Antalya – We love this ancient Turkish place and the “Tennis Organization Cup”

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN FUTURE Tennis Organization Cup

From 03/20 to 03/26

Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Location: Starlight Resort Hotel – Kizilalaç Turizm Merkezi, 07690 Antalya Turkey

How to get: Tennis club is far about 1 hour driving from Airport and about 73 km from old town.

Main players: Raluca Georgiana Serban (Rou) – Vlada Ekshibarova (Isr) – Yulia Stamatova (Bul) – Barbara Gatica (Chi) – Dashia Ivanova (Usa) – Mirabelle Njoze (Gbr) – Despina Papamichail (Gre) – Ani Vangelova (Bul) – Arina Folts (Uzb) – Ksenia Palkina (Kgz)

Nr.1 of the seeding Raluca Georgiana Serban

THE TOWN: Antalya, located on Anatolia’s flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast with over one million people in its metropolitan area. Antalya is Turkey’s biggest international sea resort, located on the Turkish Riviera with a record 12.5 million tourists passed through the city in 2014.

Lonely Planet writes about it: “Once seen simply as the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Antalya today is very much a destination in its own right. Situated right on the Gulf of Antalya (Antalya Körfezi), the largest city on Turkey’s western Mediterranean coastline is both classically beautiful and stylishly modern. At its core is the wonderfully preserved old-city district of Kaleiçi (literally ‘within the castle’), which offers atmospheric accommodation in the finely restored Ottoman houses on its winding lanes. The old city wraps around a splendid Roman-era harbour with clifftop views of hazy-blue mountain silhouettes that are worth raising a toast to. Just outside of the central city are two beaches and one of Turkey’s finest.”

TOP 3 ANTALYA’S ATTRACTIONS:

  • Perge Ancient City

  • Old Town


  • Kaputas Beach


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Kivrak Hotel. Perfect *** hotel located in the heart of Antalya, just about 1 km from the Clock Tower and Old City Marina. Rated 8.6 on Booking, it features sauna/hammam and restaurant. It offers spacious double rooms at 28€ per night with good breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
  • Elips Royal Hotel & Spa. Amazing **** hotel located conveniently at just 1,500 meters from Clock tower. Rated 8.2 on Booking, this hotel provides an internal Spa and restaurant. The rooms are modern and with everything you need. Prices for a family room is 36€ per night with free breakfast, wifi and parking.
  • Akra Hotel. Wonderful ***** hotel which rises directly on the seafront at just 3 km from old town. Rated 9.1 on Booking it features a delicious on site a la carte turkish and mediterranean restaurant, an outdoor pool and wellness facilities. Prices for a deluxe 28 mq2 double room start from 108€ with excellent breakfast. Wifi and parking are available for free.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Antalya Tourism Official

Your Hotel in Antalya
Enjoy!!!


Hua Hin – Another time tennis…in this wonderful Thai place

THE TOURNAMENT:   ITF WOMEN Thailand ITF $10,000 Women’s Pro Circuit 2016

Date: From 28/11 to 04/12

Money prize: $ 10,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: True Arena Hua Hin – 52 / 52 Phetkasem, Hua Hin, Prachuabkhirikhan, 77110, Thailand.

How to get: As Hua Hin is situated only some 200km from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, getting here is easy and the town can be reached using a variety of transport methods that are both affordable and quick (for example by bus 3,5 hours trip, train 5 hrs, minivan 2,5 hrs and so on).

Top Seeded Players: Chieh Yu Hsu (Tpe) – Bunjawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) – Mizuno Kijima (Jpn) – Kamonwan Buayam (Tha) – So Ra Lee (Kor) – Nataljia Kostic (Srb) – Ling Zhang (Hkg) – Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) – Natasha Palha (Ind) – Arina Folts (Uzb).

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN HUA-HIN:

  • Hua Hin Beach

huahin-beach

  • Huay Mongkol Temple

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  • Chopsticks Hill (Khao Takiab)

chopsticks-hill

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • The Restro. Superb *** accomodation  rated 9 on Booking. Great location at just 200mt from sandy beach and 5 km from city centre. A superior king room costs 55€ with breakfast, free wi-fi and free parking included.
  • Asira Boutique Hua Hin. Fabulous ****  boutique hotel located in city centre and at 700 from HuaHin Fishing Pier. Rated 8.8 on Booking, this offers deluxe rooms with private garden at just 60€ per night breakfast included. Very good the on-site restaurant.

  • Devasom Hua Hin Resort. Luxury ***** resort situated on a private white beach include an award winner infinity pool. Price for a deluxe sea view suite of 50 mq2 is 104€ with breakfast included. Rated 9.1 on Booking offers free wi-fi and parking to customers.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURISM HUA HIN OFFICIAL SITE

ALL 533 HUA HIN ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!