LTA and National Lottery team up for Wheelchair Tennis film

19 Aug 2021

By: Sport Industry Group

The LTA and The National Lottery – an official partner of ParalympicsGB – launched a new short film to build up to the rescheduled 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, celebrating Great Britain’s wheelchair tennis athletes and bringing to life the calibre of their training in the build-up to this year’s event.

The feature stars two-time silver medallist and 17-time Grand Slam champion Alfie Hewett, double bronze medallist Lucy Shuker, and three-time Paralympic medallist Andy Lapthorne as they go through their final preparations on court before the 2020 Tokyo Games get underway on 24th August.

The trio showcase the power, speed and the athleticism that makes them Paralympians and demonstrate why they represent some of the greatest champions in the game. 

As the official partner of the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway, The National Lottery provides support to the current elite level of the sport as well as looking to encourage more juniors, men, women and quads to pick up a racket for the first time, feeding into one of the most successful disability sport programmes in the UK.