Templeton – In your Californian tour stop here to discover rising tennis stars

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Central Coast Pro Tennis Open

From 09/25 to 10/01

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Tournament location: Templeton Tennis Ranch – 345 Championship Lane, Templeton, CA, 93465, USA

How to get: The closest international airports are the one of Los Angeles and the one of Oakland, close to San Francisco. Both of them are at about 3 hrs driving from Templeton.

Entry list: Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) – Viktorija Golubic (Sui) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Naomi Broady (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Louisa Chirico (Usa) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Grace Min (Usa)

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Nr.1 of the seeding Alyson von Uytvanck

THE TOWN: Templeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is located at 5 miles south Paso Robles and in 2010 its population was 7,674. Its climate his mediterranean with mild winters and dry summers. Templeton is emerging as a world class wine producer; with many of the wineries carrying the “Paso Robles” appellation actually located in the unincorporated Templeton area – including Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon, York Mountain, and Wild Horse.

BEST TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN SURROUNDINGS:

  • Sequoia National Park (146 miles)

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  • Kings Canyon National Park (167 miles)

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  • Morro Bay (24,4 miles)

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Carlton HotelLocated in Atascadero  5 minutes’ drive from Charles Paddock Zoo, this historic *** hotel, rated 9.3 on Booking, features an Italian-tiled courtyard with a fountain and an on-site gym. All the rooms feature a marble spa bath and provide tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. Prices for a 35 mq2 king room start from 107$.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles. This excellent *** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking is situated in Paso Robles close to the city’s wineries and vineyards. The Pioneer Museum is only 5.6 km away. It features a hot tub and an outdoor pool, the free WiFi and parking. Each room has a seating area and a tea/coffee maker. All are fitted with a cable TV and a work desk. A 40 mq2 queen room costs 149$ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Carriage Vineyards Bed & BreakfastNestled on a 100-acre working ranch 32.2 km from Morro Bay, this exception bed & breakfast offers carriage rides through the vineyards. A gourmet breakfast is served daily. Free WiFi is included in all rooms. The private parking is free for guests. Prices? For a 39 mq2 king room with spa bath you will pay 195$ per night with excellent breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Templeton Tennis Ranch Official

Visit California Official Site

Your Hotel in Templeton’s Surroundings

 

Enjoy!!!

 

Sacramento – Come in the hipster heart of California to attend Kimiko Date’s new return

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN FSP Gold River Women’s Challenger

From 07/24 to 07/30

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: 60,000$

Tournament location: Gold River Racquet Club – 2201 Gold Rush Drive, Gold River, CA 95670, USA

How to arrive: Coming from Sacramento take the Sunrise Blvd Exit. At the end of the exit ramp go left. Proceed 3 lights and turn right at Coloma Avenue. When you get to Gold Rush Drive turn left and Gold River Racquet Club will be on the left. Limited parking is available.

Past champions: 2016 Sofia Kenin – 2015 Anhelina Kalinina – 2014 Olivia Rogowska – 2013 Mayo Hibi – 2012 Maria Sanchez

Entry list: Jennifer Brady (Usa) – Kristie Ahn (Usa) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Marina Erakovic (Nzl) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Danielle Rose Collins (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Lizette Cabrera (Aus) – Kimiko Date (Jpn)

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The living myth of WTA: Kimiko Date directly from 1970

THE TOWN: Sacramento  is the capital city of California and with an estimated 2016 population of 493,025 it is the sixth-largest city of the state. In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for Time magazine named Sacramento “America’s Most Diverse City”.  The city is known not only for its diversity, but for tree canopy,  historic Old Sacramento, evolving contemporary culture as the most hipster city in California, sunny climate, state administration, and farm-to-fork dining.

For Lonely Planet“Sacramento is a city of contrasts. It’s a former cow town where state legislators’ SUVs go bumper-to-bumper with farmers’ muddy, half-ton pickups at rush hour. It has sprawling suburbs, but also new lofts and upscale boutiques squeezed between aging mid-century storefronts.

The people of ‘Sac’ are a resourceful lot that have fostered small but thriving food, art and nightlife scenes. They rightfully crow about Second Saturday, the monthly Midtown gallery hop that is the symbol of the city’s cultural awakening. Their ubiquitous farmers markets, farm-to-fork fare and craft beers are another point of pride.”

 

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Old Sacramento

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  • Crocker Art Museum

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  • Tower Bridge

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Sterling HotelExcellent *** boutique hotel rated 8.8 on Booking and located downtown Sacramento, which is set in a typical Victorian house with uniquely decorated, bright and spacious rooms and free WiFi. A daily continental breakfast is served to all guests in the hotel’s breakfast bar. Lunch and dinner are available at the on-site restaurant. Prices? For a king room start from 197$ with breakfast included.
  • Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol ParkThis *** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking is located across from Capitol Park in downtown Sacramento. It has a heated outdoor pool, and offers spacious suites with free Wi-Fi and fully-equipped kitchens. At the 3 Fires Lounge restaurant guests can enjoy California cuisine and wine. A studio costs from 269$ per night in b&b.
  • Hyatt Regency SacramentoFeaturing an outdoor heated pool, a restaurant and a full service spa, this contemporary 4 stars hotel is less than 293 m from the California State Capitol. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms which provide flat screen Tv, a coffee machine and wonderful bathroom. A Starbucks coffee bar, a 24-hour fitness center, dry cleaning and massage services and a gift shop are all on site. The daily rate for a 35 mq2 double room start from 225€ per day with exceptional breakfast included. Rated 8.9 on Booking.

Please notice that these estimated prices don’t include a 15% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Sacramento Official

Crocker Art Museum Info

Your Hotel in Sacramento

 

Enjoy!!!

Indian Wells – The most beloved tournament from tennis players with spectacular attractions nearby

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP MASTERS 1000 + WTA PREMIER Bnp Paribas Open

From 03/06 to 03/19

Surface: Hard outdoor

Money prize: $ 7,913,405 + 6,993,450

Tournament location: The Indian Wells Tennis Garden – 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, CA 92210, Stati Uniti

How to get: The city of Indian Wells is not far from a series of airports. Palm Springs International (PSP) is at 30 minutes drive. Los Angeles (LAX) 2 hours drive. Orange County (SNA) airport is 1,5 hrs drive.

Recent ATP past champions: 2016/2015/2014 Novak Djokovic – 2013 Rafa Nadal – 2012 Roger Federer – 2011 Novak Djokovic – 2010 Ivan Ljubicic – 2009 Rafa Nadal – 2008 Novak Djokovic – 2007 Rafa Nadal

Nole will try to win his 6th Indian Wells title

Recent WTA past champions: 2016 Victoria Azarenka – 2015 Simona Halep – 2014 Flavia Pennetta – 2013 Maria Sharapova – 2012 Victoria Azarenka – 2011 Caroline Wozniaki – 2010 Jelena Jankovic – 2009 Vera Zvonareva – 2008 Ana Ivanovic – 2007 Daniela Hantuchova

Main ATP Players: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Roger Federer (Sui)

MainWTA players: Serena Williams (Usa) – Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Madison Keys (Usa) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus)

THE TOWN: Indian Wells is a small town of California of just 4000 inhabitants which is universally known a world-class vacation and conference destination. Golfers love its two award-winning golf courses, while spa-enthusiasts adore its full-service spa facilities. Indian Wells tennis is also our claim to fame at the expansive Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Conveniently located near the legendary playground of Palm Springs, California, the desert oasis of Indian Wells is an ideal starting point from which to explore the great wealth of surrounding sights (which includes for example Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument), recreational activities and cultural events when attending the BNP Paribas Open.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS NEARBY INDIAN WELLS: 

  • Joshua Tree National Park 


  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 


  • Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Indian Wells Resort Hotel. Very good *** hotel founded in 1957 by celebrity couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It features free wifi and parking, an outdoor pool and the mediterranean restaurant Loren. The prices for rooms with balcony or patio start from 204$ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Excellent **** hotel rated 8.8 on Booking and located just 2 miles from tennis courts. It features a private golf course, full-service spa, an outdoor pool and 7 dining options. A deluxe 39 mq2 king room costs $295 per night ($389 with breakfast). Wifi and parking are available with additional charges.
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. Faboulous ***** hotel at just 4,4 km from Indian Wells, this resort’s amenities include 2 championship golf courses, and a complex of 5 pools, clay and grass tennis courts, a fitness center, an extensive spa and two fantastic restaurants. The prices for luxuriously furnished rooms including LCD TVs and marble bathrooms start from 449$ per night with breakfast included. Free wifi is available just in public areas.
The incredible JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort

Please notice that prices don’t include a 12/13% federal tax + about 30$ of local taxes.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Website 

Indian Wells Visitors Guide

All Hotels in Indian Wells



Enjoy this 1st class event!!!!

Top 5 Tennis Resorts and Camps – Best Tennis Staff

Tennisresortsonline.com is not only a fantastic site who reviews a lot of tennis resorts & camps around the world but, each year, it selects which are the Big Five ones for categories. This week we begin to show them, starting from the top 5 resorts and camps in 2016 for the best tennis staff.

1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455 –  Book here

2. Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at Gstaad Palace

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland – Book here

3. Wild Dunes Resort 

Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451 – Book here

4. Reed Anderson Tennis School at Mission Hills Country Club 

Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 34-600 Mission Hills Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270 – Book here

5. Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort 

Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, Florida – Book here

    Next week we are going to add The 2016 Big Five tennis resorts for Value for Money. Don’t miss it! 

      10 Top Tennis Holiday Resorts In The World

      Many people know about famous tennis academies in the world like IMG tennis academy by Bollettieri in Florida, but just a few know of the hidden paradises where visitors can combine an amazing holiday in the most wonderful places of the world with tennis fun and  world class coaching.

      The following is a not ordered list of Top 10 Tennis Holiday Resorts in the world where tennis and tourism merge in a perfect mix.

      • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii (Usa)

      11 har-tru courts with ocean view – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea, HI 96743

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

       

      • Bio Hotel Stanglwirt PBI Tennis Camp, Tirol (Austria)

      8 outdoor clay courts + 6 indoor courts which allow to play tennis year round – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: Kaiserweg 1 A-6353 Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol, Austria

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Naples Grande Beach Resort, Florida (Usa)

      15 Har-Tru tennis courts – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Fl 33940

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis West Indies (Carribean)

      10 courts (6 har-tru + 4 red clay) – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: Po Box 565, Pinney’s Beach, Nevis, West Indies

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina (Usa)

      12 courts (9 har-tru + 3 hard) – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

      6 tennis courts + 1 padel tennis court – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: Jumeirah Beach Road Jumeirah, PO Box 11416, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Jw Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California (Usa)

      20 courts: 15 hard (5 with lights) + 3 clay + 2 grass – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Gstaad Palace, Gstaad (Switzerland)

      4 outdoor clay courts where tennis legend Roy Emerson got his tennis weeks camp – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana (Dominican Republic) 

      13 har-tru courts – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: P.O. Box 140 – La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Forte Village Resort, Sardinia (Italy)

      11 tennis courts (7 clay – 2 har tru – 1 grass – 1 artificial grass) – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: S.S. 195 – Km 39,600, 09010 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italia, Cagliari Sardinia, Italy

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline


      Redding – A californian trip to look for new tennis talents

      THE TOURNAMENT:   ITF THE ASCENSION PROJECT WOMEN’S

      Date: From 03/10 to 09/10

      Money prize: $ 25,000

      Surface: Hard Outdoor

      Tournament Location: Sun Oaks Club – 3452 Argyle Road , Redding , CA, 96002, USA.

      How to get: Sun Oaks Club is located just a bit more than 6 miles from Redding downtown. The best way to get in Redding is by landing on Airport Boulevard of Sacramento, renting a car and driving for 150 miles to tennis courts.

      Recent past winners: 2015 Heidi El Tabakh – 2014 Jennifer Brady – 2013 Adriana Perez

      Top Seeded Players: Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Alize Lim (Fra) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Greet Minnen (Bel) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Bernarda Pera (Usa) – Ana Vrljic (Cro).

      TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN REDDING:

      • Sundial Bridge

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      • Shasta Lake

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      • Whiskeytown Lake (The Hole)

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      BEST PLACES TO STAY:

      • Travelodge Redding. Excellent ** accomodation rated 8.6 on Booking with a very high value for money. Great location at just 1 km Redding Lake. It features an outdoor pool and indoor hot tub. A standard queen room costs 81€ with free wi-fi and  parking included but not breakfast.
      • Fairfield Inn & Suites Redding. Wonderful ***  hotel located at just 1,9 km from Water Works Park. Rated 9.1 on Booking, this accomodation offers queen double rooms with breakfast at just 107€ per night. Wi-fi and parking are free.

      • Hampton Inn & Suites Redding. Another amazing *** hotel located 4.2 km from downtown Redding. It features spacious rooms with a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi. Price for a king double room is 129€ with breakfast included. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers an outdoor pool, free parking area and a fitness centre.

      Prices showed don’t inlcude 12% tax

       

      USEFUL LINKS:

      VISIT REDDING OFFICIAL SITE

      TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

      ALL ACCOMODATIONS

       

      ENJOY!!!!

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