Turin – Enjoying some exciting tennis matches in the shade of  the “Mole Antonelliana”

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMENS 10° trofeo MA-BO

From 07/10 to 07/16

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Nord Tennis Sport Club ASD – Corso Appio Claudio 116, Torino, 10146 Italy

How to arrive: Nord Tennis is a tennis club located at about 5 km from Turin’s old town (15 min driving). You could get in by tramway too (take Nr.13 from Piazza Castello stop). From Caselle Intl Airport you will need of a 20/25 minutes taxi ride because it is far about 17 km from tennis courts.

Past champions: 2016 Dalila Jakupovic – 2015 Alize Lim – 2014 Yuliana Lizarazo – 2013 Claudia Giovine

Georgia Brescia won already two 25k titles this year and will try to triumph in Turin too

Entry list: Marie Bouzkova (Cze) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Katarzyna Piter (Pol) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Dejana Radanovic (Srb) – Alize Lim (Fra) – Ankita Raina (Ind) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Julia Grabher (Aut) – Camilla Rosatello (Ita)

THE TOWN: Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region and was the first capital city of Italy. The population of the city proper is 892,649 (August 2015) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. It hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Lonely Planet on Turin:“There’s a whiff of Paris in Turin’s elegant tree-lined boulevards and echoes of Vienna in its stately art nouveau cafes, but make no mistake – this elegant, Alp-fringed city is utterly self-possessed. The innovative Torinese gave the world its first saleable hard chocolate, perpetuated one of its greatest mysteries (the Holy Shroud), popularised a best-selling car (the Fiat) and inspired the black-and-white stripes of one of the planet’s most iconic football teams (Juventus).

Turin also gave the world Italy as we now know it: Piedmont, with its wily Torinese president, the Count of Cavour, was the engine room of the Risorgimento (literally ‘the Resurgence’, referring to Italian unification). Turin also briefly served as Italy’s first capital and donated its monarchy – the venerable, possibly past it, House of Savoy – to the newly unified Italian nation in 1861.”

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Mole Antonelliana


  • Egyptian Museum

  • Piazza Castello


  • Valentino Park


  • Superga Basilica

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Urbani. This excellent  *** hotel, rated 8,4 on Booking, rises next to Porta Nuova Train Station in the heart of Turin and is a 2-minute walk from the airport bus terminal. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. Rooms (prices from 60€ per night) are comfortable and well equipped, each featuring a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. You will also find an LED TV with satellite channels and a minibar. The continental breakfast is included.
  • NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina. Wonderful 4 stars hotel NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina, rated 9,2 on Booking, is located in a 17th-century building in Turin’s historic centre. It features two rooftop terraces, the free WiFi and an excellent restaurant. The elegant en suite rooms all offer satellite TV, coffee machine, parquet floors, and an electric kettle. All are soundproofed and air-conditioned, and have handmade furniture. Prices from 161€ with breakfast included.
  • Principi di Piemonte. Hotel Principi di Piemonte provides luxurious, modern rooms right in the center of Turin, less than a 5 minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. Rated 9,1 on Booking, in it you will enjoy an excellent service, an onsite spa, an elegant bar with great views of central Turin and a gourmet restaurant. Rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious. They come with large LCD TVs with Sky satellite channels and Wi-Fi access. Free newspapers are provided. The daily rate for a 25 mq2 deluxe double room starts from 171€ with superb breakfast included in the price.

USEFUL LINKS: 

Tournament Info

Turin Official Tourism Site

Your Hotel in Turin


Enjoy!!!

Recanati – An unusual Italian tournament on hard in Leopardi’s birthplace 

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Guzzini Challenger

From 07/03 to 07/09

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 50,000

Tournament location: Circolo Tennis Francesco Guzzini – Via Le Grazie 10A, 62019 Recanati (Mc) Italy

How to get: CT Guzzini is centrally located in beautiful Recanati just 20 minutes from Piazza Giacomo Leopardi. Aeroporto delle Marche is far about 47 km and 40 minutes driving from tennis courts.

Past champions: 2016 Illya Marchenko – 2015 Mirza Basic – 2014 Gilles Müller – 2013 Thomas Fabbiano – 2012 Simone Bolelli – 2011 Fabrice Martin – 2010/2009 Stephane Bohli – 2008 Horacio Zeballos

Thomas Fabbiano is the entry list leader and winner of 2013 edition

Entry list: Thomas Fabbiano (Ita) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) – James Duckworth (Aus) – Marton Fucsovics (Hun) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Adrian Menendez Maceiras (Esp) – Duckhee Lee (Kor)

THE TOWN: Recanati is a town and comune in the Province of Macerata, in the Marche region of Italy. It was founded around 1150 AD from three pre-existing castles. In 1290 it proclaimed itself an independent republic and, in March 1798, it was conquered by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the hometown of the tenor Beniamino Gigli and the poet Giacomo Leopardi, which is why the town is known to some as “the city of poetry”.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Leopardi House


  • Infinito’s Hill


  • Leopardi Square


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Softwood. Set in the heart of the Marche region, this ** hotel, rated 8,2 on Booking, is in Recanati, 800 m from Villa Musone and 5 km from Castelfidardo. It offers free parking, a buffet-style restaurant, and air-conditioned rooms with TV, minibar and private bathroom. A simple Italian breakfast of a coffee and a croissant is available in the hotel bar and is included in the room daily rate (from 70€).
  • Agriturismo Raggioverde. Rated 8,5 on Booking and situated in an ancient farmhouse on the hills of Recanati at 500 from the town, this accomodation features free parking, a sun terrace, and an outdoor swimming pool. It offers air conditioned apartments with fully equipped kitchen and some also have a furnished balcony overlooking the town. Onsite restaurant offers traditional dishes of the Marche region. Prices start from 70€ per night with breakfast included.
  • Gallery Hotel Recanati. Excellent **** hotel located in Recanati’s old town and rated 8,8 on Booking, it features modern rooms with LCD tv and free Wifi connection, a terrace with hot tub and amazing view of the countryside, a gourmet restaurant and a 24 hr front desk. A 19 mq2 deluxe double room with wooden floors and balcony costs 119€ per night with rich breakfast buffet included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Recanati Official 

Your Hotel in Recanati 


Enjoy your tennis stay in this wonderful Italian town!!!




Trips, Tennis and Bets – Our predictions for this Saturday

Today predictions

Tennis Trips - The Blog for Tennis Travellers

And…what do you think to finance your next tennis trip with betting?

Petra Kvitova

TODAY PREDICTIONS:

1) WTA BIRMINGHAM: P.Kvitova vs L.Safarova (P.Kvitova 1,36)

2) ATP HALLE: A.Zverev vs R.Gasquet (A.Zverev 1,40)

3) ITF WOMENS SMIRNE: M.Buzarnescu vs E.Ozumi (M.Buzarnescu 1.61)

4) ITF WOMENS SASSUOLO: S.Rubini vs F.Bilardo (S.Rubini 1.66)

Total quote for this combination: 5,08

For 25€/$/£ you could win 127€/$/£

3 possible suprises of the day:

Bianca Turati from Italy

  • ITF WOMENS HAMMAMET: B.Turati b. M.Reales 2,75
  • WTA EASTBOURNE QUALIES: S.W.Hsieh b. S.Cirstea 2,00
  • ITF WOMENS MONTPELLIER: R.Masarova b. A.Dulgheru 2,37








LAST SUNDAY PREDICTIONS:



1) Wta Nottingham: J.Konta vs D.Vekic (Konta 1.20) L

2) Challenger Caltanissetta: P.Lorenzi vs A.Giannessi (P.Lorenzi 1,36) W

3) Itf Womens Ilkley Qualies: D.Aiava vs C.Whoriskey (D.Aiava 1,57) W

4) Itf Womens Hodmezovasarhely: D.Kovinic vs M.Buzarnescu (D.Kovinic 1,28) L

5) Itf Womens Padova: R.Peterson vs A.Vasylyeva (R.Peterson 1,30) W

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Rome – Welcome back in “Caput Mundi” for a fantastic Itf womens tournament

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Tiro a volo Tournament

From 07/03 to 07/09

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Tournament location: Tennis Club Antico Tiro a volo – Via Enrico Vajna 21, 00196 Rome, Italy

How to get: Those wishing to reach the Tc from the Fiumicino Airport, instead of taking a taxi, can take the metro train all the way to the “Roma Tiburtina” station or the direct train to “Stazione Termini.” Transit time for the metro train is 45 minutes. From there the best way is to take a taxi for the courts (about 20€).

Past champions: 2016 Silvia Soler Espinosa – 2015 Martina Trevisan

Defending champion Silvia Soler Espinosa

Acceptance list: Mariana Duque Marino (Col) – Patricia Maria Tig (Rou) – Petra Martic (Cro) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita) – Dalila Jakupovic (Srb) – Victoriya Tomova (Bul) – Quirine Lemoine (Ukr) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr) – Nadia Podoroska (Arg)

THE TOWN: Rome is a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale) and the capital of Italy. With 2,873,598 residents, it is also the country’s largest and most populated comune. The Vatican City is an independent country geographically located within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.

Rome’s history spans more than 2,500 years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at only around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. After the fall of the Western Empire, which marked the beginning of the Middle Ages, Rome slowly fell under the political control of the Papacy, which had settled in the city since the 1st century AD, until in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. Beginning with the Renaissance, almost all the popes since Nicholas V (1447–55) pursued coherently along four hundred years an architectonic and urbanistic programme aimed to make of the city the world’s artistic and cultural centre.Due to that, Rome became first one of the major centres of the Italian Renaissance,[10] and then the birthplace of both the Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Famous artists, painters, sculptors and architects made Rome the centre of their activity, creating masterpieces throughout the city. In 1871 Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, and in 1946 that of the Italian Republic. It hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and is the seat of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Lonely Planet’s writer Duncan Garwood explains the reasons why he loves this town: “As much as its great monuments – the Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon – what I love about Rome are its details: the cobbled lanes and hidden corners, the vivid colours, the aroma of freshly ground coffee wafting out of its cafes. Rome’s streets and piazzas are an endless source of entertainment and, as a history buff, I get a real kick when I think of all the legendary events that have taken place here. Rome is also a fabulous place to eat well and there’s little I love more than a long lunch at a favourite trattoria.”

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:

  • St. Peter’s Basilica


  • Trevi Fountain


  • Colosseum 


  • Pantheon


  • San Luigi dei Francesi Church


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Best Western Hotel Astrid. Very good *** located just 5 minutes driving from Antico Tiro a Volo Tc and some steps from tram #2 which takes you to Piazza del Popolo in 10 minutes, it offers stilysh rooms with hardwood floors, an LCD TV with Sky satellite channels and a minibar with free soft drinks. In summer, breakfast is served on the 5th-floor terrace overlooking St. Peter’s Basilica and the Tiber River. The daily rate is from 115€ per night with breakfast and wifi included.
  • The Tribune Hotel. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9.1 on Booking and located just 500 my from Villa Borghese and 10 minutes walking from Spanish Steps, it features free WiFi throughout the property and an on-site bar. The rooms are elegantly decorated with modern furnitures and offers a free mini bar. Prices from 188€ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Hassler Roma. Set at the top of the Spanish Steps, luxury ***** hotel Hassler Roma is one of the city’s most famous hotels. It offers elegant rooms and suites with high-speed free WiFi, and free wellness facilities including a sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Its restaurant and gym have panoramic views over Rome’s rooftops. Dining options at the Hassler include the Michelin-starred Imàgo on the 6th floor, the stylish Salone Eva, and the Palm Court restaurant with its ancient stone walls. The cuisine is classic Italian, with international specialities. A deluxe double room of 25 mq2 costs from 742€ per night. Rated 9.2 on Booking.
The exceptional view from Imago Restaurant of Hassler.


USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Rome Tourism Official

Your Hotel in Rome
Enjoy an exceptional week in the Eternal City!!!

Milan – In the fashion capital city of Italy for a classic event of Atp Challenger calendar

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Aspira Tennis Cup Trofeo BCS

From 06/26 to 07/02

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money. 50,000 $

Tournament location: Harbour Club Milano – Via Cascina Bellaria, 19, 20153 Milan, Italy

How to arrive: Tennis club is located about 10 km from Milan city centre. You will need about 35 minutes by car to get in. Linate Airport is far 20 km and 40 minutes driving.

Past champions: 2016 Marco Cecchinato – 2015 Federico Delbonis – 2014/2011 Albert Ramos – 2013 Filippo Volandri – 2012 Tommy Robredo – 2010 Frederico Gil – 2009 Alessio Di Mauro – 2008 Teymuraz Gabashvili

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Marco Cecchinato is the defending champion of the tournament

Entry list: Marcel Granollers (Esp) – Thiago Monteiro (Esp) – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – Gastao Elias (Por) – Guido Pella (Arg) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Federico Delbonis (Arg) – Uladzimir Ignatik (Blr) – Guillermo Garcia Lopez (Esp) – Dmitry Popko (Kaz)

THE TOWN: Milan is a city in Italy, capital of the Lombardy region, and the largest metropolitan area and the second most populous comune in Italy. It’s the second richest city in the European Union, after Paris.  Its business district hosts Italy’s Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national and international banks and companies. The city is a major world fashion and design capital and with its museums, theatres and landmarks attracts every year over 9 million visitors.

Lonely Planet’s writer Paula Hardy writes: “From cutting-edge design showcases to hi-tech olive presses and a sidewalk scene that makes Fashion Week seem entirely redundant, Milan is both thrilling and fun. Everyone here is fizzing with ideas, ambition and energy, and it’s catching. Unlike nonna’s Italy further south, Milanese, like New Yorkers, are refreshing modernists. The main currency here isn’t the euro or amazing design gadgetry, it’s inspiration – and that’s what I love.”

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS IN MILAN:

  • Duomo and Duomo Square

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  • Sforzesco Castle

Sforza_Castle

  • Pinacoteca di Brera

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  • La Scala Theater

Teatro_alla_Scala

  • Navigli District

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BEST PLACES TO STAY: 

  • BiocityWonderful *** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking located close to Milan Central Train Station, it rises in an elegant villa from the early 1920s. It exclusively uses eco-friendly materials and technologies as part of its commitment to respect the environment. Rooms here have neutral colour schemes and include air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Each one has a 32″ LCD TV with USB port. A double room costs 94,5€ with very good breakfast included.
  • The Yard MilanoExcellent **** hotel rated 9.2 on Booking and located in the famous nightlife Naviglio District. It offers ultra-modern suites and apartments with free Wi-Fi and Nespresso coffee machines. Each suite or apartment at The Yard has a unique design based on a sports theme. The daily rate for a 23 mq2 junior suite is 184€ per night with breakfast included in the price.
  • Armani Hotel MilanoExclusive ***** hotel just 50 mt from shopping district of Via Montenapoleone. Guests are taken to their elegant modern rooms by a personal lifestyle manager.  Set in a 1930s building designed by Enrico Griffini, rooms include Armani Casa furnishings and a Nespresso coffee machine. The stone or marble bathrooms feature a shower and bathtub, and each room offers a satellite LCD TV and an iPad. The on site Michelin-star restaurant serves both Lombard and international cuisine. Guests can relax in the sauna or Turkish bath or in the fitness center. Prices? A 50 mq2 premier room costs 846€ per night with free WiFi connection.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Tourism Milan Official Portal

Your Hotel in Milan

 

Enjoy this fashion tennis trip in Milan!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trips, Tennis and Bets – Our predictions for this Saturday

And…what do you think to finance your next tennis trip with betting?

Petra Kvitova

TODAY PREDICTIONS:

1) WTA BIRMINGHAM: P.Kvitova vs L.Safarova (P.Kvitova 1,36) W

2) ATP HALLE: A.Zverev vs R.Gasquet (A.Zverev 1,40) W

3) ITF WOMENS SMIRNE: M.Buzarnescu vs E.Ozumi (M.Buzarnescu 1.61) W

4) ITF WOMENS SASSUOLO: S.Rubini vs F.Bilardo (S.Rubini 1.66) W 

Total quote for this combination: 5,08

For 25€/$/£ you could win 127€/$/£

3 possible suprises of the day:

Bianca Turati from Italy

  • ITF WOMENS HAMMAMET: B.Turati b. M.Reales 2,75 W
  • WTA EASTBOURNE QUALIES: S.W.Hsieh b. S.Cirstea 2,00 tomorrow 
  • ITF WOMENS MONTPELLIER: R.Masarova b. A.Dulgheru 2,37 L








LAST SUNDAY PREDICTIONS:



1) Wta Nottingham: J.Konta vs D.Vekic (Konta 1.20)   L

2) Challenger Caltanissetta: P.Lorenzi vs A.Giannessi (P.Lorenzi 1,36) W

3) Itf Womens Ilkley Qualies: D.Aiava vs C.Whoriskey (D.Aiava 1,57) W

4) Itf Womens Hodmezovasarhely: D.Kovinic vs M.Buzarnescu (D.Kovinic 1,28) L

5) Itf Womens Padova: R.Peterson vs A.Vasylyeva (R.Peterson 1,30) W

3 possible suprises of the day:

A possible surprise: Aleksandra Krunic

  • Itf Womens Manchester A.Krunic b Z.Diyas 2.20 L
  • Challenger Nottingham T.Fabbiano b. D.Sela 2,62 L
  • Wta Mallorca Qualies M.Kostyuk b. A.Kalinskaya 2,50 L


Good luck!!!


Toruń – Discovering tennis talents in the Polish town lying on Vistula river

THE TOURNAMENT:  ITF WOMEN Bella Cup 2017

From 06/26 to 07/02

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: 25,000$ + H

Tournament location: KS Start-Wisla Toruń – ul. Przy Skarpie 4, Toruń, 87-100, Poland

How to arrive: Tennis club is located at about 5.5 km from old town. With taxi you will need about 12 minutes to get in. In the town there is also a little and central airport but the closest international one is Bydgoszcz Airport at about 45 km from city center.

Past champions: 2016 Isabella Shinikova (Bul) – 2015 Kristina Kucova (Svk) – 2014 Barbora Krejcikova (Cze)

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Barbora Stefkova nr.1 of the entry list

Entry list: Barbora Stefkova (Cze) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Katarzyna Piter (Pol) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Julia Glushko (Isr) – Jesika Maleckova (Cze) – Vera Lapko (Blr) – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Katarina Zavatska (Ukr)

THE TOWN: Toruń is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula River. Its population was 202,591 as of June 2016. It’s one of the oldest Polish cities, having been established in 1233 by the Teutonic Knights. In the past he city was considered the most modern cultural and technological centre in Medieval Europe. Believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Toruń is renowned for the Museum of Gingerbread, its large Cathedral and for the medieval part of the city which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

For Lonely Planet“If you’ve spent your time so far in Poland jostling with the stag and hen crowds in Kraków and wandering Warsaw’s concrete, then Toruń will come as a mini-revelation. This magnificently walled Gothic town on the Vistula should be high on every traveller’s list, possibly as its delights seem low on everyone else’s, leaving visitors who make it here to revel unrestricted in its wealth of red-brick buildings, Unesco-listed sites and medieval city defences, all of which WWII mercifully decided to ignore. Beyond architecture, Toruń is also well known as the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543). His name (Mikołaj Kopernik in Polish) is all over town, and you can even buy gingerbread shaped in his image. This other Toruń icon – its pierniki (gingerbread) – is famous across Poland.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN TORUN AND SURROUNDINGS: 

  • Live Museum of Gingerbread

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  • Old Town

torun old town

  • Medieval City Walls

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Petite FleurDelicious *** hotel rated 9.3 on Booking and located in the heart of the Toruń Old Town just 120 m from Old Market Square, this boutique accomodation offers a French restaurant and comfortable rooms with air conditioning, Led tv and free wifi connection. The price for a Business room starts from 79€ per night with wonderful breakfast included.
  • Hotel 1231The boutique 4-star Hotel 1231, rated 9.2 on Booking, is housed in the 13th-century building, by the ruins of the Teutonic Castle and just a few metres from the popular Philadelphia Boulevard. It provides free wifi, front desk 24/7, private parking available for an additional charge and stylish room decorated with wooden furniture. A double room costs 97€ per night with breakfast and free cancellation.
  • Hotel NicolausFeaturing free WiFi throughout the property, **** Hotel Nicolaus offers central accommodations in Toruń at just 100 mt from Old Town Hall. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. It offers a deliciuos breakfast included in the rate and a parking available for a fee. Prices? From 107€ per night for a 21 mq2 superior double room. Rated 9.0 on Booking!

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Toruń Official

Your Hotel in Toruń

 

Enjoy this fantastic destination with us!!!

 

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Eastbourne – Grass specialists are ready to stand in the heart of East Sussex

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Aegon International

From 06/26 to 07/01

Surface: Grass outdoor

Prize money: € 693,910

Tournament location: Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4JA, United Kingdom 

How to arrive: Devonshire Park is centrally located in the heart of Eastbourne. From pier you will need to walk about 12 minutes to get in. Closest airport is the one in London Stansted.

Uruguaian Pablo Cuevas will lead the entry list of the tournament

Entry list: Pablo Cuevas (Uru) – John Isner (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – Bernard Tomic (Aus)

THE TOWN: Eastbourne is a large town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19 miles east of Brighton. With a seafront consisting largely of Victorian hotels, a pier and a Napoleonic era fort and military museum, it is on of the most known seaside resort of Britain.

For Lonely Planet: “Despite its official title as ‘Britain’s sunniest town’, Eastbourne has been slow to throw off its unattractive image as death’s waiting room by the chilly Channel, all snoozing octogenarians in deckchairs and fusty guesthouses populated by vitamin D–deprived bank-holidaying Scots. But while much of this is still to be found here, in the last decade or so an influx of students and the arrival of the southeast’s largest Polish community have given the town a sprightlier feel.

Eastbourne’s 3.5-mile sweeping, palm-tree-lined seafront is one of the UK’s grandest. Add to this a fresh modern art gallery and the recently created South Downs National Park that nudges its western suburbs and Eastbourne certainly makes an enjoyable day trip from London or Brighton. It’s also the start and end point for a hike along the 100-mile South Downs Way.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN EASTBOURNE AND SURROUNDINGS:

  • Beachy Head


  • Birling Gap 


  • The Long Man of Wilmington


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Best Western York House Hotel. Excellent *** hotel rated 8,8 on Booking which enjoys a stunning seafront position at less than 400 m from famous Eastbourne pier. It features an indoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. A deluxe double room in the tournament week will cost from 90£ to 135£.
  • The New England. Located in a quiet area, looking out Eastbourne’s seafront. this exceptional **** hotel, rated 9,5 on Booking, offers free WiFi, some free parking and award-winning guest accommodation in light, modern en suite rooms. The Cape Cod dining room has sea views and offers award-winning cooked breakfasts. Prices? For a 17 mq2 family room the daily rate is from 99,45£ with superb breakfast included.
  • The Grand Hotel. Magnificent 5 stars hotel rated 8,8 on Booking which faces the beach from King Edward’s Parade. It offers luxurious accommodation, 2 award-winning restaurants, and both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. The Grand Hotel Eastbourne has welcomed many famous guests, including Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin. Some rooms have spectacular sea views, and 24-hour room service is available. The Health Club and Spa features a sauna and steam room, and guests can enjoy treatments in the beauty and hair salons. A fully supervised playroom for children aged 3 and over is available on weekends and school holidays. The price for a deluxe double room starts from 240£ per night with wifi, parking and breakfast buffet included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Eastbourne Official

Your Hotel in Eastbourne


Enjoy this new British TennisTrip!!!


Mallorca – In the wonderful Spanish island for Viki Azarenka’s come back!

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Mallorca Open

From 06/19 to 06/25

Surface: Grass outdoor

Prize money: $ 226,750

Tournament location: Country Club Santa Ponsa – Avenida Golf 35 Santa Ponsa 07180 Calviá, Mallorca, Spain

How to arrive: Cc Santa Ponsa is located at 19 km from Palma that is about 20 minutes by car/taxi and 30 using public bus 102. Palma Intl Airport is far about 30 km.

Past champion: 2016 Caroline Garcia

Entry list: Victoria Azarenka (PR, Blr) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) – Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Ana Konjuh (Cro) – Carla Suárez Navarro (Esp) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Roberta Vinci (Ita) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can)

Viki Azarenka finally is going to come back!

 

THE TOWN: Majorca or Mallorca is the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, which are part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean. Like the other Balearic Islands of Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the island is an extremely popular holiday destination, particularly for tourists from Germany and the United Kingdom.

Lonely Planet’s writer Danny Harper tell us the reason why he loves this island: “My parents did the right thing and bought a house in Fornalutx when I was four. Every summer spent in Mallorca was blissful: building camps with friends in the torrent, leaping from high rocks into the waters of the Port de Sóller, listening to the donkeys clop up the steps of Calle del Monte. Nowadays it’s what I took for granted then that transfixes me most: the mesmerising night sky, the Tramuntana glowing like coals at sunset, the timeless terracotta hues of the stone houses and the deep azures of the Mediterranean. And each time I return, there’s something else that enthrals me.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Cap de Formentor


  • Catedral La Seu


  • Playa Romantica


BEST PLACES TO STAY IN SANTA PONSA:

  • Tryp Mallorca Santa Ponsa. Very good 4 star accomodation with high value for money, this Mediterranean-style hotel is set just 300 m from the beach. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and comfortable air conditioned rooms with a private terrace. It features a restaurant, a cafeteria and the free Wifi in the public areas. The daily rate for a standard double room is 98€ per night.
  • Iberostar Suites Hotel Jardín del Sol. This adults only excellent 4 stars hotel is set 1 km from Playa Santa Ponsa Beach and offers impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea. It features an outdoor swimming pool and a spa, an international and a japanese restaurant, a spa and a gym. A wonderful 35 mq2 suite costs 213€ per night with free wifi connection.
  • Pure Salt Port Adriano. Exceptional ***** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking and perfectly located between the Majorcan coast and the Sta Ponsa Golf Course, this luxurious, adultsonly hotel has a panoramic terrace with swimming pool and you can unwind in the health spa. The hotel’s spa and fitness centre are free to all guests. Beauty treatments are available for an extra cost. The hotel’s Adriana Restaurant offers delightful and healthy à la carte lunches and dinners. The Oyster Bar, with its spectacular views, offers excellent breakfast and exquisite Mediterranean and international cuisine. Prices? A deluxe double room costs 459€ per night with free parking, WiFi and breakfast.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site 

See Mallorca Tourism Official

Your Hotel in Mallorca 


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Baton Rouge – Go from here to the discover the Louisiana’s charm…by watching a nice tennis tournament!

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Southern Lifestyle Development Tennis Classic

From 06/19 to 06/25

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Louisiana State University – 2770 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, 70820 USA

How to arrive: Tennis venue is far 3 miles from downtown. By car you will need about ten minutes to get in. Baton Rouge metropolitan airport is located at 9,4 miles. Private cars or taxis are the easiest ways to move from.

Past champions: 2016 Valeria Solovyeva – 2015 Danielle Lao

Entry list: Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – Allie Kiick (Usa) – Katherine Sebov (Can) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Elizaveta Ianchuk (Ukr) – Francesca Di Lorenzo (Usa) – Miharu Imanishi (Jpn) – Robin Anderson (Usa) – Ronit Yurovsky (Usa) – Chieh Yu Hsu (Tpe)

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Olivia Rogowska nr.1 of entry list

THE TOWN: Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city after New Orleans with an estimated population of 228,590 in 2015. It is a culturally rich center, with settlement by immigrants from numerous European nations and African peoples.

Lonely Planet introduces this town in this way: “In 1699 French explorers named this area baton rouge (red stick) when they came upon a reddened cypress pole that Bayagoulas and Houma Native Americans had staked in the ground to mark the boundaries of their respective hunting territories. From one pole grew a lot of sprawl; Baton Rouge stretches out in an unplanned clutter in many directions. Visitors are mostly drawn to Baton Rouge for Louisiana State University (LSU) and Southern University; the latter is one of the largest historically African American universities in the country.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Lousiana Old State Capitol

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  • Downtown Baton Raouge

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  • Baton Rouge Bridge

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Drury Inn and Suites Baton RougeExcellent *** hotel located at 10 minutes from tennis venue and rated 9,1 on Booking. It eatures an indoor/outdoor swimming pool with a whirlpool, the free Wi-Fi, a fitness area and a business centre. A deluxe king room of 28 mq2 costs 120$ per night with superb breakfast included.
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Baton RougeThis *** property is rated 9.7 and for the best value in Baton Rouge. Showcasing a year-round outdoor pool and fitness center, Home2 Suites By Hilton Baton Rouge is located at 11 km from downtown. A queen suite suitable for 6 persons costs just 129$ per night with fantastic breakfast included.
  • Watermark Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection. Featuring free WiFi, this exceptional **** hotel rated 9,5 on Booking, offers accommodations in Baton Rouge, just 201 m from Louisiana Art Science Museum. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The spacious and modern 28 mq2 king rooms come with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Prices? Starting from 169$ per night with free cancellation.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Baton Rouge Official

Your Hotel in Baton Rouge

 

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Halle – Roger Federer will look for his ninth triumph in this beautiful German town

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Gerry Weber Open 2017

From 06/19 to 06/25

Surface: Grass outdoor

Prize money: € 1,836,660

Tournament location: GERRY WEBER STADION – Roger-Federer-Allee 4 (ehem Weststr. 14) 33790 Halle/Westfalen

How to arrive: Regardless of your choice of transport: car, train, or airplane the tennis venue is centrally situated and easily reachable. The nearest airports to Halle are Muenster/Osnabrueck and Paderborn/Lippstadt. There is  approximately 45 minutes drive from either airport to Halle/Westfalen. Alternatively you can fly to Hannover airport followed by a 75 minutes drive or it takes  90 minutes  by train.

Past champions: 2016 Florian Mayer – 2015/2014/2013/2008/2006/2005/2004/2003 Roger Federer – 2012/2009 Tommy Haas – 2011 Philipp Kohlschreiber – 2010 Lleyton Hewitt

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Pluri-champion RF will lead the entry list

Entry list: Roger Federer (Sui) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) – Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro)

THE TOWN: Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt. Together with Leipzig, Halle is at the heart of the Central German Metropolitan Region. For Lonely Planet: “Once a hotbed for the GDR’s chemical industry, Halle is most famous for being the birthplace of Georg Friedrich Händel. When the GDR collapsed, the chemical factories gradually disappeared and the smoke began to clear. Change was slow, but some intelligent planning and major projects leading up to Halle’s 1200th birthday in 2006, combined with the presence of some 25,000 students attending the Martin Luther University, has injected a strong dose of vibrancy into this very old town.

Halle has a handful of impressive museums spanning themes as diverse as art, archaeology and the Beatles.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS: 

  • Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen

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  • Beatles Museum

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  • The Handel Monument

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • DOMotel PensionThis very cute guest house, rated 8.6 on Booking, offers modern rooms, a communal kitchen and a courtyard terrace. The market square in the centre of Halle is about a 20-minute walk away. All rooms at the DOMotel Pension have a TV and private bathroom. Wi-Fi internet is available in all areas for a small extra charge. A standard double room costs 56€ per night (optional rich breakfast at 7.8€ per person).
  • Hotel Atlas HalleThis comfortable 3-star hotel, rated 8.3 on Booking, is just located a 5-minute walk from Halle Central Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV in all its modern rooms. In the evenings guests can enjoy local and international dishes of the Atlas’s restaurant or relax with a drink at the bar. The daily rate for a 20 mq2 standard double room is 85€ with breakfast buffet for two included.
  • Dorint Charlottenhof Halle – SaaleOffering modern-style rooms with free Wi-Fi, this excellent 4-star superior hotel is in a quiet area of Halle just near the center of the city and a 5-minute walk from the main train station. It offers elegant Art Deco suites and a range of tasteful Art Nouveau rooms.  It features a delicious onsite restaurant, a lounge bar, a wellness and fitness area. A standard double room costs 133€ per night with free WiFi and excellent breakfast included. Rated 8.7 on Booking!

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Halle Tourist Informations

Your Hotel in Halle

 

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