Alliance member, Tennis Foundation, celebrate Jordanne Whiley’s success, earlier this month, in becoming the first British Woman to lift a wheelchair tennis trophy at Wimbledon as she clinched her third Grand Slam doubles title this year with Japanese partner Yui Kamiji.
The Tennis Foundation identify and develop the most talented players and support them by delivering a world class performance programme for the most promising players. They support coaches and player, like Jordanne, to play to deliver tennis for disabled people and assist over 40 Disability Tennis Networks across the country with training, resources and financial backing.
The Tennis Foundation is Great Britain’s leading tennis charity whose vision is a sport which is inclusive and accessible to every kind of community. In partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, they promote tennis as an inclusive sport across a wide range of disabilities.
Jordanne says “Without the support of my team, friends and family, I wouldn’t be here today so I want to thank them, as well as the Tennis Foundation and UK Sport, who support me to be able to play professionally on the world tour”. She hopes that her success can be an inspiration for more disabled people to encourage them to try wheelchair tennis.