While this summer we were simply not able to cover the Odlum Brown VanOpen due to an extremely busy schedule, we followed the event each day to keep on top of world class tennis.
We just received the following press release from Media Relations Brian Wiebe regarding next year’s event, so make plans to attend – we are.
Following another successful sell out this year, organizers of the Odlum Brown VanOpen are pleased to announce the dates for the 2020 edition of the tournament.
The 19th edition of the tournament runs from Sunday, August 16 to Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the stunning Hollyburn Country Club in West Vancouver.
It’s the 15th year that the tournament has run as a combined men’s and women’s events.
“The support for our tournament was outstanding once again this year – from spectators to all of our other partners,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen Tournament Director Rik de Voest. “We look forward to building on our previous successes to make 2020 the best edition of the tournament in its illustrious history.”
The 2019 event saw Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania claim the men’s singles title as his fourth ATP Challenger win of the year, which is tops on the Tour to this point. Meanwhile, a year after being the women’s singles finalist at the Odlum Brown VanOpen, Great Britain’s Heather Watson won this year’s crown and didn’t drop a set in the process.
In total, more than 12,000 spectators watched 130 athletes from 35 countries take to five courts at Hollyburn Country Club this year. Organizers are expecting an even bigger crowd in 2020. Complete ticket details for the 2020 Odlum Brown VanOpen will be announced at a later date.
If you’re interested in Box Seats or becoming a Tournament Partner for 2020, please email email@example.com. # # #
The Odlum Brown VanOpen is Western Canada’s largest and most celebrated tennis event. It offers a total of $208,320 USD in prize money and provides players the opportunity to gain valuable world-ranking points on both the ATP and WTA Tours.
It annually attracts 130 international and professional players from over 35 countries.
Milos Raonic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Kevin Anderson, Eugenie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Marion Bartoli, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova are among the top stars who began their careers at the Odlum Brown VanOpen.