Tallahassee Tennis Challenger Player Information

Presented by Visit Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL
April 20 – April 26, 2020
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 18th 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: Tracy Crossland
Tournament designate: Carrie Hinueber
Trainers: Jeff Thomaier, ATC & Brian Baney, ATC

Schedule of Play:
Singles Qualifying – Monday, April 20 at 10:00 AM
Singles Main Draw – Monday, April 20
Doubles Main Draw – Tuesday, April 21

PLAYER HOUSING FOR 2020
Tournament Host Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites I-10 North  3388 Lonnbladh Road   
850-574-4900 

Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee  3333 Thomasville Rd. 
Tallahassee, FL  32308
850-385-3553 (These hotels are adjacent to one another)

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

CUT OFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS APRIL 10TH  AT 11:59 PM. PLAYERS WHO FAIL TO CONTACT THE PLAYER HOUSING CHAIR FOR ASSISTANCE WITH HOTEL RESERVATIONS PRIOR BY THIS TIME ON APRIL 10th WILL NOT HAVE THEIR ROOM PAID FOR BY THE TOURNAMENT—ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!  

To make reservations for dates prior to April 18th (singles players) or April 19th (for doubles players), you may use the following information: Group code: TTC for both Hampton Inn & Hilton Garden Inn. You must identify yourself as part of this group to receive the tournament rate of $107.00 per night.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid 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 21 years. These residents are looking forward to housing players again during the 2020 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 all tournament provided 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 Ivan Kranjcev willl be the stringers for the tournament. Racquet stringing will be available at the tournament site, beginning on April 18th 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:

Mom & Dad’s  3421 Bannerman Rd. #104  850-877-4518

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

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

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

Chicken Salad Chick  1410 Market St., 850-894-250

Mission BBQ  216 S. Magnolia Dr., 850-702-3513 

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