10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • HOUSTON (Usa) – ATP 250 Fayez Sarofim & Co. Us Men’s Clay Court Championship


Prize money: $ 535,625

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Jack Sock (Usa) – John Isner (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – Fernando Verdasco (Esp) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Donald Young (Usa) – Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) – Juan Monaco (Arg) – Horacio Zeballos (Arg)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Houston Official

Accomodations

  • MARRAKECH (Mar) – ATP 250 Grand Prix Hassan II


Prize money: $ 482,060

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Albert Ramos (Esp) – Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Mischa Zverev (Ger) – Marcel Granollers (Esp) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Diego Schwarzman (Arg) – Malek Jaziri (Tun) – Federico Delbonis (Arg) – Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo)

Tournament Official Site

Marrakech Official Travel Guide

Accomodations

  • BIEL/BIENNE (Sui) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Ladies Open Biel Bienne


Prize money: $ 226,750

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Timea Babos (Hun) – Roberta Vinci (Ita) – Alizé Cornet (Fra) – Annika Beck (Ger) – Camila Giorgi (Ita) – Julia Goerges (Ger) – Monica Niculescu (Rou) – Belinda Bencic (Sui) – Sorana Cirstea (Rou) – Ocean Dodin (Fra)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Biel Official

Accomodations

  • BOGOTÀ (Col) – WTA INTERNATIONAL Claro Open Colsanitas


Prize money: $ 226,750

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Kiki Bertens (Ned) – Katerina Siniakova (Cze) –  Johanna Larsson (Swe) – Lara Arruabarrena (Esp) – Mandy Minella (Usa) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Irina Falconi (Usa) – Magda Linette (Pol) – Sara Errani (Ita) – Patricia Maria Tig (Rou)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Bogotà On Colombia Travel

Accomodations

  • ISTANBUL (Tur) – ITF WOMEN Lale Cup


Money prize: $ 60,000

Surface: Hard indoor

Main players: Kateryna Kozlova (Ukr) – Sabina Sharipova (Uzb) – Isabela Shinikova (Bul) – Viktoriya Tomova (Bul) – Ipek Soylu (Tur) – Victoria Kuzmova (Svk) – Ksenia Lykina (Rus) – Veronika Kudermetova (Rus) – Valentini Grammatikoupolou (Gre) – Laura Robson (Gbr)

Tournament Info

Visit Istanbul Official

Accomodations

  • SAN LUIS POTOSI (Mex) – ATP CHALLENGER San Luis Open Challenger Tour


Prize money: $ 50,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Gerald Melzer (Aut) – Stefan Kozlov (Usa) – Joao Souza (Bra) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) – Mohamed Sawfat (Egy) – Agustin Velotti (Arg) – Andre Ghem (Bra) – Pedja Krstin (Srb) – Cristopher O’Connell (Aus)

Tournament Official Site

Visit San Luis Potosí Official 

Accomodations

  • BARLETTA (Ita) – ATP CHALLENGER Open Città della Disfida


Prize money: € 43,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry list: Gastao Elias (Por) – Aljaz Bedene (Gbr) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Maximilian Marterer (Ger) – Federico Gaio (Ita) – Elias Ymer (Swe) – Thomas Fabbiano (Ita) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita)

Tournament Info

Visit Barletta On PugliaImperiale 

Accomodations

  • IRAPUATO (Mex) – ITF WOMEN Guanajuato Open


Prize money: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Entry list: Samantha Murray (Gbr) – Sofya Zhuk (Rus) – Chloe Paquet (Fra) – Victoria Rodriguez (Mex) – Katie Swan (Gbr) – Michaela Honcova (Svk) – Ronit Yurovsky (Usa) – Ana Sofia Sanchez (Mex) – Hanna Chang (Usa) – Giuliana Olmos (Mex)

Tournament Official Site

Irapuato on VisitMexico

Accomodations

  • LITTLE ROCK (Usa) – ITF MEN Baptist Health Bolo Bash Tennis


Prize money: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Entry list: Mackenzie McDonald (Usa) – Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Calvin Hemery (Fra) – Brayden Schnur (Can) – Eric Quigley (Usa) – Philip Bester (Can) – Sebastian Fanselow (Ger) – Facundo Mena (Arg) – Ante Pavic (Cro) – Dennis Nevolo (Usa)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Little Rock Official 

Accomodations

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


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Entry List: Elizaveta Kulichkova (Rus) – Katarzyna Piter (Pol) – Martina Trevisan (Ita) – Daniela Hantuchova (Svk) – Olivia Rogowska (Aus) – Irina Maria Bara (Rou) – Karolina Muchova (Cze) – Barbora Krejcikova (Cze) – Kathinka Von Deichmann (Lie) – Georgina Garcia Lopez (Esp)

Tournament Info

Visit Pula Official

Accomodations 



Houston – The Texan “Space City” is going to host one of the oldest tournament of circuit

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Fayez Sarofim & Co. Us Men’s Clay Court Championship

From 04/10 to 04/16

Prize money: $ 535,625

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: River Oaks Country Club – 1600 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019

How to get: Houston downtown is far from River Oaks Cc just 4 miles and 11 minutes driving. Courts are far just 14 miles from William P.Hobby Airport.

Recent former champions: 2016 Juan Monaco – 2015 Jack Sock – 2014 Fernando Verdasco – 2013 John Isner – 2012 Juan Monaco – 2011 Ryan Sweeting – 2010 Juan Ignacio Chela – 2009 Leyton Hewitt – 2008 Marcel Granollers – 2007 Ivo Karlovic

Nr.1 of the seeding and former 2015 champion Jack Sock

Entry list: Jack Sock (Usa) – John Isner (Usa) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Feliciano Lopez (Esp) – Fernando Verdasco (Esp) – Sam Querrey (Usa) – Donald Young (Usa) – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) – Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) – Juan Monaco (Arg)

THE TOWN: Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States. Nicknamed the “Space City”, it is a global city, with strengths in business, international trade, entertainment, culture, media, fashion, science, sports, technology, education, medicine, and research. The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Houston is the most diverse city in Texas and has been described as the most diverse in the United States. It is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.

Lonely Planet writes: “Think laid-back, pickup truck and boot-scooting town meets high-powered, high-cultured and high-heeled metropolis. During the day, chill out in your flip-flops, take in museums and shopping, then hit happy hour on a leaf-shaded deck. At night, revel in culinary or cultural bliss – the foodie scene and theater district are both nationally renowned. Sure, oil-and-gas wealth underlies a lot of the city’s endeavors, but you’d never know it from the lack of pretension. What’s not to like about a place where a weeks-long rodeo and barbecue cook-off is the favorite reason for stepping out? Here starched jeans are de rigeur in all but the very fanciest of restaurants.

Houston may rank behind Chicago as the nation’s fourth most populated city, but it covers a greater area than all of New Jersey. Diverse residential neighborhoods and enclaves of restaurants and shops spread far and wide. You’ll miss out if you limit yourself to Downtown. The leafy Museum District is the city’s cultural center; Upper Kirby and River Oaks have upscale shopping and dining; Montrose contains cute bungalows, quirky shops and eateries; Midtown has up-and-coming condos and some good restaurants; Washington Ave is nightlife central and the Heights has historic homes and boutiques. Don’t forget that a couple of the town’s main attractions – NASA’s Space Center Houston in Clear Lake and Galveston Island – are outside the city limits, requiring a 45-minute drive down I-45.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:

  • Johnson Space Center


  • Waterwall Park


  • Museum of Natural Science

houston-museum

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Northwest/Cypress. Exceptional *** hotel located adjacent to North Cypress Medical Center. This hotel, rated 9.6 on Booking and featuring an indoor pool and gym, offers king studio with sofa bed of 28mq2 at 110 USD 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 219 USD 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 9.0 on booking, it offers a fitness center, free parking and wifi connection. The price for a King double room with designer furnishings is 248 USD per night breakfast not included.

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

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

River Oaks Country Club Website 

Visit Houston Official

Houston Museum of Natural Science Site

Accomodations


Enjoy!!!



Dallas – A classic challenger event in the mythical Texan “Big D”

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Rbc Tennis Championship of Dallas (19th edition)

From 01/28 to 02/06

Money prize: $ 125,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Location: TbarM Raquet Club – 6060 Dilbeck Lane, Dallas, TX 75240, USA

How to get: TbarM Raquet Club is one of the nation’s premier tennis clubs with 30 courts, 8 indoor courts and over 20 teaching pros. Club is far 13 miles from Dallas downtown. Dallas Fort Worth Intl Airport is at about 30 minutes driving and less than 18 miles from courts. 

Past Winners: 2016 Kyle Edmund – 2015 Tim Smyczek – 2014 Steve Johnson -2013 Rhyne Williams – 2012 Jesse Levine – 2011 Alex Bogomolov jr – 2010 Ryan Sweeting

Usa rising star Taylor Fritz

Main players: Ryan Harrison (Usa) – Taylor Fritz (Usa) – Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) – Francis Tiafoe (Usa) – Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) – Bjorn Fratangelo (Usa) – Taro Daniel (Jpn) – Benjamin Becker (Ger) – Rajeev Ram (Usa) – Peter Polansky (Can)

THE TOWN: Dallas, the ninth largest city in the United States is an impressive melting pot of culture and character.  Dallas largely fell victim to its own economic success extending deep into the automobile era, becoming a prime example of urban sprawl, with a downtown strangled by a spaghetti of highways, yet started to reinvent its urban self at the beginning of the 21st century. Boasting high-end luxury hotels, innumerable fine dining spots, and one of the busiest airports in the world, Dallas maintains an upscale ethos also reflected by an affluent population, world-class museums, and a shimmering modern skyline. Its history has been marred by the infamous assassination of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, but there is more historic and contemporary heritage to be discovered in the city. For Lonely Planet: “Dallas is Texas’ most mythical city, with a past and present rich in the stuff that American legends are made of. The ‘Big D’ is famous for its contributions to popular culture – notably the Cowboys and their cheerleaders, and Dallas, the TV series that for a time was a worldwide symbol of the USA. An upscale ethos makes for an amazing dining scene (you can tell which place is hot by the caliber of cars the valet leaves out front) and the nightlife’s not too shabby either.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN DALLAS:

  • Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens


  • White Rock Lake


  • Nasher Sculpture Center


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites North Dallas at Preston. Very good *** hotel located 1 km from Dallas Galleria. This is the official accomodation for tennis players and featuring a fitness center and an indoor pool. Rated 8.4 on Booking it offers very comfortable standard rooms at 129$ per night with breakfast buffet, free wifi and parking included.
  • The Fairmont Dallas. Excellent **** hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking, which is located in Dallas Art District. This structure provides a contemporary fitness center, an outdoor pool, a free parking area and an elegant American restaurant and bar Pyramid which offers just organic dishes. A cozy king room costs 212$ per night.
  • The Ritz Carlton Dallas. Exceptional ***** hotel ideally located near Cowboys Stadium and Dallas World Aquarium which features a fitness center, a spa an outdoor pool and the International The Fearing Restaurant. Rated 9.1 on Booking offers deluxe 39 mq2 king rooms at 429€ per night.


Please notice that a 15/15,90% tax is not included in the prices.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Visit Dallas

Nasher Sculpture Center Site

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Accomodations 




Enjoy this new Texan TennisTrip!!!!