Returning to the line-up is Wheelchair Tennis, a crowd favourite at the School Games, and Paralympian Louise Hunt will also make a second appearance in her athlete mentor role. With such a high standard of play, the School Games boasts the UK’s top athletes and we’ve spotted a few names that are definitely ones to watch.

Abbie Breakwell, 15, is local to Loughborough and will playing in front of a home crowd this summer. Competing for England Blue, Abbie will be tough to beat; after winning double gold in the singles and doubles at the 2016 School Games, she also won single’s silver and doubles bronze at last year’s event.

At the 2016 Nationals, Abbie played in the Green Ball doubles with fellow School Games competitor Ruby Bishop, winning against the boys.   In 2017 she claimed even more glory, competing in the Grantham Dan Maskall Team Cup, winning all of her singles and doubles matches yet again, before winning the Junior Paul Singleton Cup and clinching silver in the Loughborough Roma Sport National Wheelchair Tennis Serie – quite a season.

Abbie has also been selected to play at World Team Cup in Holland for Great Britain this year, but we can’t wait to see her hit the court at the School Games this summer.

An England White player to look out for is Alex Chaston. At 15, Alex has already racked up a vast array of experience on the court, being selected for the Great Britain Junior Futures Potential Programme and twice having represented GB at Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup. He was also named Aegon Junior Player of the Month for his performances.

Alex is dreaming of Paralympic success in the future and is certainly on track, remaining unbeaten in five round-robin contests at the Taunton Wheelchair Tennis Tournament last year another stand out performance. Like Breakwell, Chaston has previously played in the Roma Junior Development Series, the British Open and previous School Games. Last year he took home singles silver and doubles bronze, so we have no doubt that Alex’s sights are set on gold this summer!

Also on team England White is Greg Slade, the 16-year-old current National Junior Wheelchair Champion. Last year Greg took to the court at the British Open and the School Games. Having only played tennis for the last two years, Greg is an abundance of natural talent.

For Ulster, Ross Gourley will make his return. He competed in the 2015 and 2016 School Games, but found most success in 2017, winning singles gold and doubles silver. Now 17, Ross has in the past represented Ireland u15s in the Wheelchair Basketball League, winning titles in 2014 and 2016, before focussing on wheelchair tennis.

At the 2016 Belfast Open Ross won the B Division singles and doubles, before heading to the British Open, where he claimed another doubles gold and a bronze in the singles. With such an impressive collection of medals under his belt, Ross will no doubt be making waves at this summer’s National Finals.

13-year-old Ellie Robertson will represent Scotland, after a fantastic year training with Glasgow Disability Tennis club. Ellie is currently Junior Scottish Champion and has previously won the Bolton Junior Tennis Tournament too. Also a whizz on the Wheelchair Basketball court, Ellie is a keen sporting star. She has competed in the School Games twice before, in 2016 and 2017, from which she already owns a bronze doubles medal.

This year’s competition promises to be the most exciting yet, with every team filled with talent. Don’t miss your chance to see the UK’s top young Wheelchair Tennis stars by securing your tickets today!