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Find out more about all of Britain's elite wheelchair tennis players

scheduleLast updated 24/08/2021
GB RANKING
Great Britain 3
WORLD RANKING
33
CAREER HIGH
25 18/11/2019
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Get to know Dermot

Born: 18 February 1994 (27)

Lives: Kettering, Northants

Plays: Left-handed

Trains: Riverside Tennis Club,Bedford

Coach: Mat Dunkley

Career titles singles: 14

Career titles doubles: 10

Family: Lives at home in Kettering with partner Beth. Sister Niamh is a multi-events athlete.

Likes: Kettering Town FC, Newcastle United FC. Play Station.

Favourite surface: Indoor Hard

Favourite shot: Serve

Twitter: @dermotbailey

GB RANKING
Great Britain 3
WORLD RANKING
52
CAREER HIGH
40 26/08/2019
DAVIS CUP TIES PLAYED
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Get to know Dermot

Born: 18 February 1994 (27)

Lives: Kettering, Northants

Plays: Left-handed

Trains: Riverside Tennis Club,Bedford

Coach: Mat Dunkley

Career titles singles: 14

Career titles doubles: 10

Family: Lives at home in Kettering with partner Beth. Sister Niamh is a multi-events athlete.

Likes: Kettering Town FC, Newcastle United FC. Play Station.

Favourite surface: Indoor Hard

Favourite shot: Serve

Twitter: @dermotbailey

2021 2021 addremove

Reached the Plock Cup men’s singles final on his 2021 seasonal debut in April, also reaching the men’s doubles semi-finals.

2020 2020 addremove

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 in Bolton in his first tournament partnering Gordon Reid. Bailey was among the Brits 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. Earned a Top 25 world ranking for the first time.

Career highlights Career highlights addremove

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.

Early career Early career addremove

Dermot was diagnosed with Perthes Disease, which affects his mobility, in early childhood and after starting to use a wheelchair he took up wheelchair tennis aged 8. He went on to become one of Britain’s brightest young players and after representing Great Britain for the first time in the junior event at the 2009 World Team Cup he has represented his country on a number of occasions. Bailey was able to become a full-time wheelchair tennis player from October 2018 after being awarded a Jun Yamaguchi Sport Award (JYSA) from global professional services firm, Deloitte.