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About the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

First held in 1994, the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters is the ITF's year-end championship for the world's top ranked wheelchair tennis singles players.

The NEC Masters invites the top eight men's and women's players and the top six quad players in the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Rankings to battle it out to be crowned master of their division.

 The round-robin format and subsequent knock-out and finals later in the tournament mean the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters is similar to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and the BNP Paribas WTA Finals.

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters moved outside the Netherlands for the first time in 2011 and was held in Mechelen, Belgium in 2011 and 2012 before being held in Mission Viejo, California in 2013.

The Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, has hosted the prestigious tournament since 2014, initially at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and this year at Loughborough University.  The Tennis Foundation will use the event as a platform to both raise the profile of tennis as a sport for disabled people and drive wider participation in tennis in the region.