2013 Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Event - Part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour
Tokyo, July 1, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701)
announced today that 16 of the world's top wheelchair tennis players will
participate in the 2013 Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Event in London on 5-7
July. Four men's doubles and four women's doubles pairs will contest
the event, which is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments on the NEC
Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
Event Name: Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Event
Period: 5-7 July, 2013
Venue: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, London, Great Britain
Organiser: The All England Lawn Tennis Club
The men's doubles event entries include defending champions, Tom Egberink
of the Netherlands and Michael Jeremiasz of France, as well as reigning Doubles
Masters(1) champions, Stephane Houdet of France and Shingo Kunieda of Japan,
the world's top two ranked men's singles players. Houdet and Kunieda
recently won their second Roland Garros title and were runners-up at Wimbledon
The women's doubles event features reigning Wimbledon and Doubles Masters
champions, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot of the Netherlands. Griffioen and
van Koot have also won the 2013 Australian Open and Roland Garros titles since
winning their maiden Wimbledon title in 2012. Last year's Wimbledon
runners-up, Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley, play with different doubles
partners this year, with Shuker partnering Dutchwoman Marjolein Buis, with whom
she finished runner-up at the Australian Open in January. Whiley will team up
with Japan's Yiu Kamiji.
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour, organised by the International Tennis
Federation (ITF) and sponsored by NEC, has one of the most advanced and
far-reaching tournament calendars and ranking systems in international
disability sport. The Tour includes wheelchair tennis events at all four Grand
Slams, with total prize money of more than one million US dollars.
The 2013 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour started on January 2, 2013, with the
Queensland Open in Australia. This year, the NEC Tour consists of more than 160
tournaments in over 30 countries.
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Rankings are updated weekly by the ITF, with over
600 men, 190 women and 65 quad players from over 50 countries featured on the
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour has events at a variety of levels, from the ITF
Futures Series through to the four Grand Slam events.
The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour is part of the NEC Make-a-Difference Drive(2)
of volunteer opportunities for NEC employees. NEC members volunteer for the
Tour in such positions as linespeople, ballpersons and interpreters.
Looking forward, NEC will continue to develop its role in the Wheelchair
Tennis Tour as part of becoming a leading global company that leverages the
power of innovation to realise an information society friendly to people and
(1) NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters
The NEC Masters is the year-end championship for the world's top ranked
singles players, held in Belgium in November. NEC has sponsored the event since
(2) NEC-Make-a-Difference Drive
The "NEC Make-a-Difference Drive (NEC MDD)" is a volunteer program
NEC group employees participate in a wide variety of social contribution
activities throughout the world. More than 55,000 employees all around the
world took part in the MDD in the last fiscal year.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing
a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the
complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100
years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses
and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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