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Few can match Mark Bullock’s 30-plus years of experience in Paralympic and disability sport – and even fewer can claim to be as influential in its rise. With four Paralympics and two Olympic Games under his belt – in various capacities from coach to technical delegate – Bullock has been at the forefront of a journey that reached a peak last week at the All England Club.
After last year’s Ladies’ Wheelchair Singles Final was played on No.1 Court at The Championships, this year’s tournament saw British hero Alfie Hewett playing on the show court in front of huge crowds, highlighting the pass appeal of the sport.
We caught up with Bullock at the LTA’s British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships to shine a light on the inexorable rise of the sport over the last 30 years.
Tell us about your early experiences in wheelchair tennis?