How Gordon Reid rose to world number one in wheelchair tennis – STV News

Gordon Reid has enjoyed a sensational 2016, ending the year with four Grand Slam titles, a Paralympic gold and as the number one wheelchair tennis player in the world.

To top it all off, the 25-year-old is being made a freeman of his home town.

His extraordinary achievements come 11 years after he first took up the sport in Helensburgh.

As he is made an honorary freeman of Argyll and Bute, we look back at how his career has developed since his early days on the tennis courts.

Early interest

Gordon was born on October 2, 1991, and grew up in a busy sporting household. As well as sharing an enthusiasm for tennis with his two brothers and sister, like a lot of Scottish schoolboys he was keen on football.

The four Reid children took up junior tennis at Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club but days before Gordon’s 13th birthday in 2005 he developed a rare neurological condition.

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