Jordanne Whiley MBE (Wheelchair Tennis)

Jordanne Whiley MBE (Wheelchair Tennis)

Born: 11.06.92

Lives: Steventon, Oxfordshire

Plays: Right-handed

Division: Women’s

Career titles (singles): 26

Career titles (doubles): 56

Highest ranking: 3 (June 2016)

Twitter: @jordannejoyce92


Born with Brittle Bone Disease, the same condition her dad Keith was born with, Jordanne believes she broke her legs 26 times as a child. Raised in Halesowen, she first hit a tennis ball from her chair aged three, at a tournament in Israel where her dad was competing. She followed her dad, a former Paralympic medallist in athletics, into wheelchair tennis and at the age of five attended her first Tennis Foundation Wheelchair Tennis Camp. Jordanne is passionate about inspiring young players into the sport, particularly young girls. She is a keen baker and is known on tour for her cakes. Jordanne gave birth to son Jackson in January 2018, launching what has been a highly success comeback to international tennis in February 2019.

Major achievements:

  • 2020 Australian Open Women’s Doubles Champion with Yui Kamiji (first GS title as a mum)
  • 2019 Wheelchair Doubles Masters Finalist with Lucy Shuker
  • Winner of 4 of her first 5 singles tournaments on 2019 comeback, incl. ITF 1 Daegu Open
  • 2017 Wimbledon Doubles Champion with Yui Kamiji for Whiley’s 10th Grand Slam title
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Women’s Doubles bronze medallist with Lucy Shuker
  • Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Women’s Singles quarter-finalist
  • 2016 British Open Singles Champion
  • 2016 Wimbledon Doubles Champion with Yui Kamiji and Singles semi-finalist
  • 2015 US Open Singles Champion
  • 2015 Australian Open and Wimbledon Grand Slam Doubles Champion with Yui Kamiji
  • 2016 Roland Garros Doubles Champion and Singles semi-finalist
  • 2016 ITF 1 Cajun Classic women’s singles champion
  • Became the first British tennis player in history to complete a calendar year Grand Slam in 2014 when partnering Japan’s Yui Kamiji to win all four women’s doubles Grand Slam titles.
  • London 2012 women’s doubles bronze medallist with Lucy Shuker.
  • 2015 British Open Singles Champion
  • Four-time women’s singles National champion and five-time women’s doubles National champion
  • Awarded an MBE in June 2015 for services to wheelchair tennis.