REID Gordon

Gordon Reid

Sport: Wheelchair Tennis
Home Town: Alexandria
Trains: Gannochy National Tennis Centre, Stirling
Date Of Birth: 02/01/91
Paralympic Games Attended: Beijing 2008, London 2012
Coach: Karen Ross

Gordon first began playing wheelchair tennis in 2005, when he was introduced to the sport at Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow.  He was acknowledged for his sporting credentials in 2006, when he was among the 10 shortlisted finalists for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year.

In 2007, Gordon became Britain’s youngest MS National Champion and he was also part of Great Britain’s winning junior team at the 2007 World Team Cup.  He feels his greatest achievement was representing ParalympicsGB at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games when he was just 16 years of age.

Gordon also enjoys wheelchair basketball and he previously represented Scotland as part of the under-25 team.

When he was younger, Gordon combined his training commitments with his studies and he was awarded Uppers (A-Levels) from Hermitage Academy in 2009 in Maths, English and Biology.