Templeton – In your Californian tour stop here to discover rising tennis stars

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Central Coast Pro Tennis Open

From 09/25 to 10/01

Surface: Hard outdoor

Prize money: $ 60,000

Tournament location: Templeton Tennis Ranch – 345 Championship Lane, Templeton, CA, 93465, USA

How to get: The closest international airports are the one of Los Angeles and the one of Oakland, close to San Francisco. Both of them are at about 3 hrs driving from Templeton.

Entry list: Alison Van Uytvanck (Bel) – Viktorija Golubic (Sui) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Naomi Broady (Usa) – Sofia Kenin (Usa) – Louisa Chirico (Usa) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Jamie Loeb (Usa) – Grace Min (Usa)

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Nr.1 of the seeding Alyson von Uytvanck

THE TOWN: Templeton is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is located at 5 miles south Paso Robles and in 2010 its population was 7,674. Its climate his mediterranean with mild winters and dry summers. Templeton is emerging as a world class wine producer; with many of the wineries carrying the “Paso Robles” appellation actually located in the unincorporated Templeton area – including Castoro Cellars, Peachy Canyon, York Mountain, and Wild Horse.

BEST TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN SURROUNDINGS:

  • Sequoia National Park (146 miles)

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  • Kings Canyon National Park (167 miles)

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  • Morro Bay (24,4 miles)

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Carlton HotelLocated in Atascadero  5 minutes’ drive from Charles Paddock Zoo, this historic *** hotel, rated 9.3 on Booking, features an Italian-tiled courtyard with a fountain and an on-site gym. All the rooms feature a marble spa bath and provide tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. Prices for a 35 mq2 king room start from 107$.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles. This excellent *** hotel rated 9.0 on Booking is situated in Paso Robles close to the city’s wineries and vineyards. The Pioneer Museum is only 5.6 km away. It features a hot tub and an outdoor pool, the free WiFi and parking. Each room has a seating area and a tea/coffee maker. All are fitted with a cable TV and a work desk. A 40 mq2 queen room costs 149$ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Carriage Vineyards Bed & BreakfastNestled on a 100-acre working ranch 32.2 km from Morro Bay, this exception bed & breakfast offers carriage rides through the vineyards. A gourmet breakfast is served daily. Free WiFi is included in all rooms. The private parking is free for guests. Prices? For a 39 mq2 king room with spa bath you will pay 195$ per night with excellent breakfast included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Templeton Tennis Ranch Official

Visit California Official Site

Your Hotel in Templeton’s Surroundings

 

Enjoy!!!

 

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!!!

Jackson – Tennis talents will return in Mississippi’s “City of Soul”

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN USTA Women’s Pro Circuit $25,000 Challenger

From 04/03 to 04/09

Prize money: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: River Hills Club – 3600 Ridgewood Road , Jackson , MS, 39211, USA

How to get: Tennis club is far about 5,5 miles from downtown (10/11 minutes driving). From Union Station you could take 4B bus and about 45 minutes you will be at RH Club.

Past champions: 2016 Grace Min – 2015 Anhelina Kalinina – 2014 Ulrike Eikeri – 2013 Laura Siegemund – 2012 Heidi El Tabakh

Entry list: Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Alla Kudryatseva (Rus) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Olga Govortsova (Blr) – Caroline Dolehide (Usa) – Fanni Stollar (Hun) – Elizabeth Halbauer (Usa) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Aleksandra Wozniak (Can)

Elitsa Kostova Nr.1 of the seeding

THE TOWN: Jackson is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The current slogan for the city is The City with Soul.It has had numerous musicians prominent in blues, gospel, folk and jazz, and was even mentioned in Mark Ronson’s 2014 hit song “Uptown Funk”, featuring Bruno Mars.

Lonely Planet writes: “Mississippi’s capital and largest city mixes up stately residential areas with large swathes of blight, peppered throughout with a surprisingly funky arts-cum-hipster scene in the Fondren District. There’s a slew of decent bars, good restaurants and a lot of love for live music; it’s easy to have a good time in Jackson.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN JACKSON AND SURROUNDINGS:

  • State Capitol

  • LeFleur’s Bluff State Park


  • Mississippi’s Children Museum


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Comfort Inn Jackson. Very good *** hotel rated 8.0 on Booking and situated at just 1 km from downtown. Guests will appreciate a seasonal outdoor pool, the business center,  the free wireless high-speed internet access an parking, the free daily newspapers and coffee. A 28 mq2 king room costs 73,8$ per night.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown. Located in Jackson downtown and rated 8.4 on Booking this beautiful *** hotel features an indoor heated pool and a hot tub. A 24-hour business center is available, laundry facilities and a convenience store are also on site. The hotel features 7,300-square-feet of meeting space. The price for an enourms queen room is 119$ per night with free WiFi connection.
  • Jackson Marriott. Very central **** hotel rated 8.1 on Booking, this Marriott accomodation features a fully equipped fitness center, an outdoor pool overlooking downtown Jackson and The Bistro 200 restaurant which serves American cuisine and regional specialties in a Southern-style setting. WiFi is free in public areas. A king room costs about 200$ per night with free cancellation.

Please notice that a 11% tax is not included in the prices.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Visit Jackson Official Site

Mississippi’s Children Museum Website

Accomodations


Enjoy!!!

Saguenay – The heart of young tennis will beat in Quebec

THE TOURNAMENT:   Challenger Banque Nationale de Saguenay

Date: From 17/10 to 23/10

Money prize: $ 50,000

Category: ITF Women

Surface: Hard Indoor

Tournament Location: Club de Tennis Intérieur Saguenay – 2680, boul. du Saguenay, C.P. 1455 Jonquière , Saguenay , Quebec, G7S 4L1, Canada

General information: The Club is far about 5 km from city centre. Please notice that entry is free during Saturday and Sunday for qualies and Monday and Tuesday for main draw matches.

Recent past winners: 2015 Jovana Jaksic – 2014 Julie Coin – 2013 Ons Jabeur – 2012 Madison Keys – 2011 Timea Babos

Top Seeded Players: Jennifer Brady (Usa) – Catherine Bellis (Usa) – Grace Min (Usa) – Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Jessica Pegula (Usa) – Jovana Jaksic (Srb) -Francoise Abanda (Can) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Anna Zaja (Ger)

TOP THREE ATTRACTIONS IN SAGUENAY:

  • Fjord National Park

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  • Le Pulperie de Chicoutimi

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  • Parc et promenade de la Riviere-aux-sables

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel du Fjord. Excellent ***  hotel situated in downtown Chicoutimi and rated 8.6 on Booking. A comfortable double room with balcony costs just 76€ per night continental breakfast buffet, wifi and parking included.
  • Centre de Congres et Hotel La Sagueneenne. Very good ****  hotel which is located in the heart of Saguenay. Rated 8.2  on booking, it is considered the best valued money solution in the town. Price for a 30 mq2 double room is 67€ per night. Wifi and parking are available for free.
  • Chateau Murdock Gite. Wonderful ****  bed & breakfast at just 10 minutes walking from the main street. Guests can enjoy a seasonal pool and a children playground. Rated 9.4 on Booking, this b&b offers unique decorated suites at 129€ with a local 3-course breakfast. Free wifi and parking are included in room price.

Please notice that are not included in the prices showed: 14.97 % TAX, CAD 3.00 City tax per night.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

OFFICIAL TOURISM INFO

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

SAGUENAY’S ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!

Redding – A californian trip to look for new tennis talents

THE TOURNAMENT:   ITF THE ASCENSION PROJECT WOMEN’S

Date: From 03/10 to 09/10

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Sun Oaks Club – 3452 Argyle Road , Redding , CA, 96002, USA.

How to get: Sun Oaks Club is located just a bit more than 6 miles from Redding downtown. The best way to get in Redding is by landing on Airport Boulevard of Sacramento, renting a car and driving for 150 miles to tennis courts.

Recent past winners: 2015 Heidi El Tabakh – 2014 Jennifer Brady – 2013 Adriana Perez

Top Seeded Players: Sachia Vickery (Usa) – Alize Lim (Fra) – Francoise Abanda (Can) – Sesil Karatantcheva (Bul) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Greet Minnen (Bel) – Kayla Day (Usa) – Bernarda Pera (Usa) – Ana Vrljic (Cro).

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN REDDING:

  • Sundial Bridge

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  • Shasta Lake

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  • Whiskeytown Lake (The Hole)

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BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Travelodge Redding. Excellent ** accomodation rated 8.6 on Booking with a very high value for money. Great location at just 1 km Redding Lake. It features an outdoor pool and indoor hot tub. A standard queen room costs 81€ with free wi-fi and  parking included but not breakfast.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Redding. Wonderful ***  hotel located at just 1,9 km from Water Works Park. Rated 9.1 on Booking, this accomodation offers queen double rooms with breakfast at just 107€ per night. Wi-fi and parking are free.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Redding. Another amazing *** hotel located 4.2 km from downtown Redding. It features spacious rooms with a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi. Price for a king double room is 129€ with breakfast included. Rated 9.1 on Booking it offers an outdoor pool, free parking area and a fitness centre.

Prices showed don’t inlcude 12% tax

 

USEFUL LINKS:

VISIT REDDING OFFICIAL SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

 

ENJOY!!!!