April 21 – April 28, 2018
$75,000 Total Prize Money
Forestmeadows Tennis Complex
4750 North Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 893-0461–Tournament Desk phone number–not active until April 21st at 12 noon.
CLAY COURT – outdoors
Wilson Regular Duty tennis balls
Tournament Director: Karen Vogter, 850-545-8740 KVogter@TallahasseeChallenger.com
USTA On-Site Staff:
Supervisor: Keith Crossland
Chief of Umpires: Tammy Childs
USTA designates: TBA
Tournament designate: TBA
Schedule of Play:
Singles Qualifying – Saturday, April 22 – Monday, April 24 at 10:00 AM
Doubles Qualifying – Sunday, April 23 at 12 Noon (if necessary)
Singles Main Draw – Monday, April 24 at 10:00 AM
Doubles Main Draw – Monday, April 24 at 6 PM
Tallahassee tennis enthusiasts have housed players during tournaments over the past 18 years. These residents are looking forward to housing players again during the 2017 Challenger. Players can expect a good dose of Southern hospitality while visiting this “All-American City”. Housing is available for main draw singles and doubles players only (please do not ask us to house family members, girlfriends, etc.). Arrangements can usually be made for players to stay together when desired. A car is usually necessary to stay in private housing. We do request that if you receive housing from the tournament you will assist with a community event during your stay in Tallahassee.
Lyn Baggett is the Housing Chair. You may contact her at Lyn@TallahasseeChallenger.com for more information.
Tournament Host Hotel
Holiday Inn Express
1653 Raymond Diehl Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
I-10/Thomasville Road exit
Reservations may be made via Holiday Inn Express website, www.holidayinnexpress.com, with reference code: UST. Reservations may also be made by calling toll free at 1-888-HOLIDAY. This hotel was completely renovated in 2014. They offer flat screen TVs, free internet & complimentary hot breakfast.
Should anyone require assistance with reservations, they should contact Beth Rodan, Marketing, at 850-386-7500.
Rate: $99/night. Click here for reservation. Use code: UST
Cutoff Date: 4/14/2017 at midnight – The hotel will continue to honor the rate as long as rooms are available in our block. If you do not comply with the hotel cut-off dates, you MAY not receive the negotiated rate for our group and your cost will be significantly higher.
Tallahassee Regional Airport is within 30 minutes of tournament site and hotel. Taxi to hotel is approximately
$35-$40. Taxis are found just outside the baggage claim area or you can call: City Taxi 850-562-4222 or Yellow Cab 850-580-8080. A shuttle is available from the hotel to the tournament site on the hour and half hour starting at 12N Friday, April 24th. See hotel lobby and site lobby for shuttle schedule. Uber is available in Tallahassee.
Dom Lausic, M.S., USPTR, USPTA, USRSA (MRT) will be the stringer for the tournament. Racquet stringing will be available at the tournament site, beginning on April 21 after 3:00 pm. Additional stringing can be done at the tournament site. Ask at the front desk of Forestmeadows.
Directions to the courts (Location Map)
Qualifying rounds will be conducted April 22 – April 24th at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. Sign up for qualifying will be conducted at the tournament site the evening of April 21st at 7pm. The Qualifying draw will be posted in the hotel lobby, on player sites and the TallahasseeChallenger.com site when completed–approximately 10pm on April 21st.
Links of Interest:
http://www.co.leon.fl.us/visitors/index.htm (golf, fishing, sights to see, restaurants)