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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 »

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 »

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 »

Annual disability tennis festival serves up aces

Local school children got a taste of tennis glory on Friday 29 January, playing at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the same courts where Belgium’s Joachim Gerard was crowned men’s NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in December. Primary school children from thirteen local mainstream and special schools in Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, between the ages of ... Read More »

Wheelchair Tennis Masters to be shown live on BBC

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters will be shown live on BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website this weekend in a first for the tournament. The International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) season finale to the wheelchair tennis season began on Wednesday at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The BBC will show live action of ... Read More »

Paralympic hopefuls line up for a Ticket2Tokyo at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

 Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre hosted the final Ticket2Tokyo Wheelchair Tennis on Sunday 18 October, a festival that gave 15 players a chance to try the sport out for free and for some to take their first steps towards representing the UK at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Organised by the Tennis Foundation, this was the latest in ... Read More »

Five Brits earn early singles wins at World Deaf Tennis Championships

A total of five Brits posted singles victories on the first day of the 1st World Deaf Tennis Championships yesterday at Nottingham Tennis Centre, with Phoebe Suthers, Valerie Copenhagen and Esah Hayat moving into the second round of the women’s singles and men’s singles, respectively, on their senior international debuts.  Suthers made an impressive senior international debut when the 12-year-old ... Read More »

Great Britain name World Deaf Tennis Championships squad

Geraint Richards, the Tennis Foundation’s Head of Disability Player Performance, yesterday (June 29) announced his players selected to represent Great Britain in the 1st World Deaf Tennis Championships to be held at Nottingham Tennis Centre on 20 – 26 July 2015. Junior and senior events will be played during the championships, which are set to feature more than 80 players from ... Read More »

Brits claim three titles in Pensacola as Reid, Shuker and Whiley triumph

Brits won three titles at the Pensacola Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships over the weekend with Gordon Reid clinching victory in the men’s singles and doubles, while London 2012 bronze medallists Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley teamed up to win their second women’s doubles title this season. Meanwhile, Jamie Burdekin and Andy Lapthorne finished runners-up in the quad doubles to American ... Read More »