Mission Viejo to host UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters through 2016
The City of Mission Viejo will continue to host the prestigious UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters through 2016, with this year’s competition planned for November 3-7 at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion.
The UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters is the International Tennis Federation's flagship wheelchair tennis doubles event. First staged in 2000, the season-ending event features the world’s top eight men’s pairs, top six women’s pairs and top four quad pairs. Mission Viejo is the first and only U.S. city to ever host the event, which takes place in this South County city for the third straight year this fall.
“To have the UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters locked in for the 2015 and 2016 season here in Mission Viejo is tremendous,” said Jason Harnett, Mission Viejo's head tennis professional and co-tournament director. “We all get a chance to enjoy the very best in this Paralympic sport leading into Rio 2016, and there is no better way to wrap up our annual roster of international wheelchair tennis tournaments in the United States.”
The City of Mission Viejo has long supported the sport of wheelchair tennis and for the last eight years has hosted the ITF Cruyff Foundation Junior Wheelchair Camp for the Americas in association with the United States Tennis Association.
Japanese retailer UNIQLO became title sponsor of the Doubles Masters in 2014 as part of a three-year sponsorship agreement for the ITF’s major wheelchair tennis properties that also includes title sponsorship of the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
“UNIQLO is proud to be the title sponsor of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters, the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis doubles event,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO USA. “Following the success of the past two years, we are pleased that this tournament will be held in the City of Mission Viejo once again in 2015 and 2016. Southern California and Mission Viejo in particular have had close ties to the early days of wheelchair tennis, and we believe the decision to continue to hold the event in this city is great news for both the sport and the event itself.”
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