London 2012 saw the Paralympics return to its spiritual home and, featuring 20 sports and over 4,200 athletes, it was the biggest and most successful Games ever!
The Paralympic mascot was named Mandeville in honour of Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the site at which disability sport in its current form was conceived.
The wheelchair tennis event was held at Eton Manor, a brand new tennis centre at the Olympic Park, on 1-8 September. It was the first time at the Paralympics that a purpose built venue has been created solely for wheelchair tennis. Eton Manor's total capacity was 10,500, including 5,000 seats on Centre Court.
This was the sixth time that wheelchair tennis had appeared at the Games as a full medal sport, having made its debut as a demonstration sport at Seoul 1988. Wheelchair tennis was fully admitted to the Paralympics at Barcelona 1992, where men's and women's singles and doubles were contested. After further successful events at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, the quad class was introduced at Athens 2004.
There were six gold, silver and bronze medals on offer at London 2012. Click the links below to view the final drawsheets:
- Men’s Singles
- Men’s Doubles
- Women’s Singles
- Women’s Doubles
- Quad Singles
- Quad Doubles
The Paralympic Games are organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). Click the links below to find out more information:
- International Paralympic Committee website
- London 2012 website
Ticket sales were looked after by LOCOG. The wheelchair tennis event was a very popular Paralympic sport with fans eager to see the world's best players in action and the show courts filled to capacity throughout the week.
London 2012 ticket website