THE TOURNAMENT: ITF FUTURES Tallahassee Future presented by visit Tallahassee
From 05/12 to 11/12
Money prize: $ 25,000
Surface: Hard Indoor
Location: Florida State University Indoor Tennis Facility – 2566 Pottsdamer Road , Tallahassee, FL, 32310, USA
How to get: Florida State University is far less than 5 miles from Tallahassee International Airport. Downtown is very close to tennis courts, at about 10 minutes driving.
Previous winner: 2015 Daniel Nguyen – 2014 Wil Spencer
Main players: Sekou Bangoura (Usa) – Tim Van Rijthoven (Ned) – Peter Kobelt (Usa) – Kaichi Uchida (Jpn) – Karl Soderlund (Swe) – Jose Statham (Nzl) – Dennis Nevolo (Usa) – Marcos Giron (Usa) – Christian Harrison (Usa) – Brayden Schnur (Can) –
THE TOWN: About Tallahassee Lonely Planet writes: “Florida’s capital, cradled between gently rising hills and nestled beneath tree-canopied roadways, is a calm and gracious city, far more Southern, culturally speaking, than the majority of the state it administers. Geographically it’s closer to Atlantathan it is to Miami, and culturally, like Jacksonville, its citizens consider themselves Southern, which is inversely the case the further south you travel.
Despite the city’s two major universities (Florida State and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) and its status as a government center, the pace here is slower than syrup. That said, there are a handful of interesting museums and outlying attractions that will appeal to history and nature buffs and could easily detain a visitor for at least a day or two.“
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN TALLAHASSEE:
- St. Mark’s Lighthouse
- Lake Ella
- Cascades Park
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Best Western Plus Tallahassee North. Wonderful ** hotel located at 10 minutes drive from Florida state University and 6.5 km from downtown. This modern accomodation provides a seasonal outdoor pool, free wifi and parking. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers very comfortable king rooms from 87€ per night with free breakfast buffet included.
SpringHill Suite Tallahassee Central. Fantastic *** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking, which is located close to Market Square Garden Shopping. This hotel features an on site gym. A modern designed studio of 39 mq2 costs 121€ per night with breakfast, wifi and public parking included.
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown. Amazing **** eco friendly hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a business center. Rated 8.3 on Booking, it offers deluxe 27 mq2 double rooms at 146€ per night breakfast included. Wifi and parking are free for customers too. The hotel is ideally located at 1o minutes driving from tournament location.
Please notice that 12.5% tax is not included in the prices.