Celebrating 19 Years of Fantastic Tennis!

Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Player Information

Tallahassee, FL
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 20th 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
Trainer: Jeff Thomaier
Chief of Umpires: Tracy Crossland
USTA designates: TBA
Tournament designate: TBA

Schedule of Play:
Singles Qualifying – Saturday, April 21 – Monday, April 23 at 10:00 AM
Doubles Qualifying – Sunday, April 22 at 12 Noon (if necessary)
Singles Main Draw – Monday, April 23 at 10:00 AM
Doubles Main Draw – Monday, April 23 at 6 PM

Player Housing:
Tallahassee tennis enthusiasts have housed players during tournaments over the past 19 years. These residents are looking forward to housing players again during the 2018 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 necessary to stay in private housing. We do request that if you receive housing from the tournament you will volunteer to assist with a community event during your stay in Tallahassee.

Cecilia Loeb is the Player Housing Chair and you may contact her at Cecilia@TallahasseeChallenger.com

Tournament Host Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites I-10 North
3388 Lonnbladh Road
Tallahassee, FL  32308

Reservations must be made individually by calling 850-574-4900 and using Group code: TTC or online at www.Tallahassee.HamptonInn.com. You must identify yourself as part of this group.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cut-Off date for reservations is 4/5/2018.  Reservations will be honored at the group rate after the cut-off date if rooms are still available in the hotel.  Please call the hotel directly if you are trying to reserve a room after the cut-off date and ask for Lucy.

Cancellation Policy:  Reservations must be canceled 3 days prior to check-in to avoid a cancellation fee equal to the first night’s room and tax.

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 20th. See hotel lobby and site lobby for shuttle schedule.  Uber is available in Tallahassee.

Dom Lausic, Ph.D., PTR, USPTA, USRSA (MRT) and  Ryan Moreau will be the stringers for the tournament. Racquet stringing will be available at the tournament site, beginning on April 20 after 1 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 21 – April 23 at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. Sign up for qualifying will be conducted at the tournament site the evening of April 20 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 20.

The following establishments are sponsors of the tournament and many are within minutes from the hotel and tournament site:

Outback Steakhouse  1820 Raymond Diehl Road  850-385-1998

Spear It!  609 W Tennessee St., 850-250-0045

Mom & Dad’s at Bannerman Crossing shopping center

Wahoo Seafood Grill  2714 Graves Rd., 6850-629-4059

The Blue Halo  3431 Bannerman Rd. #102  850-996-1696

Saltwater Seafood & Cocktails  1926 Capital Circle NE  850-329-2105

Newk’s Eatery  1400 Village Square Blvd., 850-329 7162

Tasty Pastry Bakery 1355 Market St., 850-893-3752

Panera Bread Company  3523 Thomasville Road, 850-297-0171

Nothing Bundt Cakes  346 S. Magnolia Dr., 850-765-5188

Chicken Salad Chick  1410 Market St., 850-894-2502

Jimmy John’s  1450 Timberlane Rd., 850-421-0589

Catalina Café  603 W. Gaines St. #6, 850-999-1559

Links of Interest:
http://www.co.leon.fl.us/visitors/index.htm (golf, fishing, sights to see, restaurants)