Dallas – A classic challenger event in the mythical Texan “Big D”

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Rbc Tennis Championship of Dallas (19th edition)

From 01/28 to 02/06

Money prize: $ 125,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Location: TbarM Raquet Club – 6060 Dilbeck Lane, Dallas, TX 75240, USA

How to get: TbarM Raquet Club is one of the nation’s premier tennis clubs with 30 courts, 8 indoor courts and over 20 teaching pros. Club is far 13 miles from Dallas downtown. Dallas Fort Worth Intl Airport is at about 30 minutes driving and less than 18 miles from courts. 

Past Winners: 2016 Kyle Edmund – 2015 Tim Smyczek – 2014 Steve Johnson -2013 Rhyne Williams – 2012 Jesse Levine – 2011 Alex Bogomolov jr – 2010 Ryan Sweeting

Usa rising star Taylor Fritz

Main players: Ryan Harrison (Usa) – Taylor Fritz (Usa) – Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) – Francis Tiafoe (Usa) – Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Taro Daniel (Jpn) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Rajeev Ram (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can)

THE TOWN: Dallas, the ninth largest city in the United States is an impressive melting pot of culture and character.  Dallas largely fell victim to its own economic success extending deep into the automobile era, becoming a prime example of urban sprawl, with a downtown strangled by a spaghetti of highways, yet started to reinvent its urban self at the beginning of the 21st century. Boasting high-end luxury hotels, innumerable fine dining spots, and one of the busiest airports in the world, Dallas maintains an upscale ethos also reflected by an affluent population, world-class museums, and a shimmering modern skyline. Its history has been marred by the infamous assassination of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, but there is more historic and contemporary heritage to be discovered in the city. For Lonely Planet: “Dallas is Texas’ most mythical city, with a past and present rich in the stuff that American legends are made of. The ‘Big D’ is famous for its contributions to popular culture – notably the Cowboys and their cheerleaders, and Dallas, the TV series that for a time was a worldwide symbol of the USA. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene (you can tell which place is hot by the caliber of cars the valet leaves out front) and the nightlife’s not too shabby either.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN DALLAS:

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens


  • White Rock Lake


  • Nasher Sculpture Center


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Dallas at Preston. Very good *** hotel located 1 km from Dallas Galleria. This is the official accomodation for tennis players and featuring a fitness center and an indoor pool. Rated 8.4 on Booking it offers very comfortable standard rooms at 129$ per night with breakfast buffet, free wifi and parking included.
  • The Fairmont Dallas. Excellent **** hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking, which is located in Dallas Art District. This structure provides a contemporary fitness center, an outdoor pool, a free parking area and an elegant American restaurant and bar Pyramid which offers just organic dishes. A cozy king room costs 212$ per night.
  • The Ritz Carlton Dallas. Exceptional ***** hotel ideally located near Cowboys Stadium and Dallas World Aquarium which features a fitness center, a spa an outdoor pool and the International The Fearing Restaurant. Rated 9.1 on Booking offers deluxe 39 mq2 king rooms at 429€ per night.


Please notice that a 15/15,90% tax is not included in the prices.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Dallas

Nasher Sculpture Center Site

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Accomodations 




Enjoy this new Texan TennisTrip!!!!

Knoxville – Tennessee Tennis End-Season Adventure

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Knoxville 2016 Challenger 

Date: From 08/11 to 13/11

Money prize: $ 50,000

Category: ATP challenger

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center – 1015 20th Street, Knoxville, TN 37796

How to Get: Knoxville Island Airport is far just 7 miles from torunament courts. Downtown is far just 3,2 miles.

Past Winners: 2013 Tim Smyczek – 2012 Michael Russell – 2011 Jesse Levine – 2010 Kei Nishikori – 2009 Taylor Dent

Top Seeded Players: Daniel Evans (Gbr) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Jared Donaldson (Usa) – Dennis Novikov (Usa) – Tommy Paul (Usa) – Henry Laaksonen (Sui) – Denis Kudla (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can)

THE TOWN

Knoxville is a city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, it had an estimated population of 185,291 making it the state’s third largest city after Nashville and Memphis. Lonely Planet writes: “Once known as the ‘underwear capital of the world’ for its numerous textile mills, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee. Downtown’s Market Square is full of ornate 19th-century buildings and lovely outdoor cafés shaded by pear trees, while Old Town and Hundred Block are arty, renovated warehouse districts centered on Gay St, where the best nightlife blooms.

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE IN KNOXVILLE:

  • Sunsphere Tower


  • Ijams Nature Center


  • Historic Tennessee Theatre


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Knoxville
. Excellent *** hotel  located at 10 minutes drive from downtown. This is the official accomodation of the tournament and it features an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Rated 9.3 on Booking it offers very large double rooms at just 113€ per night with free wifi and parking included.

Four Points Knoxville Cumberland House. Fabulous *** hotel, rated 8.6 on Booking, which is located at just 650 metres from city centre. This modern hotel provides free wifi and a very good on site restaurant. A wonderful suite costs 159€ with breakfast and parking available for an additional fee.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Knoxville. Superb **** hotel featuring a gym, a restaurant and a pub style bar. Rated 9.0 on Booking offers luxury double rooms of at 138€ with breakfast and free wi-fi included.

Please notice that 17.25% tax is not included in the prices.

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

VISIT KNOXVILLE OFFICIAL

HOTELS IN KNOXVILLE
ENJOY!!!!

Monterrey – The beauty of tennis among Mexican mountains

THE TOURNAMENT:  Monterrey Open 2016

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 100,000

Category: ATP Challenger

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Deportivo Alpino Chipinque – Av. San Angel Sur 118, Residencial Chipinque, 66297 Monterrey, N.L.

General information: Tennis club is far 35,9 km from Aeroporto Internacional de Monterrey Mariano Escobedo (1 hour driving).

Top Seeded Players: Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Denis Kudla (Usa) – Ernesto Escobedo (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can) – Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) – Alejandro Falla (Col) – Alejandro Gonzalez (Col) – Guilherme Clezar (Bra)

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN MONTERREY:

  • PASEO SANTA LUCIA

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  • GRUTAS DE GARCIA

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  • MACROPLAZA

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Fiesta Inn Monterrey Tecnologico. Modern **** hotel placed directly on Paseo Tec Sqaure. This hotel, rated 8.4 on Booking, includes a panoramic terrace with pool and delicious mexican restaurant. A superior double room of 22mq2 costs 65€ with free wi-fi connection.
  • Hotel Antaris Valle. Very good **** hotel  located at just 20 minutes from Monterrey city centre and 3,5 km from tennis courts, this accomodation has been rated 8.5 on Booking. A comfortable double room costs 95€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included.
  • NH Collection Monterrey. Amazing **** hotel situated in San Pedro Garza and 4 minutes driving from tennis club. Rated 8.3 on booking, it offers a solarium, a fitness center and a mexican restaurant. The price for superior double room is 131€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking is available for customers.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

SEE MONTERREY OFFICIAL

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!