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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 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 »

Reid wins historic Wimbledon wheelchair tennis singles title

Gordon Reid made Wimbledon history again on Sunday when he became the first ever wheelchair tennis men’s singles champion at The Championships.  The British No.1 Reid defeated Sweden’s’ Stefan Olsson in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 to win his second Grand Slam singles title. On another great day for the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme, Jordanne Whiley and Japan’s ... Read More »

Reid and Hewett win historic Wimbledon wheelchair tennis doubles title

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid made history on Saturday, becoming the first all-Brit pairing to win a Wimbledon wheelchair tennis doubles title after defeating top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in three thrilling sets. Hewett and Reid lost the first set but the Brits earned themselves a double break in the second set before Hewett levelled the contest with ... 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 »

Stars return to London for 2015 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

 The world’s best players will return to London this December with the International Tennis Federation this week announcing the entries for the 2015 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters. Hosted by the Tennis Foundation, the ITF’s season-ending championship for the world’s top singles players will be held on 2-6 December. For the second successive year the prestigious tournament will be staged at Lee ... 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 »

Deaf teenager says disability can help him reach the top

  Hearing the sound of the ball coming off your opponent’s racket usually tells you a lot about it’s trajectory and the shot you will have to play next. Lee Duck-hee would not know about such things. The 14 year old South Korean has been deaf since birth which makes his progress in the junior game all the more remarkable. Read More »