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!!!

 

 

 

 

Marseille – The capital city of Provence will host another intersting Itf tournament

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Open Féminin de Marseille Trophée les Terrasses du Port

From 06/05 to 06/11

Money prize: $ 100,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: TENNIS CLUB DE MARSEILLE 10 boulevard de Tunis, MARSEILLE, 13 008, France

How to get: The tennis club is situated at about 6 km from old port and you need about 20-30 minutes to get. It depends on the traffic. Marseill Intl Airport is far about 30 km.

Previous winners: 2016 Danka Kovinic – 2015 Monica Niculescu – 2014 Alexandra Dulgheru – 2013 Andrea Petkovic – 2012 Lourdes Dominguez Lino – 2011 Pauline Parmentier – 2010 Klara Zakopalova – 2009 Iona Raluca Olaru – 2008 Kirsten Flipkens

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Defending champion Danka Kovinic

Main players: Irina Camelia Begu (Rou) – Annika Beck (Ger) – Tatjana Maria (Ger) – Denisa Allertova (Cze) – Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Dalila Jakupovic (Slo) – Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Asia Muhammad (Usa) – Kayla Day (Usa)

THE TOWN: Marseille is the 2nd most populated city of France and the biggest mediterranean port and the economic center of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. In 2013 the city was the European Capital of Culture, a large series of cultural events took place, and several new infrastructures were inaugurated. For its complex history, Marseille’s population is a real melting pot of different cultures.

Lonely Planet introduces the town with these words: “For many years, the busy port city of Marseille has suffered from a serious image problem. Dismissed for its down-at-heel reputation, urban decay and often alarming crime statistics, it’s long been the black sheep of the Provençal coastline. But while it’s gritty, and not always pretty – Cannes or St-Tropez, it’s not – Marseille is a dynamic, edgy, bustling city that’s rich with more than 1500 years of history. And since its stint as the European Capital of Culture in 2013 and the addition of a brace of swanky new museums, the city has sparkled with a new sense of optimism and self-belief. At long last, everyone seems to be waking up to the fact that France’s second-biggest city might have been unfairly maligned all along. The heart of the city is the vibrant Vieux Port (old port), mast-to-mast with yachts and pleasure boats. Just uphill is the ancient Le Panier neighbourhood, the oldest section of the city. Also worth an explore is the République quarter, with its stylish boutiques and Haussmannian buildings, and the Joliette area, centred onMarseille’s famous striped Cathédrale de la Major.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN MARSEILLE:

  • Parc National des Calanques


  • Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde


  • Vieux Port 


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Alex Hotel. Perfect *** hotel with high value for money situated in central Marseille just 15 minutes walking from Vieux Port, this accomodation has been rated 9.2 on Booking. A deluxe double room costs 106 € per night with free wifi included in the price.
  • Grand Hotel Beauvau Marseille Vieux Port – MGallery by Sofitel. Excellent **** hotel rated 8.9 on Booking. It is located in Vieux Port at just 100 mt from Metro Station and offers modern double rooms from 139€ per night. Free wifi is available for customers. Amazing onsite lounge bar with boasting views on the port.
  • Hotel C2. Wonderful ***** hotel, opened in April 2014, which rises in a 19th century private mansion at just 600 mt from Vieux Port and Notre Dame de la Garde. Facilities include a spa with a relaxation room, indoor pool, a bar and meeting room. Rated 9.3 on Booking it offers spacious room with designer furnishings (23 mq2) at 199€ per night. The free wifi is included in room price.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Marseille Official

Your Hotel in Marseille

Enjoy a new French TennisTrip!!!

Charleston – We love to come back for tennis in the so called “World’s best city”

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN 60K Ltp/Charleston

From 05/01/03 to 05/07

Surface: Clay outdoor

Money prize: $ 60,000

Tournament location: LTP Tennis – 1513 Mathias Ferry Road, Mt.Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

Main players: Madison Brengle (Usa) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Lizette Cabrera (Aus) – Paula Cristina Goncalves (Bra) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Fanni Stollar (Hun) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul)

Nr.1 of the seeding Madison Brengle

THE TOWN: Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina’s coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. It had an estimated population of 132,609 in 2015. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston is a popular tourist destination and has received a large number of accolades, including the “World’s Best City” by Travel + Leisure.

Lonely Planet writes: “This lovely city will embrace you with the warmth and hospitality of an old and dear friend – who died in the 18th century. We jest, but the cannons, cemeteries and carriage rides do conjure an earlier era. And that historic romanticism, along with the food and Southern graciousness, is what makes Charleston one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South, drawing more than 4.8 million visitors every year.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN CHARLESTON:

 

 

  • Arthur Revenal Jr Bridge

  • The Pineapple Fountain

  • Magnolia Plantation


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hyatt Place Charleston – Historic District. Wonderful *** hotel rated 9,1 on Booking and located at just 900 mt from the Marion Square. It includes a restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness center and a lounge bar. The price for a king room with breakfast and free wifi connection starts from 223$ per night.
  • Market Pavilion Hotel. Exceptional **** hotel centrally located in Charleston downtown at 3 minutes walking from Waterfront Park and rated 9,3 on Booking. This structure offers a rooftop pool with mosaic bottom, free WiFi, and daily breakfast as well as 2 on-site restaurants. A luxury king room of 40 mq2 costs 296$ per night with fantastic breakfast buffet included.
  • The Spectator Hotel. Breathtaking pictures **** hotel rated 9.6 on Booking and situated less than 4 minutes’ walk from the historic Charleston City Market and Port of Charleston. Features include a bar, personalised butler service, and free WiFi in public areas. A luxury traditional king room costs $ 429 per night with unforgettable breakfast include.

Please notice that prices showed don’t include a 13,5% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Visit Charleston SC Official

Your Hotel in Charleston

Enjoy!!!

Albuquerque – Guaranteed fun between tennis and “Breaking Bad” locations

 

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF 2016 Coleman Vision Tennis Championships

Date: From 19/9 to 25/9

Category: ITF Women

Money prize: $ 75,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Tanoan Country Club – 10801 Academy Road NE, 87111 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Info: Tanoan Country Club is far 23 minutes by car from International Sunport and 12 miles from Old Town. For visitors could be a good idea to rent a car.

Past Winners: 2015 Michaella Krajicek – 2014 Anna Tatishvili – 2013 Shelby Rogers

Top 10 Players: Mandy Minella (Usa) – Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) – Veronica Cepede Royg (Par) – Elise Mertens (Bel) – Jessica Pegula (Usa) – Taylor Townsend (Usa) – Michelle Larcher de Brito (Por) –  Amandine Hesse (Fra) – Michaella Krajicek (Hol) – Alize Lim (Fra)

THE TOWN

Albuquerque is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Its landscape is characterized by Sandia Mountains which run along the eastern side of Albuquerque and Rio Grande which flows through the city, from north to south. The touristic fame of the town has grown enormously in recent years thanks especially to the International Baloon Fiesta, and to cult TV series Breaking Bad which takes place right here.
TOP THREE ATTRACTIONS IN ALBUQUERQUE:

  • Sandia Peak Tramway

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  • Albuquerque Biological Park

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  • Breaking Bad Rv Tours

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

Hampton Inn & Suites Albuquerque North. Excellent ** hotel which is considered by tripadvisor users the best accomodation in the town. Enormous double room with 2 king beds costs just 114€ per night with breakfast included.

Albuquerque Crowne Plaza. Modern **** business hotel just 7 miles from National Museum of Nuclear History. Rated 8.2 on booking. Include on-site dining, an outdoor pool and a gym. Large double room from 97€ to 116€ per night.

Hotel Parq Central Albuquerque. Boutique **** hotel locates an historic 1926 building. Rated 9.1 on Booking. Prices for a traditional 25 mq2 king room (with breakfast included) is 148€. Free parking area and airport shuttle are available for customers.

Prices shown not inlcuding 7.31% + 6% local taxes.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT ALBUQUERQUE OFFICIAL SITE

BIOLOGICAL PARK OFFICIAL SITE

BREAKING BAD RV TOURS SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!