2019 ITF Futures Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Info and Registration

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday June 20, 2019

DATE: July 18-21, 2019
HOST CLUB: Kitsilano Beach Tennis Club, Vancouver, 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
michelle@bcwheelchairsports.com

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday June 20, 2019
​REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.bcwheelchairsports.com/2019-itf-futures-vancouver-international-wheelchair-tennis-tournament-registration

OFFICIAL BALL: ProPenn Marathon
COURT SURFACE: Plexipave

EVENTS: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Quad, Junior; Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles. Weather permitting a consolation round will be offered.

ATHLETE SERVICES: MacDonald's Home Health will be providing a wheelchair repair on-site for all participants as well as on-site sales for tires and tubes. Rackets & Runners will be providing stringing services on a fee for service basis.

ENTRY FEE: CAD $100 - Men's Open, Women's Open & Quad Division, $50 - Junior players,  $85 - Coach/Guest Fee. Payment can be made by credit card online with registration. Includes: Airport Transfers, Tournament Hotel to Court Transfers, Tournament Breakfasts & Lunches, Players' Dinner and Player Package.

TRAVEL: Participants must submit travel arrangements including flight numbers, airline, and arrival times by June 21, 2019 to receive assistance with ground transportation between the airport and hotel.

NEAREST AIRPORT: Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

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: 
Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown
​1110 Howe Street, Vancouver BC
​1-604-623-6866/1-800-663-9151
reservations@hivancouverdowntown.com 

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 Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  A player who signs in by phone and does not appear for a tournament will be fined according to the Code of Conduct.  Players who do not sign in will be left out of 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 Thursday, July 18, 2019 regardless of whether they have declared their wish to play doubles on their entry form. Any player who has not signed-in, in person as required, shall not be included in the draw.

MIXED DOUBLES: Weather and time permitting, the tournament will run an exhibition Mixed Doubles event. Players are encouraged to sign-up for this event. Please not this is currently a non-sanctioned, non-prize money event. Further information on this event will be provided on-site at the tournament.

TOURNAMENT DRAW: The Draw will take place at the Kitsilano Beach Tennis Courts on Wednesday, July 17th 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 be scheduled to start as early as 8:00 am Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. PLEASE NOTE: All Divisions must be prepared to begin playing on Thursday morning. 

SCHEDULE: Final matches for singles and doubles will be scheduled for Sunday, July 21, 2019. Athletes should plan to be available for matches until Sunday at 5pm. Early flight departures will not be accommodated.

PRIZES: USD $3000 will be distributed in the Open and Quad Divsions as per ITF prize money regulations. 

OFFICIALS: A Tournament Referee and roving umpires will be available 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 Wednesday July 17 starting at 11:00am. In addition, there will be limited access to practice courts between Thursday and Sunday. Details to follow.