Andy Lapthorne

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Andy Lapthorne 

Biography

Andy was born with cerebral palsy and has been playing wheelchair tennis since 2005 at the age of 10. Due to his disability, Andy plays in the Quad division and has been a full time athlete since 2008. Andy had the taste of success early in his career, initially in doubles through his partnership with Pete Norfolk, with whom Andy has won multiple grand slam titles and a silver medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Andy continues his great doubles success, winning the 2016 World Doubles Masters with fellow Brit, Anthony Cotteril.

Andy also found success on the singles court, winning the 2014 US Open title at Flushing Meadows and has been runner up at the year end singles masters event in both 2011 and 2012.

Andy has great pride in pulling on the GB shirt to represent his country. Aside from his Paralympic debut in London, Andy has been an integral part of the GB Team that won Gold at the World Team Cup in 2009 and 2014.

Andy’s greatest achievement to date was winning the silver medal in singles at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games and winning bronze in the doubles with his partner Jamie Burdekin.

Andy is now focussed on the Tokyo Paralympic games in 2020 by making improvements to his game and developing a first class multi disciplinary support team. This comes at great expense and therefore we are seeking commercial partners to help make the next four years as successful as possible.

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