Shingo Kunieda is ranked number one in the men's singles ©Getty Images

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed the entry list for the 2015 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.

The ITF's season-ending championship for the world's top singles players will be held between December 2 and 6, and for the second successive year the tournament will be staged at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Taking part will be the top eight men's singles and women's singles players and the top four quad singles players at the ranking cut-off date of October 5.

After winning his third succcessive NEC Masters title in 2014, top ranked Shingo Kunieda is one of three past champions in the men’s field alongside French world number two Stephane Houdet and world number seven Maikel Scheffers of The Netherlands. 

Jiske Griffioen has the number one ranking in the women's singles
Jiske Griffioen has the number one ranking in the women's singles ©Getty Images

The world’s current top three in the women’s singles rankings are all previous champions, with world number two Aniek van Koot having won her first NEC Masters title in 2014 after beating fellow Dutchwoman and world number one  Jiske Griffioen, the 2012 champion, in the final.

World number three Yui Kamiji of Japan won the 2013 title to become the first non-Dutch winner of the women's singles at the NEC Masters. 

David Wagner is the only one of the four players at the top of the quad singles rankings to have previously won the NEC Masters title, with the American ranked second.

However, Australia's 2014 runner-up Dylan Alcott has won both Grand Slam quad singles titles this year at the Australian Open and the US Open and has swapped the world number one quad singles ranking with Wagner since the summer.  

Number three ranked Lucas Sithole, from South Africa, and British world number four Andy Lapthorne have also both finished runner-up to seven-time champion Wagner in the last three years.

For full details of the line-up click here.

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