By Nick Butler

The ITF have announced that the 2014 Wheelchair Doubles Masters will return to Mission Viejo in California in 2014 ©ITFMarch 31 - Mission Viejo in California will host the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Doubles Masters for the second successive year, it has been announced.

The event was first introduced in 2000 and will feature the world's top eight men's pairs along with the top six women's pairs and top four quad pairs. 

It is due to take place at the Marguerite Tennis Pavilion between November 5 and 9 and will follow the success of the event at the same venue last year, which was held alongside the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters, the equivalent season-ending Championships for singles players. 

Mission Viejo has long supported wheelchair tennis and for the last seven years has hosted the ITF Cruyff Foundation Junior Wheelchair Camp, in association with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), which provides opportunities for young players throughout North and South America. .

The resort was also recently named as the first city to receive the USTA Brad Parks Award, an accolade named after the founder of wheelchair tennis who hails from nearby San Clemente and awarded annually to recognise outstanding contribution to wheelchair tennis. 

The likes of Nick Taylor and David Wagner will be targeting home success in the quads event ©Getty ImagesThe likes of Nick Taylor and David Wagner will be targeting home success in the quads event ©Getty Images

"We are delighted that Mission Viejo will host the 2014 ITF Wheelchair Doubles Masters after such a tremendous event in 2013," said ITF wheelchair tennis manager Mark Bullock.

"Mission Viejo's commitment to the development of wheelchair tennis over many years has been outstanding and I would like to congratulate the city on receiving the USTA Brad Parks Award.

"We look forward to working with the team at the City of Mission Viejo Recreation and Community Services and Marguerite Tennis Pavilion to stage another memorable event in November."

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