The Return of the World's Best!
November 5-9, 2014
Marguerite Tennis Pavilion
UNIQLO & ITF sign three-year title sponsorship agreement
UNIQLO and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) jointly announced that they have signed a three-year sponsorship deal for the Wheelchair Tennis Tour and the Wheelchair Doubles Masters. The Wheelchair Doubles Masters is the signature season-ending event of the Wheelchair Tennis Tour which comprises over 160 tournaments in more than 40 countries, including wheelchair tennis events at all four Grand Slam tournaments. The UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters will return to the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion November 5-9 featuring the world’s top eight men’s pairs, top six women’s pairs and top four quad pairs as they compete for titles and world rankings.
Commenting on today’s announcement, ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, said: “It is great news for wheelchair tennis that a high profile global brand like UNIQLO has become the title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Tour. We have been impressed with UNIQLO’s enthusiasm, creativity and vision, and we believe that they will be an outstanding partner for both the ITF and wheelchair tennis, one of the fastest growing Paralympic sports. We welcome their involvement and look forward to working with UNIQLO over the next three years.”
Fast Retailing Chairman, President & CEO Tadashi Yanai said, “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with the International Tennis Federation as the title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Tour. Shingo Kunieda, Japan’s two-time Paralympic champion and wheelchair world No. 1, six-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and Japanese No. 1 Kei Nishikori are already UNIQLO Global Brand Ambassadors, and we wish to use the sponsorship of the Wheelchair Tennis Tour to help increase the popularity of the sport worldwide.”
For further information on the tournaments, please call (949) 859-4348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 7, 2013: Superhumans embrace Wheelchair Tennis Masters competition in Mission Viejo
November 6, 2013: Southlands's David Wagner picks up Victory No. 2 in convincing fashion on second day of ITF Wheelchair Tennis Masters
November 5, 2013: World's greatest Superhumans compete at Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Tennis in the Community
February 6, 2014: Mission Viejo Awarded $11k by Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
January 27, 2014: Mission Viejo is first city to receive prestigious wheelchair tennis award
October 2, 2013: Two superhumans will play wheelchair tennis Friday at Marguerite Tennis Pavilion
For more articles and tournament news, visit the official blog of the City of Mission Viejo, www.missionviejolife.org and search "tennis."