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Hewett thrilled that Queen’s Club will host wheelchair tournament this summer

PUBLISHED: 14:32 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:32 04 May 2018

Alfie Hewett, on his way to doubles success at Wimbledon in 2017, will now also be able to play on the grass courts at Queen's Club. Picture: Adav Davy/PA

Alfie Hewett, on his way to doubles success at Wimbledon in 2017, will now also be able to play on the grass courts at Queen's Club. Picture: Adav Davy/PA

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World number one Alfie Hewett is ‘thrilled’ that the famous grass courts of Queen’s Club will host wheelchair tennis for the first time this summer.

The Norfolk 20-year-old, the reigning US and French Open singles champion, will be one of six players taking part in the Fever-Tree Championships between June 18 and 24.

The event, organised by the Lawn Tennis Association and supported by the Tennis Foundation, will take place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the tournament – with singles and doubles planned, weather permitting.

“To get the opportunity to play an event in the Fever-Tree Championships is one I am thrilled to be involved with,” said Hewett. “With Wimbledon introducing a singles event for the wheelchair players a few years ago, it really gives us a chance to showcase the sport at the highest of levels on one of the biggest stages on the tour. I have always watched Queen’s on the TV so I can’t wait to experience playing there in front of a home crowd.”

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