DATE: July 24-26, 2019
HOST CLUB: Kamloops Tennis Club, Kamloops, BC
TOURNAMENT REFEREE: TBD
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Michelle McDonell
c/o BC Wheelchair Sports Association
780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Phone: +1-604-333-3520 ext. 208
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday June 26, 2019
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.bcwheelchairsports.com/2019-itf-futures-kamloops-wheelchair-...
OFFICIAL BALL: Pro Penn Marathon
COURT SURFACE: Plexipave
EVENTS: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Quad, Junior; Singles & Doubles; Weather permitting a consolation round will be offered.
ATHLETE SERVICES: Repairs will be provided on-site by BCWSA staff. Overnight stringing services are available at the club on a fee for service basis.
ENTRY FEE: CAD $90 - Men's Open, Women's Open & Quad Division, $50 - Junior players, $65 - Coach/Guest Fee.
TRAVEL: Participants must submit travel arrangements including flight numbers, airline, and arrival times by June 28, 2019 to receive assistance with ground transportation between the airport and hotel.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Kamloops Airport (YKA)
VISAS: Please note that players carrying passports from certain nations require visas to enter Canada. Please check with your local Canadian embassy to verify whether a visa is needed. If players are missing required visas prior to departure it is unlikely entry to Canada will be granted.
NEW ENTRY REQUIREMENT NOW IN EFFECT: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.
Visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp for more information.
TOURNAMENT HOTEL: Hotel reservations and costs are the responsibility of the participant. We recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible due to the high volume of visitors to Vancouver this time of year.
The tournament hotel for this year's event is:
Sandman Signature Kamloops
225 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC
Quote Group: 184538
Hotel Block Cut-Off Date: June 21st, 2019
SIGN-IN SINGLES: All players accepted into the Main/Second Draw must sign-in personally or by phone with the Referee by 4:00pm on Tuesday July 23rd, 2019. A player who signs in by phone and does not appear for a tournament will be fined according to the Code of Coduct. Players who do not sign in will be left out fo the draw. It is the players' responsibility to have the correct telephone details.
DOUBLES: One player of a doubles pair must sign in for doubles with the Referee by 12:00pm on Wednesday July 24th, 2019 regardless of whether they have declared their wish to play doubles on their entry form. Any team which has not signed-in in person as required shall not be included in the draw.
TOURNAMENT DRAW: The draw will take place at teh Kamloops Tennis Club on Tuesday July 23rd at 4:30pm. The Tournament Referee will conduct the draw. Everyone is welcome to attend. The complete draw and order of play will be posted at the host hotel Wednesday evening and the tournament site Thursday morning.
START OF PLAY: Matches may scheduled to start as early as 8:00am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. PLEASE NOTE: All Divisions must eb prepared to begin playing on Wednesday morning.
SCHEDULE: Final matches for singles and doubles will be schedules for Friday July 26th, 2019. Athletes should plan to be available for matches until Friday at 5:00pm. Early flight departures will not be accomodated.
PRIZES: USD $3000 will be distributed in the Open and Quad Divisions as per ITF prize oney regulations.
OFFICIALS: A Tournament Referee and roving umpires will be avialable during the tournament. Chair umpires will be provided for Main Draw (singles/doubles) matches from the quarterfinals onwards.
The tournament will be played in accordance with the Rules of Tennis and ITF regulations. The ITF Code of Conduct for the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour shall be strictly enforced.
MATCHES: All matches will be the best 2 out of 3 sets with the ITF tie-break system in place.
WARM UP: 5 Minutes
DEFAULTS: The 15 minute default rule will be strictly enforced
DRESS CODE: Proper tennis attire required.
PRACTICE COURTS: will be available on Tuesday July 23rd starting at 2:00 pm. In additiona, there are public tennis courts in the park accross the street from the tournament hotel which can be accessed at any time to practice.