When

Thursday July 14, 2016 at 7:00 AM PDT
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Sunday July 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM PDT

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Where

Kitsilano Beach Tennis Courts 
1305 Arbutus Street (off Cornwall)
Vancouver, BC V6J 5N2
 

 
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Contact

Holly Tawse 
BC Wheelchair Sports Association 
604-333-3520 ext 204 
holly@bcwheelchairsports.com 
 

2016 ITF3 Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament 

DATE: July 14-17, 2016

HOST CLUB: Kitsilano Beach Tennis Club

Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver BC

Website : www.bcwheelchairsports.com

Pre-event Info: +1-604-333-3520 ext 204

TOURNAMENT REFEREE: Anne Bees

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Holly Tawse

c/o BC Wheelchair Sports Association

 780 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6P 5Y7

Phone: +1-604-333-3520 ext. 204

holly@bcwheelchairsports.com

OFFICIAL BALL: Penn Pro Marathon Balls

COURT SURFACE: Plexipave

EVENTS: Men’s Main, Men's Second Draw (if sufficient entries), Women’s Open, Quad Main, 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 $140 - Men's Open, Women's Open & Quad Divisions, $50- Junior players,  $85.00 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).

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, June 15, 2016

RUN & ROLL SOCIAL: We will be hosting our 2nd Annual Run & Roll Social on Tuesday, July 12th with the Kitsilano Beach Tennis Club (KBTC) from 6:30-8:30pm. This event is open to all players competing in the tournament and everyone is encouraged to participate! The KBTC will be providing a BBQ with the social for all participants by donation. Please indiciate on the registration form if you wish to play.  

TRAVEL: Participants must submit travel arrangements including flight numbers, airline, and arrival times by Friday, July 1, 2016 to receive assistance with ground transportation between 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. 

TOURNAMENT HOTEL (s): 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: Park Inn & Suites by Radisson
Address: 898 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1J8

 Website: www.parkinn.com/hotel.vancouver-ca

Reservation Details - Block Cut-off Date - June 22nd, 2016

Call Toll free (only within North America): 1-800-663-5403 or

Email: reservations@parkinn-vancouver.ca- Quote: BC Wheelchair Sports Association

Standard Rooms (& 2 accessible rooms available): $144.00/night + 15% tax

Junior Suites with parital kitchenette: $174.00/night + 15% tax.

SIGN-IN: SINGLES:  All players accepted into the Main/Second Draw must sign-in personally or by phone with the Referee by 2:00pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  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 14, 2016 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: The ITF is trying to grow this event on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour. 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 13th at 3:00pm. 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 17, 2016. Athletes should plan to be available for matches until Sunday at 6pm. Early flight departures will not be accommodated.

PRIZES: USD $12,500 will be distributed in the Open and Quad Divisions based on the ITF prize money regulations.  Please note: prize money will not be provided in the Mixed Doubles event as it is a non-sanctioned event.

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.

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.

PRACTICE COURTS: will be available on Wednesday, July 13 starting at 11:00am. In addition, there will be limited access to practice courts between Thursday and Sunday. Details to follow.

DRESS CODE: Proper tennis attire required.

GENERAL: The tournament will be played in accordance with the Rules of Tennis and ITF regulations.

CONDUCT: ITF Code of Conduct for the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour shall be strictly enforced.