Alfie Hewett

Nationality

British

Date Of Birth

6th December 1997

Birthplace

Norwich

Sport

Wheelchair Tennis

Category

Open

Handed

Right

BIOGRAPHY


A 27 time Grand Slam Champion and Triple Paralympic Silver medallist, World #1 Alfie Hewett OBE is one of the biggest names in Wheelchair Tennis.
Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Alfie underwent open heart surgery at six months old. He was diagnosed with Perthes Disease at the age of six. Alfie started playing wheelchair tennis in 2005 after attending a Tennis Foundation Camp. He played his first tournament in 2008 and was selected to represent Great Britain at the ITF’s European Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp.
In 2016, Alfie stormed onto the tennis major scene winning the Wimbledon Men’s Doubles title with his partner Gordon Reid. The pair have been one of the most competitive duo’s in the history of wheelchair tennis with multiple titles to their name.
Again in 2016 Alfie won two Silver medals in the singles and doubles competition at his first Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, topping off an amazing year at the tender age of 19.
Still at the tender age of 19 Alfie topped off 2016 at the Paralympic Games in Rio, where he won silver medals in both the singles and doubles events.
Alfie’s confidence then grew in his singles game, 2017 was a breakthrough year where he made history with his Singles title at the French Open. The only British player to have done so to date. Again Alfie and Gordon were able to retain their Wimbledon title in the summer along with adding the US Open doubles title for the first time. Further wins for Alfie in the NEC Wheelchair Masters event in Loughborough saw him crowned as the overall Masters Champion and he finished the year ranked no.1 in the world.
2017 was a breakthrough year for Alfie, brimming with confidence he started the year by becoming the first British player to ever win a Men’s Singles French Open title. Alongside Gordon, Alfie retained their Wimbledon title and also added the US Open doubles titles to their names. Further wins for Alfie in the NEC Wheelchair Masters event in Loughborough saw him crowned as the overall Masters Champion and he finished the year ranked no.1 in the world.
2018 saw Alfie and Gordon retain their Wimbledon title for the third year in a row. They then continued their success together winning the US Open doubles title again. Alfie was able to add the US Singles to his list of accolades defeating Shingo Kunieda in the final, 6–3, 7–5.
2019 saw the introduction of both Singles and Doubles to the Queens Championship’s in London, Alfie had a brilliant tournament becoming the first ever Queens Singles Wheelchair Champion.
Sadly Alfie and Gordon were not able to maintain their unbeaten doubles run but Alfie finished the year strongly, retaining both his singles and doubles titles at the US Open.
In 2020 Alfie and Gordon went on to win all three available Grand Slam doubles titles at the Australian, French and US Open, with the Wimbledon Champs cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Alfie also took the French Open Singles title, completing a great year given lock down scenarios.
2021 saw another French Open Singles and Doubles title added, along with a full year of doubles Slam titles, cementing the Hewett/Reid dominant partnership. Alfie also managed to take another Silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the Doubles.
In 2022, we saw the landscape of wheelchair tennis change with Wimbledon being one of the first Slam venues to allow wheelchair games on their show courts. Alfie delivered an exhilarating singles semi final match on Court 1 which saw him showcase one of his astonishing comebacks and really ‘wow’ the Wimbledon crowd with an incredible win to put him in his first Singles final at the AELTC. 
Sadly Alfie lost in both finals but the exposure and appreciation the tennis fans started to show the wheelchair game was more than can be asked for. It has set the bar for all tennis lovers, as well as the governing bodies to put these matches on the main courts for the world to see. 
2023 has started well for Alfie, again adding to the ever growing Slam tally, Wimbledon awaits…. 
For a 25 year old Alfie has achieved a formidable amount in his sport to date. He has done it with grace, maturity and approachability. Ever championing disability sport and sport in general. A huge advocate of keeping active, a wonderfully measured spokesperson with a lot more to give. Keep an eye out for the future of wheelchair tennis; grassroots, elite and innovative engagements events with Alfie. 
In the King’s 2023 Birthday Honours, Alfie received an OBE for his services to tennis. 
Alfie was also shortlisted in the nominations for BBC Sports Personality of Year Awards 2023, narrowly missing out on the top 3, but an incredible steak in the ground for his achievements to date and also for the sport of wheelchair tennis. The journey continues…

Major Results

1st

SINGLES Current Ranking 1

(December 2023) 

1st

DOUBLES Current Ranking 1

(December 2023) 


3 Paralympic Silver Medals (Rio De Janero)

27 Grand Slam Titles

(across Singles and Doubles)


Masters Champion

(Singles and Doubles 2021)


2024

Austrailian Open

(Doubles)

2023

World Champion

(Singles & Doubles)

2023

US Open Champion

(Singles)

2023

Cinch Queens Champion

(Doubles)

2023

French Open Champion

(Doubles)

2023

Australian Open Champion

(Singles & Doubles)

2022

US Open Champion

(Singles)

2022

French Open Champion

(Doubles)

2022

Australian Open Champion

(Doubles)

2021

Masters

(Singles & Doubles)

2021

US Open

(Doubles)

2021

Wimbledon

(Doubles)

2021

French Open

(Singles & Doubles)

2021

Australian Open Champion

(Doubles)


2020

French Open Champion

(Singles & Doubles)

2020

US Open Champion

(Doubles)

2020

Australian Open Champion

(Doubles)

2020

International Sydney Open Champion

(Doubles)


2019

US Open Champion

(Singles & Doubles)

2019

Korean Open Champion

(Singles)

2019

Queen's Club Champion

(Singles)

2019

World Team Cup Champion

(Doubles)


2018

Wimbledon Champion

(Doubles)

2018

US Open Champion

(Singles & Doubles)

2018

Ranked World No.1

(Singles)

2018

Cajun Classic Champion

(Singles)


2017

NEC Overall Masters Champion

(Singles)

2017

US Open Champion

(Doubles)

2017

Wimbledon Champion

(Doubles)

2017

French Open Champion

(Singles)

2017

Cajun Classic Champion

(Singles)


2016

Paralympic Games Silver

(Singles & Doubles)

2016

Wimbledon Champion

(Doubles)


2015

British Open Champion

(Doubles)