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Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Player Information

Tallahassee, FL
April 22 – April 28, 2019
ATP Challenger 80

Site:
Forestmeadows Tennis Complex
4750 North Meridian Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
(850) 894-0461–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: Michael Loo
Chief of Umpires: Tracy Crossland
Tournament designate: Carrie Hinueber

Trainers: Jeff Thomaier, ATC & Brian Baney, ATC

Schedule of Play:
Singles Qualifying – Monday, April 22 at 10:00 AM
Singles Main Draw – Monday, April 22
Doubles Main Draw – Tuesday, April 23

PLAYER HOUSING FOR 2019

Tournament Host Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites I-10 North & Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee
3388 Lonnbladh Road & 3333 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL  32308 (These hotels are adjacent to one another)
850-574-4900/850-385-3553

CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS APRIL 8TH  AT 11:59 PM. PLAYERS WHO FAIL TO CONTACT THE PLAYER HOUSING CHAIR FOR ASSISTANCE WITH HOTEL RESERVATIONS PRIOR TO APRIL 8TH OR MAKE THEIR OWN RESERVATION WITH THE HOTEL PRIOR TO APRIL 8TH WILL NOT HAVE THEIR ROOM PAID FOR BY THE TOURNAMENT—ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!   Reservations must be made individually by calling 850-574-4900 and using Group code: TTC(Hampton Inn) or calling 850-385-3553 and using Group code: TTC19 (Hilton Garden Inn) or click here for online reservations.  You must identify yourself as part of this group to receive the tournament rate.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

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.

Private housing is available for players who would prefer it.  Tallahassee tennis enthusiasts have housed players during tournaments over the past 19 years. These residents are looking forward to housing players again during the 2019 Challenger.  Players can expect a good dose of Southern hospitality while visiting this “All-American City”.  Arrangements can usually be made for players to stay together when desired. A car is necessary to stay in private housing.

Please contact our Housing Chair, Cecilia Loeb at Cecilia@TallahasseeChallenger.com for assistance with hotel reservations or private housing.

Transportation:
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 11:30am Saturday, April 20th. See hotel lobby and site lobby for shuttle schedule.  Uber & Lyft are available in Tallahassee.

Stringing:
Dom Lausic, Ph.D., PTR, USPTA, USRSA (MRT) and Hrvojc Lausic willl be the stringers for the tournament. Racquet stringing will be available at the tournament site, beginning on April 20th in the afternoon. Additional stringing can be done at the tournament site. Ask at the front desk of Forestmeadows.

Directions to the courts (Location Map)

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

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 Blu Halo  3431 Bannerman Rd. #102  850-996-1696

Liberty Bar & Restaurant  1307 N. Monroe St.  850-354-8277

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., 850-894-250

Links of Interest:
http://www.co.leon.fl.us/visitors/index.htm (golf, fishing, sights to see, restaurants)
http://www.TTATennis.org
http://www.tennisonline.com/
http://www.fsu.edu/
http://www.atptour.com/
http://www.Tallahassee.com