Aged six, David had his first taste of wheelchair tennis whilst on a family holiday in America. He really took to the sport and has now been competing for over 20 years.
In 2008, David became the no. 1 ranked player in Great Britain, breaking the 14-year reign of four-time Paralympian Jayant Mistry. Career highlights also include his Paralympic debut at the Games in Beijing, also in 2008, and reaching his first ITF 1 Series final at the 2011 Korea Open.
At London 2012, David made his second Games appearance for ParalympicsGB. Competing on the courts at Eton Manor, he reached the last 16 of both the men's singles and doubles competition, where he played alongside Alexander Jewitt.
In 2015 he was a member of the Great Britain team that won the World Team Cup men’s title for the first time.
David has an ambition to become a Tennis coach and to develop his interest in Motorsport.
Before committing to wheelchair tennis, David also used to play wheelchair basketball. He has a BTEC in Sport Science from Loughborough College.
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