Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics

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Wheelchair tennis at the Summer Paralympics
Wheelchair tennis pictogram (Paralympics).svg
Governing body ITF
Events 6 (men: 2; women: 2; mixed: 2)
Games
1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004
2008 2012 2016
Note: demonstration sport years indicated in italics
Medalists

Wheelchair tennis was first contested at the Summer Paralympics as a demonstration sport in 1988, with two events being held (Men's and Women's Singles). It became an official medal-awarding sport in 1992 and has been competed at every Summer Paralympics since then. Four events were held from 1992 to 2000, with quad events (mixed gender) in both singles and doubles added in 2004.

Events[edit]

Six events are contested at each Paralympic. Only men's and women's singles were held at the 1988 Paralympics, when it was a demonstration sport. These were joined by men's and women's doubles events at its first medal games. In 2004 events were added to the roster for athletes with quadriplegia (as such they are also known as "quad" events), the gender for this event is mixed.

Current events

  • Men's singles
  • Men's doubles
  • Women's singles
  • Women's doubles
  • Quad singles
  • Quad doubles

Medalists[edit]

Medal winning teams for every Summer Games since 1992 are as follows:

Men's Singles[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
demonstration
 Laurent Giammartini
France (FRA)
 Mick Connell
Australia (AUS)
 Chip Turner
United States (USA)
 Sasson Aharoni
Israel (ISR)
1992 Barcelona  Randy Snow
United States (USA)
 Kai Schramayer
Germany (GER)
 Laurent Giammartini
France (FRA)
1996 Atlanta  Ricky Molier
Netherlands (NED)
 Stephen Welch
United States (USA)
 David Hall
Australia (AUS)
2000 Sydney  David Hall
Australia (AUS)
 Stephen Welch
United States (USA)
 Kai Schramayer
Germany (GER)
2004 Athens  Robin Ammerlaan
Netherlands (NED)
 David Hall
Australia (AUS)
 Michael Jeremiasz
France (FRA)
2008 Beijing  Shingo Kunieda
Japan (JPN)
 Robin Ammerlaan
Netherlands (NED)
 Maikel Scheffers
Netherlands (NED)
2012 London  Shingo Kunieda
Japan (JPN)
 Stéphane Houdet
France (FRA)
 Ronald Vink
Netherlands (NED)

Women's Singles[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
demonstration
 Chantal Vandierendonck
Netherlands (NED)
 Monique Van Den Bosch
Netherlands (NED)
 Terry Lewis
United States (USA)
 Ellen de Lange
Netherlands (NED)
1992 Barcelona  Monique van den Bosch
Netherlands (NED)
 Chantal Vandierendonck
Netherlands (NED)
 Regina Isecke
Germany (GER)
1996 Atlanta  Maaike Smit
Netherlands (NED)
 Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch
Netherlands (NED)
 Chantal Vandierendonck
Netherlands (NED)
2000 Sydney  Esther Vergeer
Netherlands (NED)
 Sharon Walraven
Netherlands (NED)
 Maaike Smit
Netherlands (NED)
2004 Athens  Esther Vergeer
Netherlands (NED)
 Sonja Peters
Netherlands (NED)
 Daniela Di Toro
Australia (AUS)
2008 Beijing  Esther Vergeer
Netherlands (NED)
 Korie Homan
Netherlands (NED)
 Florence Gravellier
France (FRA)
2012 London  Esther Vergeer
Netherlands (NED)
 Aniek van Koot
Netherlands (NED)
 Jiske Griffioen
Netherlands (NED)

Men's Doubles[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona  United States (USA)
Brad Parks
Randy Snow
 France (FRA)
Thierry Caillier
Laurent Giammartini
 Germany (GER)
Stefan Bitterauf
Kai Schramayer
1996 Atlanta  United States (USA)
Stephen Welch
Vance Parmelly
 Australia (AUS)
David Hall
Mick Connell
 Netherlands (NED)
Ricky Molier
Eric Stuurman
2000 Sydney  Netherlands (NED)
Ricky Molier
Robin Ammerlaan
 Australia (AUS)
David Johnson
David Hall
 United States (USA)
Stephen Welch
Scott Douglas
2004 Athens  Japan (JPN)
Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida
 France (FRA)
Michael Jeremiasz
Lahcen Majdi
 Australia (AUS)
Anthony Bonaccurso
David Hall
2008 Beijing  France (FRA)
Stephane Houdet
Michael Jeremiasz
 Sweden (SWE)
Stefan Olsson
Peter Vikström
 Japan (JPN)
Shingo Kunieda
Satoshi Saida
2012 London  Sweden (SWE)
Stefan Olsson
Peter Vikström
 France (FRA)
Frederic Cattaneo
Nicolas Peifer
 France (FRA)
Stéphane Houdet
Michael Jeremiasz

Women's Doubles[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1992 Barcelona  Netherlands (NED)
Monique van den Bosch
Chantal Vandierendonck
 United States (USA)
Nancy Olson
Lynn Seidemann
 France (FRA)
Oristelle Marx
Arlette Racineux
1996 Atlanta  Netherlands (NED)
Chantal Vandierendonck
Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch
 United States (USA)
Hope Lewellen
Nancy Olson
 France (FRA)
Oristelle Marx
Arlette Racineux
2000 Sydney  Netherlands (NED)
Maaike Smit
Esther Vergeer
 Australia (AUS)
Branka Pupovac
Daniela Di Toro
 Germany (GER)
Christine Otterbach
Petra Sax-Scharl
2004 Athens  Netherlands (NED)
Maaike Smit
Esther Vergeer
 Thailand (THA)
Sakhorn Khanthasit
Ratana Techamaneewat
 Switzerland (SUI)
Sandra Kalt
Karin Suter Erath
2008 Beijing  Netherlands (NED)
Korie Homan
Sharon Walraven
 Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Esther Vergeer
 France (FRA)
Florence Gravellier
Arlette Racineux
2012 London  Netherlands (NED)
Marjolein Buis
Esther Vergeer
 Netherlands (NED)
Jiske Griffioen
Aniek van Koot
 Great Britain (GBR)
Lucy Shuker
Jordanne Whiley

Quad Singles[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2004 Athens  Peter Norfolk
Great Britain (GBR)
 David Wagner
United States (USA)
 Bas van Erp
Netherlands (NED)
2008 Beijing  Peter Norfolk
Great Britain (GBR)
 Johan Andersson
Sweden (SWE)
 David Wagner
United States (USA)
2012 London  Noam Gershony
Israel (ISR)
 David Wagner
United States (USA)
 Nicholas Taylor
United States (USA)

Quad Doubles[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2004 Athens  United States (USA)
Nick Taylor
David Wagner
 Great Britain (GBR)
Mark Eccleston
Peter Norfolk
 Netherlands (NED)
Monique de Beer
Bas van Erp
2008 Beijing  United States (USA)
Nick Taylor
David Wagner
 Israel (ISR)
Boaz Kramer
Shraga Weinberg
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jamie Burdekin
Peter Norfolk
2012 London  United States (USA)
Nicholas Taylor
David Wagner
 Great Britain (GBR)
Andrew Lapthorne
Peter Norfolk
 Israel (ISR)
Noam Gershony
Shraga Weinberg

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