THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Rbc Tennis Championship of Dallas (19th edition)
From 01/28 to 02/06
Money prize: $ 125,000
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Location: TbarM Raquet Club – 6060 Dilbeck Lane, Dallas, TX 75240, USA
How to get: TbarM Raquet Club is one of the nation’s premier tennis clubs with 30 courts, 8 indoor courts and over 20 teaching pros. Club is far 13 miles from Dallas downtown. Dallas Fort Worth Intl Airport is at about 30 minutes driving and less than 18 miles from courts.
Past Winners: 2016 Kyle Edmund – 2015 Tim Smyczek – 2014 Steve Johnson -2013 Rhyne Williams – 2012 Jesse Levine – 2011 Alex Bogomolov jr – 2010 Ryan Sweeting
Main players: Ryan Harrison (Usa) – Taylor Fritz (Usa) – Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) – Francis Tiafoe (Usa) – Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Taro Daniel (Jpn) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Rajeev Ram (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can)
THE TOWN: Dallas, the ninth largest city in the United States is an impressive melting pot of culture and character. Dallas largely fell victim to its own economic success extending deep into the automobile era, becoming a prime example of urban sprawl, with a downtown strangled by a spaghetti of highways, yet started to reinvent its urban self at the beginning of the 21st century. Boasting high-end luxury hotels, innumerable fine dining spots, and one of the busiest airports in the world, Dallas maintains an upscale ethos also reflected by an affluent population, world-class museums, and a shimmering modern skyline. Its history has been marred by the infamous assassination of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, but there is more historic and contemporary heritage to be discovered in the city. For Lonely Planet: “Dallas is Texas’ most mythical city, with a past and present rich in the stuff that American legends are made of. The ‘Big D’ is famous for its contributions to popular culture – notably the Cowboys and their cheerleaders, and Dallas, the TV series that for a time was a worldwide symbol of the USA. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene (you can tell which place is hot by the caliber of cars the valet leaves out front) and the nightlife’s not too shabby either.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN DALLAS:
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
- White Rock Lake
- Nasher Sculpture Center
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Dallas at Preston. Very good *** hotel located 1 km from Dallas Galleria. This is the official accomodation for tennis players and featuring a fitness center and an indoor pool. Rated 8.4 on Booking it offers very comfortable standard rooms at 129$ per night with breakfast buffet, free wifi and parking included.
- The Fairmont Dallas. Excellent **** hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking, which is located in Dallas Art District. This structure provides a contemporary fitness center, an outdoor pool, a free parking area and an elegant American restaurant and bar Pyramid which offers just organic dishes. A cozy king room costs 212$ per night.
- The Ritz Carlton Dallas. Exceptional ***** hotel ideally located near Cowboys Stadium and Dallas World Aquarium which features a fitness center, a spa an outdoor pool and the International The Fearing Restaurant. Rated 9.1 on Booking offers deluxe 39 mq2 king rooms at 429€ per night.
Enjoy this new Texan TennisTrip!!!!