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)
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
- Downtown Baton Raouge
- Baton Rouge Bridge
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Drury Inn and Suites Baton Rouge. Excellent *** 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 Rouge. This *** 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.
Enjoy this new Tennis Trip adventure!!!