Poitiers – Discovering new tennis talents in the town of 100 bell towers

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Open Masculin 86 (29th edition)

Date: From 03/13 to 03/19

Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Stade Poitevin Tennis – Rue de la Devinière, Poitiers, 86 000, France

General information: Tournament site is far just 4 km from Poitiers’ old town.

Recent winners: 2016 Andreas Beck – 2015 Quentin Halys – 2014 David Guez – 2013 Romain Jouan – 2012 Josselin Ouanna – 2011 Marc Gicquel – 2010 Ruben Bemelmans

Top Seeded Players: Alexey Vatutin (Rus) – Maxime Authom (Bel) – Antal Van Der Dium (Ned) – Alessandro Bega (Ita) – Gregoire Jacq (Fra) – Yannick Jankovits (Fra) – Yann Marti (Sui) – Michal Konecny (Cze) – Sumit Nagal (Ind) – Albano Olivetti (Fra)

Belgian Nr.2 of the seeding Maxime Authom


THE TOWN: Capital city of the Poitou-Charentes region of central France, Lonely Planet introduces Poitiers with this words: “Inland from the coast, history-steeped Poitiers was founded by the Pictones, a Gaulish tribe. The city rose to prominence as the former capital of Poitou, the region governed by the Counts of Poitiers in the Middle Ages. A pivotal turning point came in AD 732, when somewhere near Poitiers (the exact site is not known) the cavalry of Charles Martel defeated the Muslim forces of Abd ar-Rahman, governor of Córdoba, thus ending Muslim attempts to conquer France. Until the Revolution, this sublimely beautiful city was known as the ‘town of 100 bell towers’; the remarkable Romanesque churches that remain today are in part a legacy of Eleanor of Aquitaine’s financial support. Poitiers has one of the oldest universities in the country, established in 1432 and today a linchpin of this lively city: students make up 25% of the population.”


  • Notre Dame de la Grande

  • Parc de Blossac

  • Palais de Justice


  • Hotel de l’Europe. Very good *** hotel situated at 5 minutes walking to Palace of Justice, this accomodation has been rated 8.4 on Booking. A small but comfy double room costs 65€ per night with wifi included in the price.
  • Ibis Styles Poitiers Centre. Wonderful *** hotel considered the best accomodation either on Booking or TripAdvisor. It is located at just 200 mt from Town Hall and offers modern double rooms from 92€ per night with excellent breakfast included. Free wifi is available for customers. Private parking costs 10€ per day.
  • Mercure Poitiers Centre. Fantastic **** hotel which rises in an old chapel of 1854 and is situated in heart of Poitiers. Excellent is the on-site restaurant named Les Archives. Rated 8.6 on Booking it offers standard double rooms (19 mq2) at 93€ per night. Breakfast and public parking are available for an additional charge, while free wifi is included in room price.
Amazing restaurant of Mercure Poitiers Centre


Tournament Official Site 

Poitiers Tourists Office Site


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