THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER 2016 Columbus 2 Challenger
Date: From 21/11 to 27/11
Money prize: $ 75,000
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Ohio State Varsity Indoor Tennis Center – 880 West Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43214
How to Get: Columbus John Glenn Airport is far 15 miles from tournament courts. Downtown is far just less than 9 miles.
Past Winners: 2015 Dennis Novikov
Top Seeded Players: Taylor Fritz (Usa) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Rajeev Ram (Usa) – Stefan Koxlov (Usa) – Jared Donaldson (Usa) – Michael Mmoh (Usa) – Reilly Opelka (Usa) – Henry Laaksonen (Sui) – Tommy Paul (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can)
THE TOWN: Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States,with a population of 850,106. In 2007, fDi Magazine ranked the city no. 3 in the U.S. for cities of the future, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was rated no. 1 in 2009 by USA Travel Guide. Lonely Planet writes: “Ohio’s capital city is like the blind date your mom arranges – average looking, restrained personality, but solid and affable. Better yet, this city’s easy on the wallet, an influence from Ohio State University’s 57,000-plus students (the campus is the nation’s second largest). A substantial gay population has taken up residence in Columbus in recent years.”
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN COLUMBUS:
- Scioto Mile
- Easton Town Center
- Columbus Zoo & Acquarium
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus/University Area. Wonderful *** hotel located at 3.2 km from Ohio State University. This is one of the official accomodation of the tournament and it features a fitness centre. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers very large king rooms at just 93€ per night with breakfast, wifi, parking and airport shuttle included.
Hilton Columbus Downtown. Excellent **** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking, which is located at just 10 minutes walking from Goodale Park. This modern hotel features a stunning art collection which includes over 150 original pieces by Central Ohio artists. Good onsite restaurant and bar included. A wonderful king room costs 146€ with breakfast, parking and wifi availables for an additional fee.
Le Meridien Columbus The Joseph . Superb **** hotel featuring a spa, a wellness and fitness center. Rated 9.3 on Booking offers luxury double rooms of at 266€ with free wi-fi included. Located at 900 meters from Victorian village.
Please notice that a 17.5% tax is not included in the prices.