Alfie Hewett

Alfie Hewett

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    Cantley, Norfolk

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Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Alfie was diagnosed with Perthes Disease at the age of six. He started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005. Alfie enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2012, starting the year by winning the first of three Junior Masters titles.

A former World Team Cup junior gold medallist, he helped Great Britain to win the World Team Cup senior men’s title for the first time in 2015 and then made a spectacular Paralympic debut in Rio in 2016, reaching the first ever all-British men’s singles final and finishing as silver medallist behind Gordon Reid. He also partnered Reid to win the men’s doubles silver medal.

In 2017, aged 19, he became the youngest winner of the sport’s Singles Masters title before becoming the youngest ever men’s singles world No. 1 in January 2018, aged 20. Alfie is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion and a ten-time Grand Slam doubles champion partnering Reid.

Major Results

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s Doubles (with Gordon Reid): Silver

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Men’s Singles: Silver
  • Men’s Doubles (with Gordon Reid): Silver

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