Alfie Hewett

Alfie Hewett

Age: 18

Lives: Cantley, Norfolk

Plays: Right-handed

Division: Men’s

Career Titles (singles): 14

Career Titles (doubles): 25

Highest ranking: 10 (June 2016)

Twitter: @alfiehewett6

About:

Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Alfie underwent open heart surgery at six months old. He was diagnosed with Perthes Disease at the age of six. Alfie started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after attending a Tennis Foundation Camp. He played his first tournament in 2008 and was selected to represent Great Britain at the ITF’s European Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp.

Major achievements:

  • 2012 Junior Masters singles and doubles champion
  • 2013 Junior Masters singles and doubles champion
  • 2014 Junior Masters singles and doubles champion
  • 2014 National doubles champion partnering Dave Phillipson
  • 2015 Singles champion at ITF 2 Internazionali d’Italia
  • 2015 Singles champion at ITF 2 German Open
  • 2015 Singles champion at ITF 2 Trofeo della Mole
  • 2015 Doubles champion at Super Series British Open partnering Gordon Reid
  • 2015 Gold at World Team Cup
  • 2016 Bronze at World Team Cup
  • 2016 Singles runner-up at ITF 1 Gauteng Open
  • 2016 Singles champion at ITF 1 Korea Open (first ITF 1 title)
  • 2016 Wimbledon men’s doubles champion partnering Gordon Reid
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games men’s singles silver medallist
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games men’s doubles silver medallist with Gordon Reid