Fabrice Higgins

Fabrice Higgins

Age:  21

Lives: Chorley, Lancashire

Plays: Right-handed

About:

Fabrice started playing tennis at the age of six, after his grandmother bought him a cheap wooden tennis racket whilst on holiday in Wales.  Fabrice quickly excelled in the sport and he was selected for a performance squad alongside non-disabled players at Bolton Arena.  He joined the Tennis Foundation’s Learning Disability Performance Programme in 2012.  Fabrice also enjoys playing other sports including football and badminton, and his sporting hero is Rafael Nadal. Fabrice’s ultimate tennis ambition is to inspire others and to be the best he can be.

Major achievements:

  • 2015 INAS Global Games Men’s Team event gold medallist
  • 2015 INAS Global Games Men’s Singles silver medallist
  • 2015 INAS Global Games Men’s Doubles silver medallist (with Thomas Mellor)
  • 2014 INAS World Championships Men’s Singles gold medallist
  • 2014 INAS World Championships Men’s Doubles gold medallist (with Thomas Mellor)
  • 2013 INAS World Championships Men’s Singles gold medallist
  • 2013 INAS World Championships Men’s Doubles gold medallist (with Peter Millar)
  • 2013 INAS World Championships Men’s Team event gold medallist