Andy Lapthorne

Andy Lapthorne

Age: 26

Lives: Eastcote, Middlesex

Plays: Left-handed

Division: Quad

Career titles (singles): 15

Career titles (doubles): 25

Highest ranking: 2 (April 2013)

Twitter: @lapstar11

About:

Born with cerebral palsy, Andy has been playing tennis since he was 10 years old. He took up wheelchair tennis after first trying the sport at a Tennis Foundation wheelchair tennis camp and went on to join coaching sessions in Hillingdon with Stuart Wilkinson, who is still Andy’s coach as well as being the Tennis Foundation’s Lead Disability Programme Coach. Andy is an enthusiastic West Ham and Brentford FC fan and also a big boxing fan and often hits with Novak Djokovic whilst at Grand Slams.

Major Achievements:

  • 2016 Year-End World No. 1 in quad doubles
  • 2016 Doubles Masters quad champion with Antony Cotterill
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games quad singles silver medallist
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games quad doubles bronze medallist with Jamie Burdekin
  • 2016 Doubles champion Sydney Open Super Series with Jamie Burdekin
  • 2015 Doubles champion ITF 1 Cajun Classic with Jamie Burdekin
  • 2015 Doubles champion Nottingham Indoors with Jamie Burdekin
  • 2014 US Open quad singles champion.
  • London 2012 quad doubles silver medallist with fellow Brit Peter Norfolk.
  • Four-time Australian Open quad doubles champion
  • 2009 and 2014 Gold medallist at World Team Cup
  • Two-time runner-up at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters (2011 and 2012) and 2010 Doubles Masters champion.