Nottingham – A traditional tennis event in the footsteps of Robin Hood

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Aegon Open Nottingham

From 06/12 to 06/18

Prize Money: $ 226,750

Surface: Grass Outdoor

Tournament location: NOTTINGHAM TENNIS CENTRE – University Blvd, Nottingham NG7 2QH, Regno Unito

How to get: Nearest airport is the East Midlands Airport and Skylink Nottingham provides a transportation service to and from the airport to Nottingham City Centre. From the train station the easiest way to reach the tennis centre is to use the Toton Lane tram. See below for further information.

Past champions: 2016 Karolina Pliskova – 2015 Ana Konjuh

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Nr.1 of the seeding English Johanna Konta

Entry list: Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Lauren Davis (Usa) – Lucie Safarova (Cze) – Alison Riske (Usa) – Christina Mchale (Usa) – Naomi Osaka (Jpn) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Shelby Rogers (Usa)

THE TOWN: Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, located 206 north of London, in the East Midlands. It has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes) and tobacco industries. On 11 December 2015, Nottingham was named a “City of Literature” by UNESCO.

For Lonely Planet: “Forever associated with men in tights and a sheriff with anger-management issues – aka the Robin Hood legend – Nottingham is a dynamic county capital with big-city aspirations, atmospheric historical sights, and a buzzing music and club scene thanks to its spirited student population.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS: 

  • Wollaton Hall and Park

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  • Nottingham Castle

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  • Robin Hood Statue

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Jurys Inn NottinghamExcellent *** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and located 5 minutes’ walk from Rail Station it offers spacious room with flat screen and air conditioning. On site fitness room and restaurant. Prices from 67,5£ with free Wifi included for a 42 mq2 standard double.
  • De Vere Orchard Hotel.  Rated 8.8 on Booking, this contemporary 4-star hotel features accessible rooftop terraces, green roofs and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Opened in 2012, De Vere Orchard Hotel has a Brasserie-style restaurant and bar. It is located less than a kilometer from Wollaton Hall. A double room costs 107£ per night with free parking and access to fitness center.
  • The Lodge at RuddingtonLocated 4.3 km from Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham, The exceptional **** Lodge at Ruddington features free WiFi access and free private parking. You will find a free shuttle service at the property. The rate on Booking is an incredible 9.6!!! The price for a deluxe suite is just 160£ per night with excellent breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Nottinghamshire Official

Your Hotel in Nottingham

 

Enjoy this exciting Tennis Trip in Nottinghamshire!

 

 

Marseille – The capital city of Provence will host another intersting Itf tournament

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Open Féminin de Marseille Trophée les Terrasses du Port

From 06/05 to 06/11

Money prize: $ 100,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: TENNIS CLUB DE MARSEILLE 10 boulevard de Tunis, MARSEILLE, 13 008, France

How to get: The tennis club is situated at about 6 km from old port and you need about 20-30 minutes to get. It depends on the traffic. Marseill Intl Airport is far about 30 km.

Previous winners: 2016 Danka Kovinic – 2015 Monica Niculescu – 2014 Alexandra Dulgheru – 2013 Andrea Petkovic – 2012 Lourdes Dominguez Lino – 2011 Pauline Parmentier – 2010 Klara Zakopalova – 2009 Iona Raluca Olaru – 2008 Kirsten Flipkens

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Defending champion Danka Kovinic

Main players: Irina Camelia Begu (Rou) – Annika Beck (Ger) – Tatjana Maria (Ger) – Denisa Allertova (Cze) – Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) – Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Asia Muhammad (Usa) – Kayla Day (Usa)

THE TOWN: Marseille is the 2nd most populated city of France and the biggest mediterranean port and the economic center of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. In 2013 the city was the European Capital of Culture, a large series of cultural events took place, and several new infrastructures were inaugurated. For its complex history, Marseille’s population is a real melting pot of different cultures.

Lonely Planet introduces the town with these words: “For many years, the busy port city of Marseille has suffered from a serious image problem. Dismissed for its down-at-heel reputation, urban decay and often alarming crime statistics, it’s long been the black sheep of the Provençal coastline. But while it’s gritty, and not always pretty – Cannes or St-Tropez, it’s not – Marseille is a dynamic, edgy, bustling city that’s rich with more than 1500 years of history. And since its stint as the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and the addition of a brace of swanky new museums, the city has sparkled with a new sense of optimism and self-belief. At long last, everyone seems to be waking up to the fact that France’s second-biggest city might have been unfairly maligned all along. The heart of the city is the vibrant Vieux Port (old port), mast-to-mast with yachts and pleasure boats. Just uphill is the ancient Le Panier neighbourhood, the oldest section of the city. Also worth an explore is the République quarter, with its stylish boutiques and Haussmannian buildings, and the Joliette area, centred onMarseille’s famous striped Cathédrale de la Major.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN MARSEILLE:

  • Parc National des Calanques


  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde


  • Vieux Port 


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Alex Hotel. Perfect *** hotel with high value for money situated in central Marseille just 15 minutes walking from Vieux Port, this accomodation has been rated 9.2 on Booking. A deluxe double room costs 106 € per night with free wifi included in the price.
  • Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux Port – MGallery by Sofitel. Excellent **** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking. It is located in Vieux Port at just 100 mt from Metro Station and offers modern double rooms from 139€ per night. Free wifi is available for customers. Amazing onsite lounge bar with boasting views on the port.
  • Hotel C2. Wonderful ***** hotel, opened in April 2014, which rises in a 19th century private mansion at just 600 mt from Vieux Port and Notre Dame de la Garde. Facilities include a spa with a relaxation room, indoor pool, a bar and meeting room. Rated 9.3 on Booking it offers spacious room with designer furnishings (23 mq2) at 199€ per night. The free wifi is included in room price.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Marseille Official

Your Hotel in Marseille

Enjoy a new French TennisTrip!!!

Brescia – Would you like to follow tennis matches in the “Leonessa d’Italia”?

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Internazionali Femminili di Tennis

From 06/05 to 06/11

Prize money: $ 60,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Location: Tennis Forza e Costanza 1911 – Via del Castello 15, 25121 Brescia

How to arrive: Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport is the closest airport at about 55 km. Easy and frequent train connections between Brescia and Milano, Bergamo and Verona. Tennis club is located in the heart of town at 800 mt from Duomo Vecchio and 2 km (30 minutes walking) from station.

Past champions: 2016 Karin Knapp (Ita) – 2015 Stephanie Vogt (Lie) – 2014 Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Blr) – 2013 Viktorija Golubic (Sui) – 2012 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – 2011 Irina Buryachok (Ukr) – 2010 Naomi Cavaday (Gbr) – 2009 Irina Buryachok (Ukr) – 2008 Lisa Sabino (Ita)

Entry list : Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Ana Bogdan (Rou) – Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Anna Kalynskaya (Rus) – Jil Teichmann (Sui) – Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Ipek Soylu (Tur) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita)

Danka Kovinic Nr.1 of the entry list



THE TOWN:
Brescia, named also La Leonessa d’Italia is a rich industrial city between Lake Garda and the Valtrompia in the foothills of the alps, about 100 km east of Milan. It is less famous for its history and art than for its role as a primary manufacturing center. Brescia has a subway that makes it the smallest city in the world with an underground train system. For Lonely Planet: “Brescia’s core takes the form of a fascinating old town, which more than compensates for the city’s rather ugly urban sprawl. The old town’s narrow streets are home to some of the most important Roman ruins in Lombardy, and an extraordinary circular Romanesque church”.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Duomo Vecchio


  • Santa Giulia Museum


  • Brescia’s Castle


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Albergo Orologio. Completely renovated *** boutique hotel located in a medieval palace in the heart of Brescia. Rated 8.4 on Booking it offers 17 mq2 double rooms from 89€ per night with breakfast, wifi and free parking included.
  • Novotel Brescia Due. Fantastic **** hotel located in the new business district just two metro stops from centre town. Rated 8.7 on Booking, this Novotel hotel offers modern superior double rooms from 122€ per night with breakfast. Free wifi is available in all areas.
  • Hotel Vittoria. Elegant ***** Art Nouveau-style hotel located next to the Duomo Nuovo Cathedral in central Brescia and 200 mt from the Vittoria Metro Station. Rated 8.3 on Booking it features a delicious on site italian restaurant and offers free parking and wifi. Prices for a double room start from 143€ with breakfast and free cancellation.


USEFUL LINKS:

Brescia’s Tourism Guide

Tournament Official Site

Brescia’s Museums 

Your Hotel in Brescia

ENJOY!!!!

10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • LYON (Fra) – ATP 250 Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 540,310

Entry list: Milos Raonic (Can) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – Juan Martin del Potro (arg) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Donald Young (Usa) – Marcel Granollers (Esp) – Nicolas Mahut (Fra) – Steve Darcis (Bel) – Karen Khachanov (Rus)

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Lyon Official

Your Hotel in Lyon

  • GENEVA (Sui) – ATP 250 Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 482,060

Entry list: Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – John Isner (Usa) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Joao Sousa (Por) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Robin Haase (Ned) – Ryan Harrison (Usa)

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Geneva Official

Your Hotel in Geneva

  • STRASBOURG (Fra) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Internationaux de Strasbourg 2017


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 226,750

Entry list: Caroline Wozniaki (Den) – Mirjana Lucic Baroni (Cro) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Monica Puig (Por) – Pauline Parmentier (Fra)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Strasbourg Official

Accomodations

  • NUREMBERG (Ger) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Versicherungs Cup


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 226,750

Entry list: Kiki Bertens (Hol) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Zhang Shuai (Chn) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Alison Riske (Usa) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) – Julia Goerges (Ger) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Mona Barthel (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Nuremberg Official

Accomodations

  • LUAN (Chn) – ITF WOMEN $ 60,000 Luan


Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Entry list: Yafan Wang (Chn) – Fangzou Liu (Chn) – Lin Zhu (Chn) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Jacqueline Cako (Usa) – Jing Jing Lu (Chn) – Xiniu Gao (Chn) – Danielle Lao (Usa) – Jovana Jaksic (Srb) – Ankita Raina (Ind)

Tournament Info

Accomodations

  • MESTRE (Ita) – ATP CHALLENGER XV Venice Challenge Save Cup


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 50,000

Entry list: John Millman (Aus) – Jordan Samper Montana (Esp) – Joao Domingues (Por) – Andrea Arnaboldi (Ita) – Blake Mott (Aus) – Marsel Ilhan (Tur) – Attila Balasz (Hun) – Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Lloyd Harris (Saf) – Alessandro Bega (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Mestre/Venice Info

Accomodations

  • CASERTA (Ita) – ITF WOMEN 30° Internazionali di Tennis città di Caserta


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Entry list: Eri Hozumi (Jpn) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Julia Glushko (Isr) – Anna Zaja (Ger) – Olga Saez Larra (Esp) – Andreea Mitu (Rou) – Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) – Shilin Xu (Chn) – Camilla Rosatello (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Solo Caserta Tourism Site

Your Hotel in Caserta

  • SANTAREM (Por) – ITF WOMEN Santarém Ladies Open 1


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Entry list: Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) – Great Minnen (Bel) – Ines Murta (Por) – Anasyasiya Shoshyna (Ukr) – Cristina Bucsa (Esp)

Tournament Info 

Accomodations

  • NETANYA (Isr) – ITF MEN Isr F8


Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Entry list: Edan Leshem (Isr) – Albano Olivetti (Fra) – Filip Peliwo (Can) – Peter Kobelt (Usa) – Ben Patael (Isr)

Tournament Info

Netanya Tourism Guide

Your Hotel in Netanya 

  • FRASCATI (Ita) – ITF MEN Ita F14


Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Entry list: Andrea Collarini (Arg) – Martin Cuevas (Uru) – Lorenzo Frigerio (Ita) – Adelchi Virgili (Ita) – Viktor Galovic (Cro)

Tournament Info 

Frascati Tourists Informations

Your Hotel in Frascati
 

 

Vicenza – A beautiful tennis week in the fascinating ‘City of Palladio’

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Internazionali di Tennis

From 05/29 to 06/04

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 50,000

Tournament location: Circolo Tennis Palladio 98 – Contrá della Piarda 9, 36100 Vicenza Italy

How to get: Vicenza train station is far just 1 km from Palladio 98. Closest airports are the ones of Venice and Verona, both at 60 km from Vicenza’s Old town.

Past champions: 2016 Guido Andreozzi – 2015 Inigo Cervantes – 2014 Filip Krajinovic

Entry list: Darian King (Bar) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Gerald Melzer (Aut) – Guido Andreozzi (Ita) – Maximilian Marterer (Ger) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Laslo Djere (Srb) – Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Joao Souza (Bra)

THE TOWN: Vicenza is a city of northeastern Italy located at about 60 km from wonderful Venice. It is a thriving and cosmopolitan city, with a rich history and culture, and many museums, art galleries, piazzas, villas, churches and elegant Renaissance palazzi. With the Palladian Villas of the Veneto in the surrounding area, and his renowned Teatro Olimpico, the “city of Palladio” has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.

Lonely Planet writes about it: “When Palladio escaped an oppressive employer in his native Padua, few would have guessed the humble stonecutter would, within a few decades, transform not only his adoptive city but also the history of European architecture. By luck, a local count recognised his talents in the 1520s and sent him to study the ruins in Rome. When he returned to Vicenza, the autodidact began producing his extraordinary buildings, structures that marry sophistication and rustic simplicity, reverent classicism and bold innovation. His genius would turn Vicenza and its surrounding villas into one grand Unesco World Heritage Site. And yet, the Veneto’s fourth-largest city is more than just elegant porticoes and balustrades – its dynamic exhibitions, bars and restaurants provide a satisfying dose of modern vibrancy.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Teatro Olimpico

 

  • Piazza dei Signori and Basilica Palladiana


  • Villa Valmarana ai Nani


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Key Hotel. Rated 8,5 on Booking and located 15 min walking from Teatro Olimpico this *** Hotel has an high value for money. Spacious rooms offer air conditioning, a TV, and free Wi-Fi. Prices from 74€ per night with free parking for guests.
  • Antico Hotel Vicenza. Wonderful 4 stars hotel rated 9.2 on Booking located in the heart of Vicenza, just some steps from Piazza dei Signori. It features free WiFi and a terrace with panoramic views of the city’s rooftops. Rooms and suites all come with a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Private bathrooms offer free toiletries and a hairdryer. A classic double room costs 125€ per night with delicious breakfast included.
  • Relais Santa Corona. This exceptional hotel rated 9.8 on Booking is housed in a restored 18th-century building set just steps from the medieval church of the same name. Walk to central Basilica Palladiana in 5 minutes. Décor is contemporary and minimalist, and rooms come with great facilities including 32-inch LCD satellite TV, free Wi-Fi internet access and tea and coffee-makers. The rate for a night in a double room is 134€ with breakfast buffet.

USEFUL LINKS:

Club and Tournament Info

Visit Vicenza Official 

Your Hotel in Vicenza


Enjoy it!!!

10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • Rome (Ita) –  ATP 1000 – WTA PREMIER 5 Internazionali BNL d’Italia

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 4,835,975 + $ 2,775,745

WTA Entry list: Angelique Kerber (Ger) –  Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) – Venus Williams (Usa) – Madison Keys (Usa) – Maria Sharapova (Rus)

ATP Entry list: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – David Goffin (Bel)

Tournament Official Site

Rome Tourism Official 

Your Hotel in Rome

  • Busan (Kor) – ATP CHALLENGER Busan Open Challenger

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Prize money: $ 150,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Entry list: Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe) – Konstantin Kravchuk (Rus) – Hyeon Chung (Kor) – Dudi Sela (Isr) – Vasek Pospisil (Can) – Illya Marchenko (Ukr) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) – Duck Hee Lee (Kor) – Thomas Fabbiano (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Your Hotel in Busan

  • Bordeaux (Fra) – ATP CHALLENGER Bnp Paribas Primrose

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Prize money: $ 125,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Steve Darcis (Bel) – Daniil Medvedev (Rus) – Malek Jaziri (Tun) – Jeremy Chardy (Fra) – Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Dusan Lajovic (Srb) – Mikhail Youzhny (Rus) – Facundo Bagnis (Arg) – Julien Bennetau (Fra) – Gastao Elias (Por)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Bordeaux Official

Your Hotel in Bordeaux

  • Trnava (Svk) – ITF WOMEN Empire Slovak Open 2017

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Prize money: $ 100,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) –  Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) – Kristina Kucova (Svk) – Kurumi Nara (Jpn) – Veronica Cepede Royg (Par) – Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Ons Jabeur (Tun) – Heather Watson (Gbr) – Marketa Vondrousova (Cze)

Tournament Official Site

Trnava Official Tourism Site 

Your Trnava Hotel

  • Samarkand (Uzb) – ATP CHALLENGER Samarkand Challenger 

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 75,000

Entry list: Sergyi Stakhovsky (Ukr) – Teymuraz Gabashvili (Geo) –  Jason Jung (Tpe) – Ilya Ivashka (Blr) – Adrian Menendez Maceiras (Esp) – Michael Mmoh (Usa) – Nikola Mijolevic (Srb) – Dmitry Popko (Ukr) – Joris De Loore (Bel) – Aldin Setkic (Bih)

Tournament Official Site

Samarkand On Visit Uzbekistan 

Your Hotel in Samarkand

  • Heilbronn (Ger) – ATP CHALLENGER Neckar Cup

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 75,000

Entry list: Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Evgeny Donskoy (Rus) –  Adam Pavlasek (Cze) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Casper Ruud (Nor) – Alexander Bublik (Kaz) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Denis Shapovalov (Can)

Tournament Official Site

Heilbronn Touristic Guide

Your Hotel in Heilbronn

  • Kurume (Jpn) – ITF WOMEN Kurume U.S.E. International Women’s Tennis

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Surface: Carpet outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Entry list: Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) – Ksenia Lykina (Rus) –  Riko Sawayanagi (Jpn) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Shiho Akita (Jpn) – Junri Namigata (Jpn) – Kyoko Okamura (Jpn) – Katie Boulter (Gbr) – Katy Dunne (Gbr) – Kimberly Birrell (Aus)

Tournament Official Site

Kurume on Japan Guide Website

Your Hotel in Kurume

  • Naples (Usa) – ITF WOMEN Academia Sanchez Casal Women’s Open

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Entry list: Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – Michelle Larcher de Brito (Por) – Danielle Rose Collins (Usa) – Sofya Zhuk (Rus) – Usue Arconada (Usa) – Katherine Sebov (Can) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Caitlin Whoriskey (Usa) – Ulrike Eikeri (Nor)

Tournament Official Site

Naples on Visit Florida

Your Hotel in Naples

  • Båstad (Swe) – ITF WOMENS Rising Star Tour – Båstad

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Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Entry list: An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Irina Maria Bara (Rou) – Katinka Von Deichmann (Lie) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Andreea Mitu (Rou) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Elena Gabriela Ruse (Rou) – Anastasia Grymalska (Ita) – Martina Di Giuseppe (Ita)

Tournament Info

Båstad Official Tourism Guide

Your Hotel in Båstad

  • Pachuca (Mex) – ITF MEN Pachuca Open

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Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Entry list: Adam El Midhawy (Usa) – Christian Harrison (Usa) – Juan Ignacio Londero (Arg) – Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Chi) – Ivan Endara (Ecu) – Nicolas Scholtz (Rsa) – Federico Zeballos (Bol) – Nicolas Santos (Bra) – Juan Sebastian Gomez (Ecu) – Ewan Song (Usa)

Tournament Info

Pachuca on Visit Mexico

Your Hotel in Pachuca

Lyon – Intersting tennis matches in the places where Lumiere brothers invented the cinematographe

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lyon

From 05/21 to 05/27

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 540,310

Tournament location: Parc de la Tête d’Or – Vélodrome Georges Préveral 69006 Lyon, France

How to get: The Intl Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is far about 26.5km and 30 minutes driving from parc de la Tête d’Or. The old town is very close just 4.5 km and 20 minutes driving.

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Milos Raonic will be nr.1 of the seeding

Entry list: Milos Raonic (Can) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – Juan Martin del Potro (arg) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Donald Young (Usa) – Marcel Granollers (Esp) – Nicolas Mahut (Fra) – Steve Darcis (Bel) – Karen Khachanov (Rus)

THE TOWN: Lyon with a population of 506,615 in 2014 is France’s third-largest city after Paris and Marseille. Lyon is the capital of the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The city is known for its cuisine and gastronomy and historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically an important area for the production and weaving of silk. It played a significant role in the history of cinema: Auguste and Louis Lumière invented the cinematographe in Lyon. The city is also known for its famous light festival, Fête des Lumières, which occurs every 8 December and lasts for four days, earning Lyon the title of Capital of Lights.

Lonely Planet writes about this town: “Commanding a strategic spot at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, Lyon has been luring people ever since the Romans named it Lugdunum in 43 BC. Commercial, industrial and banking powerhouse for the past 500 years, Lyon is France’s third largest city, and offers today’s urban explorers a wealth of enticing experiences. Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, busy clubbing and drinking scenes, a thriving university and fantastic shopping lend the city a distinctly sophisticated air, while adventurous gourmets can indulge in their wildest gastronomic fantasies. Don’t leave the city without sampling some Lyonnais specialities in a bouchon – the quintessential Lyon experience.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Parc de la Tête d’Or

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  • Old town

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  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

USEFUL LINKS:

  • Ibis Lyon Centre PerracheVery good 3 stars hotel, rated 8,5 on Booking and located 5 minute walk from Place Bellecour, it is set in an art-deco style building and offers a bar and a snack bar. The rooms at ibis Lyon Centre Perrache are air-conditioned and include an LCD TV with satellite channels. Free Wi-Fi access is provided. Prices start from 99€ per night for a standard double room.
  • Hotel Carlton Lyon – MGallery by Sofitel. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9,2 on Booking and set in a building dating from 1894, just a 7-minute walk from Bellecour Metro Station. It features a spa with hammam, (with massages available upon request) and the free WiFi offered throughout the property. All guestrooms at the property are soundproofed and have air conditioning. A standard twin room costs 195€ per night.
  • Villa FlorentineThis excellent ***** hotel is rated 8.9 on Booking and it is located in the heart of Old Lyon with panoramic views of the city. This former convent offers a one-Michelin-star restaurant, elegant guest rooms, a 24-hour reception and free WiFi throughout. The daily rate for a magnificent classic double room of 25 mq2 is 250€.

Tournament Official Site

Visit Lyon Official

Your Hotel in Lyon

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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Strasbourg - Come with us to visit this enchanted town of Alsace and enjoy first class tennis matches 

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Internationaux de Strasbourg 2017

From 05/21 to 05/28

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 226,750

Tournament location: Tennis Club de Strasbourg – 20, rue Pierre de Coubertin – 67000 Strasbourg France

How to get: By tramway get and stop at Parlement Europeen. By bus get line 30 and stop at Wacken or line 50 and stop Robertsau Boecklin.

Past champions: 2016 Caroline Garcia – 2015 Samantha Stosur – 2014 Monica Puig – 2013 Alize Cornet – 2012 Francesca Schiavone – 2011 Andrea Petkovic – 2010 Maria Sharapova – 2009 Aravane Rezai – 2008/2007 Anabel Medina Garrigues

Defending champion Caroline Garcia

Entry list: Caroline Wozniaki (Den) – Mirjana Lucic Baroni (Cro) –  Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Roberta Vinci (Ita) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Monica Puig (Por) – Pauline Parmentier (Fra)

THE TOWN: Strasbourg, located in Alsace, is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Its historic city centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre.

For Lonely Planet Strasbourg is “the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style.

Tear your gaze away from that mesmerising Gothic cathedral for just a minute and you’ll be roaming the old town’s twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses à la Grimm; feasting in the cosiest of winstubs (Alsatian taverns) by the canals in Petite France; and marvelling at how a city that does Christmas markets and gingerbread so well can also be home to the glittering EU Quarter and France’s second-largest student population. But that’s Strasbourg for you: all the sweeter for its contradictions and cross-cultural quirks.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS: 

  • Petit France


  • Barrage Vauban


  • Notre Dame Cathedral 


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Vendome. Excellent *** hotel rated 8,7 on Booking and located in front of Strasbourg Train Station and at 10 minutes walking from Petit France, it features a 24-hour lounge bar and offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. The price for a 20 mq2 double or twin room is €82 per night.
  • Pavillon Régent Petite France. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9,1 on Booking and located in the heart of Strasbourg, just 800 mt from Notre Dame. The rate for a privilege double room with river views is 148€ per night with free Wi-Fi included.
  • Hôtel Régent Petite France & Spa. Amazing 5 stars hotel located in the heart of the Petite France district and rated 8,8 on Booking. It is set in a converted 17th-century mill and offers an on-site restaurant and a wellness centre with a sauna, hammam, hot tub and massage treatments.  The hotel’s restaurant “Le Pont Tourant” serves innovative cuisine and the exceptional rooms are with free WiFi. An elegant 26 mq2 classic room costs 183,6€ per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Strasbourg Toursits Guide Official

Your Hotel in Strasbourg 


Enjoy!

Caserta – A beautiful tennis week a few steps from the incredible Caserta’s Royal Palace and Gardens

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN 30° Internazionali di Tennis città di Caserta

From 05/20 to 05/28

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Tennis Club Caserta – Via Laviano 1, Caserta 81100, Italy

How to get: Caserta station is far 100 mt from official Hotel Royal Caserta and about 3 km from Tennis Club Caserta. The closest airport is Napoli Capodichino which is far about 28 km from tournament location.

Past champions: 2016 Isabella Shinikova – 2015 Daria Kasatkina – 2014 Isabella Shinikova – 2013 Renata Voracova – 2012 Bianca Botto – 2010 Romina Oprandi – 2009 Martina Di Giuseppe – 2008 Jelena Dokic – 2007 Valentina Sulpizio

Entry list: Eri Hozumi (Jpn) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Julia Glushko (Isr) – Anna Zaja (Ger) – Olga Saez Larra (Esp) – Andreea Mitu (Rou) – Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) – Shilin Xu (Chn) – Camilla Rosatello (Ita)

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Former 79th of Wta Ranking Julia Glushko

THE TOWN: Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy, is an important agricultural, commercial and industrial city. Located on the edge of the Campanian plain at the foot of the Campanian Subapennine mountain range, The city is best known for the Palace of Caserta.

Infact for Lonely Planet :“The one compelling reason to stop at the otherwise nondescript town of Caserta, 30km north of Naples, is to gasp at the colossal, World Heritage–listed Reggia di Caserta. With film credits including Mission: Impossible 3 and the interior shots of Queen Amidala’s palace in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, this former royal residence is Italy’s monumental swan song to the baroque. Regular trains connect Naples to Caserta (€3.90, 35 to 50 minutes) Monday to Saturday. Reduced services make Sunday an inconvenient day to visit. Caserta train station is located directly opposite the palace grounds. If you’re driving, follow the signs for the Reggia.”

 

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Royal Palace

royal palace

  • Royal Palace English Gardens

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  • Casertavecchia Cathedral

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel AmadeusExcellent 3 stars Hotel Amadeus is set in a building of the 19th century, just 200 mt from Caserta Train Station and 500 mt from the Royal Palace. All rooms offer rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. A cozy double room costs 69€ per night with breakfast included. Rated 8.8 on Booking.
  • Grand Hotel Vanvitelli. This wonderful **** hotel offers elegant baroque-style accommodation 5 minutes’ drive from Caserta’s historical centre. Guests can take in lovely views from the roof garden or enjoy a swim in the pool. A restaurant is also available. This historic building offers luxuriously decorated rooms with satellite television, minibars, some with private balconies. Prices? With 89€ you can already reserve a 29 mq2 double room with breakfast, free wifi and parking included. This is the perfect hotel if you come in Caserta by car.
  • Hotel Royal CasertaWonderful **** hotel which is the official accomodation of the tennis event. Located just in front of the Royal Palace and rated 9.0 on Booking, it features free wifi and public areas and good breakfast buffet, fitness center and airport shuttle. It’s possible to enjoy good meals in the onsite American bar and restaurant. The price for a standard double room is 119€ per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Royal Palace Official

Solo Caserta Tourism Site

Your Hotel in Caserta

 

Enjoy it!!!

 

 

Geneva – Stan Wawrinka will be the main attraction of this Atp event in the capital city of French Switzerland

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open

From 05/21 to 05/27

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 482,060

Tournament location: Tennis Club of Geneva Eaux-Vives – Parc des Eaux-Vives, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

How to get: The club is not so far from Intl Airport infact you will need of about 25 minutes driving (9km) to get to the tournament. The central attractions like Jet D’Eau are very close; about 15-20 minutes walking. You can use the public transport too (bus service 2/6 from Geneve plage to “Parcs”).

Past champions: 2016 Stan Wawrinka – 2015 Thomaz Bellucci

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Defending champion and nr.1 of the seeding Stan Wawrinka

Entry list: Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – John Isner (Usa) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Joao Sousa (Por) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Robin Haase (Ned) – Ryan Harrison (Usa)

THE TOWN: Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is a global city, a financial center, and worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva is also one of the most expensive city in the world.

Lonely Planet introduces this town with these words: “Sleek, slick and cosmopolitan, Geneva is a rare breed of city: it’s among Europe’s priciest, its people chatter in every language and it’s constantly perceived as the Swiss capital (it isn’t). Superbly strung around the shores of Europe’s largest Alpine lake, Switzerland’s second-largest city has only half the population of Zürich; yet the whole world is here: 200-odd governmental and nongovernmental international organisations fill Geneva’s plush hotels, feast on its international cuisine and help prop up its famed overload of banks, luxury jewellers and chocolate shops.

But where’s the urban grit? Not in the lakeside’s silky-smooth promenades and iconic fountain of record-breaking heights, nor in its pedestrian Old Town. To find the rough cut of the diamond, dig into the Pâquis quarter or walk along the Rhône’s industrial shores where local neighbourhood bars hum with attitude. This is the Geneva of the Genevois…or as close as you’ll get to it.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Jet d’Eau

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  • Geneva Lake

Lake_Geneva

  • Mont Saleve

Saleve

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Cristal DesignThe *** Cristal Design Hotel offers a quiet location in the heart of Geneva, next to the pedestrianized Mont Blanc street leading to Lake Geneva. Cornavin Train Station is 100 m away. This is one of the hotel with best value for money in the town. A twin room costs 172€ per night with free wi-fi. Rated 8.0 on Booking.
  • Starling Hotel Geneva. Excellent **** hotel rated 8.5 on Booking and located ext to the Palexpo Conference Centre. It features a wellness and fitness centre with an indoor pool and the free Wi-Fi. Very good is the on site italian restaurant L’Olivo. The city centre and Lake Geneva are 3 km away from the Starling Hotel Geneva. The price for a modernly decorated business double room is 161€ per night.
  • Hotel de la CigogneFeaturing period furniture in all rooms of its historic building, luxury ***** Hôtel de la Cigogne (rated 9.0 on Booking) offers you an elegant atmosphere for your stay in the centre of Geneva, right on the charming Longemalle square next to the Old Town. The restaurant serves gourmet seasonal cuisine in its Belle Epoque ambiance. All rooms in the Hôtel de La Cigogne are air-conditioned and feature HD Led TVs and free WiFi. A classic 29 mq2 twin room costs 417€ with good breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Geneva Official

Your Hotel in Geneva

 

Enjoy this Swiss TennisTrip!