July 5th 2022

Paralympian will be one of the voices of the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2022

Paralympian voicing wheelchair championships. Former British wheelchair tennis player from Wroughton, Louise Hunt will return to the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships this year as a commentator. A mere 26 years after she first competed in the tournament at the age of five. 

The 31-year-old will commentate the event between Wednesday July 13 and Sunday July 17. That’s a few short days after doing the same job at the iconic Wimbledon championship. This event though is super special because Louise first competed there in Nottingham in 1996.

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Paralympian voicing wheelchair championships
Louise Hunt, Paralympian, photographed by Barbara Leatham Photography on June 6th 2022 in Wiltshire

A welcome invitation

‘I’m humbled to receive an invitation to be a part of the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships this year. Having played in this event almost every year since the age of five, from the junior division to the main draw, it’s somewhere that feels like a home away from home. It holds many great memories for me,’ Louise said.

The athlete won’t only be commentating though. She’s also received a request to take several other roles. These include overseeing the work of the volunteers who help the smooth-running of the event run. And also being part of the two-day schools’ festival which takes place and supporting the ball crews during the tournament.

‘I’m honoured they’ve asked me to be a part of many things across the event. From commentary, working with volunteers, to helping with the schools festival. My roles and responsibilities encompass all I’m passionate about. That includes empowering young people with disabilities to embrace sport. In fact, all young people to embrace sport.’

She represented Great Britain at the London and Rio Paralympics, and has won 13 senior singles and 41 senior doubles titles, with a career-high world ranking of 10.

Her first senior title came in 2009. She made two Wimbledon appearances as a player. In 2015 in the doubles and the following year in both the singles and doubles event – the first year singles took place at the event.

She’s also an adviser to businesses and corporations around being inclusive. For more information about Louise please visit http://www.louisehunt.co.uk

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