For its laidback lifestyle, warm and welcoming culture, restful beaches, vibrant cuisine, breathtaking temples and scenery, colorful heritage, and historic sites, the Land of Smiles has endeared itself in the hearts of many travelers the world over—including Japanese nationals. Prior to the pandemic, in 2019, approximately 1.8 million Japanese tourists visited Thailand.
Acing the game, in a world-class destination
More recently, Thailand has added one more item to the list of reasons to visit: competing for the highest grade Tennis tournament in Asia. Over the last decade, Thailand has played host to the ITF Championship, among the world’s premier seniors’ tennis tournaments which attracts international players from across the globe. This year, the highly-anticipated tournament returns to Pattaya on November 19-25, 2022, at the Royal Cliff Hotel’s upscale FITZ Club. The event is sponsored by AssetWise Public Company Limited and Carabao Group Public Company Limited, is expected to draw more than 200 players from over 15 countries, worldwide. Featuring the 35+ Singles and Doubles Open, the tournament seeks to promote Pattaya and Thailand as an outstanding sports destination, particularly for tennis. Throughout the 7-day event, a top-tier lineup of international players will compete for the coveted ITF Championship title.
In an interview with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), Tournament Director Daniel Rajsky says that Thailand is an ideal place for tennis because it is a “world-class travel destination with excellent Tennis facilities,” and adds that “it is always nice to see other parts of the world while playing tennis. Not to mention the famous Thai hospitality and food!”
Apart from its dedication to crafting unique vacation experiences, Royal Cliff is likewise focused on making a positive difference in the lives of its guests by giving them the opportunity to enjoy, foster new friendships, and develop a lifetime appreciation for the sport of tennis.
Fostering fitness and fun in a luxurious setting
Returning to cutting-edge luxury sports center FITZ Club at the Royal Cliff Hotel in Pattaya, the tournament is sure to be a smashing success, once more. Renowned ATP players such as Nikolay Davydenko, Mikhail Youzhny, Dmitry Tursunov, Denis Istomin, and others have frequented and set up tennis camps at FITZ Club, in the past. The tennis courts at FITZ Club are of the same quality as those at the Australian Open, guaranteeing excellent playing conditions, especially for top players looking to practice for grand slam tournaments.
Staying true to its commitment to providing guests with an unbeatable holiday experience, Thailand’s lauded Royal Cliff Hotels Group is perfectly poised to, once again, play the role of ultimate host for the weeklong event. All players and their families can take advantage of special room rates, as well as exclusive benefits, throughout their stay. Aside from affording the topmost in luxury and an authentically-Thai guest experience, the hotel likewise offers convenience: hotel rooms are only a few minutes’ walk from FITZ Club. Apart from its dedication to crafting unique vacation experiences, Royal Cliff is likewise focused on making a positive difference in the lives of its guests by giving them the opportunity to enjoy, foster new friendships, and develop a lifetime appreciation for the sport of tennis.
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