Macon – Enjoy an intersting tennis tournament in the city “where soul lives”…

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN W.L. AMOS SR. TENNIS CLASSIC

From 23/10 to 29/10

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 80,000

Tournament location: Leroy Peddy Tennis Center – 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA, 31207 USA

How to arrive: Tennis venue is centrally located in Macon, just 2 miles from famous Cannonball House. Regional Macon Downtown airport is located at 10 miles and 13 minutes driving from Leroy Peddy T.C.

Past champions: 2016 Kayla Day – 2015 Rebecca Peterson – 2014 Kateryna Bondarenko

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Former Roland Garros champion Francesca Schiavone nr.1 of the seeding

Entry list: Francesca Schiavone (Ita) – Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Kristie Ahn (Usa) – Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Julia Boserup (Usa) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Irina Falconi (Usa)

THE TOWN: Macon is a city located in the state of Georgia approximately 85 miles (137 km) south of Atlanta, hence the city’s nickname the Heart of Georgia. The Macon metropolitan area had an estimated population of 231,259 in 2014.

The city is characterized by rich history, incredible architecture, stunning Southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. Infact it has branded as the city where soul lives.

Only in Macon you can hike at ancient Indian mounds and enter into North America’s only reconstructed earth lodge, tour the 18,000 square foot, 7-story Italian Renaissance Revival mansion known as the Palace of The South, immerse yourself in musical history by taking a Free Birds & Night Owls or Rock n’ Roll Stroll tour, or explore the Southeast’s largest collection of African-American art, history, and culture.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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  • Cannonball House

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  • Amerson River Park

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Comfort Suites MaconConveniently located off Interstate 475, the 3 stars Comfort Suites hotel is close to several area attractions (golf courses, parks and outdoor recreation areas nearby). Guests can enjoy fine features like free coffee, free WiFi, free local calls, indoor heated pool and hot tub and fitness center. Price for a 26 mq2 king suite starts from 95$ per night with very good breakfast included.
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott MaconExcellent hotel featuring an indoor salt water pool, a gym, a businnes center, a laundry and suites with free wifi and flat screen Tv included. It is located on Interstate 75 and is rated 8.8 on Booking.  A king studio with sofa bed costs 101$ with breakfast included.
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott Macon Mercer UniversityShowcasing an outdoor pool and fitness center, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Macon Mercer University obtained the highest rate on Booking (9.5) and is located very close to tennis venue. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV. It features free wifi, parking, breakfast and free access to fitness center and outdoor pool. Prices? From 125$ per night for a 28 mq2 king studio.

Please notice that you have to add to these rates 14% tax and a daily 5$ city tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Macon Official

Your Hotel in Macon

 

Enjoy this fantastic Georgia’s corner!!!

 

 

 

 

Bogotà – Wta circuit is going to land in the beating heart of Colombia

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Claro Open Colsanitas

Date: From 04/10 to 04/15

Prize money: $ 226,750

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: Club Campestre Los Logartos – Calle 116 # 72A – 1280 Bogotà

How to get: Club Campestre Los Logartos is easily accessible from airport with a 20 minutes taxi drive (13.4 km). Downtown is far just 15 km.

Past Winners: 2016 Irina Falconi – 2015 Teliana Pereira – 2014 Caroline Garcia – 2013 Jelena Jankovic – 2012 Lara Arruabarrena – 2011 Lourdes Dominguez Lino – 2010 Mariana Duque Marino

Defending champion Irina Falconi
Entry list: Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Katerina Siniakova (Cze) – Shuai Peng (Chn) – Johanna Larsson (Swe) – Lara Arruabarrena (Esp) – Mandy Minella (Usa) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Irina Falconi (Usa) – Magda Linette (Pol) – Sara Errani (Ita)

THE TOWN: Bogotá is the capital and, with its 7,8 millions inhabitants, is the largest city in Colombia. A melting pot of people from around the country, it is diverse and multicultural, with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. The predominant colors in Bogotá are the green of the city’s many parks and the eastern mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe, and the rich red of its many brick buildings.

Lonely Planet considers Bogotà 2nd top destination for 2017 and writes on it: “Bogotá is Colombia’s beating heart, an engaging and vibrant capital cradled by chilly Andean peaks and steeped in sophisticated urban cool. The city’s cultural epicenter is La Candelaria, the cobbled historic downtown to which most travelers gravitate. Here, a potpourri of preciously preserved colonial buildings house museums, restaurants, hotels and bars peppered amid 300-year-old homes, churches and convents. Nearly all of Bogotá’s traditional attractions are here – radiating out from Plaza de Bolívar – and gorgeous Cerro de Monserrate is just east.The city’s grittier sides sit south and southwest, where working-class barrios continue to battle well-earned reputations for drugs and crime. In the ritzier north, you’ll find boutique hotels and well-heeled locals piling into chic entertainment districts such as the Zona Rosa and Zona G. Here, rust-tinted sunsets dramatically bounce off the bricks of upper-class Bogotá’s Andes-hugging residential buildings – a cinematic ceremony that begins the city’s uproarious evenings.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN BOGOTA’:

  • Laguna de Guatavita


  • Mount Monserrate


  • Botero Museum


BEST 3 HOTELS TO STAY:

  • Hotel Classic. This modern *** hotel is located in Tequasillo a popular area of Bogota. It offers design rooms decorated with modern furnishings, free WiFi and fantastic american breakfast buffet always included. Prices for a 23 mq2 double room start from 42$ per night. Rated 9.1 on Booking.
  • Hotel Bh Bicentenario. Excellent **** hotel located just at 500 mt from La Calendaria, Casa Moneda and Monserrat Mount. This accomodation, rated 8.8 on Booking, offers large modern rooms, free internet and an on-site restaurant. The price for a 28 mq2 double room is 55$ per night with breakfast and free cancellation included.
  • The Orchids. Wonderful ***** hotel, rated 9.3 on Booking, located in Bogotà’ best quarter, La Calendaria,at just 100 mt from Colon Teather. It includes a gourmet a la carte restaurant. A deluxe double of 28 mq2 room with fireplace costs 180$ per night with free WiFi and delicious breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Bogotà On Colombia Travel

Look for an hotel in Bogotà

Enjoy!!!

Midland – Will Naomi Broady be able to win again in this cute Michigan city?

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Dow Tennis Classic

From 01/29 to 02/05

Money prize: $ 100,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Location: Greater Midland Tennis Center – 900 East Wackerly Street, Midland MI 48642 USA

How to get: Click here for all informations you need to get in.

Previous winners: 2016 Naomi Broady – 2015 Tatjana Maria – 2014 Heather Watson – 2013 Lauren Davis – 2012 Olga Govortsova – 2011 Lucie Hradecka – 2010 Elena Baltacha

Defending champion Naomi Broady

 

Main players: Madison Brengle (Usa) – Naomi Broady (Gbr) – Irina Falconi (Usa) – Tatjana Maria (Ger) – Jennifer Brady (Usa) – Julia Boserup (Usa) – Veronica Cepede Royg (Par) – Samantha Crawford (Usa) – Jessica Pegula (Usa) – Montserrat Gonzalez (Par)

THE TOWN: Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan. Its population was 41,863 as of the 2010 census. In 2010, Midland was named the no. 4 Best Small City to raise a family in by Forbes magazine.


WHAT TO SEE
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  • Dow Gardens


  • The Tridge


  • Midland Center for the Arts



WHERE TO STAY:

  • Sleep Inn Midland. High value for money ** hotel located less than 3 miles from Midland’s main attractions. It provides an indoor pool, a business center and free parking and free wifi access. Rated 8.9 on Booking it offers very comfortable king rooms at 63.74$ per night with breakfast included.
  • Hampton Inn Midland. Excellent *** hotel, rated 8.7 on Booking, which is located at just ten minutes drive from downtown. This accomodation provides indoor pool, free shuttle service and a fitness center. A cozy king room costs 119$ per night with breakfast, parking and wifi.
  • The H Hotel. Exceptional ***** hotel ideally located in downtown close to Dow Gardens and featuring a fitness center, an indoor pool, the gourmet The Table restaurant and two bars. Rated 9.4 on Booking it offers modern 23 mq2 double rooms at 199$ per night. Free wifi and parking.


USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Midland Official 

Midland Center for the Arts Site 

Hotels Accomodations



Enjoy this tennis trip!!!!