THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Nashville Pro Tennis
Date: From 22/11 to 27/11
Money prize: $ 25,000
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Currey Tennis Center – Vanderbilt University, 1405 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37135
How to Get: Nashville International Airport is far 10,5 miles (about 30 minutes drive) from tournament courts. Downtown is far just 2,7 miles.
Top Seeded Players: Beatriz Hadad Maya (Bra) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – Varvara Flink (Rus) – Marie Bouzkova (Cze) – Jennifer Elie (Usa) – Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (Fra) – Sofia Zhuk (Rus) – Renata Zarazua (Mex) – Danielle Rose Collins (Usa) – Charlotte Robillard Millette (Can)
THE TOWN: Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north central part of the state. It is known as a center of the country music industry, earning it the nickname Music City U.S.A.
Lonely Planet writes: “For country-music fans and wannabe songwriters all over the world, a trip to Nashville is the ultimate pilgrimage.
The music scene today is as vibrant as ever: seven days a week the neon lights and beer-perfumed air of Lower Broadway draw crowds of grinning music lovers into its rumbling honky-tonks, while just to the south the vast undulating roof of Music City Center imprints a giant guitar shape onto the skyline. The Grand Ole Opry wows guests at Opryland and Ryman Auditorium while hordes of country music fans descend on the city for the CMA Music Festival, featuring live performances by today’s biggest stars. The country music television drama Nashville filmed in and around the city for four seasons beginning in 2011.
If you need a break from bachelorette party shenanigans or a boring convention panel, step outside for natural distractions aplenty. An ever-growing network of pedestrian and bike-friendly greenways links Nashville’s city parks, which unfurl over rolling hills and lush riparian landscapes. B-Cycle bike-rental stations are conveniently placed at greenway trailheads. Nature and outdoor centers inside the larger parks offer kid-friendly activities and nature walks. In total, the city park system sprawls across more than 12,000 acres in 108 parks. Kayaking and canoeing trips on the gentle Harpeth River are well-suited for families.
Another reason Nashville is hot? A half-dozen burgeoning neighborhoods packed tight with unique shops, indie coffeehouses, innovative bakeries, new breweries and distilleries, and a surprising number of bright murals ready to backdrop your selfie. East Nashville is home to the city’s artisan scene while 12th Ave South brings the shoppers with its stylish boutiques, vintage collections and gift shops. A worldly array of restaurants fills the Gulch while people-watchers fill patios in Hillsboro Village. Each neighborhood has a distinct personality, but they’re all linked by a common commitment to Southern hospitality.”
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN NASHVILLE:
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Radnor Lake State Park
- The Johnny Cash Museum
Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt. Wonderful *** hotel located at 1,6 km from downtown and just 5 minutes walking from tennis center. Rated 9.3 on Booking, it features an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and free wifi connection in all areas. Prices for a very large king studio is 136€ per night with breakfast included.
Omni Nashville Hotel. Amazing **** hotel, rated 9.1.on Booking, which is located adjacent to Music City Center and Country Music Hall of Fame. This modern hotel provides free wifi, 5 on site restaurants, a rooftop outdoor pool and a fitness centre. A deluxe queen room with floor-to-ceiling window costs 205€.
Hilton Nashville Downtown. Superb **** all suites hotel, featuring a gym and a restaurant, located in heart of Nashville. Rated 9.0 on Booking, it offers luxury king rooms of at 227€ with wi-fi available for a fee.
Please notice that 15.25% tax and city tax (2€ per night) are not included in the showed prices.