Event Overview

The 2017 Odlum Brown VanOpen, a Tennis Canada Event, is the largest and most celebrated Men’s and Women’s professional tennis tournament in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

The tournament will showcase approximately 140 professional tennis stars from all over the world. This event has a combined purse of $200,000 USD, with $100,000 awarded to the men (ATP Challenger Tour) and $100,000 awarded to the women (ITF Pro Circuit).

The venue for the Odlum Brown VanOpen is the spectacular Hollyburn Country Club, set against the dramatic back drop of the North Shore Mountains in West Vancouver, BC. Past champions include the likes of Maria Sharapova, Marcos Baghdatis, Aleksandra Wozniak, Vasek Pospisil and Johanna Konta.

Tribute to our Founders

The Odlum Brown VanOpen would like to thank tournament founders Floyd Hill and former Tournament Director, Ryan Clark, for their many years of service and dedication to this great tournament.

As Tournament Chair and Underwriter, Floyd Hill’s tireless support and work on behalf of the Odlum Brown VanOpen helped put tennis on the map in Vancouver and made the tournament one of the best tennis events in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The high standards they set also helped the Odlum Brown VanOpen earn the respect and participation of players, officials and media throughout the tennis world.

On behalf of everyone at the Odlum Brown VanOpen, we thank Floyd and Ryan for all their efforts. Under the leadership of new Tournament Chair, Carlota Lee, and Tournament Director, Rik De Voest, we look forward to building on the tremendous foundation they established.

2015 Men’s Singles Championship – (L-R) RCMP, Hollyburn Country Club CEO Ed McLaughlin, Tournament Director Ryan Clark, Singles Finalist John-Patrick Smith (AUS), VanOpen Chairman and Underwriter Floyd Hill, Men’s Singles Champion Dudi Sela (ISR), RCMP.

 

Venue

Hollyburn Country Club

Hollyburn Country Club is one of North America’s premier tennis, fitness and social clubs. Situated mountainside, overlooking downtown Vancouver, the Country Club sits on 42 acres of West Vancouver’s renowned British Properties. Over the past 5 years Hollyburn has completed over $20 million dollars of improvements, making this country club’s facilities unrivalled and award winning.

Hollyburn Country Club is located at 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia. Only 20 minutes from Vancouver’s downtown core.

For more information go to www.hollyburn.org

 

THE TEAM

The 2017 Odlum Brown VanOpen has an experienced team dedicated to producing a high-quality tennis tournament, which will bring added value to our partners and create lasting memories for fans through new initiatives and interactions on-site. The team will also ensure that the players feel prioritized and cared for in every way. The entire team has years of involvement with the previous events and is committed to bringing it back with unrivalled success.

Carlota Lee / Tournament Chair

Rik de Voest / Tournament Director

Ed McLaughlin / CEO, Hollyburn Country Club

Kathryn Cowden / Director of Sales & Marketing, Hollyburn Country Club

Jessica Walker / Event Manager

Carolyn de Voest / Special Events Lead

Brian Wiebe / Media Manager

Chrystale Thompson / Event Creative Director, Ecstatic

 

Supporting Tennis in BC and Canada

The Odlum Brown VanOpen is committed to supporting the development of professional tennis in BC. With the support of local associations and partners, we are devoted to producing a best-in-class tennis tournament for players and fans for years to come.

“The Odlum Brown VanOpen is an important event to our city and to the Canadian tennis community. We are very proud of our long-standing relationship with this high-calibre tournament, and are excited to return as Title Sponsor.”

Debi Hewson / President and CEO, Odlum Brown Limited

“Tennis BC enthusiastically supports this high quality professional tournament in Vancouver. Tennis BC supports all levels of developmental play, throughout the province and adding an event of this magnitude gives our fans and players the opportunity to experience world-class play in our own backyard. This event will further enhance the rapid growth of our sport in BC and in particular provide inspiration to our junior players to achieve their best on a world stage.”

Mark Roberts / CEO Tennis BC

“Having a world class professional tennis event in Vancouver brings on an enormous contribution to the City and to the Province of BC. Besides the huge and unique stage for young Canadian Professionals to compete and experience the highest levels of the game on home soil, such an event has a much wider and invaluable Regional impact. It plants the seeds of a culture of excellence and sports entertainment for so many sport lovers, families, tennis fans, next generation junior players and younger children in the community. This type of event places the city of Vancouver on the world map of the professional tennis tour and the world’s leading sporting events.”

Oded Jacob / National Junior Training Program (BC) Head National Coach