MAR 02, 2023
Organizers of the Odlum Brown VanOpen announced today that the tournament is on hiatus for 2023 due to extensive upcoming renovations to its longtime host venue at Hollyburn Country Club.
The decision comes after a successful return of the tournament in August 2022, which saw 161 players from 29 countries compete in the combined ATP Challenger Tour and WTA 125 event. The upgrade of the Odlum Brown VanOpen to a WTA 125 and ATP Challenger 125 was a thrill, so putting the tournament on hiatus after those efforts is disappointing for all involved.
“This is not the news we hoped to share. We are incredibly grateful to our title partner, Odlum Brown, plus Tennis Canada, and all our other partners and fans for their wonderful support in bringing our tournament back after navigating through the COVID-19 years,” said Odlum Brown VanOpen chair Carlota Lee.
Once it was learned the upcoming renovations at Hollyburn Country Club would displace the Odlum Brown VanOpen for at least two years, organizers began an effort to relocate the tournament to the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex for this summer. Unfortunately, the tight timeline doesn’t permit the hosting of the Odlum Brown VanOpen this year and organizers are continuing to work on confirming a new home for the tournament in 2024.
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