By Gary Anderson

Gordon Reid is one of the home stars set to appear at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesTickets for the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters are now on sale as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park gets set to welcome the world's top players for the end-of-season showpiece in November.

The event, due to take place at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre from November 26 to 30, will feature the world's top eight men's and women's singles players, as well as the four leading quads players.

Currently, Japan's Shingo Kunieda tops the men's singles rankings and is looking forward to returning to the venue where he became the first player to win back-to-back Paralympic titles at London 2012.

"I always love playing in Great Britain at the British Open Super Series in Nottingham and the Paralympic courts have lots of happy memories for me so very I'm excited to come back in November for the Masters," said Kunieda, who retained his Masters title at last year's tournament in Mission Viejo, California.

Britain's world number three Gordon Reid will join the likes of women's world number five Jordanne Whiley and quads player Andy Lapthorne who are on course to appear on home soil at the Masters while women's world number 10 Lucy Shuker and quads pair Jamie Burdekin and Antony Cotterill will be hoping to stake their claim for a place over the coming weeks.

Whiley and Shuker delighted home fans two years ago when they claimed bronze at London 2012.

"I can't wait to go back and play in the Olympic Park," said Whiley, who has three Grand Slam doubles titles to her name this year.

"Winning the bronze medal with Lucy [Shuker] in front of the home crowd is one of the highlights of my career, so I'm hoping I'll get to experience something like that again."

The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosted the wheelchair tennis competition at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesThe Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosted wheelchair tennis at London 2012
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The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will host the Masters tournament for the next three years and forms part of UK Sport's Gold Event Series.

"The players at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters will be the best in the world and the event will be a great showcase for Paralympic sport," said Tennis Foundation Trustee Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the 11-time Paralympic gold medallist.

"This is a great opportunity for us to continue to build on the interest generated by the 2012 Games and inspire even more disabled people to play a version of tennis to suit them."

The Tennis Foundation will be organising the event and have announced that tickets start at £10 ($17/€13) with a free child's ticket available for every adult ticket bought.

To purchase tickets for the Masters event click here.

There is also a special community engagement programme being run for local schools and groups that offers the chance to attend the event and also take part in coaching sessions as well as meet some of the players.

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