Ashley made his Paralympic debut at Rio 2016.
Initially just one point short of the qualification criteria, Ashley was formally selected to ParalympicsGB just weeks before the Games, following the decision of the IPC to withdraw membership from the Russian NPC.
Ashley performed with credit at his first Paralympic Games and reached the quarter-finals of the men’s class 9-10 team competition with Kim Daybell, losing to China.
The young athlete first made his international debut in 2009 Ashley and since then has risen up the rankings in class 9 competition.
He has become a regular fixture in the GB performance squad after narrowly missing out on selection for London 2012, experiencing his home Games as part of the BPA’s Paralympic Inspiration Programme.
In 2013 Ashley picked up bronze medals in Italy, Hungary and the Czech Republic and represented GB in the European Championships in both singles (class 9) and teams (class 10)
In 2014 Ashley won his first national title by winning the men’s class 8-9 singles crown and continued his steady progress, resulting in quarter-final appearances in both the team and singles competition at the 2015 European Championships.
Away from the table Ashley is an Arsenal supporter and also a keen basketball fan, particularly following the fortunes of the LA Lakers.
And when not playing or following sport he is studying it, with a degree in sports coaching and analysis at South Bank University currently occupying his time.
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