Inspired by watching British wheelchair tennis success in Rio, promising young wheelchair tennis players, 13 year-old Alex Chaston from Greenwich and 15 year-old old Abi Lindsay from Forest Gate, today revealed they definitely know the 0871 220 0260 ticket box office number to watch world-class live tennis action at the forthcoming NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2016 (30 November-4 December)!
Paralympic and Wimbledon champion Gordon Reid, will be among the world’s top players in action when for the third consecutive year, the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London hosts what is one of the most prestigious events in the wheelchair tennis calendar.
With prices from just £1 for kids and £2 for groups, tennis fans of all ages have the chance to watch fast and furious tennis and revel in a great pre-Christmas family day out.
The top 8 men’s and women’s singles players and top six quad players will be in action, competing initially in a round robin format followed by exciting best of three set semi-finals and finals.
Aspiring players Abi and Alex were joined by two members of the ball crew for this year’s event, 14 year-old Labib Khan and 13 year old Mohammed Amin Uddin from St Paul’s Way Trust School in Tower Hamlets. They will be one of nine local schools who will make up the ball crew for the event.
13 year-old Alex commented: “I loved watching the top players in action at the Paralympic Games and I’m really excited to have the chance to see the likes of world No. 1 Gordon Reid competing so close to my home and at the same tennis centre where I play!”
Patrick Hughesman, Tournament Director of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters 2016, commented: “With the support of the Tennis Foundation and International Tennis Federation, the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters is a terrific opportunity for fans to share in the excitement and drama, as players’ contest this prestigious season-ending title on the international wheelchair tennis circuit.
“While those players eligible to compete based on their world ranking has still to be announced, 2016 GB Paralympic medallists Gordon Reid (gold), Jordanne Whiley (bronze) and Andy Lapthorne (silver) are expected to make the cut.
“If you love live tennis, buy a ticket, cheer on the Brits and be inspired!”