Former Get Kids Going! supported athlete Gordon Reid joined three other of the champions of the US Open and the Duchess of Cambridge for a game of doubles. The event held by the Lawn Tennis Association on Court 3 at the National Tennis Centre in south London on 24th September 2021.
Get Kids Going! was pleased to support Gordon, as a junior wheelchair tennis player, by providing him with his Quickie Matchpoint Titanium tennis wheelchair at the age of 16 prior to his first Paralympic games in Bejing 2008.
Gordon won a silver medal at this year’s Tokyo Paralympic Games in the final of the men’s doubles and a bronze in the men’s singles.
Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett also became the first men to win all four wheelchair Grand Slam doubles titles in the same year.
Gordon has a great time playing tennis with the Duchess of Cambridge and said “Found myself a mixed doubles partner for Wimbledon 2022 🤩
Brilliant day at the National Tennis Centre today with the US Open champions and some stars of the future.”
The Duchess of Cambridge said “By helping children enjoy the benefits of playing and staying in tennis – whatever their ages, gender, ability, disability or background – it plays a vital role for the future of grassroots sport across the country.”
Kensington Palace said: “Her Royal Highness is passionate about supporting grassroots tennis and encouraging young people from all backgrounds to become involved in the sport.”
We are very proud of Gordon’s success and congratulate him on this amazing homecoming event.