BC Hosts Three ITF Sanctioned NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour Events in a Row!

July 12, 2002 - BC Open, Sportstown, Richmond, July 19 to 21
Telus Open at Stanley Park, Vancouver, July 26 to 28
BC International Tennis Festival, Coquitlam, August 2 to 4

Back-to-back-to-back tennis competitions in the lower mainland are keeping wheelchair tennis players in the province on the go. First up is the BC Open July 19th to July 21st at Sportstown in Richmond, then the Telus Open at Stanley Park from the 26th to the 28th, immediately followed by the BC International Wheelchair Tennis Festival at the Coquitlam Tennis Club in Coquitlam from August 2nd to 4th.

Phil Koester, president of the BC Wheelchair Tennis Association, is pleased to welcome players from Canada, the US and Japan to the BC Open. Phil will be competing in the event along with other local players including national team members Phil Rowe and Brian McPhate.

The Telus Open at Stanley Park, the largest amateur able-bodied tournament in the world, will showcase up and coming wheelchair tennis players from all over North America, including BC athlete, Paul Johnson - the highest internationally ranked Canadian male and former 8 time Canadian Champion.

Each year, the BC International Tennis Festival in Coquitlam, is hosted by Tri-City area youth. This unique event includes athletes from Canada, the US and Japan, and promises to be a great weekend of wheelchair tennis.

For more information about the BC Open, contact

Phil Koester
Phone: 604.737.2375

For information about the Telus Open at Stanley Park, contact

Gail Hamamoto Doré
BC Wheelchair Sports
Phone: 604.737.3195
Email: gail@bcwheelchairsports.com

For more information on the International Tennis Festival, contact

Phil Rowe
Phone: 604.856.3752