SHOT: Reverse top spin backhand
SHOT:Reverse top spin backhand
Get to know Louise Hunt
- Born: 24 May 1991
- Lives: Swindon
- Trains: Wootton Bassett and Swindon
- Family: Raised in Wanborough, Wiltshire, recently moved into her own home in Swindon with partner Chris Skelley, a fellow Paralympian and British judoka. Comes from a sporty family, with father Tim a former speedway rider and brother Robert a keen cyclist.
- Likes: Going to the theatre, playing the piano, spending time with friends, The Beatles and Queen.
Began this year by progressing to the singles and doubles second rounds of the ITF 3 Wrexham Indoor and ITF 2 Bolton Indoor tournaments.
Won the women’s singles at the ITF Futures Plovdiv Open in Bulgaria and ended the year win winning both singles and doubles titles at the ITF Futures Abingdon Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.
Won five women’s doubles titles in four different countries, including at the ITF 2 Israel Open with Lucy Shuker. A week later they went on to help Great Britain win World Team Cup bronze.
Made her Paralympic debut at London 2012 and also competed at Rio 2016. Made her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon in 2015. Multiple World Team Cup silver and bronze medallist representing Great Britain’s women’s team alongside teammates Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker. This includes Great Britain’s first ever World Team Cup silver medal in the women’s event in 2009. Has won multiple singles and doubles titles at ITF 2 level, most significantly the women’s singles at the Israel Open in 2012, which secured Hunt her qualification for London 2012.
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