THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Baptist Health Bolo Bash Tennis
From 04/10 to 04/16
Prize money: $ 25,000
Surface: Hard outdoor
Tournament location: Rebsamen Tennis Center – 1501 Leisure Place , Little Rock, AR , 72204, USA
How to get: Tennis center is centrally located from Little Rock downtown at 5 miles and 8 minutes driving. The Bill and Hilary Clinton Airport is far 10 miles from courts.
Past winners: 2016 Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – 2015 Jason Jung (Tpe) – 2014 Filip Krajinovic (Cro) – 2013 Austin Krajicek (Usa) – 2012 Tennys Sandgren (Usa)
Entry list: Mackenzie McDonald (Usa) – Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Calvin Hemery (Fra) – Brayden Schnur (Can) – Eric Quigley (Usa) – Philip Bester (Can) – Sebastian Fanselow (Ger) – Facundo Mena (Arg) – Ante Pavic (Cro) – Dennis Nevolo (Usa)
THE TOWN: Little Rock is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the Arkansas river, named “le petit rocher” by the French in the 1720s. The city’s population was 193,524 at the 2010 census. It is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center within Arkansas and the South. Several cultural institutions are located in Little Rock, such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to the hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities.
Lonely Planet writes:“Little Rock lives up to its name; this charming state capital feels pretty petite. But this is center of urban life in Arkansas, and the angle of the urban experience this city embraces is quite cool: amid the leafy residential neighborhoods are cool bars, fresh restaurants, plenty of bike trails and a tolerant vibe. Small this town may be, but it’s wonderfully situated on the Arkansas River, and as befits this state of natural wonders, you always feel as if you’re within arm’s reach of lush wooded river valleys.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN LITTLE ROCK:
- Little Rock Central High School
- Big Dam Bridge
- River Market District
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock. Excellent *** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking and at just 9.7 km from downtown Little Rock, this hotel features a heated outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi or can exercise in the hotel fitness center. Dry cleaning services and a business center are also available. A double room costs 89$ per night with breakfast included.
- Hampton Inn & Suites West Little Rock. Wonderful *** hotel rated 9.2 on Booking, this Hampton accommodation is conveniently located close to a number of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. Guest can enjoy free breakfast, wifi and fitness center. The price for a queen room starts from 134$ per night.
- The Burgundy Hotel. Amazing **** hotel located less than 10 minutes’ drive from The War Memorial Stadium which features an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi, an on-site fitness centre, a business centre and the modern Table 28 American restaurant. A wide suite costs 145$ per night with free cancellation included.
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