The Quad Division in Wheelchair Tennis and on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour is experiencing a real period of growth and development. More Quad players are now competing in Grand Slams, and many players have made names for themselves in the past few years. It’s always been full of fierce competitors, and it’s important to see how much the division’s profile continues to grow.

The Quad category/classification is a mixed-gender division for athletes with an impairment that affects their lower and upper extremities to varying degrees. The Quad Division at this year’s Vancouver Invitational is small but mighty and features four athletes who will battle it out in a round-robin as opposed to the survive and advance bracket we’ll have in the other division

Read on to learn a bit more about each of the athletes competing this year.

*Note, this list is accurate as of July 9, 2024. Athletes may withdraw before the tournament begins on July 11.

Andrew Bogdanov
Country: Canada
ITF Quad Rank: 19

The American from Arizona has enjoyed a rapid rise in the sport and is now in the world’s top 20. He won the tournament last year, going undefeated in a five-man round-robin to take the crown. He’s a powerful player who’s one to watch as he looks to defend the title and claim valuable world-ranking points.

Mitch McIntyre
Country: Canada
ITF Women’s Rank: 25

BCWSA athlete Mitch McIntyre has been grinding on tour this season and will be looking to reclaim the title he won in 2021 and 2022 this week in Kits. Mitch’s 2024 season has taken him all over the world including stops in Korea, Thailand, France and more. If you’re looking for a local to support, Mitch is definitely one to root for.

Hisham Mohammad
Country: Canada
ITF Quad Rank: 81

A newer player on the Quad Circuit, Hisham got to join Mitch McIntyre and Rob Shaw on Canada’s team at the World Team Cup Qualifiers in Thailand. A former wheelchair basketball athlete, who’s tennis skills continue to improve, he’ll look to put up a strong showing and try to score an upset in Vancouver.

Ryan Schweizer
Country: Canada
ITF Quad Rank: Unranked

Ryan Schweizer is a regular competitor at the Vancouver International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament, an all-around athlete who has also competed in Seated Throws, Para Table Tennis, and Wheelchair Rugby. Schweizer is unique in that he’s one of a few players who uses a power wheelchair to compete in tennis. He’s got a solid return game and loves a great rally.

Catch all of the exciting matches at the ITF Futures Vancouver International Wheelchair Tennis Tournament on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour – Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 15 at Kitsilano Beach. The tournament is open to spectators, and admission is free.

Be sure to also check out our Men’s, Women’s, and Junior Division previews.