Classification Tournaments for 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom - 24 & 25 July 2016
The next classification event will take place on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th July 2016 in Nottingham, United Kingdom directly before the start of the British Open.
Livorno, Italy - 24 & 25 September 2016
A classification event will take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016 in Livorno, Italy.
Hiroshima-city, Japan - 22 & 23 October 2016
A classification event will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October 2016 in Hiroshima-city, Japan alongside the Peace Cup ITF 3 Series event that is taking place at the same time.
If you would like to attend any of these classification events or would like more information please contact Karen Shepley at Karen.Shepley@itftennis.com
The rules regarding wheelchair tennis classification can be found in the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Classification Manual, which can be found at the bottom of this page. In order to play in the quad draw on an International level, a player must apply to the ITF for quad status.
Classification for quad status happens periodically throughout the year at tournaments determined in advance by the ITF. If a player wishes to be classified they must inform the ITF of their intention. Classification will only occur when there are a minimum number of players to be classified at any single tournament. Classification tournaments will be announced on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis website.
A player can also apply to register for quad 'P' (Provisional) Status throughout the year, but applications must be received at least three months prior to any event the player wishes to enter. The Quad Registration Form can be also be accessed at the bottom of this page.
On receiving the Quad Registration Form, the ITF office will pass this on to the ITF Sports Science and Medicine Commission, who will decide whether to allocate the 'P' status based on the medical information contained in the form.
'P' Status limits the number of tournaments a player can participate in each year and also prevents the player from entering Super Series, Grand Slam, BNP Paribas World Team Cup and Paralympic events.
The ITF Sports Science and Medicine Commission appoint Classifiers, who are individuals with formal training in neuromuscular evaluation and testing. Classifiers must have experience in the evaluation of individuals with physical disabilities. They must also have knowledge of wheelchair tennis and the willingness to increase their knowledge through observation and study of the sport.
List of current Classifiers:
- Lynda Daley
- Kelly Parr
- Greg Ungerer
- Peer Van de Riet
Quad Draw Player List
Please refer to the pdf document below entitled 'Quad Draw Player List 2016' for a full list of the current E-Status and P-Status Quad players.