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
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)