10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • HONOLULU – WTA CHALLENGER Hawaii Open 


Money prize: $ 115,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Main players: Shuai Zhang (Chn) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Catherine Bellis (USa) – Sabine Lisicki (Ger) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Risa Ozaki (Jpn) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Samantha Crawford (Usa) – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp)

Tournament Official Site

Honolulu Tourism Official

Accomodations

  • COLUMBUS – ATP CHALLENGER 2016 Columbus 2 Challenger


Money prize: $ 75,000

Surface: Hard Indoor 

Main 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)

Columbus Tourism Official

Accomodations

  • ANDRIA – ATP CHALLENGER Andria e Castel del Monte Challenger 


Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Carpet Indoor 

Main players: Marco Chiudinelli (Sui) – Tobias Kamke (Ger) – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ucr) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) – Aldin Setkic (Bih) – Akira Santillan (Jap) – Andrea Arnaboldi (Ita) – Pere Riba (Esp) – Egor Gerasimov (Blr)

Tournament Site

Andria e Castel del Monte Tourist Info

Accomodations

  • ASTANA – ATP CHALLENGER Astana Challenger Capital Cup


Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Indoor 

Main players: Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) – Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) – Denis Istomin (Uzb) – Duckhee Lee (Kor) – Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) – Alexander Kudryavtsev (Rus) – Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) – Nikola Milojevic (Srb) – Alexander Bublik (Rus) – Andrey Golubev (Kaz)

Astana Tourism Official

Accomodations

  • VALENCIA – ITF WOMEN BBVA Open Ciudad De Valencia

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor 

Main players: Mandy Minella (Lux) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Conny Perrin (Sui) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Lina Gjorcheska (Mkd) – Karolina Muchova (Cze) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Tamara Zidanesk (Slo) – Jil Teichmann (Sui) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Valencia Tourism Official Site

Accomodations

  • NASHVILLE – ITF WOMEN Nashville Pro Tennis


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Indoor 

Main 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)

Tournament Official Site

Nashville Tourism Official Site

Accomodations

  • HERAKLION – ITF WOMEN IX Hellenic Zeus Itf Pro Circuit


Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Manon Arcangioli (Fra) – Cristiana Ferrando (Ita) – Marta Paigina (Rus) – Emile Frankati (Den) – Raluca Georgiana Serban (Rou) – Lisa Matviyenko (Ger) – Marlies Szupper (Aut) – Manisha Foster (Gbr) – Nicole Rottman (Aut) – Eden Silva (Gbr)

Tournament Official Site

Heraklion Tourism Official

Accomodations

  • SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA – ITF FUTURES Copa Santa Cruz


Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Caio Zampieri (Bra) – Federico Coria (Arg) – Ricardo Hocevar (Bra) – Federico Zeballos (Bol) – Valentin Flores (Arg) – Juan Carlos Saez (Chi) – Matias Zukas (Arg) – Fabrizio Ornago (Ita) – Hugo Dellien (Bol) – Maurizio Echazu (Per)

Santa Cruz On Bolivia Online

Accomodations

  • LIMASSOL – ITF FUTURE Cyprus F2 Famagusta Tc


Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Alexandre Muller (Fra) – Lucas Miedler (Aut) – Markos Kalovelonis (Rus) – Vit  Kopriva (Cze) – Omar Salman (Bel) – Neil Pauffley (Gbr) – Pascal Brunner (Aut) – Vasile Antonescu (Rou) – David Poljak (Cze) – Joel Cannell (Gbr)

Limassol Official Visitors Site

Accomodations

  • HAMMAMET – ITF WOMEN Hammamet Open


Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Katharina Hobgarski (Ger) – Deborah Kerfs (Bel) – Sandra Zaniewska (POL) – Camilla Scala (Ita) – Tamara Curovic (Srb) – Chiraz Bechri (Tun) – Fiona Codino (Fra) – Federica Prati (Ita) – Noella Zeballos (Bol) – Ines Ibbou (Alg)

Hammamet On Visit Tunisia

Accomodations


Waco – Last tennis Texan adventures of the year

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.


USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT INFO

VISIT WACO OFFICIAL

HOTELS IN WACO


ENJOY!!!!

Santiago de Chile – A tennis tournament with Andes view

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Copa Providencia Bci

Date: From 28/11 to 04/12

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Tournament Location: Club Providencia – El Vergel 2855, Providencia, Santiago, Chile

How to get: Benitez International Airport is far 21,4 km and 40 minutes driving from Club Providencia. Plaza de Armas and Palacio Moneda are located just 6,7 km from tennis courts.

Past Winners: 2015 Veronica Cepede Royg – 2014 Bianca Botto – 2013 Veronica Cepede Royg – 2012 Paula Cristina Goncalves – 2011  Veronica Cepede Royg

Top 10 Players: Paula Cristina Goncalves (Bra) – Jil Teichmann (Sui) – Tamara Zidanesk (Slo) – Daniela Seguel (Chi) – Sherazad Reix (Fra) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Victoria Rodriguez (Mex) – Fernanda Brito (Chi) – Victoria Bosio (Arg) – Naomi Totka (Hun)

ABOUT SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is located in the country’s central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706 ft) above mean sea level. Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago’s cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. For Lonely Planet: “Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, madhouse parties, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. No wonder 40 percent of Chileans call the leafy capital city home.


TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:

  • View from Sky Costanera Skycraper


  • Cajon del Maipo

  • Cerro San Cristobal


BEST PLACES TO STAY:


Hotel Principado Express
: Excellent *** hotel at just 100 mt from Baquedano Station and 200 mt from Forestal Park. This hotel has a very high rate on Booking (8.6). The price for a standard 18 mq2 double room is 87€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking for customers.

Hotel Magnolia. Wonderful **** boutique accomodation, rated 9.4 on Booking, this hotel enjoys a central location just 400 mt from Museum of Fine Arts . A rich breakfast buffet and free wifi  are available for customers. Price for an amazing vintage decorated deluxe double room is 185€ per night in b&b.

Ladera Hotel. Exceptional ***** hotel, rated 9.8 on Booking, located in the heart of Providencia district and very close Tenis Club Providencia. Inside you could taste gourmet dishes at restaurant or enjoy the fantastic view from the rooftop infinity pool. Hotel offers 30 mq2 perfect double room at 175€ per night with breakfast, wifi, parking and free cancellation included.

Please notice that a 19% of VAT is not included in the prices.


USEFUL LINKS:


Santiago on Welcome Chile

Sky Costanera Official Site 


Tournament Info 

Accomodations

ENJOY!!!!

Almeria – A tennis week at Cuevas Del Almanzora

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN FUTURE Internacionales del Almanzora

From 28/11 to 04/12

Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Location: Tenis y Padel Indalo – Canada de Lorca sn – Cuevas del Almanzora (Almeria) 04618 Spain

How to get: Tennis court is far about 1 hour driving from Aeroporto de Almeria.

Main players: Pere Riba (Esp) – Jaume Munar (Esp) – Gianluigi Quinzi (Ita) – Bernabe Zapata Miralles (Esp) – Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Esp) – Roberto Ortega Olmedo (Esp) – Andres Artunedo (Esp) – Jaume Pla Malfeito (Esp) – Marcos Giraldi Requena (Esp) – Marc Fornell (Esp)

THE TOWN: Lonely Planet writes about this little town of Andalusia: “Almería has come a long way. What was a couple of decades ago basically a tough port city, with its glory days buried firmly in the past, is today the increasingly polished, energetic and visitor-friendly capital of Andalucía’s second-wealthiest province. Its cultural attractions are ever-growing and the tapas-bar scene in its spruced-up old centre rivals the best.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • La Alcazaba


  • Cabo de Gata – Nijar Natural Park


  • Paseo de Almeria


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Torreluz Centro. Perfect ** hotel located in the heart of Almeria, just some steps from the cathedral and Alcazaba. Rated 8.4 on Booking, it offers spacious double rooms at 62€ per night with good breakfast and free wifi included.

Hotel Costasol. Fantastic *** hotel located conveniently at just 500 meters from Almeria cathedral. Rated 8.4 on Booking, this hotel is just five minutes walking from the beach. The rooms are essential but with everything you need. Prices for a double room is 65€ per night with breakfast buffet and free wifi.

Aire Hotel & Ancient Bath Plaza Vieja. Excellent **** hotel which rises in a 19th century building next to the Alcazaba Fortress Center and 7 minutes from city’s port. Rated 8.5 on Booking it features a delicious on site a la carte mediterranean restaurant and offers free wifi to customers. Prices for a stylish 16 mq2 double room start from 105€ with excellent breakfast.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Club Official Site

Almeria Tourism Official

Cuevas de Almanzora Info

Accomodations

ENJOY!!!



Columbus – Young american talents in Ohio

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.

USEFUL LINKS:

Visit Columbus Official Site

Accomodations

ENJOY!!!!

Honolulu – Last Wta Event of the Year in the “Paradise Lost”

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA 125 Hawaii Open

Date: From 21/11 to 27/11

Money prize: $ 115,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Tournament Location: Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park – 94 Kamehameha Highway, Waipahu, HI 96797

How to get: Tennis centre is far about 21 km from Honolulu International Airport and about 27 km from Honolulu city hall.

Top 10 Players: Shuai Zhang (Chn) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Catherine Bellis (USa) – Sabine Lisicki (Ger) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Risa Ozaki (Jpn) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Samantha Crawford (Usa) – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp)

ABOUT HONOLULU: Honolulu is the largest and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. As of 2015, Honolulu was ranked high on world livability rankings, and was also ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U.S. Lonely Planet writes about it: “Here in Honolulu, away from the crowded haunts of Waikiki, you get to shake hands with the real Hawaii. A boisterous Polynesian capital, Honolulu delivers an island-style mixed plate of experiences. Eat your way through the pan-Asian alleys of Chinatown, where 19th-century whalers once brawled and immigrant traders thrived. Gaze out to sea atop the landmark Aloha Tower, then sashay past Victorian-era brick buildings, including the USA’s only royal palace. Ocean breezes rustle palm trees along the harborfront, while in the cool, mist-shrouded Koʻolau Range, forested hiking trails offer postcard city views. At sunset, cool off with an amble around Magic Island or splash in the ocean at Ala Moana Beach. After dark, migrate to Chinatown’s edgy art and nightlife scene.

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:

  • Manoa Falls


  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve


  • Waikiki Beach



BEST PLACES TO STAY:

VIVE Hotel Waikiki. Boutique *** hotel, rated 8.5 on Booking, this hotel is situated just 7 minutes walk from Waikiki Beach, and offers standard queen rooms at 156€ per night with breakfast buffet and free cancellation included. Wifi, of course, is free.

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach. Excellent **** hotel at 5 minutes walk from Waikiki Beach and adjacent to shopping and dining areas. This modern hotel features an outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant. Rated 8.7 on Booking, it offers modern king rooms at 156€ per night with free wifi.

The Modern Honolulu. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel located next the sands of Waikiki Beach. It features a world class restaurant, 3 bars, 2 exotic pools, a spa, a fitness center and a nightclub. Rated 8.7 on Booking it offers  standard king rooms with wifi included at 303€ per night.

Please notice that the prices don’t include a 13,96% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

HONOLULU ON GO HAWAII.COM

HANAUMA BAY SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

ENJOY!!!!

10 Top Tennis Holiday Resorts In The World

Many people know about famous tennis academies in the world like IMG tennis academy by Bollettieri in Florida, but just a few know of the hidden paradises where visitors can combine an amazing holiday in the most wonderful places of the world with tennis fun and  world class coaching.

The following is a not ordered list of Top 10 Tennis Holiday Resorts in the world where tennis and tourism merge in a perfect mix.

  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii (Usa)

11 har-tru courts with ocean view – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea, HI 96743

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

 

  • Bio Hotel Stanglwirt PBI Tennis Camp, Tirol (Austria)

8 outdoor clay courts + 6 indoor courts which allow to play tennis year round – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: Kaiserweg 1 A-6353 Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol, Austria

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Naples Grande Beach Resort, Florida (Usa)

15 Har-Tru tennis courts – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Fl 33940

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis West Indies (Carribean)

10 courts (6 har-tru + 4 red clay) – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: Po Box 565, Pinney’s Beach, Nevis, West Indies

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina (Usa)

12 courts (9 har-tru + 3 hard) – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

6 tennis courts + 1 padel tennis court – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: Jumeirah Beach Road Jumeirah, PO Box 11416, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Jw Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California (Usa)

20 courts: 15 hard (5 with lights) + 3 clay + 2 grass – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Gstaad Palace, Gstaad (Switzerland)

4 outdoor clay courts where tennis legend Roy Emerson got his tennis weeks camp – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana (Dominican Republic) 

13 har-tru courts – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: P.O. Box 140 – La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

  • Forte Village Resort, Sardinia (Italy)

11 tennis courts (7 clay – 2 har tru – 1 grass – 1 artificial grass) – Check for availability and rates here.

Address: S.S. 195 – Km 39,600, 09010 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italia, Cagliari Sardinia, Italy

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline


10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • LONDON – ATP MASTER FINALS Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

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Money prize: $ 7,500,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Stan Wawrinka (Svi) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut)

Tournament Official Site

Visit London Official

Accomodations

  • LIMOGES – WTA CHALLENGER Engie Open de Limoges 


Money prize: $ 125,000

Surface: Carpet Indoor

Main players: Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Alize Cornet (Fra) – Pauline Parmentier (Fra) – Sorana Cirstea (Rou) – Oceane Dodin (Fra) – Donna Vekic (Cro) – Mandy Minella (Lux) – Stefanie Voegele (Sui) – Rebecca Sramkova (Svk) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp)

Tournament Official Site

Limoges Tourism Office Official

Accomodations

  • SHENZHEN –  ITF WOMEN

Money prize: $ 100,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Qiang Wang (Chn) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Ying Ying Duan (Chn) – Xinyun Han (Chn) – Shuhai Peng (Chn) -Patricia Maria Tig (Rou) – Lin Zhu (Chn) – Fangzhou Liu (Chn) – Tereza Mredza (Cro) – Tereza Martincova (Cek)

Shenzhen on Travel China Guide

Accomodations

  • MONTEVIDEO – ATP CHALLENGER Uruguay Open

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Money prize: $ 50,000 + H

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Horacio Zeballos (Arg) – Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Carlos Berloq (Arg) – Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) -Carlos Zampieri (Bra) – Nicolas  Kicker (Arg) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Agustin Velotti (Arg) – Christian Garin (Chl)

Tournament Official Site 

Montevideo on Welcome Uruguay

Accomodations

  • CHAMPAIGN – ATP CHALLENGER JSM Challenger Of Champaign-Urbana

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Money prize: $ 50,000 + H

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) – Noah Rubin (Usa) -Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Joris De Loore (Bel) – Jared Donaldson (Usa) – Sam Groth (Aus) – Mitchell Krueger (Usa) – Reilly Opelka (Usa) – Michael Mmoh (Usa)

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Champaign County Official

Accomodations

  • BRESCIA – ATP CHALLENGER Internazionali Città di Brescia 

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Money prize: $ 50,000 + H

Surface: Carpet Indoor

Main players: Lukas Rosol (Aut) – Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Alejandro Mayer (Arg) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Marco Chiudinelli (Sui) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita) – Marco Tepevac (Srb) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Enrique Lopez Perez (Esp)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Brescia Official

Accomodations

  • NICOSIA – ITF MEN FUTURES Cyprus #1

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Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Alexey Vatutin (Rus) – Lucas Miedler (Aut) – Vit Kopriva (Cze) – Omar Salman (Bel) – Neil Pauffley (Gbr) – Pascal Brunner (Aut) – Sander Gille (Bel) – Vasile Antonescu (Rou) – Michal Schmid (Cze) – Mike Urbanija (Slo)

Visit Nicosia Official

Accomodations

  • COCHABAMBA – ITF MEN FUTURES Copa Entel

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Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Franco Agamenone (Arg) – Valentin Florez (Arg) – Federico Zeballos (Bol) – Matias Zukas (Arg) – Hugo Dellien (Bol) – Fabrizio Ornago (Ita) – Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) – Franco Emanuel Egea (Arg) – Alejandro Mendoza (Bol) – Mauricio Echazu (Per)

Tournament Official Site

Cochabamba on Bolivia Online

Accomodations

  • BENICARLO – ITF WOMEN IV Circuito Wta Castellon Spain

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Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Amanda Carreras (Gbr) – Corinna Dentoni (Ita) – Laura Pigossi (Bra) – Alexandra Perper (Mda) – Andrea Gamiz (Ven) – Irene Burillo Escorihuela (Esp) – Jessika Ponchet (Fra) – Oleksandra Korashvili (Ukr) – Eleni Kordolami (Gre) – Isabella Wallace (Aus)

Tournament Official Site

Benicarlo Tourism Official

Accomodations

  • PENSACOLA – ITF MEN Pensacola Futures Championship

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Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Maxime Chazal (Fra) – Jose Statham (Nzl) – Gianni Mina (Fra) – Wil  Spencer (Usa) – Nick Chappell (Usa) – Winston Lin (Usa) – Felix Auger Aliassime (Can) – Alex Rybakov (Usa) – Samuel Bensoussan (Fra) – Mohamed Aziz Dougaz (Tun)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Pensacola Official

Accomodations

Nashville – Music City hosts a new exciting itf women event

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



BEST PLACES TO STAY:

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.



USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

NASHVILLE TOURISM OFFICIAL

JOHNNY CASH MUSEUM SITE

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME OFFICIAL

HOTELS IN NASHVILLE

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Valencia – Last outdoor matches on clay in the wonderful Spanish town

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN BBVA Open Ciudad De Valencia 

Date: From 21/11 to 27/11

Money prize: $ 25,000 + H

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Tournament Location: Club de Tenis Valencia – Carrer de Cavanilles 7, Valencia 46010 Spain

General information: Historical Club de Tenis Valencia has a strategic position in the heart of Valencia (1,8 km from Catedral) and just  15 minutes by taxi from Valencia International Airport.

Top 10 Players: Mandy Minella (Lux) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Conny Perrin (Sui) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Lina Gjorcheska (Mkd) – Karolina Muchova (Cze) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Tamara Zidanesk (Slo) – Jil Teichmann (Sui) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita)

THE TOWN. Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.5–1.6 million people. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea. Lonely Planet write about this town: “Spain’s third-largest city is a magnificent place, content for Madrid and Barcelona to grab the headlines while it gets on with being a wonderfully liveable city with thriving cultural, eating and nightlife scenes. Never afraid to innovate, Valencia diverted its flood-prone river to the outskirts of town and converted the former riverbed into a superb green ribbon of park winding right through the city. On it are the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by local boy Santiago Calatrava. Other brilliant contemporary buildings grace the city, which also has a fistful of fabulous Modernista architecture, great museums and a large, characterful old quarter. Valencia, surrounded by its huerta, a fertile fruit-and-veg farmland, is famous as the home of rice dishes such as paella, but its buzzy dining scene offers plenty more besides.

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN VALENCIA:

  • Plaza Ayuntamiento

Plaza del Ayuntamiento de Valencia

  • Oceanografico

oceanografico

  • Cathedral

Kathedrale v.Valencia

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Hotel Sorolla Centro. Wonderful *** hotel located on a pedestrian street and just 50 from Plaza Ayuntamiento. Rated 9.0 on Booking, it offers modern double rooms of 16 mq2 from 77€ per night with free wifi included. Breakfast is available for an additional fee of 9.90€ per day.

Hotel Vincci Mercat. Excellent **** boutique hotel situated in the heart of Valencia at just 100 mt from Central Market. It features a a restaurant and bar on site, a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and views of the old city. Rated 8.9 on Booking, the hotel offers unique designed double rooms with parquet floor at 92€ per night with breakfast and wifi included.

Caro Hotel. Terrific ***** hotel housed in a 19th-century palace in central Valencia, just 200 yards from Cathedral. Rated 9.2 on Booking and nr.1 for Tripadvisor users, it features an on site mediterranean restaurant, a bar with terrace and an outdoor pool always open. Each room is elegant and with an unique design by Francesc Rifé. Prices for a double room of 23 mq2 with excellent breakfast and free wifi included start from 248€ per night.
USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT VALENCIA OFFICIAL

OCEANOGRAFICO OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL VALENCIA ACCOMODATIONS

 
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Astana – Backhands and forehands in the “Dubai of the Steppe”

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Astana Challenger Capital Cup

From 21/11 to 26/11

Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Location: Astana National Tennis Center – 6/1 Kabanbay Batyr street, Astana

Practical info: National Tennis Center is a modern sport complex with a central court for 2700 seats. There are 3 additional tennis courts for trainings with snack bars, dressing rooms and showers. It’s located just 3 km from Baiterek Tower and about 16 km from Astana International Airport.

Top 10 Players: Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) – Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) – Denis Istomin (Uzb) – Duckhee Lee (Kor) – Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) – Alexander Kudryavtsev (Rus) – Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) – Nikola Milojevic (Srb) – Alexander Bublik (Rus) – Andrey Golubev (Kaz).

THE TOWN: Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan. It is located on the Ishim River in the north portion of Kazakhstan, within the Akmola Region. The 2014 census reported a population of 835,153 within the city limits, making it the second largest city in Kazakhstan. Astana is a planned city, like Brasília in Brazil, Canberra in Australia, and Washington, D.C. in the United States. The master plan of Astana was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. As the seat of the Government of Kazakhstan, Astana is the site of the Parliament House, the Supreme Court, the Ak Orda Presidential Palace and numerous government departments and agencies. It is home to many futuristic buildings, hotels and skyscrapers. Lonely Planet writes: “The country’s new capital has risen fast from the northern steppe and is already a showpiece for 21st-century Kazakhstan. It is scheduled to go on rising and spreading into a city of over 1 million people by 2030. Its skyline grows more fantastical by the year as landmark buildings, many of them by leading international architects, sprout in a variety of Asian, Western, Soviet and wacky futuristic styles. Several spectacular structures are open to visitors and it’s hard not be impressed by the very concept of the place. Astana was just a medium-sized provincial city known for its bitter winters when President Nazarbaev named it out of the blue in 1994 as Kazakhstan’s future capital. It formally took over from Almaty in 1997. The old centre north of the Ishim (Yesil) River, known as the ‘pravy bereg’, right bank, lives on as a commercial and services centre. South of the river (the ‘levy bereg’, left bank), governmental and business buildings are going up, and also cultural, sports, leisure and shopping centres, hotels, a university and eye-catching residential developments. Some have dubbed Astana the ‘Dubai of the steppe’. The city began life in 1830 as a Russian fortress called Akmola (Kazakh for ‘white tomb’). In the 1950s Akmola became the headquarters of the Virgin Lands scheme and in 1961 it was renamed Tselinograd (Virgin Lands City). After the USSR collapsed, Akmola got back its old name. In 1998 it was renamed again, as Astana – Kazakh for ‘capital’. Reasons cited by Nazarbaev for the change were Astana’s more central and less earthquake-prone location than Almaty, and better transport links with Russia. He may also have wanted to head off secessionist sentiments among northern Kazakhstan’s large ethnic Russian population. Some find Astana an impersonal place, but Kazakhstan’s ambitious and talented are increasingly drawn here. It’s easy to question the spending of billions on prestige architecture, but many citizens are clearly proud of their new capital.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN ASTANA:

  • The Baiterek Tower

baiterek

  • Palace of Peace and Reconciliation

palace-peace-and-reconciliation

  • Fountain Circus

fountain-circus

TOP 3 HOTELS IN ASTANA:

  • Belon Lux Hotel. Set in the administrative centre of Astana at 3 minutes walk from Baiterek tower and 5 from President’s Palace, this wonderful *** hotel, rated 9.2 on Booking, offers free wifi and tasteful breakfast buffet. Prices for a standarddouble room in b&b is 55€ per night, for a junior suite 70€ per night..
  • Diplomat Hotel & Business Center. Fantastic **** hotel located in the heart of Astana at 500 mt from Circus Fountain. This accomodation, rated 8.0 on Booking, features a spa centre with a gym, a swimming pool, a sauna and 4 on-site restaurants which offer dishes of Kazakh, Argentinian, Chinese, Japanese and European cuisine. The price for a 32mq2 double room is 99€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
  • Rixos President Hotel Astana. Excellent boutique ***** hotel, rated 8.9 on Booking, and located in Astana’s government district, this 5-star hotel has 2 elegant restaurants and a large spa with pool. A deluxe double room with magnificent breakfast included costs 208€ per night. Wifi and parking are free for customers.


USEFUL LINKS:

Astana on Visit Kazakhstan

Baiterek Tower Official Site

Accomodations

 

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