BASIC INFORMATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

Dear tennis players,

Dear coaches and physios,

We warmly welcome you in the name of the tournament committee of AK ladies open.

This brochure gives you information that will help you to have a pleasant stay.

If you have any further questions, please see our staff at the tournament desk. We are looking forward to helping you:

 

Phone: +49 2681 941-201

E-mail: service@ak-ladies-open.de

 

We wish you a lovely stay and good luck!

At your service,

The AK ladies open Team


Please always have your accreditation with you or wear it.

Important Security Notice

For your security, the ITF has tightened the accreditation rules and access controls again.

In the beginning of your visit, please go to the tournament desk to get your accreditation. You can get three additional accreditations for your coaches, guests or relatives.

Every accreditation has to show the name and the nationality of the person as well as the player’s name.

Total number of courts: 3 (4 training slots per court)

During matches, one court will remain available for practice.

Booking of training slots:

  • Booking or changes only by the player or her coach at the tournament desk – not from other players, coaches, relatives etc.
  • Practice time: 30min (with up to 4 players per court).
  • Each player is allowed to book one training slot (30min) per day.
  • Center Court and court 3 will be closed 30min before the first game.

Important:

  • No booking of “plus 1” allowed:
    • either “looking” or empty slot
    • or practice partner (player) confirms at the tournament desk
  • Players who play the first match on each court have priority of time selection.
  • Priority for players who are still in the tournament.
  • If no partner shows up for practice, anyone can practice with the player.

The floor cover of our tennis courts is an innovation and not comparable with other carpets. The ball bounces mid-high and is slowed down by the special fiber of the carpet. Slices and topspins will reach their aim more precisely after the bounce than on any other carpet.

The sports hall between Hotel and tennis courts is reserved exclusively for your warm up und stretching.

You can buy or borrow tennis balls at the tournament desk:

Balls (4) for practice: 10 EUR deposit

New balls (4) to buy: 15 EUR

The tournament director will decide when new balls should be handed out for practice.

Physiotherapy and massage by our experienced sports-

physiotherapists.

Please find their rooms on the tournament map or

call +49 174 3686043 to make an appointment.

Throughout the whole tournament, there are around two physiotherapists at your disposal. The treatments (including massage in the treatment room) are generally free of charge. Those who wish to do so may donate a small sum in aid of our sports ministry.

We are very pleased to help you with different things during the tournament:

  • Booking of practice courts
  • Practice balls to borrow (deposit) or to buy
  • Payment of prize money
  • Booking of shuttle services
  • Information about free events and services for players

Day

Date

Opening

Closing

Saturday

February 22nd 

10:00am

7:00pm

Sunday

February 23rd

7:30am

30min after last game

Monday

February 24th 

7:30am

Tuesday

February 25 th 

7:30am

Wednesday

February 26 th 

8:00am

Thursday

February 27 th 

8:30am

Friday

February 28 th 

9:00am

Saturday

February 29 th 

10:00am

Sunday

March 1st

10:00am

Daily announcements will be placed at the information boards in the players’ lounge and in front of the „Campana“ Restaurant.

The tournament doctor will be available on short notice. In case of need, please contact the tournament desk.

The shuttle service is available from 8:00am to 10:00pm from/to the hotel to

  • Accommodation
  • Airport / train station etc.
  • Doctor / pharmacy
  • No shuttle for shopping, restaurant visits etc. will be provided.

Meeting point: Main entrance of the Hotel Glockenspitze.

For transfers outside of the operating hours you will have to call a taxi at your own expense.

Costs:

Airport / Train Station

Price

Au (Sieg)

Free of charge

Altenkirchen Train Station

Free of charge

Montabaur Train Station

20 EUR

Köln/Bonn Airport (CGN)

25 EUR

Köln Main Station

25 EUR

Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

30 EUR

Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)

30 EUR

Frankfurt Main Station HBF

35 EUR

Dortmund Airport (DTM)

40 EUR

Frankfurt HAHN Airport (HHN)

40 EUR

Weetze Airport (NRN)

45 EUR

Reservation needs to be notified 4 hours before the shuttle service will start at the tournament desk.

Please note that the tournament director or a member of his team has to be present in case you are interviewed.

There are two options for meals.

Restaurant Campana

  • Next to front desk of the hotel
  • Sports-compatible meals with salad buffet (price: 9 EUR)
  • Different dishes are available at extra charge
  • Openings hours:

Sunday, Febr. 23th to Friday, Febr. 28th:

                                   12:00pm  – 04:00pm

                                   05:00pm – 09:00pm (except Monday)

Monday, Febr. 24th     7pm Players Night

Saturday, Febr. 29rd & Sunday, March 1st:

Closed – Please enjoy your meal in our Restaurant Maracanã “á la Carte”.

Restaurant Maracanã:

  • Opening hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Next to tennis courts
  • Meals “a la Carte”
  • Price see menu

We welcome you to the Players Night on Monday at 7:00pm at player’s restaurant Campana – next to the front desk of the Hotel Glockenspitze. Enjoy a 3-course-meal and an interesting program with a sports presentation of an interview guest, fun and fellowship. Free for each player plus one companion.

Our service-team of Chaplains and Physios is here to serve you. Various sports-chaplains at your service for counselling, personal talks, advices or just company. All of our chaplains are sports related, some are tennis players. We provide various excellent services and special events for you – all free of charge.

Take a breath and enjoy a short spiritual input, a thought for the day. 10:00am every day from Monday on in the Chapel (“Raum der Stille”).

Subjects for example:

You are special! The worth of a tennis player.

Second service – good to have another chance.

Why does God allow suffering?

Additionally, there are interesting podcasts:

https://www.ak-ladies-open.de/heart-and-soul/

Sunday, March 1st / 10:00am, Center Court: First Service.

For additional events, please check our displays at players restaurant Campana and in players‘ lounge.

If you are interested in the sports of boulder (use of climbing wall in the warm-up-area) and to get some coaching, please contact the chaplaincy team.

All hotel guests of the Hotel Glockenspitze may use the neighboring fitness club OPTIMUM for their workout free of charge. Please bring a towel on your own.

Opening hours:

Mon. – Fri.                  08:30am – 10:00pm

Sat.                             10:00am – 05:00pm

Sun.                            09:00am – 03:00pm

Please note the following rule: Only six hotel guests are allowed to workout there at the same time.

The indoor swimming pool, situated next to the tennis courts, is free of charge for guests of Hotel Glockenspitze during the following opening hours:

Mon.:                   closed         

Tue.:                    12:30pm   –  06:00pm

Wed.:                   12:30pm   –  10:00pm

Thur.:                   12:30pm   –  08.30pm

Fri.:                      12:30pm   –  10:00pm

Sat.:                     08:30am   –  07:00pm

Sun.:                    08:30am   –  07:00pm

Entrance coins are available at the front desk of the Hotel or at the staff of the restaurant Maracanã.

Chaplains:

Dean (leading Chaplain & hitting partner!) / Ela / Christoph

Biljana / Lena / Janna / Stephanie

Physiotherapists:

Sabine / Sebastian / Mario / Lisa / Uwe

Tournament Desk:

Manuel / Anne / Claudia / Maike / Janis

Doctor

(Feb 23rd-27th &

March 1st)

Susanne Nies

+49 171 815 1155

Doctor

(Feb 28th-29th)

Dr. Birger Flohr

+49 163 192 4262

Hotel Glockenspitze

 

+49 2681 8005 0

Hotel Germania

 +49 2742 913460
   

ITF Supervisor

Patrick Mackenstein

+49 2681 941 201

Physiotherapy-Team

 

+49 174 368 6043

Restaurant Maracanã

 

+49 2681 8005 701

Shuttle Service

 

+49 2681 941 201

Chaplaincy-Team

Dean Grube

+49 172 671 5368

Taxi

Taxi Bischoff

+49 2681 2222

Tournament desk

 

+49 2681 941 201

Tournament director

Razvan Mihai

+49 175 88 128 44