Odlum Brown VanOpen Wins 2018 ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year Award

Feb 06, 2019

Organizers of the Odlum Brown VanOpen are excited to announce that the tournament is one of three worldwide to receive the 2018 ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year Award. It is the second consecutive year the tournament has won the award.

“It is a thrill to be honoured as one of the 2018 Challenger of the Year Award winners for the second straight year,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Tournament Chair Carlota Lee. “The Tournament of the Year Award represents the great work of our team, including Hollyburn Country Club members and staff, incredible partners, officials, volunteers and ball kids, and our steadfast and supportive title sponsor, Odlum Brown, whose commitment to tennis in Canada makes our tournament possible.”

The award is voted on by the players on the ATP Challenger Tour, which serves as a springboard for the future stars of the ATP Tour.

“We are honoured to receive the prestigious Challenger of the Year Award for a second consecutive year as voted by the players. We offer a unique player experience and strive to improve on it year after year,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Tournament Director Rik de Voest. “We look forward to this year’s event and upholding the reputation as one of the players’ favorite Challenger tournaments in the world.”

The ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year awards recognize the leading standards set across the 159 Challenger tournaments in 40 countries in 2018. The Odlum Brown VanOpen is the first Canadian Challenger event to ever win the distinguished award.

The other tournaments named ATP Challenger Tournament of the Year for 2018 are the Heilbronner NECKARCUP in Heilbronn, Germany and the Puerto Vallarta Open in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The 17th edition of the Odlum Brown VanOpen is August 12 – 18, 2019 at Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.

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