Leipzig – Coming back in the ‘City of Music’ for Leipzig Open 2017

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Leipzig Open 2017

From 08/14 to 08/20

Surface: Clay outdoor

Prize money: $ 25,000

Tournament location: Leipziger TC 1990 – Am Sportforum 7, Leipzig, 04105, Germany

Hot to arrive: Tennis venue is quite centrally located in Leipzig just 4,2 km from the heart of town. You will need of a quick taxi ride of about 12 minutes to get in. International Leipzig-Halle Airport is far 16 km from tennis club.

Past champions: 2016 Olesya Pervushina (Rus) – 2015 Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) – 2014 Rebecca Sramkova (Svk)

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Top 100 Richel Hogenkamp will lead the entry list of the tournament

Entry list: Richel Hogenkamp (Ned) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Valentyna Ivakhnenko (Rus) – Fiona Ferro (Fra) – Tereza Mrdeza (Cro) – Dejana Radanovic (Srb) – Magdalena Frech (Pol) – Ankita Raina (Ind) – Julia Grabher (Aut) – Bibiane Schoofs (Ned)

THE TOWN: Leipzig is a beautiful town of German region of Saxony with about 500,000 inhabitants which is universally known for its incredible musicians. Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mandelssonh, Robert Schuman and Richard Wagner work for many years in this town. It’s for this reason that Leipzig has been nicknamed The City of Music. 

Another good reason to visit Leipzig is its culinary tradition with over 1400 restaurants, pubs and bars. For centuries, the people of Leipzig and visitors to this cosmopolitan city have enjoyed a wide array of culinary specialities, from the Leipziger Allerlei, a mixed vegetable dish and the Leipziger Lerche short crust pastries to Leipziger Gose, the local specialty beer.

NOT TO BE MISSED IN LEIPZIG:

  • Völkerschlachtdenkmal

Völkerschlachtdenkmal

  • Asisi Arena am Panometer

Asisi Arena am Panometer

  • Nikolaikirche

Nikolaikirche

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Book Hotel Leipzig. Wonderful *** budget hotel located in the centre of Leipzig at just 1,4 km from Zoo and rated 9.3 on Booking. It offers wide and comfortable rooms with free wifi connection and flat screen Tv. A 22 mq2 standard double room costs from 66€ per night.
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Leipzig. Excellent design **** hotel rated 8.7 and situated in the heart of Leipzig, just 153 m from Augustusplatz tram stop. It features a 24-hour gym, an international on site Restaurant Spagos and stylish rooms with modern furniture and free Wi-Fi connection. On Booking you could book a 30 mq2 standard double/twin room at 109€ per night with free cancellation included.
  • Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof LeipzigThis exceptional modern 5 stars hotel, rated 9.4 on Booking, is located beside the historic Naschmarkt square and Old Town Hall in central Leipzig. It offers a large spa with sauna and fitness facilities on 2 floors, The Brasserie restaurant which serves international cuisine and fine wines, soundproofed luxurious rooms and suites and free Wi-Fi. Prices? From 159€ per night for a 26 mq2 superior double room.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Leipzig Official

Your Hotel in Leipzig

 

Enjoy this happy Tennis Trip come back!

 

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!!!!

Tunis – Do you want to enjoy a beautiful tennis trip in the capital city of Tunisia?

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Nana Trophy

From 04/24 to 04/30

Prize money: $ 60,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location:  Tennis Club de Tunis –  20 Bis Avenue Alain Savary , Tunis , 1002, Tunisia

How to get: Tennis venue is located centrally in the heart of Tunis at 4,5 km from Medina. Tunis Intl Airport is far just 5,3 km from TC de Tunis that is about 10 minutes driving.

Previous winners: 2016 Ons Jabeur (Tun) – 2015 Maria Irigoyen (Arg) – 2014-2013 Ons Jabeur (Tun)

Will defending champion Ons Jabeur receive a wild card?

Entry list: Maryna Zanevska (Bel) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Anna Blinkova (Rus) – Alison Von Uytvanck (Bel) – Alexandra Dulgheru (Rou) – Richel Hogenkamp (Ned) – Petra Martic (Cro) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Quirine Lemoine (Ned) – Amra Sadikovic (Sui)

THE TOWN: Tunis is both the capital and the largest city of Tunisia. The greater metropolitan area of Tunis, often referred to as Grand Tunis, has some 2,700,000 inhabitants. Situated on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf,  behind the Lake of Tunis, the city extends along the coastal plain and the hills that surround it. At its core lies its ancient Medina, a World Heritage Site. Beyond this district lie the suburbs of Carthage, La Marsa, and Sidi Bou Said.

Just through the Sea Gate begins the modern city, or Ville Nouvelle, traversed by the grand Avenue Habib Bourguiba (often referred to by popular press and travel guides as the Tunisian Champs-Élysées), where the colonial-era buildings provide a clear contrast to smaller, older structures. As the capital city of the country, Tunis is the focus of Tunisian political and administrative life; it is also the centre of the country’s commercial activity. The expansion of the Tunisian economy in recent decades is reflected in the booming development of the outer city where one can see clearly the social challenges brought about by rapid modernization in Tunisia.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Bardo Museum


  • Medina

  • Berber Village


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Carlton. Good *** hotel located in modern part of Tunis, so-called Ville Nouvelle which provides room service and free Wi-Fi. The rooms (some with balcony) have satellite TV, private bathrooms and beds with orthopedic mattresses. The nightly rate is 65€ with breakfast included.
  • Royal Victoria. Wonderful **** hotel located a few steps from Porte De France and rated 8.8 on Booking.  Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. A superior room costs 85€ per night in b&b.
  • The Penthouse Suites Hotel. Excellent ***** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking which features an outdoor pool, skating rink and a restaurant. The property featufree parking and Wifi. An enormous 218 mq2 suite costs 190€ per night with breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Tourism Tunisia Official 

Your Hotel in Tunis


Enjoy!!!

Sharm El Sheikh – Tennis time…diving and looking for the coral reef

THE TOURNAMENT:   Soho Square Egypt Women’s

Date: From 17/10 to 23/10

Money prize: $ 100,000

Category: ITF Women

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Soho Square – PO Box 169, Soho Square, SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt

General information: The Club is far just 7.7 km from International Airport. Pyramids Diving Center is easily accesible by walking for 700 mt.

Top Seeded Players: Kristina Kucova (Svk) – Nao Hibino (Jpn) – Donna Vekic (Cro) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Ana Bogdan (Rou) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp) – Isabela Shinikova (Bul) – Cindy Burger (Ned) – Amra Sadikovic (Svi)

TOP THREE ATTRACTIONS IN SHARM EL SHEIKH:

  • Ras Mohammed National Park

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  • Old Market

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  • Hollywood Fountain 

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Tamra Beach Resort. Elegant ****  resort hotel situated in the Nabq area and directly on the beach, this accomodation has been rated 8.6 on Booking. A comfortable double room with pool view cost just 49€ per night half board, wifi and parking included.
  • Savoy Sharm El Sheikh. Fantastic *****  hotel which is located just at Soho Square, that is a few step from tournament location .Rated 8.2  on booking, it offers enormous and elegant double room at 102€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking available for customers.
  • Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. Luxury *****  resort hotel with 4 pools, 5 restaurants, 3 lounges and a spa. Guests can also have the snorkeling and diving activities available on site! Rated 9.1 on Booking offers superior double rooms (60 mq2) at 231€ and premier seaview king rooms (always 60 mq2) at 320€ per night. Breakfast, wi-fi and parking are always included in room price.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

SHARM EL SHEIKH ON EGYPT TRAVEL

ALL 148 SHARM ACCOMODATIONS

ENJOY!!!!

Santa Margherita di Pula – Last tennist beach days in Sardinia

THE TOURNAMENT

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 25,000

Category: ITF Women

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Tournament Location: ForteVillage Tennis Club Asd – S.Margherita di Pula s.s. 195 km 39,600 SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA 09010 Italy

General information: ForteVillage resort is far less than 50 km from Cagliari Airport (45 minutes driving).

Top Seeded Players: Cindy Burger (Ned) – Nina Stojanovic (Srb) – Daniela Seguel (Chi) – Tamara Zidanesk (Slo) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita) – Jill Teichmann (Svi) – Sherazad Reix (Fra) – Anastasyia Komardina (Rus)

TOP THREE PLACES CLOSE PULA:

  • CHIA BEACH


  • TUERREDDA


  • GROTTE IS ZUDDAS



BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Marin Hotel. Very good *** hotel  located in the heart of Santa Margherita di Pula, this accomodation has been rated 8.6 on Booking. A comfortable standard room with little balcony costs 100€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
  • Hotel Costa dei Fiori. Amazing **** hotel located on the beach of Pula this accomodation features two wonderful outdoor pool with sea water. Rated 8.4 on booking, it offers superior double room at 131€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking are available for customers.
  • ForteVillage Resort – Il Castello. Luxurious and exsclusive ***** beachside resort situated on the sea. This hotel includes an acquatic Park, a tennis club (where tournament will take place), fitness area, 21 restaurants and much more and more. The price is for a few people. In low season a superior double room costs 820€ per night in half board.

USEFUL LINKS:

FORTEVILLAGE OFFICIAL

PULA ON DISCOVER SARDINIA

ACCOMODATIONS

ENJOY!!!!

Leipzig – The City of Music Meet Female Tennis

From 15th to 21st August in Leipzig it will be held The Leipzig Open 2016, an important event of ITF women circuit with a 25,000$ money prize. The players will contend on outdoor clay courts of Leipziger TC 1990 and many will be players who will attract the interestes of tennis lovers. From number one seeded bulgarian Isabela Shinikova to deutch Cindy Burger from french Myrtille Georges to czech Tereza Smitkova until 17 year’s old ukrain Olga Friedman the tennis show and fun will be assured.

Leipzig is a beautiful town of about 500,000 inhabitants which is universally known for its incredible musicians. Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mandelssonh, Robert Schuman and Richard Wagner work for many years in this town. It’s for this reason that Leipzig has been nicknamed The City of Music. 

Another good reason to visit Leipzig is its culinary tradition with over 1400 restaurants, pubs and bars. For centuries, the people of Leipzig and visitors to this cosmopolitan city have enjoyed a wide array of culinary specialities, from the Leipziger Allerlei, a mixed vegetable dish and the Leipziger Lerche short crust pastries to Leipziger Gose, the local specialty beer.

The town is served by international Leipzig-Halle airport which has a 2 millions passengers for year and have frequent connection with main european cities led especially by Air Berlin.

TOP ATTRACTIONS:

  • AUGUSTUSPLATZ
  • VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL
  • ALTES RATHAUS

My hotel selection sa usual divided for price range:

BUDGET – BOOK HOTEL LEIPZIG. 22 mq2. 88€ breakfast included.

BOUTIQUE – RADISSON BLU HOTEL LEIPZIG. Very central. 109€ breakfast not included.

LUXURY – STEIGENBERGER GRANDHOTEL HANDELSHOF LEIPZIG. 189€ with breakfast. 26 mq2.


TOURNAMENT LOCATION:

Leipziger TC 1990 e.V. – Am Sportforum 7, LEIPZIG, 04105, Germany

USEFUL LINKS:
VISIT LEIPZIG

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS



Enjoy!!!!