my story

Being born with congenital condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or Brittle Bone as it's more commonly referred to, Jordanne spent much of her childhood in and out of hospitals for surgery.


At three years old, Jordanne was in Israel watching her Dad play in a tennis tournament.  Sitting courtside, she was copying the moves being made on court.  Another player spotted this, handed Jordanne a small racquet and starting feeding her balls to hit.  Little did that player know, they were the person to start a grand slam winning career.


Back in the UK, Jordanne's Dad signed her up to a local tennis centre and they started playing weekly.


A couple of years passed and Jordanne attended a junior tennis camp, run by the Tennis Foundation, where disabled kids could attend, have a go at tennis and meet other people with a love of sport.  Jordanne's talent was spotted and she was invited back to more camps to monitor her progression.


At age 11, Jordanne was invited to join the Tennis Foundation performance programme and a year later was competing internationally for the first time at a World Cup event.


Years of hard work, dedication and training followed, resulting in Jordanne qualifying for her first Paralympic games, Beijing 2008, when she was just 16.


Paralympic medals and Grand Slam titles followed, head over to the Achievements page for more.



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JORDANNE

Watch this short film made in 2014 for more background on Jordanne