For the next 2 weeks all levels will compete in the ‘Open de Chamonix’ Tennis Tournament 2017. It attracts beginners as well as top national men and women from France and neighbouring countries. The tournament will be hosted as always by the Chamonix Tennis Club next to the swimming pool, just 5 mins walk from Place Mont-Blanc (540 Promenade du Fori).
Photo courtesy of chamonix.com
As you may know the tennis club restaurant has suffered a serious blow in the last few weeks with a devastating fire with Bruno, the chef suffering severe burns. Elise and her team have done an incredible job to get back to business so hats off to her and Bruno is making steady progress in his recovery. They have constructed a temporary ‘buvette’ serving drinks, snacks and ice creams so it’s almost business as usual.
It’s certainly worth popping down with friends and family to enjoy the stunning surroundings whilst watching the tennis, enjoying an ice cream, drinking an Aperol (or beer) and spotting the paragliders passing overhead. A unique experience.
The club was founded in 1938 and has over 300 members with the tournament now running for 37 years. There are 8 clay courts, 2 synthetic, 3 outdoor hard and 2 indoor hard courts and the setting is beautiful. There is a excellent ‘ProShopTennis’ to buy sports clothes, racquets and balls as well as many other things.
We are delighted to say Mountain Base are supporting the tournament and have become one of its main sponsors….also Matt will be hoping to progress through a few rounds himself!!
Hopefully see you there…