kato (Jpn) – Eri Hozumi (Jpn) – Dalma Galfi (Hun) – Jennifer Elie (Usa) – Viktoria Kuzmova (Svk) – Katy Dunne (Gbr) – Kimberly Birrel (Aus) – Priscilla Hon (Aus)

Official Tournament Site

Visit Brisbane Official Site

Accomodations

  • HUA HIN – ITF WOMEN Thailand Itf Women Pro Circuit 2016

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Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Arina Rodionova (Aus) – Arantxa Rus (Ned) – Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) – Shiho Akita (Jpn) – Alexandrina Nayedonova (Bul) – Katarzyna Kawa (Pol) – Ran Thian (Chn) – Giulia Gatto Monticone (Ita) – Laura Pigossi (Bra) – Marta Paigina (Rus)

Official Tournament Site

Hua Hin Tourism Official Site

Accomodations

  • STOCKHOLM – ITF MEN Rising Star Tour – Danderyd

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Total money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Liam Broady (Gbr) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Dzmitry Zhyrmont (Blr) – Tim Van Rijthoven (Ned) – Christopher O’Connell (Aus) – Edward Corrie (Gbr) – Mats Moraing (Ger) – Markus Eriksson (Swe) – Cem Ilkel (Tur) – Laurent Lokoli (Fra)

Visit Stockholm Official Site

Accomodations

Bol – An ideal tennis vacation at Zlatni Rat

THE TOURNAMENT:   CROCIRCUIT power by LUKAS SPORT

Date: From 03/10 to 09/10

Money prize: $ 10,000

Category: ITF Women

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Tournament Location: Tenis Club Zlatni Rat – Bracka Cesta 13, Bol 21420, Croatia

General information: The Club is far just 800 mt from Old Town (14 minutes walking).

Past Winners: 2015 Miki Jankovic – 2014 Tena Lukas

Top Seeded Players: Tena Lukas (Cro) – Gabriela Pantuckova (Cze) – Lenka Jurikova (Svk) – Julia Wachaczyk (Ger) – Magdalena Pantuckova (Cze) – Agnes Bukta (Hun) – Sara Cakarevic (Fra) – Vendula Zovincova (Cze) – Nina Potocnik (Slo) – Patra Januskova (Can)

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN BOL:

  • Zlatni Rat Beach

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  • Old Town

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  • Vidova Gora

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Villa Daniela. Faboulous *** hotel  with incredible value for money. Located at 3 minutes walking from beach, this accomodation has been rated 8.8 on Booking. A comfortable standard room cost just 45€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
  • Hotel Bol. Excellent ****  hotel which is located at just 400 mt from beach and 450 mt from (7 min walking) from Tenis Club Zlatni Rat .Rated 9.1  on booking, it offers modern double room at 59€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking available for customers.
  • Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa. Fantastic ****  beachside hotel situated at 50 mt from sea. This hotel includes an outdoor pool, a fitness area and especially a tennis center with 26 clay courts. Ideal hotel for tennis lovers! Rated 8.7 on Booking offers standard double rooms (24 mq2) at 115€ and premium seaview rooms (32 mq2) at 172€ per night. Breakfast, wi-fi and parking are always included in room price.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

BOL TOURISM OFFICIAL SITE

ALL 226 BOL ACCOMODATIONS

 

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Me, tennis and travels – An interview to Jeremy Jahn

For this week we have the honor to interview another important german tennis player, Jeremy Jahn. With his words he will help us to understand how tennis players live their particular style of life and especially if they think to be real tennis travellers.

Jeremy Jahn was born in Munich on 04/05/1990, he began his professional tennis career in 2008 when he got his first ATP point. In 2013 he won his first professional tournament in Koeln (Germany) but is in the current year that he did his best results with 4 future titles won and some good performance in challenger tournaments like semifinal reached in Maroc last week; these results let him to get his best ATP ranking position (240) just on this Monday.

But now the interview…

Jeremy, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments ? 

 I am now traveling and playing the circuit for 8 years.

Are you able to enjoy and visit the places where you play tournaments ? 

It’s really difficult sometimes. If you are long into the tournament you have to keep to focus for the match and there is not that much time to make a big cityvisit. But sometimes you get some time and can enjoy the nice places.

What is the most beautiful place did you discover playing tennis? 
I already went in countries like Iran, South Africa, South Korea but one of the most beautiful city was Sevilla in Spain.

What is the most beautiful place of your country that you would suggest us to visit? 

In my country I would suggest to visit Bavaria , especially Munich and there are really other nice places like the lake Bodensee.

You played in last months in many different cities like Maroc, Tunisy, Korea. Is there one of this countries where you would like to live?

So I feel really good and comfortable in Munich. I am happy where I am 😉

I see. And last question…what are your next tournaments planned and your professional goals for future?

I am currently in Marocco, then I have some days off. After that I play again two Challengers in Marocco. My goals for sure are to getting better every day and reach the highest ranking as possible. But first of all I really want to play the Australian Open in 2017!

Many thanks Jeremy.

Thanks.


If you want to discover much more about suggested German region of Bavaria or to discover the calm beauty of Bodensee Lake  look at these useful links:


BAVARIA TOURISM

YOUR IDEAL HOTEL IN BAVARIA

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Me, tennis and travels – An interview to Yannick Maden

Here again for a new interview to understand what tennis players think  about a so particular style of life and, especially, about their continued moving around the world to play tennis tournaments looking for Atp points. This week we addressed our questions to the German tennis player Yannick Maden.

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Yannick was born in Stuttgart on 10/28/1989 and, after getting his first atp point in summer 2007 , decided to dedicate full time to studies in USA. So his professional tennis career truly began only in 2013 and immediately with some good results which take him, at the end of 2014, to 442nd position in Atp ranking. In 2016 he obtained his best results winning 3 ITF single titles and reaching his best ranking at 314th position. But now the interview…

Yannick, how many years are you wandering the world to play tennis tournaments ? 

I finished my college career in the United States in May 2013. I started playing on the tour in June 2013 then. I took half a year off last year due to physical issues but other than that I travelled to different tournaments across the world.

Are you able to enjoy and visit the places where you play tournaments ? 

I’m not a big fan of sight seeing but I do get to enjoy the different places. The food and people are different. Its small differences that you get to experience.

What is the most beautiful place did you discover playing tennis? 

I really enjoyed the trip to Sunrise, Florida. The place was beautiful, many things to do, great restaurants and weather. It’s close to Miami where we got to go as well back then which was very cool.

You are from Germany, in the heart of Old Europe. Is there some city or place that you would suggest us absolutely to visit? 

I’m from Stuttgart, Germany, and I love my city. So I can only recommend it.

In your career you played in last months in many different countries. Is there one of these countries where you would like to live?

I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else than where I’m from due to my friends and family, but I did really enjoy my time in the United States. I studied in Clemson, SC, and it was like home to me.

What are your next tournaments planned and your professional goals for future?

I will be playing two tournaments in sardegna, Italy, and after that I will go indoors. I haven’t decided yet where I will end up going to. I’m working towards being able to play in the grand slams which is my short-term goal.

Many thanks for this interview and good luck for your next tournaments.

Thanks to you.

 

Yannick told that his born town is a special place so if you want to know more about Stuttgart take a look at these useful links:

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TOURISM STUTTGART OFFICIAL

STUTTGART ON LONELY PLANET

STUTTGART BEST HOTEL SELECTION

 

See you soon guys!!!

 

 

Tokyo – A great tennis date between traditions and sci-fi cityscapes

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Rakuten Japan Open Tenns Championships 2016

Date: From 03/10 to 09/10

Money prize: $ 1,506,385

Surface:  Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Ariake Colosseum & Ariake Tennis Forest Park, Tokyo, Japan

How to get: Ariake Tennis Forest Park is located in the wide area of Tokyo Port. It’s far just 12,9 km from Haneda Airport while Narita International Airport is at about 70 km.

Recent Past Winners: 2015 Stan Wawrinka – 2014 Kei Nishikori – 2013 Juan Martin del Potro – 2012 Key Nishikori – 2011 Andy Murray – 2010 Rafael Nadal

Top 10 Players: Stan Wawrinka (Svi) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Thomas Berdych (Cek) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – David Goffin (Bel) – Nick Kyrgios (Aus) -Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Kevin Anderson (Rsa)

THE TOWN

Tokyo enjoys a long history of prosperity as Japan’s capital since 1603, when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his shogunate and named the city Edo. Today, with a population of about 13 million, it has grown into the largest of the 47 prefectures of Japan and indeed one of the greatest metropolises in the world. Comprising 23 special wards, 26 cities, 5 towns, and 8 villages, Tokyo is the center of various activities in Japan including politics, economy, and culture. Melting past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new. Rebecca Milner, a Lonely Planet’s writer. says about this incredible town : I’ve lived in Tokyo for over a decade now and am continuously surprised – sometimes on a daily basis – by something new. Such is the joy of living in a city that prides itself on constant renewal and reinvention; it seriously never gets old. Tokyo has everything you can ask of a city, and has it in spades: a rich, cosmopolitan dining scene, more cafes and bars than you could visit in a lifetime, fantastic public…

TOP 5 THINGS TO SEE IN TOKYO:

  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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  • Akihabara Electric Town

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  • Tokyo Sky Tree

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  • Imperial Palace

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  • Chidorigafuchi

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SUGGESTED EXCURSION: DAILY TRIP ON FUJI MOUNT

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International. Suprising *** hotel located at just 300 mt from Sensoji Temple and 1 km from Tokyo Sky Tree Tower. Rated 9.2 on Booking, this accomodation offers modern double rooms of 18 mq2 at 128€ per night with free cancellation and wi-fi included. Breakfast costs 40€ more.
  • Hotel Trusty Tokyo Bayside. Wonderful **** hotel with spa and an international restaurant, this accomodation gets an ideal location for tennis fans at a few steps from Ariake Tennis Forest Park. Rated 8.1 on Booking, it offers modern decored double room at 205 € per night with breakfast and wi-fi included.
  • Imperial Hotel Tokyo. Luxurious *****  hotel rated 9.3 on Booking this is a “once time in the life” accomodation. Operating from 1890 and located 5 minutes walk from Imperial Palace and Ginza,  offers beautiful and spacious double rooms from 432€ per night with wifi and parking included.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

GO TOKYO OFFICIAL TOURISM SITE

TOKYO SKY TREE OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL 750 TOKYO ACCOMODATIONS

 

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Redding – A californian trip to look for new tennis talents

THE TOURNAMENT:   ITF THE ASCENSION PROJECT WOMEN’S

Date: From 03/10 to 09/10

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Sun Oaks Club – 3452 Argyle Road , Redding , CA, 96002, USA.

How to get: Sun Oaks Club is located just a bit more than 6 miles from Redding downtown. The best way to get in Redding is by landing on Airport Boulevard of Sacramento, renting a car and driving for 150 miles to tennis courts.

Recent past winners: 2015 Heidi El Tabakh – 2014 Jennifer Brady – 2013 Adriana Perez

Top Seeded Players: Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Alize Lim (Fra) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Greet Minnen (Bel) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Bernarda Pera (Usa) – Ana Vrljic (Cro).

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN REDDING:

  • Sundial Bridge

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  • Shasta Lake

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  • Whiskeytown Lake (The Hole)

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Travelodge Redding. Excellent ** accomodation rated 8.6 on Booking with a very high value for money. Great location at just 1 km Redding Lake. It features an outdoor pool and indoor hot tub. A standard queen room costs 81€ with free wi-fi and  parking included but not breakfast.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Redding. Wonderful ***  hotel located at just 1,9 km from Water Works Park. Rated 9.1 on Booking, this accomodation offers queen double rooms with breakfast at just 107€ per night. Wi-fi and parking are free.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Redding. Another amazing *** hotel located 4.2 km from downtown Redding. It features spacious rooms with a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi. Price for a king double room is 129€ with breakfast included. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers an outdoor pool, free parking area and a fitness centre.

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USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT REDDING OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

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Mons -What do you think of a tennis break in the “Monkey Town”?

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER ETHIAS TROPHY

Date: From 03/10 to 09/10

Money prize: € 106,500

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Lotto Mons Expo s.a. Avenue Thomas Edison, 2 B  7000 Mons — Belgique

How to get: 5 minutes driving from old town. If you come from Bruxelles take E19/E42 direction Mons. Exit 24 Mond (direction Ghlin). First exit at right and after get 2nd exit.

Recent Previous Winners: 2015 Illya Marchenko – 2014 David Goffin – 2013 Radek Stepanek – 2012 Kenny de Schepper – 2011 Andreas Seppi

Top 10 Players: Jan Lennard Struff (Ger) – Paul Henri Mathieu (Fra) – Jeremy Chardy (Fra) – Dustin Brown (Usa) – Ricardas Berankis (Ltu) – Ivan Dodig (Cro) – Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) -Radu Albot (Rou) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Pierre Hugues Herbert (Fra)

THE TOWN

Mons is a Belgian city with a 90000 inhabitants and it’s the capital of Hainaut region. Together with the Czech city of Plzeň, Mons was the European Capital of Culture in 2015. It’s known like “The Town of Monkey” because in front of the City Hall it stands a statue of a monkey, which is said to bring good fortune to those who pat his head. Lonely Planet writes about Mons: “With a characterful medieval centre climbing up a hill and a fine Grand Place, Mons (Bergen in Dutch) had a substantial facelift in 2015, when it was a European Capital of Culture. The legacy is a handful of entertaining modern museums that make Mons an excellent visit, with plenty to keep you busy for two or three days. One museum covers war in excellent fashion, while another celebrates the riotous Doudou festival, which stars St George, a dragon, St Waudru, devils and thousands of beery revellers.”

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN MONS:

  • Grand Place

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  • Belfort

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  • Collégiale Sainte-Waudru

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel St.James. Historic *** hotel located in a 18th century building at just 15 minutes walking from old town. Rated 8.1 on Booking, this accomodation offers modern design double rooms from 77€ to 99€ per night (it depends if you want breakfast or not included).
  • Congres Hotel Mons Van der Valk. Wonderful **** hotel with high level of service, this is the best solution for tennis fans because it’s very close to Mons Expo. Rated 9.0 on Booking, it offers superior double room from 98 € per night (breakfast costs 15€ more). Free parking and wi-fi!
  • Hotel Dream. Wonderful ****  hotel considered the best accomodation in Mons either on Booking or on Tripadvisor. Set in a former chapel this hotel, located at just 1 km from train station,  offers spacious dream double  rooms of 25 mq2 for 106€ per night with free wi-fi connection and parking area. Breakfast will cost 12.5€ more for day.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT MONS OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL 23 MONS ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!