Invictus Games

Could wheelchair tennis return to the Invictus Games?

The sport was dropped from the Invictus programme in 2018 but players are hoping it could make a return in the future.

Former military personnel are hoping for an Invictus Games return for wheelchair tennis after taking part in a tournament in Loughborough.

There are now less than 100 days until the Games in The Hague but wheelchair tennis won't be on offer after being pulled from the programme in 2018.

Despite that, it is still part of the Invictus Endeavour campaign.

Over the past 12 months, a retired Royal Marine has been working at finding new players to get involved.

Alex Krol, a coach on the day, said: "Tennis is a really hard sport to play.

"You've got to have the wheelchair skills and then you have to have the tennis skills on top."

Krol was part of a title-winning Invictus Games team in Orlando in 2016 and Toronto in 2017.

He is hoping the sport can return to the big stage.

"I think tennis warrants a tournament each year itself – whether that falls into a games cycle, that would be lovely!"

The Loughborough tournament saw players split into two teams: Team Invictus and Team Endeavour, with the latter coming out on top.