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)
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.
HOTELS IN KNOXVILLE