National Campus to Host
Erin Maher | October 1, 2018
The wheelchair tennis elite will be rolling onto the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., at the end of the year, when for the first time, the USTA will host the prestigious NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.
The ITF’s official year-end singles championship on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour will take place on Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.
It will be the second time in six years that the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, which features the top eight men, top eight women, and top six quad players, has been held in the United States after Mission Viejo, Calif., staged the prestigious event in 2013.
The tournament returns to the U.S. after being held in Great Britain for the last four years and this year’s event celebrates a notable landmark. The 2018 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters will be the 25th edition.
The inaugural NEC Masters was held in Eindhoven in 1994. The champions receive one of the most sought-after trophies contested annually by the top players. The tournament remained in the Netherlands, also hosted in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, until 2010, before being staged in Mechelen, Belgium in 2011 and 2012.
"We could not be more excited to be once again hosting the world's best wheelchair players on American soil for the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters,” said Katrina Adams, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “The USTA National Campus will provide the perfect venue for these world-class athletes as they all look to win the prestigious end of year championship. "
Pictured: Team USA's David Wagner with his 2017 NEC Masters Trophy