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What to look forward to in 2017

What to look forward to in 2017

After a successful year of fixtures and events in 2016, the IC Council and ICs of the World are now gearing up for another full year of fixtures for IC members across the board. Key anniversary celebrations include; IC of Belgium’s 70th anniversary, IC of Germany’s 50th anniversary, IC of Bulgaria 10th anniversary and IC of Barbados 10th anniversary which will be officially celebrated in 2018. Below is a round up of the ‘official IC events’, including the Compass Junior Challenge Regional Events. Further information for each nation’s fixtures, can be found on their individual web pages. 

Away from the court, the IC website is being rejuvenated and will include improved capabilities on tablets and mobiles. These updates and modernisation will then be transferred across to individual IC pages throughout the year – watch this space… 

2017 IC Calendar 

4th Bi-annual ‘Deltec Bank & Trust’ Bahamas IC Doubles Week 
8th-13th January 
Bahamas BLTA National Tennis Centre

Competing nations – The Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, USA, and an International team
Format - men’s doubles, ladies doubles and mixed doubles 

Men’s and Ladies Potter Cup 
1st-4th June
LXIII Gran Premi Generalitat de Catalunya and LXIII Campionat Internacional de Catalunya de Veterans, Barcelona, Spain 

After the 2016 Ladies Potter Cup invitational exhibition event, 2017 will be the year of the inaugural Ladies Potter Cup 
Format – 5 singles and 2 doubles for over 45s 

CQS Nations Cup 
14th-18th June
Prague, Czech Republic 

Format – men’s doubles, ladies doubles and mixed doubles 

Robert Abdesselam Trophy 
23rd-25th June 
Madrid, Spain 

Format – 1 men’s doubles, 1 ladies doubles and 2 mixed doubles. Teams include 1 lady over 50, 1 man and lady over 55 and 1 man over 65 

Compass European Junior Challenge

3rd-8th July 
Brussels, Belgium 

Format – adult captain, 2 junior boys and 2 junior girls 
The winners of the 2017 European Regional event will go through to compete in the 2018 Compass IC Junior Challenge Finals

IC Council AGM 
9th July 
National Tennis Centre, Roehampton, GB

Annual IC Council AGM is once again hosted at the GB National Tennis Centre on the middle Sunday of The Wimbledon Championships 

V Tennis Golf Challenge 
Date TBC
Mallorca, Spain 

Format – combination of tennis and golf fixtures 

Compass African Junior Challenge
Date TBC
South Africa

Format – adult captain, 2 junior boys and 2 junior girls 
The winners of the 2017 African Regional event will go through to compete in the 2018 Compass IC Junior Challenge Finals

Compass North American Junior Challenge
Date TBC
Mexico

Format – adult captain, 2 junior boys and 2 junior girls 
The winners of the 2017 North American Regional event will go through to compete in the 2018 Compass IC Junior Challenge Finals

Compass South American Junior Challenge 
Date TBC
Nation TBC

Format – adult captain, 2 junior boys and 2 junior girls 
The winners of the 2017 South American Regional event will go through to compete in the 2018 Compass IC Junior Challenge Finals

Juego de Pelota 
2nd-6th August 
Brussels, Belgium 

IC of Belgium’s 70th anniversary celebratory events 
Format –2 men over 70 and 2 men over 75, competing in 2 singles and 1 doubles in each age category 

IC Week - Windmill Trophy and Mercelis Trophy
16th-20th August
Berlin, Germany

IC of Germany’s 50th anniversary celebratory events 
Windmill Trophy – 2 men under 45, 2 men over 45 and one playing or non-playing captain, competing in 2 singles and 1 doubles in each age category  
Mercelis Trophy – 1 lady under 40, 1 lady over 40 and one playing or non-playing captain, competing in 2 singles and 1 doubles in each age category 

La Carreta
18th September 
Sofia, Bulgaria 

IC of Bulgaria’s 10th anniversary celebratory events 
Format – Ladies singles and doubles comprising of 1 lady over 50, 1 lady over 60 and 1 playing or non-playing captain

Compass Asia/ Oceania Junior Challenge 
7th-9th October
Pune, India 

Format – adult captain, 2 junior boys and 2 junior girls 
The winners of the 2017 Asia/ Oceania Regional event will go through to compete in the 2018 Compass IC Junior Challenge Finals
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