Peter Norfolk calls time on full-time playing career
After twelve years of international competition, Peter Norfolk OBE has today announced he will no longer be competing full-time on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.
The double Paralympic quad singles champion will concentrate on growing his business, Equipment for the Physically Challenged (EPC), as well as spending more time with his wife Linda and two young children.
Peter has enjoyed an extremely successful career to date and may still compete at some international tournaments, including the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Nottingham in July. He said:
"I haven't had a break from the Tour for 12 years and I feel it is time to dedicate some of my time to other areas of my life. I have enjoyed some incredible moments in my career and I want to thank everyone who has been a part of that, especially those who have given up their time and efforts to help me get to the top. I look forward to staying involved with the Tennis Foundation and I hope I can inspire more disabled people in this country to take up tennis, as it's such a brilliant and fun sport to play."
Although leaving the Tennis Foundation’s Performance Programme, Peter will remain closely involved with the Foundation offering support to players on the programme as well as inspiring new players to take up the sport at camps and open days.
He is helping to run new wheelchair tennis sessions at Kingsley Tennis Centre in Hampshire which are for anyone to try out the sport on Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm.
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