Dermot Bailey

Dermot Bailey plays a backhand during the 2018 British Open

Get to know Dermot

Born: 18.02.94

Lives: Kettering, Northants

Plays: Left-handed

Trains: Riverside Tennis Club, Bedford

Coach: Mat Dunkley

Career title singles: 14

Career titles doubles: 10

Highest Ranking: 37 (March 2018)

Family: Bailey comes from a relatively sport family that includes Niamh, who is a multi-events athlete

Likes: Newcastle FC, Kettering FC and PlayStation

Favourite surface: Indoor hard

Favourite shot: Serve

Twitter: @dermotbailey

Supported by the LTA's Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme

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A men’s singles semi-finalist at the ITF 3 tournament in Wrexham in February on his seasonal debut, he impressed at the ITF 2 tournament in Bolton a week later, where he beat Spanish third seed Martin de la Puente to reach the quarter-finals. He also reached the men’s doubles final Bolton in his first tournament partnering Gordon Reid. Bailey was among the group of British wheelchair tennis performance players at the Georgia Open in the USA in mid-March when the tournament was called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Won three ITF Futures singles titles, two of which were in the Czech Republic, as well as retaining his title at the Return Cup in Hungary.

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Won four ITF Futures singles titles in Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia and Switzerland as wel as the ITF 3 men’s singles title at the Swedish Open. He was able to become a full-time wheelchair tennis player from October 2018 after being awarded a Jun Yamaguchi Sport Award (JYSA) open to Tokyo Paralympic hopefuls.

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Men’s singles National champion in 2015, he’s been a mainstay in Great Britain’s men’s World Team Cup squad in recent years, with the team winning bronze in Tokyo in 2016, silver in Sardinia in 2017 and Apeldoorn in 2018 and then gold in Ramat Hasharon, Israel in 2019. Won his first senior international men’s singles title on home soil in Sheffield in April 2015 before winning his first men’s singles title overseas in Portugal in September 2015. Made his debut in the Fever-Tree Wheelchair Tennis Championships at The Queen’s Club in June 2019, reaching the men’s singles semi-finals.