Ben Bartram, the 14 year old wheelchair tennis player from Norwich has had a successful summer, travelling to tournaments in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as the British wheelchair open in Nottingham.
In the junior world rankings out this week Ben has moved up to number 6 in the world. He also enjoyed some success in his first international men’s tournament, winning the B draw event.
The BNP Paribas 2019 Wheelchair World Team Cup was held in Israel between the 13th-18th May.
Norfolk’s Ruby Bishop and Ben Bartram both represented Great Britain in the junior competition.
Ruby was making her debut, while this was Ben’s 2nd appearance.
The GB junior team was seeded 7th in the competition however after some outstanding performances from all players the team reached the semi final where they defeated Brazil. In the final they played Australia which they lost 2-1 in a very long and close match
Congratulations to Ruby Ben and the other players Dahnon Greg and captain Marc
Report by Derek Perry
Great Britain men claim second World Team Cup wheelchair tennis title to add to silver and bronze medals for Junior and Women’s teams
Great Britain Men’s Team win second title since 2015
Record medal haul for Great Britain Teams
Great Britain Junior team sin silver
Women’s team claim bronze for second year in a row
PRESS RELEASE – Great Britain Men Claim Second World Team Cup Wheelchair Tennis Title
The competition took place at the Sportspark with 5 Complex Needs schools, 40 children in 9 teams taking part in a variety of tennis activities. It was an official LTA Team Challenge event, sponsored by Busseys, with GB’s junior wheelchair player from Norwich, Ben Bartram, attending as an NLTA ambassador.
CLARE School – Group 1 Winners ST ANDREWS School – Group 2 Winners
The WHERRY 1 Group 1 – Runners Up The WHERRY B – Group 2 Runners Up