Welcome to the Virtual Media Accreditation Application Form for the 2021 National Bank Open presented by Rogers in Toronto and Montreal. Because of the health and safety protocols enforced by the Canadian government and the ATP and WTA Tours due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, general media will not be allowed onsite at this year’s events. Therefore, all application requests are for access to a Virtual Media Centre through which media may cover the tournament remotely. There will be one Virtual Media Centre that will facilitate the events in both cities. So, there is no need to apply on both the Toronto and Montreal websites – although, if applicable, we recommend that you submit your application on the tournament’s website you typically attend.
All accreditation applications should be completed by the Assigning Editor, who is required to submit one application per media representative. Tennis Canada may contact the Assigning Editor to request more information about the media outlet or applicant for whom they have submitted an application. No accreditation will be given to freelance journalists or photographers without a letter of assignment from the assigning editor of the media outlet.
The tournament, as well as the ATP and WTA Tours will be enforcing their usual standards during the accreditation process. Therefore, priority will be given to larger international and national media outlets. The deadline for submitting Virtual Media Accreditation Applications is Friday July 16, 2021. You will receive an email from a Tennis Canada representative confirming the status of your request in the following weeks.
To apply for accreditation, please fill out the below form vigilantly. We may reach out to you to gather more information to make a decision regarding your accreditation application.
If you are a photographer, please fill out the Photographers’ Accreditation Form. Although we will not be able to welcome as many photographers onsite as in a typical year, a select number of photographers from larger media outlets will be granted onsite access.
If you have any questions regarding Virtual Media Accreditation Applications for the 2021 National Bank Open, please contact Marily Bélanger at [email protected].