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Paralympians Burdekin, McCarroll and Phillipson retire from wheelchair tennis

Six months on from the most successful Paralympics ever for Great Britain’s wheelchair tennis team, Jamie Burdekin, Marc McCarroll and David Phillipson – three of the players who represented ParalympicsGB in Rio – are retiring from the elite level of the sport. The trio depart from the Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme after glittering careers that saw all ... Read More »

British Team announced for first ever International Blind Tennis Tournament

Six tennis players have been selected for the Great Britain team to contest the International Blind Tennis Tournament in Spain next month, becoming the first ever visually impaired players to represent the nation on the international stage. The team will be managed by the Tennis Foundation, Great Britain’s leading tennis charity, and will travel to Alfaz del Pí on the ... Read More »

Paralympic Champion Reid heads entries for NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London

It’s official. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed that four British players, including Paralympic  gold medallist and Wimbledon men’s singles champion Gordon Reid and Rio quad singles silver medallist Andy Lapthorne, will compete at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2016 in London (30 Nov-4 Dec). Tournament success throughout the year has ensured Reid (world No.2), Lapthorne (quad world No.4), Jordanne ... Read More »

Wimbledon champions support new Wheelchair Tennis Talent ID scheme

Wimbledon Champions Gordon Reid, Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley have shown their support towards the Tennis Foundation’s new talent ID programme Push2Podium. The program was launched this weekend at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. Reid, Hewett and Whiley all hope the programme will encourage and inspire more disabled people to play wheelchair tennis, and in turn find the next ... Read More »

Whiley retains British Open Wheelchair Tennis Singles title

Jordanne Whiley made it back-to-back British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships women’s singles titles on the penultimate day of play at Nottingham Tennis Centre after beating Dutchwoman Aniek van Koot 6-3, 6-0. Whiley raced into a 3-0 first set lead as she faced world No.3 van Koot in the British Open final for the second successive year. Despite van Koot coming ... Read More »

Wimbledon champions and Rio medal hopes among British Open Wheelchair Tennis entry

Britain’s Wimbledon champions Gordon Reid, Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley are among 25 world top 10 ranked players aiming to boost their Rio 2016 Paralympic aspirations when the 27th British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships takes place at Nottingham Tennis Centre from 26 – 31 July. Organised by the Tennis Foundation, the British Open is also the last Super Series event ... Read More »

Disability tennis seeks stars of the future

While Britains number one Andy Murray was defending his US Open title this week, the sport’s governing body was aiming to inspire a generation of young disabled players to reach similar heights.  Read More »

Disability Tennis showcased at Aegon Classic

Disability tennis was showcased at the Aegon Classic today on the new Ann Jones Centre Court as some of Great Britain’s top wheelchair and deaf tennis players wowed the crowds.  Read More »