Tallahassee – A tennis week in Florida’s capital

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF FUTURES Tallahassee Future presented by visit Tallahassee

From 05/12 to 11/12

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Location: Florida State University Indoor Tennis Facility – 2566 Pottsdamer Road , Tallahassee, FL, 32310, USA

How to get: Florida State University is far less than 5 miles from Tallahassee International Airport. Downtown is very close to tennis courts, at about 10 minutes driving.

Previous winner: 2015 Daniel Nguyen – 2014 Wil Spencer

Main players: Sekou Bangoura (Usa) – Tim Van Rijthoven (Ned) – Peter Kobelt (Usa) – Kaichi Uchida (Jpn) – Karl Soderlund (Swe) – Jose Statham (Nzl) – Dennis Nevolo (Usa) – Marcos Giron (Usa) – Christian Harrison (Usa) – Brayden Schnur (Can) –

THE TOWN: About Tallahassee Lonely Planet writes: “Florida’s capital, cradled between gently rising hills and nestled beneath tree-canopied roadways, is a calm and gracious city, far more Southern, culturally speaking, than the majority of the state it administers. Geographically it’s closer to Atlantathan it is to Miami, and culturally, like Jacksonville, its citizens consider themselves Southern, which is inversely the case the further south you travel.

Despite the city’s two major universities (Florida State and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University) and its status as a government center, the pace here is slower than syrup. That said, there are a handful of interesting museums and outlying attractions that will appeal to history and nature buffs and could easily detain a visitor for at least a day or two.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN TALLAHASSEE:

  • St. Mark’s Lighthouse 

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  • Lake Ella

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  • Cascades Park 

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Best Western Plus Tallahassee North. Wonderful ** hotel located at 10 minutes drive from Florida state University and 6.5 km from downtown. This modern accomodation provides a seasonal outdoor pool, free wifi and parking. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers very comfortable king rooms from 87€ per night with free breakfast buffet included.

SpringHill Suite Tallahassee Central. Fantastic *** hotel, rated 9.0 on Booking, which is located close to Market Square Garden Shopping. This hotel features an on site gym. A modern designed studio of 39 mq2 costs 121€ per night with breakfast, wifi and public parking included.

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown. Amazing **** eco friendly hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a business center. Rated 8.3 on Booking, it offers deluxe 27 mq2 double rooms at 146€ per night breakfast included. Wifi and parking are free for  customers too. The hotel is ideally located at 1o minutes driving from tournament location.

Please notice that 12.5% tax is not included in the prices.

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT INFO

VISIT TALLAHASSEE OFFICIAL

CASCADES PARK OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!

Houston – Looking for tennis in the City of Museums

THE TOURNAMENT:  Texas Tamale Company Houston Cup

Date: From 10/10 to 16/10

Money prize: $ 25,000

Category: ITF Futures

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: George R.Brown Tennis Center – Rice University , 77005 Houston, USA.

General information: Tennis club is far about 26.5 miles from Intercontinental Airport George Bush (40 minutes driving).

Past Champions: 2015 Michael Mmoh – 2014 Adam El Mihdawy – 2013 Jeff Dadamo

Top Seeded Players: Yuki Bhambri (Ind) – Tallon Griekspoor (Ned) – Jose Statham (Nzl) – Frederik Nielsen (Den) – Filip Peliwo (Can) – Rhyne Williams (Usa) – Connor Smith (Usa) – Luke Bambridge (Gbr) – Takanyi Garanganga (Zim) – Sebastian Fanselow (Gbr)

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN HOUSTON:

  • WATER WALL PARK

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  • HUSTOUN MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

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  • THE GALLERIA

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

    • Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Northwest/Cypress. Exceptional *** hotel located adjacent to North Cypress Medical Center. This hotel, rated 9.8 on Booking and featuring an indoor pool and gym, offers modern studio apartments of 28mq2 at 120€ with breakfast included, and free wi-fi connection and parking. Each studio has tis own fully equipped kitchen.
    • Emabassy Suites Houston-Downtown. Excellent **** hotel  located at just 800 mt from city centre, this accomodation has been rated 9.2 on Booking. A fantastic  king suite costs 204€ per night with breakfast, wifi and free shuttle service for Houston city centre.
    • JW Marriot Houston Downtown. Fabulous ***** hotel situated in the heart of Huston and 5 minutes driving from Discovery Green Park. Rated 8.9 on booking, it offers a fitness center, free parking and wifi connection. The price for a King double room with designer furnishings is 293€ per night breakfast not included.

Please notice that 17% taxes are not included in showed prices.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE SITE

THE GALLERIA SHOPPING CENTER OFFICIAL

VISIT HOUSTON OFFICIAL

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!