Tennis is constantly evolving, with new up-and-coming young players emerging each year and pushing for the top. Wheelchair Tennis is no different, and this year’s ITF Futures Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament features seven junior athletes who are ready to compete and fight for every point in the mixed-gender Junior Draw and the Men’s and Women’s Open Divisions, where they’ll face adult competitors. Get to know the next generation of tennis stars competing in Kits.
*Note, this list is accurate as of July 9, 2024. Athletes may withdraw before the tournament begins on July 11.

Sabrina Czauz
Country: USA
ITF Junior Girls Rank: 7
ITF Women’s Open Rank: 83

Sabrina Czauz is making her first appearance at the Vancouver International. So far in 2024, she’s achieved impressive results with tournament victories at the ITF Wheelchair Junior Hiversum, the Trophy Giamarcca in Belgium, and the West Texas Pro Open.

Charlie Cooper
Country: USA
ITF Junior Boys Rank: 8
ITF Men’s Open Rank: 94

Charlie enters Vancouver with plenty of momentum following a fantastic tournament in Kamloops where he won the Junior title and claimed his first career Men’s Title. The American has won 9 ITF Junior titles in his career at tournaments around North America and he’ll aim to defend his title at Kits Beach and keep his momentum going.

Frédérique Bérubé-Perron
Country: Canada
ITF Junior Girls Rank: 10
ITF Women’s Rank: 108

A rising Canadian talent from La Belle Province. Bérubé-Perron was a finalist in the Girls tournament at this year’s Cruyff Foundation ITF Junior Camp of the Americas and has performed well at several junior and women’s tournaments on this season’s tour. She has a chance to make a solid run in both divisions in Vancouver.

Tomas Majetic
Country: USA
ITF Junior Boys Rank: 12
ITF Men’s Open Rank: 108

Tomas Majetic is having a strong 2024. He’s won three junior titles on this season’s tour, including the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Wheelchair Championships. Fresh off making the final in Kamloops, look out for Majetic in both the Junior and Men’s Draw.

Harrison Dudley
Country: Australia
ITF Junior Boys Rank: 25
ITF Men’s Open Rank

Harrison Dudley is a young Australian in pursuit of his first title. The youngest competitor in the tournament, he’s already put up a few nice wins in his home country. The BC tournaments are his first outside of Australia and he’s getting an opportunity to test himself from athletes from around North America.

John Chen
Country: Canada
ITF Junior Boys Rank: 31
ITF Men’s Open Rank: 245

One of two local juniors competing in this year’s tournament, John is a 2x Canadian Junior Champion and won the Boys’ tournament at the 2023 Cruyff Foundation ITF Junior Camp of the Americas Tournament.  John made it to the junior semifinals in Kamloops and won the Men’s Consolation Draw. 

Lachlan Sandford
Country: Canada
ITF Junior Boys Rank: 32
ITF Men’s Rank: 345

Lachlan is a rapidly improving wheelchair tennis player from BC whose results are trending upward in Canada and on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour. Lachlan made it through to the semifinals in Kamloops and won several matches against senior players at the 2023 Birmingham Nationals.

Catch all of the exciting matches at the ITF Futures Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour – Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 15 at Kitsilano Beach. The tournament is open to spectators and admission is free.

Be sure to also check out our Men’s, Women’s and Quad Division previews.