Abbie Breakwell

Athlete – Wheelchair Tennis Player

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I am 18 years old and I’ve been playing wheelchair tennis for nearly six years.

Since 2016 I have won 34 National and International titles in singles and doubles in junior and adult tournaments, including the British Open Junior girls champion, Winning Gold in both singles and doubles at the Dan Maskell National Team Event, becoming the LTA National Wheelchair Tennis Series ladies singles and doubles Champion 2019, and represented Great Britain at the World Team Cup. I’m the only wheelchair tennis player to win medals in both singles and doubles at three consecutive National School Games. I have been British junior girl number one for five years and I’m currently 79th in the world ranking for Women.

I love working to help my local community, I was the Rotary Interact president for two years, where I organised a free family fun day for over 2500 local residents. I am extremely passionate about inclusiveness and disability awareness. I have been a This Girl Can ambassador for seven years, encouraging girls into sport. I go to schools and colleges to run disability courses to help empower young people and hope they can go on to help educate others. I am an inclusion ambassador at college, ensuring everyone has equal opportunities for all, no matter their ability. I always try to break barriers and prejudices in all I do. During lockdown I have taken part in many projects, to help encourage people to stay active, discuss mental health and raise money for charities.

Best success comes from failure, as you learn more from defeat than the win.”