Wheelchair tennis team selected for Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games


Joel Dembe

(July 20, 2015 – OTTAWA, ONT) -- Tennis Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are pleased to announce the four-member wheelchair tennis team selected for nomination to represent Canada at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games from August 7-15.

Canadian quad team set for World Team Cup

Source: Tennis Canada

Quad team

The Canadian quad team has arrived in Antalya, Turkey ahead of the 2015 BNP Paribas World Team Cup and is currently in the midst of final preparations before the tournament commences at Club Alibey Manavgat on Monday.

Bedard, Luker, And Simard Win Birmingham Nationals

October 19, 2014 - Tennis Canada

Philippe Bedard (QC), Gary Luker (ON), and Helene Simard (QC) will be going home champions of the Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships following their respective victories in the men’s, quad, and women’s singles finals at Sani Sport Brossard in Quebec on Sunday.

Joel Dembe & Phillipe Bedard

Nation’s Best To Compete For Birmingham National Titles

Sani Sport Brossard in Quebec will be the home of several top wheelchair tennis players from across Canada this weekend, as they get set to duel for the right to be called national champion at the Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

Taking place October 16-19 just outside of Montreal, champions will be crowned in the men’s, women’s, and quad categories. This year, the field features 22 players from six different provinces. Here is a look at each event:

Gary Luker Wins International Wheelchair Tennis Championship

Gary Luker

Canadian Gary Luker came away with the quad title at the Tennis Canada International Wheelchair Tennis Championship at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal on Sunday for a second straight year, going 3-1 in round-robin play and winning seven of the nine sets he played.

Birmingham Classic - ITF’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour

Joel Dembe
Event on: 4 September 2014
Event on: September 4, 2014

Event Information:

Ontario Racquet Club, Mississauga, Ont

Tennis Canada (Sept 4) - Several top Canadian and international wheelchair tennis players will be congregating in Mississauga, Ont. this weekend as the Birmingham Classic, part of the ITF’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour, takes place September 4-7 at the Ontario Racquet Club.

With 21 men’s players, 12 quad athletes, and five women’s players participating, it will be one of the biggest wheelchair tennis tournaments in Canada this year. Besides entrants from Canada, athletes from the United States, Great Britain, Brazil, France, Japan, Australia, and South Korea have travelled to the event.

The Top 7-ranked men’s players in the country are all in the draw, including world No. 40 Joel Dembe and No. 45 Philippe Bedard. The other five are Eric Gilbert, Jean-François Sylvestre, Jean-Paul Melo, Billy Bridges, and Marko Golic.

The top two seeds in the men’s event are Takashi Sanada of Japan, ranked world No. 7, and Aussie Adam Kellerman, ranked world No. 13.

Gary Luker, a 2012 Birmingham Classic winner, Rob Shaw, and Mika Ishikawa will lead the way for Canada in the quad tournament. The luck of the draw has placed Luker and Shaw against each other in the first round.

A pair of Americans will be the top-ranked athletes in the quad tournament, with world No. 10 Greg Hasterok and No. 11 David Buck both set to compete.

A round-robin tournament will crown the women’s champion with the five-player field led by top seed and world No. 10 Lucy Shuker of Great Britain.