Two Silver medals for Lewis at the World Deaf Tennis Championships
ive medals gained at the World Deaf Tennis Championships which was a fantastic result and far better than we predicted. Two of which Lewis got in the Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Catherine and Lewis Fletcher are also key members of the Great Britain Deaf Tennis team. Catherine has been the National Deaf Tennis Coach since 2013 and Lewis is one of the star players of the squad.
In early October the team flew out to Antalya, Turkey for the World Deaf Tennis Championships. Eighteen nations took part in the event, and despite the gruelling 38-degree heat, Lewis came away with two hard earned Silver medals – in the Mens doubles and Mixed Doubles events.
This is only the second time that this event has been run. The first ever Deaf Tennis Championships were held in Nottingham in 2015. The idea is to increase the number of elite competitive opportunities for deaf tennis players across the world. Under the rules of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD), to be eligible for deaf tennis competition players must have a hearing loss of 55 decibels or more in their better ear.