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!!!

 

 

 

 

Mornington – An intersting tournament on clay in this sunny Australian peninsula 

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMENS Mornington Peninsula Women’s Tennis International #1

From 03/20 to 03/26

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: Mornington Tennis Centre – 350 Dunns Road , Mornington , Victoria , 3931, Australia

How to get: Tennis courts are not so far from the heart of Mornington, just at 3,7 km from famous Pier. The closest airport is Melbourne international one that is about 100 km from Mornington Tennis Centre (about 75 minutes driving).

Main players: Arina Rodionova (Aus) – Liza Cabrera (Aus) – Arantxa Rus (Ned) – Julia Glushko (Isr) – Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) – Fanni Stollar (Hun) – Destanee Aiava (Aus) – Katy Dunne (Gbr) – Sherazad Reix (Fra) – Varatchaya Wongteanchai (Tha)

The first favorite of the tournament Arina Rodionova

THE TOWN: Mornington is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula located 57 km south of Melbourne’s central business district. It is known for its village atmosphere and its beautiful beaches. Mornington is a popular tourist destination with Melburnians who often make day trips to visit the area’s bay beaches and wineries. The town centre runs into the foreshore area and local beach.

Lonely Planet writes about Mornington Peninsula: “The Peninsula – the boot-shaped area of land between Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay – has been Melbourne’s summer playground since the 1870s, when paddle steamers ran down to Portsea. Today, much of the interior farming land has been replaced by vineyards and orchards – foodies love the peninsula, where a winery lunch is a real highlight – but it still retains lovely stands of native bushland. The calm ‘front beaches’ are on the Port Phillip Bay side, where families holiday at bayside towns from Mornington to Sorrento. The rugged ocean ‘back beaches’ face Bass Strait and are easily reached from Portsea, Sorrento and Rye; there are stunning walks along this coastal strip, part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. The bay heads are so close that it’s just a short hop by ferry across from Sorrento to Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.

3 TOP ATTRACTIONS IN MORNINGTON PENINSULA:

  • Mornington Peninsula National Park 


  • Mornington Pier


  • Peninsula Hot Springs 


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Mornington Motel. Cute *** accomodation is located just 500 mt from Mornington Village Shopping. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue facilities and free on-site parking. A large suite queen with kitchenette costs 139 AUD. Wifi available for an additional charge.
  • Best Western Plus Brooklands Of Mornington. Excellent **** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking and brilliantly located and set amongst 3 acres of beautiful gardens. Guests enjoy free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and parking and free in-house movies. The price for a 28 mq2 studio starts from 156,5 AUD for night.
  • Villa Mallorca. Exceptional ***** accomodation located at Mount Martha (about 9 km from Mornington) and rated 9.6 by Booking’s users. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi and dining at the in-house Tapas Bar. The spacious 2-bedroom apartment boasts a large private deck offering sea views, a bathroom with a spa bath and an open-plan living area with a gas log fire and cable TV. There is a kitchenette for self catering. Price starts from 350 AUD per night.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Visit Mornington Peninsula 

All Accomodations in Mornington Peninsula 


Enjoy another unforgettable Australian TennisTrip!