THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN The Mary L. Bianco Charitable Fund ITC Circuit
From 03/27 to 04/02
Prize money: $ 15,000
Surface: Hard outdoor
Tournament location: Israel Tennis Center Tel Aviv – 6 Zvi Neshri Street, Tel Aviv, 61620, Israel
Main players: Amir Weintraub (Isr) – Laurynas Grigelis (Lit) – Edan Leshem (Isr) – Enzo Couacaud (Fra) – Peter Kobelt (Usa) – Eric James Johnson (Usa) – Daniel Cukierman (Isr) – Ben Patael (Isr) – Vadym Ursu (Ukr) – Raleigh Smith (Usa)
THE TOWN: Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel (after Jerusalem), and the largest metropolitan area. It is on the Mediterranean coast, about 60 km north-west of Jerusalem . The official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo and reflects the fact that the city has grown beside (and absorbed) the ancient port city of Yafo, to the south of the new city center, in addition to many other neighboring cities. Tel Aviv is home to most foreign embassies.
Lonely Planet writes about it: “Tel Aviv is a breezy urban cool. Israel’s second-largest city – modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan – is one of the country’s greatest assets, a sun-bronzed strip of coastline where coffee and culinary innovation are the local obsessions, where residents speak every language under the sun, and where life is lived outdoors and to the fullest. The Unesco-listed Bauhaus-era buildings that give the place its popular title of ‘White City’ are a major draw, as is the historic port of Jaffa (Yafo), which has a fascinating Arab heritage. But the city’s real attraction is the local lifestyle. Visitors tend to get into the Tel Avivi swing of things straight away, flitting between contemporary art galleries and chic cafes one day, artisan boutiques and blissfully balmy beaches the next. A few days here is fun, but a week can be a revelation – don’t miss it.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN TEL AVIV:
- Jaffa Old City
- Park HaYarkon
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Dizengoff Avenue Boutique Hotel. Excellent *** accomodation rated 8.6 on Booking and located in the very centre of Tel Aviv, this hotel features a unique, luxurious design incorporating details from the city’s well-known sites and attractions. Prices for a design economy double room of 18 mq2 is 148,5$ per night with free WiFi connection.
- Isrotel Tower Hotel. Panoramic **** hotel located at 50 mt from Tel Aviv seafront and rated 8.2 on Booking. It offers a rooftop pool and free WiFi. A deluxe special double room with balcony costs 225$ per night or 274,5$ with excellent breakfast included. Free cancellation for every kind of booking.
- Crowne Plaza Tel Aviv City Center. Excellent ***** hotel rated 8.8 on Booking which enjoys a top location in Tel Aviv. Guests have free access to a fitness center with Olympic pool, sauna, and spa facilities. On the 11th floor you can dine at the gourmet restaurant and sushi bar, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Executive Lounge is on the 20th floor, and offers breathtaking views. The price for a modern designed luxury double room of 31 mq2 start from 248$ per night with free WiFi.