Andy Lapthorne

Andy Lapthorne

Athlete Information

  • Region

    Hammersmith, London

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification


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Born with cerebral palsy, Andy started playing wheelchair tennis aged 10 after trying the sport at a wheelchair tennis camp. He was classified into the sport’s quad division in 2008 and formed a highly successful doubles partnership with Britain’s two-time Paralympic quad singles gold medallist Peter Norfolk.

As a duo Lapthorne and Norfolk won the 2011 and 2012 Australian quad doubles title and the silver medal at London 2012, where Lapthorne made his Paralympic debut. Andy earned the quad singles silver medal at Rio 2016, while also partnering fellow Brit Jamie Burdekin to claim the quad doubles bronze medal.

He is a 12-time Grand Slam champion, winning both of his Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open, in 2015 and 2019 respectively. He has won three World Team Cup quad titles as a member of Great Britain teams and is a two-time Doubles Masters champion with fellow Brits Peter Norfolk and Antony Cotterill.

Major Results

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  • Quad singles: Silver
  • Quad doubles (with Jamie Burdekin): Bronze

London 2012 Paralympic Games

  • Quad doubles (with Peter Norfolk): Silver

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