THE TOURNAMENT: ITF FUTURES Oracle Usta Pro Circuit Collegiate Series
From 28/11 to 04/12
Money prize: $ 25,000
Surface: Hard Indoor
Location: Hurd Tennis Center – Baylor University, University Parks Drive, Waco TX 76798 USA
How to get: Baylor University is far less than 6 km from Waco city center. This town has its own regional airport at about 15 km. The closest international airport is the Dallas one at about 1h45m driving.
Previous winner: 2015 Henri Laaksonen
Main players: Sam Barry (Irl) – Cameron Norrie (Gbr) – Tim Van Rijthoven (Ned) – Eric Quigley (Usa) – Peter Kobelt (Usa) – Rhyne Williams (Usa) – Jose Statham (Nzl) – Dennis Nevolo (Usa) – Marcos Giron (Usa) – Luke Bambridge (Gbr)
THE TOWN: About Waco Lonely Planet writes: “Don’t feel bad if you associate this unassuming town with its unlucky past: it’s probably best known for the infamous 1993 ‘Waco Siege’ that took place nearby. While lacking any major thrills, this is a pleasant little city with a few fun museums (Dr Pepper, anyone?).
Waco is home to the largest Baptist university on earth (Baylor University) and college legend claims that students can ostensibly attend a different-area Baptist church every weekend during their four years. (It’s true – there are a whopping 97 of them.) Churchgoing aside, you’ll find some diversions in this town that is a gateway to the Plains beyond.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN WACO:
- Waco Suspension Bridge
- Cameron Park & Zoo
- Waco Mammoth National Monument
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Candlewood Suites Waco. Wonderful ** hotel located at 10 minutes drive from downtown. This is a modern accomodation with a gym and a business center. Rated 9.2 on Booking it offers very comfortable king rooms from 97€ per night with free wifi and parking included.
Hotel Indigo Waco. Exceptional *** hotel, rated 9.4 on Booking, which is located at just 10 minutes drive from tournament location. This modern hotel provides free wifi and parking and a gourmet on site restaurant. A stylish king room costs 120€ per night or 146€ if you add breakfast.
Hilton Waco. Amazing **** hotel featuring a gym, a restaurant and a business center. Rated 8.0 on Booking offers deluxe queen rooms at 130€ per night with wifi and parking included in the price. The hotel is ideally located at 1 km from Hurd Tennis Centre.
Please notice that 13% tax is not included in the prices.