THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Prosperita Open 2017
From 05/01 to 05/07
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 75,000
Tournament location: SC Ostrava – Budecska 4, Ostrava 70200, Czech Republic
How to get: SC Ostrava is centrally located in the town at just 2,5 km (25 minutes walking) from stunning Stodolni Street. If you arrive directly from Janacek Airport Ostrava you will need of a 30 minutes taxi ride because tennis courts are located at 29 km.
Past champions: 2016 Constant Lestienne (Fra) – 2015 Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – 2014 Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) – 2013 Jiri Vesely (Cze) – 2012 Jonathan Dasnieres de Vegy (Fra) – 2011 Stephan Robert (Fra) – 2010 Lucas Rosol (Cze) – 2009 Jan Hajek (Cze) – 2008 Jiri Vanek (Cze)
Entry list: Adam Pavlasek (Cze) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Roberto Carballes Baena (Esp) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Lukas Rosol (Cze) – Jan Satral (Cze) – Simone Bolelli (Ita) – Marco Trungelliti (Arg) – Vincent Millot (Fra) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita)
THE TOWN: Ostrava is a city in the north-east of the Czech Republic and is the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region. In terms of both population and area it is the third largest city of the nation. The city in the past was considered especially an industrial centre but since the 1990s it has been transformed into a modern cultural city, with numerous theatres, galleries and other cultural facilities. It hosts a wide range of cultural and sporting events throughout the year. Among the best known are the Colours of Ostrava multi-genre music festival, the Janáček May classical music festival, the Summer Shakespeare Festival.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- New City Hall Tower
- Ostravice River
- Silesian Ostrava Castle
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Villa Ostrava 3+. Showcasing a terrace and views of the city, *** Hotel Villa Ostrava is located in the heart of the town, just 1.1 km from Stodolní Street. Private parking is available on site. The hotel, rated 9.2 on Booking, provides bike rental, free wifi and a tennis court available for customers. A small but cozy and modern twin room costs 60€ per night with good breakfast included.
- Mercure Ostrava Center. Located right in the center of Ostrava and rated 8.9 on Booking, the faboulous **** Mecure Center hotel offers elegantly, air conditioned rooms with LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee making facilities, a steam bath, a fitness center and an onsite restaurant which servers Czech and international cuisine. The daily rate for a standard 22 mq2 double room starts from 56€ per night (which increase to 102€ with free cancellation and breakfast).
- Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Ostrava. This excellent **** hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking, offers bright, colourful rooms with free WiFi and a wellness centre with a large steam bath, sauna, and hot tub. It is located within a walking distance to the Ostrava city centre, close to the Ostrava Castle and the bustling Stodolní Street. Guests can enjoy a menu filled with international dishes as well as traditional Czech specialities in the Bamboo Restaurant. The price for a standard double room is 101€ per night with good breakfast buffet included.
Enjoy a Tennis Trip in the real heart of Moravia!