We were delighted to welcome the incredible Alfie Hewett into store and our sports store Pilch! The wheelchair tennis player from Cantley has this year won the Wheelchair Doubles at Wimbledon and 2 silver medals in the Paralympics. Alfie is currently in Australia having been selected for the Australian Open.
Alfie started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after attending a Tennis Foundation Camp. He played his first tournament in 2008 and was then selected to represent Great Britain at the ITF’s European Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp. Chosen to be non-playing mascot for the Great Britain squad at the 2009 World Team Cup, Alfie’s considerable talents saw him go on to help Great Britain win the junior event at the World Team Cup in 2013. On his senior debut in the event in 2015 he was unbeaten when helping Great Britain to win the men’s World Team Cup title for the very first time. Alfie joined the list of leading Brits to become multiple Junior Masters singles and doubles champions when lifting both titles in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and was world no. 1 ranked junior for the best part of three years, from January 2013 through to the end of December 2015 after he turned 18.
Since completing his GCSEs in 2014 Alfie has been studying for a BTEC Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science at City College Norwich. He is an enthusiastic Norwich City fan and also a talented wheelchair basketball player.