ABOUT THE WHEELCHAIR TENNIS TOURNAMENT
Watch the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament live
Back in 2009, we started organising the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, the biggest indoor tournament of its kind in Europe, during the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. From Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 March 2021, twelve top-ranking international players will once again be hitting the court in Rotterdam in the hope of landing the coveted singles and doubles titles.
Watch the matches on the livestream
The matches are sure to produce some spectacular tennis again. Eight players from the world's top 10 and all finalists from the last 3 years will be vying to win this year’s edition. If you fancy watching the matches live, be sure to catch the livestream on YouTube. The finals will be played on Sunday 7 March (singles at 11.30 am, doubles at 2.30 pm). The singles final, including commentary, will also be broadcast on NOS.nl.
An ABN AMRO initiative
As the main sponsor, ABN AMRO considers it important for players to be treated fairly, also when it comes to athletes with limitations. The bank is proud to be a pioneer in this respect, which is why we launched the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in 2009. And it has been a big success, as evidenced by players often referring to the Rotterdam tournament as the 'fifth Grand Slam’. It has been a permanent fixture in the regular tennis tournament for 13 editions now, a unique integration found nowhere else in the world.
Tournament director Esther Vergeer
The organisation is in the capable hands of tournament director Esther Vergeer, seven-time Paralympic champion who works together with Rotterdam Ahoy and ABN AMRO to bring wheelchair tennis to a broader audience. "I want to continue generating publicity for Paralympic sports,” Vergeer explains. "We have so many amazing performances to give and so many great stories to tell.”
WWTT in Casey’s bedroom
Since we want to give young tennis fans the opportunity to cheer on their idols during the final, we invite wheelchair tennis fanatics from the Esther Vergeer Foundation and the Dutch fund for disabled sport (Fonds Gehandicaptensport) every year. Unfortunately, the grandstands at Rotterdam Ahoy will have to stay empty this year, so we are taking the wheelchair tennis tournament on tour with our 'WWTT bij je thuis’ (WWTT at your home) campaign, and will be heading to tennis fan Casey’s bedroom.