There are currently 15 players on the Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme (WTWCP) across the men’s, women’s and quad divisions. These players compete regularly in UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour events throughout the year. At the Rio Paralympics our players won six medals, one gold, three silver and two bronze, exceeding our UK Sport target of 2-3 medals.
Our Performance Programme is supported by Lottery funding from UK Sport. We also work closely with The British Paralympic Association, The English Institute Of Sport and The International Tennis Federation.
To read the policies regarding the WTWCP visit our Governance page.
Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme Training venues
The WTWCP uses two training venues, the National Tennis Centre and Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. Regular centralised training is set up at Bisham Abbey, providing a quality training programme within a high performance training environment to support and develop players and coaches to achieve excellence and success on the world stage.
World Team Cup
The WTWCP takes GB teams to compete annually in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup, which is the wheelchair tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. This year’s World Team Cup took place in Tokyo, Japan from 23-29th May.
|Division||Team Captain||Team Players||Result|
|Men||Karen Ross||Alfie Hewett, Marc McCarroll, Dermot Bailey and Paul Stewart||Bronze|
|Women||Stuart Wilkinson||Louise Hunt, Lauren Jones, Esperanza Merry||9th|
|Quad||Rob Cross||Jamie Burdekin, Antony Cotterill, Andy Lapthorne||Silver|
|Junior||Kev Simpson||Josh Cooper, Ruairi Logan, Ben Johnson Rolfe||4th|