Wheelchair tennis on the up at Grantham club

Paul Singleton and Darren Whitlock
Paul Singleton and Darren Whitlock

Grantham Tennis Club now has four sports wheelchairs thanks to a grant from the Tennis Foundation.

And two players have had chairs built to their own specification. Despite having only started playing four months ago, Paul Singleton and Darren Whitlock are in the “Ticket to Tokyo” programme which is aimed at finding players to compete at the Paralympics in Tokyo in 2020. 

They train twice a week at Grantham Tennis Club and once at Loughborough with Great Britain coach Martyn Waite.

It was Martyn, of Inside Out Tennis, who organised the chairs which were supplied by Loughborough company Bromakin.

Grantham Tennis Club is planning its first wheelchair tournament for next year.

If you are interested in having a go at wheelchair tennis, contact Grantham Tennis Club on 01476 591391.