BNP Paribas World Team Cup



The BNP Paribas World Team Cup is the wheelchair tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. There are divisions for men, women, quads and a junior event supported by the Cruyff Foundation.

It is held annually with a different nation playing host each year.

This year's BNP Paribas World Team Cup was hosted across two venues, Baia di Conte and Alghero Tennis Club, both in Sardinia, Italy, on 1-7 May 2017.

The team nominations and provisional seeding for the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup can be found here.

The 2018 BNP Paribas World Team Cup will be held in Apeldoorn, Netherlands on 28 May-3 June.

2017 Entries and Final Results:

Following the completion of the regional qualifiers and the confirmation of wild cards, 44 teams from 24 countries contested the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Alghero, Sardinia.

France won its eighth men's title in the World Team Cup’s 33 year history, China, P.R. upset Netherlands to win its first women's title, Great Britain won the quad title for the fifth time since 2001 and USA completed a hat-trick of junior titles, having also won in 2015 and 2016.

For all the final results, draws and scores from the round-robin and knockout phases of the event click here or refer to the PDF files below.

Men's World Group: FRANCE (S. Houdet, N. Peifer, F. Cattaneo & G. Menguy)

Women: CHINA, P.R. (Z. Zhu, H. Huang & Z. Wang)

Quad: GREAT BRITAIN (A. Lapthorne, A. Cotterill & J. Shaw)

Junior: USA (C. Stroud, J. Nieh & N. Melnyk)


2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup Regional Qualifiers & Entries:

The four annual Regional Qualifiers take place as follows in 2017, with one men's team qualifying for the men's World Group and one women's team qualifying for the women's World Group.

AFRICAS: Nairobi, KENYA - 16th to 19th February 2017
Winnners: Men - Tanzania, Women - Kenya - Report

ASIA & OCEANIA: Colombo, SRI LANKA - 26th February to 1st March 2017
Winners: Men - Thailand, Women - No competition

AMERICAS: Quito, ECUADOR - 8th to 11th March 2017
Winners: Men - Brazil, Women - Brazil - Report

EUROPE: Vilamoura, PORTUGAL - 21st to 25th March 2017
Winners: Men - Poland, Women - Switzerland - Report

Following the completion of the four Regional Qualification events, teams from 24 countries are among the full list of 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup Entries to contest four titles in Sardinia.

You can download the full list of all the entries via the PDF below or here.


 ** Change to Entry Criteria from 2017 **

Following a period of consultation regarding the BNP Paribas World Team Cup, the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee has approved the following changes to the entry criteria for the Men’s division to allow for more venues and nations to be in a position to host the event.

From 2017 onwards, there will be only one MWG made up of 16 teams as follows:

• Nations placed 1-10 in MWG in 2016 will gain direct entry for 2017.

• Four (4) nations will receive entry through winning the regional qualification events. In the event of there being only three (3) qualification zones, the remaining position will be given to one of the other qualification zones.

• The remaining two (2) positions will be awarded as Wild Cards; one (1) to the Host Nation and one (1) to the winner of the MWG2 division from the 2016 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. In the event of the Host Nation already having direct entry to the event, this Wild Card will be awarded to a nation at the discretion of the ITF Wheelchair Committee.

• Nations placed 11 & 12 in MWG in 2016 as well as all MWG2 Nations placed 2-12 will be relegated and be required to qualify the following year.

Please note that the entry criteria for the Women’s, Quad and Junior events for the BNP Paribas World Team Cup will remain unchanged.

2018 DATES

The 2018 dates and venues for the BNP Paribas World Team Cup Regional Qualifications and Finals are shown below.

BNP Paribas World Team Cup Americas Qualifications
- Organisers: United States Tennis Association
- Dates: 30 January-2 February
- Venue: Orlando, USA

BNP Paribas World Team Cup African Qualifications
- Organisers: Kenyan Lawn Tennis Association
- Dates: 15-18 February
- Venue: Nairobi, KEN

BNP Paribas World Team Cup Asian Qualifications
- Organisers: Sri Lanka Tennis Association
- Dates: 22-25 February
- Venue: Colombo, SRI

BNP Paribas World Team Cup European Qualifications
- Organisers: Federacao Portuguesa de Tenis
- Dates: 11-15 April
- Venue: Vilamoura, POR

BNP Paribas World Team Cup 2018
- Organisers: KNLTB
- Dates: 28 May-3 June
- Venue: Apeldoorn, NED

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