THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER USTA Tallahassee Tennis Challenger
From 04/22 to 04/29
Prize money: $ 75,000
Surface: Clay outdoor
Location: Forestmeadows Tennis Complex – 4750 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312
How to get: Tennis complex is far 18 miles from Tallahassee International Airport. Downtown is very close to tennis courts, at about 17 minutes driving.
Previous winner: 2016 Quentin Halys – 2015 Facundo Arguello – 2014 Robby Ginepri – 2013 Denis Kudla – 2012 Tim Smyczek – 2011 Donald Young – 2010 Brian Dabul – 2009 John Isner
Main players: Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Darian King (Bar) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – Denis Kudla (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg) – Juergen Melzer (Aut)
THE TOWN: About Tallahassee Lonely Planet writes: “Florida’s capital, cradled between gently rising hills and nestled beneath tree-canopied roadways, is a calm and gracious city, far more Southern, culturally speaking, than the majority of the state it administers. Geographically it’s closer to Atlantathan it is to Miami, and culturally, like Jacksonville, its citizens consider themselves Southern, which is inversely the case the further south you travel.
Despite the city’s two major universities (Florida State and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) and its status as a government center, the pace here is slower than syrup. That said, there are a handful of interesting museums and outlying attractions that will appeal to history and nature buffs and could easily detain a visitor for at least a day or two.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN TALLAHASSEE:
- St. Mark’s Lighthouse
- Lake Ella
- Cascades Park
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Best Western Plus Tallahassee North. Wonderful ** hotel located at 10 minutes drive from Florida State University and 6.5 km from downtown. This modern accomodation provides a seasonal outdoor pool, free wifi and parking. Rated 9.0 on Booking it offers very comfortable king rooms from 118$ per night with free breakfast buffet included.
- Holiday Inn Express Tallahassee. Very good *** hotel, rated 8.4 on Booking, this is the official Hotel of the tournament. This hotel features an on site gym, an outdoor pool and free parking and wifi. A comfortable double room costs 145,8$ per night with breakfast buffet included.
- Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown. Amazing **** eco friendly hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a business center. Rated 8.3 on Booking, it offers deluxe 27 mq2 double rooms at 169$ per night breakfast included. Wifi and parking are free for customers too. The hotel is located 900 mt from Tallahassee downtown.
Please notice that 12.5% tax is not included in the prices.