THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER St. Joseph/Candler Savannah Challenger 2017
From 05/01 ot 05/07
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 75,000
Tournament location: Franklin Creek Tennis Center – 910 Franklin Creek Rd N, Savannah, GA 31411, Usa
How to get: Tennis venue is far about 15 miles from historic district, that is about 25 minutes driving. Savannah airport is situated at 25 miles.
Past champions: 2016 Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – 2015 Hyeon Chung (Kor) – 2014 Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – 2013 Ryan Harrison (Usa) – 2012 Brian Baker (Usa) – 2011 Wayne Odesnik (Usa) – 2010 Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – 2009 Michael Russell (Usa)
Entry list: Darian King (Bar) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Tennys Sandgren (Usa) – Danis Shapovalov (Can) – Noah Rubin (Usa) – Mitchell Krueger (Usa) – Dennis Novikov (Usa)
THE TOWN: Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings.
Lonely Planet writes about this town: “Like a Southern belle with a split personality, this grand historic town revolves around formal antebellum architecture and unbridled public debauchery. It sits alongside the Savannah River, about 18 miles from the coast, amid Lowcountry swamps and mammoth live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. With its gorgeous mansions, cotton warehouses and Colonial public buildings, Savannah preserves its past with pride, grace and a slight smirk. Unlike its sister city of Charleston, SC, which retains its reputation as a dignified and refined cultural center, Savannah revels in being the bad girl – the town has been described as ‘a beautiful lady with a dirty face,’ and in some ways it resembles a pint-sized New Orleans. Savannah loves its sinful pleasures, be they cheese grits, cocktails, or the bump and grind of partying local students. Savannah has a somber side, but she never takes herself too seriously. Savannah College of Art & Design – which is known locally as SCAD – has a surprisingly strong presence that keeps the city from getting too staid. The city’s massive St Patrick’s Day celebration is a legendary rite of spring and there is an entire cottage industry catering to those tourists who have heard that Savannah is haunted – curious ghost-hunters are able to arrange to take tours of the city in a chauffeured hearse.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN SAVANNAH:
- Historic District
- Forsyth Park
- River Street
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Savannah Midtown. Wonderful *** hotel rated 9.4 on Booking which offers free wifi connections and wide and comfortable rooms at 109$ per night with good breakfast included. Top location for couples!
- Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah Riverfront. In historic downtown Savannah, this **** hotel is housed in a 1800’s refurbished cotton warehouse and features a rooftop lounge. The Savannah River and the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza are a 2-minute walk away. Hotel provides free wifi, fitness and business center, an ATM and a convenience store. A deluxe king room with city view costs 193.7$ per night.
- Andaz Savannah. This excellent ***** hotel is located in the heart of Savanna Riverwalk District and is rated 9.1 on Booking. It features a delicious onsite restaurant, 22 Square, a fully equipped fitness centre and the free wifi throughout the property. Prices? Starting from 168$ for a 28 mq2 Andaz King room.
Please notice that are not included a 13 % TAX and a $ 6.00 city tax per night .
Enjoy a Tennis Trip in Georgia!
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