Wheelchair tennis stars set to feature at summer events for 2023
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This summer, wheelchair tennis tournaments will also be played at both the cinch Championships at the Queen’s Club and the Rothesay International Eastbourne before the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in August.
Hewett headlines the cinch Championships wheelchair event, meaning the entry lists for all three events at the Queen’s Club feature the current world no.1s in those disciplines – Hewett joins Carlos Alcaraz in men’s singles and Britain’s Neal Skupski in men’s doubles. Last year’s champion, Joachim Gerard of Belgium also returns alongside world No.3 Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina. Gordon Reid and Dermot Bailey complete the British interest in the entry list.
World No.1 Diede de Groot, last year’s winner of the inaugural Rothesay International women’s wheelchair singles will return to Eastbourne in 2023 to defend her title with strong British interest in the draw from Lucy Shuker, Abbie Breakwell and Ruby Bishop.
Andy Lapthorne, who won the quad title of the equivalent ITF tournament hosted at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham last year, will be returning to the tournament which this year takes place at Eastbourne in 2023. Lapthorne will be looking to defend his title in a draw that includes world No.1 Niels Vink, a finalist at last year’s Wimbledon. Greg Slade and Gary Cox are the other Britons named on the entry list for the Rothesay International.
British Open tickets now on sale
Tickets are also now available for the British Open to be held at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on 1-6 August 2023.
As an ITF Super Series event, the British Open features many of the world’s leading players including leading British players such as Hewett, Reid, Lapthorne and Shuker.
Tickets are priced at £8 for adults or a week’s season ticket at £24. Entry for children is free.