2013 has been a great year for Jamie Burdekin. After participating in the 2012 Paralympics, this year has been about training, conditioning and competing. Most recently, he participated in the British Wheelchair Tennis Championships, in both the single and doubles competitions.
In his first competition since July, Jamie and his team mate Antony Cotterill powered past opponents Richard Green and James Shaw 6-0, 6-0 to win the quad doubles competition. Three-time national champion Jamie also made it to the semi final of the quad singles, but Andy Lapthorne, the 2010 champion, won 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 in an enthralling and close match.
“It was great to get back into the swing of things with the British Wheelchair Tennis Championships,” said Jamie, “I am really happy with my performance and it was good to put those months of training and gym time to good use.”
Jamie’s next big adventure will see him travel to Australia in January, spending two weeks competing and training in Melbourne and Sydney. He said: “I’m really looking forward to the trip; I feel very prepared and can’t wait to get over there. First though, I have Christmas with my family to enjoy, with the odd treat along the way!”