Pattaya City – If you are in this multicultural town don’t miss some good tennis!

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN PTT Itf Men’s Pro Circuit

From 10/16 to 10/22

Surface: Hard indoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Tournament location: Greta Sport Club – 68/5 Moo 3 soi Wat Yan, Na Chom Tien, Tambol Najomtien, Aumpur Sattahip, Pattaya, Chonburi, Pattaya, 20250, Thailand

How to arrive: Beautiful Greta Sport Club is far about 18 km from Pattaya City. Closest airport is the international one in Suvarnabhumi which is located at 134 km and about 100 minutes driving.

Entry list: Ti Chen (Tpe) – Max Purcell (Aus) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Peter Kobelt (Usa) – Nam Hoang Ly (Vie) – Masato Shiga (Jpn) – Nicholas Hu (Usa) – Jumpei Yamasaki (Jpn) – Riccardo Balzerani (Ita) – Hunter Callahan (Usa)

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Nr.1 of expected seeding Ti Chen from Taipei

THE TOWN: Pattaya is a resort city in Thailand. It is on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometres south-east of Bangkok. The Pattaya City is a self-governing municipal area which covers the whole tambon Nong Prue and Na Klua and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. Pattaya’s census population figure is 107,406, yet this only accounts for residents who have formally registered in the city.

Lonely Planet writes about it: “Multicultural Pattaya boasts some excellent places to stay and eat, and the area is also a family-friendly resort coast. Nevertheless, the city itself is no tropical paradise; its reputation as a sex capital is totally deserved, with hundreds of beer bars, go-go clubs and massage parlours. Much of the rest is dedicated to mass-market sun-seeking tourism, with a huge retired expat population, and enormous tour groups hurried through town in an almost constant stream. For a relaxing stay in Pattaya, base yourself outside the central area.”

PATTAYA’S TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Sanctuary of Truth

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  • Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

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  • Coral Island

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • E-outfitting Boutique Hotel PattayaExcellent *** accomodation rated 8.8 on Booking and located just 400 mt from Pattaya Beach, this hotel features free WiFi throughout the property, private on site parking and stylish rooms with private bathrooms and flat screen Tv. A 30 mq2 standard twin room costs from 42$ per night with free cancellation included.
  • Holiday Inn PattayaDirectly located on the popular Beach Road, Holiday Inn Pattaya features sea views from all 567 guest rooms and suites with the comfort of a private balcony. The hotel boasts 4 outdoor pools, a fitness center, a paronamic Lounge Bar and 4 restaurants. The price for a 36 mq2 deluxe double room starts from 114$ per night with free WiFi included (complimentary breakfast costs 9$ at day).
  • Wave Hotel PattayaThis property is 1 minute walk from the beach and less than a 5-minute walk from CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall. Rated 9.3 on Booking, it has rooms with modern facilities and sitting area and it features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. Rates? A 45 mq2 sunset king room with exceptional sea view costs 188€ per night with excellent breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Pattaya’s Tourism On Bangkok.com

Your Hotel in Pattaya Central

 

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Faro – The Itf circuit does a relaxing stop in the heart of Algarve

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Faro Future Portugal #2

From 03/06 to 03/12

Surface: Hard outdoor

Money prize: $ 15,000

Tournament location: Centro de tenis de Faro – Urbanização do Montebranco, Gambelas, Faro, 8005-201, Portugal

How to get: Cenro de tenis is situated in a very comfortable location at 6,2 km (10 minutes driving) from Faro Intl Airport and just 1200 mt from central station that is about 15 minutes walking.

Main players: Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – Ricardo Ojeda Lara (Esp) – Marc Sieber (Ger) – Kamil Maichrzak (Pol) – Germain Gigounon (Bel) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Petr Michnev (Cze) – Pedro Martinez Portero (Esp) – Joao Domingues (Por) – Antal Van Der Dium (Ned)

Nr.1 of entry list Jonathan Eysseric
THE TOWN: Faro is a city in the Algarve region of Portugal. A popular destination for sun-seekers from northern Europe, it has a reputation as being an overrun party beach town for much of the year. Visitors often use it as a base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve

Lonely Planet introduces Faro with these words: “The Algarve’s capital has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than most resort towns. Many visitors only pass through this underrated city, which is a pity, as it makes for an enjoyable stopover. It has an attractive marina, well-maintained parks and plazas, and a historic old town full of pedestrian lanes and outdoor cafes. Its student population of 8000 ensures a happening nightlife, and its theatre scene is strong. Marvellously preserved medieval quarters harbour curious museums, churches and a bone chapel. The lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and nearby beaches, including the islands of Ilha de Faro to the southwest and Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) to the south, add to Faro’s allure.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN FARO:

  • Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) 


  • Old Town


  • Faro Cathedral


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Sol Algarve. Located in the heart of Faro, just 5 minutes walking from central station, this simple but cozy ** hotel, rated 7.9 on Booking, offer the free wifi and breakfast included. A little 12 mq2 twin room costs just 55€ per night.
  • Faro Boutique Hotel. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.7 on Booking and situated 3 min-walk from Old Town and its movida. It features a rooftop bar, free wifi and modern rooms. The price for a superior double room starts from 72€ per night which become 85€ with free cancellation and breakfast.
  • Hotel Eva. Very good **** hotel directly located in Faro Old Town and rated 8.5 on Booking. It features a rooftop pool, an health club and a panoramic restaurant with fantastic views on Marina. A standard 20 mq2 double room costs 90€ per night with free cancellation, wifi, parking and breakfast.

The panoramic Harune Restaurant of Hotel Eva

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Faro on Algarve Tourism Official Site

Accomodations 


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Trento – A fantastic Tennis Trip at the feet of Dolomites

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Italy F2 Trentino

From 02/27 to 03/05

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Carpet indoor

Tournament Location: ATA Battisti Trento – Via Fersina 21, 38123 Trento, Italy

How to get: ATA Battisti is far less than 5 km and 10 minutes driving by central station. In the town there is also a regional airport which is very close to tennis venue (3,3 km/6 min driving).

Main players: Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – Laurynas Grigelis (Lit) – Attila Balasz (Hun) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Peter Michnev (Cze) – Antal Van Der Duim (Ned) – Marek Jaloviec (Cze) – Alessandro Bega (Ita) – Edoardo Eremin (Ita) – Nils Langer (Ger)

Nr.1 of the seeding Jonathan Eysseric

 

THE TOWN: Known as one of the Italian town with the highest quality of life, Trento is a bit of an upmarket town in the northeast of Italy. Lonely Planet writes about it: “Trento rarely makes the news these days, but that wasn’t the case in the mid-16th century. During the tumultuous years of the Counter-Reformation, the Council of Trent convened here, dishing out far-reaching condemnations to uppity Protestants. Modern Trento is far from preachy; instead it’s quietly confident, liberal and easy to like. Bicycles glide along spotless streets fanning out from the atmospheric, intimate Piazza del Duomo, students clink spritzes by Renaissance fountains and a dozen historical eras intermingle seamlessly amid stone castles, shady porticoes and the city’s signature medieval frescoes. While there’s no doubt you’re in Italy, Trento does have its share of Austrian influence: apple strudel is ubiquitous and beer halls not uncommon. Set in a wide glacial valley guarded by the crenulated peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, amid a patchwork of vineyards and apple orchards, Trento is a perfect jumping-off point for hiking, skiing or wine tasting. And road cycling is huge: 400km of paved cycling paths fan out from here.”

3 TOP ATTRACTIONS:

  • Duomo Square


  • Dolomites – Catinaccio Group


  • MUSE – Science Museum


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Venezia. Boasting a central location right on Trento’s Piazza Duomo, this beautiful ** hotel offers spacious rooms with parquet floors and free Wi-Fi. Price for a cozy double room is 84 per night with free wifi and breakfast included.
  • Hotel America. Located in a pedestrian zone at 5 minutes walking from Buonconsiglio Castle, this excellent *** hotel is rated 9.0 on Booking. It features free wifi, a bar and a tasty restaurant and offers modern double rooms at 87€ per night or 102€ with breakfast.
  • Grand Hotel Trento. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9.2 on Booking and voted among Hotels of the Year 2016. GH Trento is an impressive elliptic building in the city centre and offers a spa, a gourmet restaurant, and elegant soundproofed room with wooden furniture. Price for a 21 mq2 classic double room starts from 125€ per night with free wifi and breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Discover Trento Official Site

MUSE official website 

Accomodations

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Glasgow – The emotions of Itf tennis in the beating heart of Scotland

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Aegon Gb Pro Series – The Scottish Championship 

Date: From 01/30 to 02/05

Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Scotstoun Sports Campus – 72 Danes Drive, Jordanhill, Glasgow, G14 9HD, Great Britain

How to get: Scotstoun campus is far just 4 miles from Glasgow central station (12 minutes by taxi or 20 minutes by bus X4). Not so far Glasgow Airport that is 6,4 miles from tennis courts. 

Recent Past Winners: 2016 Liam Broady – 2015 Niels Desein – 2014 Laurynas Grigelis

Top 10 Players: Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Yannick Maden (Ger) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Antal Van Der Duim (Ned) – Marek Jaloviec (Cze) – Alessandro Bega (Ita) – Yann Marti (Sui) – Yannick Jankovits (Fra) – Joao Domingues (Por) – David Guez (Fra)

Nr.1 of the seed Yannick Mertens

ABOUT GLASGOW 

Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland, with a population of about 600,000 in the city itself, or over 2 million if the surrounding towns of the Clydeside conurbation are taken into account. In recent years the city has transformed itself from being the once mighty powerhouse of industrial Britain to a centre for commerce, tourism, and culture and became one of the most visited cities of UK. It has been awarded the European titles of City of Culture (1990), City of Architecture and Design (1999) and Capital of Sport (2003). Infact Lonely Planet writes about Glasgow: “Disarmingly blending sophistication and earthiness, Scotland’s biggest city has evolved over the last couple of decades to become one of Britain’s most intriguing metropolises. The soberly handsome Victorian buildings, legacies of wealth generated from manufacturing and trade, suggest a staid sort of place. Very wrong. They are packed with stylish bars, top-notch restaurants and one of Britain’s best live-music scenes. The place’s sheer vitality is gloriously infectious: the combination of edgy urbanity and the residents’ legendary friendliness is captivating.Glasgow also offers plenty by day. Its shopping – whether you’re looking for Italian fashion or pre-loved denim – is famous and there are top-drawer museums and galleries. Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s sublime designs dot the city, which – always proud of its working-class background – also innovatively displays its industrial heritage.”

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:

  • Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid


  • Glasgow University


  • Pollok Country Park

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central. Incredible *** accomodation, rated 9.3 on Booking, this hotel is situated in city centre, at just 6 minutes walking from Central Station. It features a restaurant, a bar and a fitness center. The price for a 18 mq2 queen room is just 53,1£ per night with breakfast buffet included. Wifi, of course, is free. Unbelievable value for money.

  • Hotel Indigo Glasgow. Wonderful **** hotel situated in Glasgow Business District, this modern accomodation provides you boutique rooms with free wifi and luxurious bathrooms. Rated 9.2 on Booking, it offers a bar, a restaurant steakhouse. A king room costs just 105£ per night in bed&breakfast.

  • Dakota Glasgow. Exceptional ***** luxurious hotel located beside Blythwood Square just some steps from shopping district. It features a Grill restaurant with sophisticated brasserie menus and a top level bar with a champagne room and cigar terrace. This is without any doubt the best hotel in the town (nr.1 on TripAdvisor and rated 9.3 on Booking). A classic double room with free wifi costs from 125£ per night.


USEFUL LINKS:

Visit Glasgow Official

Tournament Info

Scotstoun Leisure Centre Site

Accomodations




Enjoy this Scottish TennisTrip!