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
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
- Cannonball House
- Amerson River Park
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Comfort Suites Macon. Conveniently 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 Macon. Excellent 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 University. Showcasing 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.
Enjoy this fantastic Georgia’s corner!!!