LTA Wheelchair Tennis National Finals – Preview, schedule, draw and how to watch
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The Wheelchair Tennis National Finals is the culmination of the domestic calendar of LTA wheelchair tennis tournaments held throughout 2022. Find out everything you need to know about the key dates, schedule and who to watch out for at this year’s National Finals.
What is the Wheelchair Tennis National Finals?
The Wheelchair Tennis National Finals is the culmination of the domestic calendar of LTA National Wheelchair Tennis Series tournaments held throughout the year at venues in Loughborough, Wrexham, Newport, Grantham, London, Leeds, Glasgow and in Shrewsbury, the host venue for the National Finals since 2017.
The tournament has evolved from what was once the National Wheelchair Tennis Championships, first held in Sheffield in 1993, which has a star-studded roll of honour that includes Paralympic medallists and Grand Slam champions such as Peter Norfolk, Jayant Mistry, Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker.
This year’s National Finals features some of the country’s most successful players, who have typically competed in one or more tournaments held regionally across Great Britain during 2022, as well as several successful international players.
When is the Wheelchair Tennis National Finals 2022?
The Wheelchair Tennis National Finals will take place from Thursday, 1 December to Sunday, 4 December, with the tournament coinciding with the International Day of Disabled People on Saturday, 3 December.
How to watch the Wheelchair Tennis National Finals?
You can watch live coverage of the Wheelchair Tennis National Finals exclusively on our official Competitions Forum.
Where will this year’s Wheelchair Tennis National Finals take place?
The Wheelchair Tennis National Finals returns to The Shrewsbury Club in Shropshire, which has been home to the tournament since 2017. The Shrewsbury Club also hosts the Shrewsbury Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which is staged annually during the summer as one of the tournaments that make up the LTA Wheelchair Tennis Series.
Who is set to play at this year’s Wheelchair Tennis National Finals 2022?
Several former champions are among this year’s entry, including Scott Smith and Debbie Brazier, who won the men’s and women’s singles titles back in 2012. Ten years on and Smith is among a host of local players based at the Shrewsbury Club, who will be contesting this year’s event, but this time he will vie for the quad singles title alongside two-time former winner Gary Cox. While Cox returns to try and win his third quad singles title since 2018, the Northamptonshire player and South Wales’s Tony Heslop have already won multiple titles during the 2022 LTA Wheelchair Tennis National Series of tournaments. Andrew Penney bids to win back-to-back men’s singles titles.
Entries for the Under 18 events also include a number of players on the LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis Development Squad, including Lucas Town, Will Barton, McKenzie O’Reilly and School Games National Finals gold medallists Scarlett Walker and Lilly Folland. Oliver Cox, winner of the Under 18 Singles in 2021, takes his place in the men’s singles draw in 2022.
What is the schedule for this year’s Wheelchair Tennis National Finals 2022?
All draws and daily match schedules during the Wheelchair Tennis National Finals will be available below.