British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2022: Preview, live stream, schedule, and draw

By | July 10, 2022

This year’s scintillating summer of tennis is not over just yet as we travel from South West London to the home of the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham.

A tournament saturated with the most decorated sports personalities in wheelchair tennis – from 29-time Grand Slam champion, Diede de Groot, to our very own world No.2, Alfie Hewett – the Nottingham Tennis Centre will be bringing the action as we approach one of the biggest events on the wheelchair tennis calendar outside of the Grand Slams.

Find out everything you need to know about the 2022 British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships.

When is the British Open?

The main draw will take place from Tuesday 12 July to Sunday 17 July.

Which British players will be competing at the British Open?


Top seed, and reigning champion, Hewett will return to the Nottingham Tennis Centre following his successful stint at SW19. 

Etching his name in the record books once again, Hewett became the first home winner of the men’s singles title in British Open history following a breath-taking showpiece against seven-time British Open champion Shingo Kunieda last year. After Hewett’s thrilling campaign last season, the Wimbledon finalist holds the golden ticket as he enters the draw as top seed, with Kunieda returning home to Japan after Wimbledon.

Not only did Britain see success in the men’s singles, but Hewett and fellow Brit Gordon Reid also brought home the men’s doubles title for the second time since 2015 after beating Rio Paralympic champions Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer, making it double delight for the world No.2. Hewett and Reid will also be joined by the British No.4 Dermot Bailey.

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In the women’s events, by two-time Paralympic bronze medallist and Tokyo silver medallist Lucy Shuker, as well as the world No.19 Cornelia Oosthuizen, who has rocketed through the rankings this past season.

On his return to the Midlands, Andy Lapthorne enters the tournament as top seed in the quad singles as he sets his sights on his second title of the year following his success at the British Grass Court Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Birmingham. Alongside Lapthorne, a long list of Brits have been announced to play in this year’s line-up, including Gregory Slade, Antony Cotterill, Nottinghamshire local James Shaw and Gary Cox.

Who else is playing at the British Open in 2022?

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The women’s singles world No.1, Diede de Groot, will have her heart set on the quadruple after becoming the Netherlands hat-trick hero, returning the title to her home nation for the 22nd time in 2021.

Last year’s women’s doubles champions will be reunited as De Groot and fellow Dutch star, Aniek van Koot, return to defend their title. The Tokyo Paralympic champions will be top seeds.

In the men’s singles, Belgium’s former champion Joachim Gerard also returns. Meanwhile, in the quad singles, the USA’s David Wagner and Australia’s Heath Davidson are both set to challenge for the title.

Who are the British Open champions?

  • Women’s singles – Diede de Groot (NED)
  • Women’s doubles – Diede de Groot (NED) & Aniek van Koot (NED)
  • Men’s singles – Alfie Hewett (GBR)
  • Men’s doubles – Alfie Hewett (GBR) & Gordon Reid (GBR)
  • Quad singles – Sam Schroder (NED)
  • Quad doubles – Sam Schroder (NED) & Niels Vink (NED)

When is the British Open draw?

The singles draws take place on Monday evening, 11 July, with the doubles draws to be announced on Tuesday, 12 July.

How to watch the British Open

You can watch this year’s British Open on our social and digital channels from 14 July through to the 17 July.


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