Professional Wheelchair Tennis Player
Gordon Reid was born in Alexandria, Scotland on the 2nd October 1991. Until he reached the age of 14, he was a fit and keen tennis player. However, in 2005, Gordon was tragically struck down by a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis. This condition attacks the spinal cord and left Gordon paralysed from the waist down.
A tough and determined young man, Gordon bounced back and started playing the game he loved, only this time, in a wheelchair, and only two years after contracting this illness, he proudly wore the GB shirt at his first Paralympic Games in Beijing.
As a junior on the world wheelchair tennis circuit, Gordon was ranked number 1 and won repeated Junior World Masters titles. He has represented GB at the Invacare World Team Cup for the past 7 years, winning one junior title, and being a pivotal team member in gaining promotion to the World Group 1 and later assisting the team finish a record breaking 5th in the table.
Gordon’s continued hard work and dedication was rewarded with his selection to compete for his country again, only this time, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he reached the quarter finals of both the singles and doubles events.
In January 2016 Gordon Reid won his first ever grand slam singles wheelchair title at the Australian Open. In July 2016, he followed up with his second grand slam victory in the inaugural singles wheelchair championships at Wimbledon. In September 2016, Gordon won gold at the Paralympic Games, competing in the Men’s Wheelchair Singles tennis. He also took Silver in the Men’s Doubles.
– Undefeated as member of the GB junior team who won World Team Cup in 2007
– Junior World Number 1: 2009
– Represented Paralympics GB in Beijing 2008 Paralympics at age 16
– Reached quarter finals of singles and doubles at London 2012 Paralympic Games
– Doubles Masters champion 2013
– 2013 doubles finalist at Roland Garros
– Became first British men’s player to win Super Series singles title at Sydney International
– 2014 doubles finalist at Australian Open
– 2016 Australian Open Singles Champion
– 2016 Wimbledon Singles and Doubles Champion
– 2016 Paralympic Gold & Silver Medalist