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!!!

10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • CHARLESTON (Usa) – WTA PREMIER Volvo Car Open


Money prize: $ 710,900

Surface: Clay outdoor

Main players: Madison Keys (Usa) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Venus Williams (Usa) – Elena Vesnina (Rus) – Caroline Wozniaki (Dan) – Samantha Stosur (Aus) – Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Irina Camelia Begu (Rou)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Charleston Official

Accomodations 

  • MONTERREY (Mex) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Abierto Monterrey 


Money prize: $ 226,750

Surface: Hard outdoor

Main players: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Alize Cornet (Fra) – Christina McHale (Usa) – Timea Babos (Hun) – Eugenie Bouchard (Fra) – Cici Bellis (Usa)

Tournament Official Site

Monterrey on VisitMexico.com

Accomodations 

  • SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS (Fra) – ATP CHALLENGER Verrazano Open

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Money prize: € 64,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Main players: Nicolas Almagro (Esp) – Guillermo Garcia Lopez (Esp) – Paul Henri Mathieu (Fra) – Aljaz Bedene (Gbr) – Marius Copil (Rou) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Josef Kovalik (Svk) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Duckhee Lee (Kor)

Tournament Official Site

Foundation Sophia Antipolis Official

Accomodations in Côte D’Azur

  • PANAMA CITY –  ATP CHALLENGER Visit Panama Cup


Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Main players: Horacio Zeballos (Arg) – Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) – Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) – Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Joao Souza (Bra) – Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (Esp) – Steven Diez (Can) – Noah Rubin (Can)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Panama Official

Accomodations 

  • JACKSON (Usa) – ITF WOMEN USTA Women’s Pro Circuit $25,000 Challenger

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Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Main players: Elitsa Kostova (Bul) – Alla Kudryatseva (Rus) – Barbara Haas (Aut) – Olga Govortsova (Blr) – Lauren Albanese (Usa) – Katherine Sebov (Can) – Anhelina Kalinina (Ukr) – Anna Zaja (Ger) – Usue Arconada (Usa) – Elizaveta Ianchuk (Ukr)

Tournament Info

Visit Jackson Official Site

Accomodations

  • SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA (Ita) – ITF WOMEN Santa Margherita di Pula


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry List: Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Viktoria Kamenskaya (Rus) – Veronika Kudermetova (Rus) – Katarzyna Piter (Pol) – Valeria Solovyeva (Rus) – Alize Lim (Fra) – Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) – Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – Bianca Andreescu (Can) – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk)

Tournament Info

Visit Pula Official

Accomodations 

  • MADRID (Esp) – ITF MEN VI Torneo Internacional Masculino Villa de Madrid


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry List: Jordi Samper Montana  (Esp) – Attila Balasz (Hun) – Gregoire Barrere (Fra) – Maxime Hamou (Fra) – Carlos Taberner (Esp) – David Perez Sanz (Esp) – Roberto Ortega Olmedo (Esp) – Marc Giner (Esp) – Hernan Casanova (Arg) – Alvaro Lopez San Martin (Esp)

Tournament Info

Visit Madrid Official

Accomodations 

  • ISTANBUL – ITF WOMEN Koza Wos Cup


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard indoor

Main players: Sabina Sharipova (Uzb) – Isabela Shinikova (Bul) – Viktoriya Tomova (Bul) – Barbora Stefkova (Cze) – Ipek Soylu (Tur) – Magdalena Ribarikova (Svk) – Victoria Kuzmova (Svk) – Valentini Grammatikoupolou (Gre) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Polina Monova (Rus)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Istanbul Official

Accomodations

  • DOHA (Qatar) – ITF MEN 1st Qatar ITF Futures 2017


Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Main players: Daniel Altmaier (Ger) – Filip Horansky (Svk) – Albano Olivetti (Fra) – Mats Moraing (Ger) – Markus Eriksson (Swe) – Lenny Hampel (Aut) – David Guez (Fra) – Dominik Kellovsky (Cze) – Patrik Rosenholm (Swe) – Antoine Escoffier (Fra)

Tournament Info

Visit Qatar/Doha Official

Accomodations 

  • CASCAIS (Por) – ITF MEN Cascais Next Gen Tour


Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Main players: Makoto Ochi (Jpn) – Gonçalo Oliveira (Por) – Federico Gil (Por) – Marcelo Zormann (Bra) – Joao Menezes (Bra) – Miliaan Neisten (Ned) – Joao Monteiro (Por) – Pedro Sakamoto (Bra) – Andre Gaspar Murta (Por) – Marat Deviatarov (Ukr)

Tournament Info

Visit Cascais Official 

Accomodations

Charleston – A Wta classic tournament in a lovely place of South Carolina

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA PREMIER Volvo Car Open

From 04/03 to 04/09

Surface: Clay outdoor

Money prize: $ 710,900

Tournament location: Family Circle Tennis Center – 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC 29492, USA

How to get: Family Circle Tennis Center is far about 14 miles from Downtown and it’s easily accessible by car with a 22 minutes ride. If you get by car from Charleston International Airport you can take I-526 East to the Daniel Island Exit (#24). Follow to red light (Seven Farms Drive) and turn left. Family Circle Tennis Center is on the right. Total distance is a bit more than 10 miles

Previous winners: 2016 Sloane Stephens – 2015 Angelique Kerber – 2014 Andrea Petkovic – 2013/2012 Serena Williams – 2011 Caroline Wozniaki – 2010 Samantha Stosur

Main players: Madison Keys (Usa) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Venus Williams (Usa) – Elena Vesnina (Rus) – Caroline Wozniaki (Dan) – Samantha Stosur (Aus) – Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Irina Camelia Begu (Rou)

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Elena Vesnina has just won his first major tournament in Indian Wells

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 9,2 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 190$ 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 areasA luxury traditional king room costs $ 369 per night with unforgettable breakfast include.

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

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official S

Visit Charleston SC Official

Hotels in Charleston

 

Enjoy!!!

Top 5 Tennis Resorts and Camps – Best for Junior Tennis Programs

This that follows is the top 5 five short list for tennis resorts which offers not only breathtaking locations and stunning views from hotel rooms but also great tennis programs for your sons who will have the possibility to enjoy a great vacation and at the same time to improve their tennis skills with professional coachs and trainers. The list as usual has been made by Roger Cox and his fantastic site TennisResortsOnline.com.

  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort


Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455. Book here

  • Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort


Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: Hilton Head Marriott Beach & Golf Resort. One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928. Book here

  • Wild Dunes Resort


Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451 – Book here

  • Sea Colony Resort


Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: Sea Colony 33546 Marketplace, PO Box 480, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930 – Book here

  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis


Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: Po Box 565, Pinney’s Beach, Nevis, West Indies – Book here

Top 5 Tennis Resorts and Camps – Best Tennis Staff

Tennisresortsonline.com is not only a fantastic site who reviews a lot of tennis resorts & camps around the world but, each year, it selects which are the Big Five ones for categories. This week we begin to show them, starting from the top 5 resorts and camps in 2016 for the best tennis staff.

1. Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455 –  Book here

2. Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at Gstaad Palace

Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland – Book here

3. Wild Dunes Resort 

Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451 – Book here

4. Reed Anderson Tennis School at Mission Hills Country Club 

Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 34-600 Mission Hills Drive, Rancho Mirage, California 92270 – Book here

5. Cliff Drysdale Tennis at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort 

Accurate review on TennisResortsOnline – Address: 6800 First Coast Hwy, Amelia Island, Florida – Book here

    Next week we are going to add The 2016 Big Five tennis resorts for Value for Money. Don’t miss it! 

      10 Top Tennis Holiday Resorts In The World

      Many people know about famous tennis academies in the world like IMG tennis academy by Bollettieri in Florida, but just a few know of the hidden paradises where visitors can combine an amazing holiday in the most wonderful places of the world with tennis fun and  world class coaching.

      The following is a not ordered list of Top 10 Tennis Holiday Resorts in the world where tennis and tourism merge in a perfect mix.

      • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii (Usa)

      11 har-tru courts with ocean view – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Waimea, HI 96743

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

       

      • Bio Hotel Stanglwirt PBI Tennis Camp, Tirol (Austria)

      8 outdoor clay courts + 6 indoor courts which allow to play tennis year round – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: Kaiserweg 1 A-6353 Going am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol, Austria

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Naples Grande Beach Resort, Florida (Usa)

      15 Har-Tru tennis courts – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, Fl 33940

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Nevis West Indies (Carribean)

      10 courts (6 har-tru + 4 red clay) – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: Po Box 565, Pinney’s Beach, Nevis, West Indies

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina (Usa)

      12 courts (9 har-tru + 3 hard) – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

      6 tennis courts + 1 padel tennis court – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: Jumeirah Beach Road Jumeirah, PO Box 11416, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Jw Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, California (Usa)

      20 courts: 15 hard (5 with lights) + 3 clay + 2 grass – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: 74-855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Gstaad Palace, Gstaad (Switzerland)

      4 outdoor clay courts where tennis legend Roy Emerson got his tennis weeks camp – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: CH-3780 Gstaad, Switzerland

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, La Romana (Dominican Republic) 

      13 har-tru courts – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: P.O. Box 140 – La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline

      • Forte Village Resort, Sardinia (Italy)

      11 tennis courts (7 clay – 2 har tru – 1 grass – 1 artificial grass) – Check for availability and rates here.

      Address: S.S. 195 – Km 39,600, 09010 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italia, Cagliari Sardinia, Italy

      Accurate Review on TennisResortsOnline