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Double Paralympic silver medallist Alfie started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after attending a Tennis Foundation Camp.
He played his first tournament in 2008 and was then selected to represent Great Britain at the ITF’s European Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp.
Chosen to be non-playing mascot for the Great Britain squad at the 2009 World Team Cup, Alfie’s considerable talents saw him go on to help Great Britain win the junior event at the World Team Cup in 2013. On his senior debut in the event in 2015 he was unbeaten when helping Great Britain to win the men’s World Team Cup title for the very first time.
Alfie joined the list of leading Brits to become multiple Junior Masters singles and doubles champions when lifting both titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and was world no. 1 ranked junior for the best part of three years, from January 2013 through to the end of December 2015 after he turned 18.
Alfie made his Paralympic debut in style at Rio 2016 at just 18 years of age.
In the men’s doubles he teamed up with team-mate Gordon Reid to take silver, with France’s Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, the duo they defeated for their first Wimbledon title earlier this year, narrowly taking gold with a score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
In the men’s singles final he found himself on the other side of the net from Reid, whose Games experience came to the fore as he claimed victory with a score of 6-2, 6-1.
Their success in Rio helped to ensure that GB’s wheelchair tennis players made their mark on the international stage, claiming one gold, three silver and two bronze medals.
Since completing his GCSEs in 2014 Alfie has been studying for a BTEC Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science at City College Norwich. He is an enthusiastic Norwich City fan and also a talented wheelchair basketball player.
Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Alfie underwent open heart surgery at six months old. He was diagnosed with Perthes Disease at the age of six.
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
- Men’s Singles: Silver
- Men’s Doubles (with Gordon Reid): Silver
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