Wheelchair tennis players do battle in Olympic Park today

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters is coming to the Olympic Park today. Picture: EMPICS Sport/PA Imag

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters is coming to the Olympic Park today. Picture: EMPICS Sport/PA Images - Credit: EMPICS Sport

The world’s top wheelchair tennis players will kick off a five day tournament at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today.

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters will see the eight top ranked male and female players, plus the four best quad players, take to the court one last time this year. The former Paralympic venue, then known as Eton Manor, is a familiar location for some of the competitors who took part in wheelchair tennis two years ago, including Great Britain’s Jordanne Whiley.

The home nation is represented in each of the three fields, with Gordon Reid and Andy Lapthorne also qualifying - the third successive year there has been at least one Brit in each competition.

A few tickets for the tournament, which ends on Sunday, are still available from wheelchairtennismasters.com


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