The National Team

 

 June 26th to July 18th (23 days)                                                         

Should be either 2 stars on tennisrecruiting.net or top 150 in your USTA section.         

  

Flexible departure and return dates, which we will coordinate with your 2016 USTA tournament schedule.

 

This diverse itinerary includes the Czech Republic, Holland and either Spain or Germany, with top-flight competition on European red clay.  We begin with two tournaments in one week in Prague, the Czech Capital.  Each three day tournament has under 18 singles and doubles for four events in one week.  Prague is one of the most popular European cities for semesters abroad, a UNESCO World Heritage city which features sights like Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and the Old Jewish Quarter.  Our housing is in a 4 star hotel, close to the Oaza Tennis Club where we will practice each day.  Flying to Holland, we enter a challenging Dutch tournament just outside The Hague, Capital of the country.  We will play 2 guaranteed singles per player and those with high enough rankings can try to qualify for the national satellite singles draw as well. Besides the tennis, we visit Amsterdam during the week, touring the Anne Frank house, Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum and other sights.  Our final tournament week takes us either to two tournaments in Germany or a tournament just outside Barcelona.  Each German tournament usually has a singles and consolation singles.  Last summer, we played near Dusseldorf and Cologne, facing very tough competition at both.  These cities on the Rhine provide sightseeing such as historic Cologne cathedral and Old Towns.  Alternatively, we may venture to Castelldefels, Spain this week, with 2 to 3 age group singles and a hotel near the beach.  We finish with a day for the sights in a major German city or in Barcelona, home of the famous architect Gaudi and FC Barcelona soccer stadium (final decision on last week location will be made in spring after schedules are received).

 

$7299