Introduction

Will is a table tennis player ranked number 1 in the world in his class.  He won gold in the Men’s Class 7 and bronze in the Men’s Team Class 6-8 in Rio, his third Paralympic Games.  This added to the individual silver medal and bronze team medal he collected for the ParalympicGB team at the London 2012 Games.

Profile

Date of birth: 17 January 1988

Borough/District: Tunbridge Wells

Club: Byng Hall, Tunbridge Wells

Current ranking: World No. 1

Career highlights

  • 2021: Silver in Men’s class 7 singles and Silver in the men’s class 6-7 team at the Tokyo Paralympic Games
  • 2019: Gold in the Men’s Class 7 singles and silver in the team event at the Japan Open
  • 2019: Gold in the Men’s Class 7 singles at the Slovenia Open
  • 2019: Bronze in the Men’s Class 7 team event at the Slovenia Open
  • 2019: Gold in the Men’s Class 8 singles and silver in the team event at the Lignano Master Open in Italy
  • 2018: Silver in the Men’s Class 7 at the Lignano Master Open in Italy
  • 2018: Bronze in the Men’s Class 8 team event at the Lignano Master Open in Italy
  • 2017: Bronze in Men’s Class 7 singles in the European Para Table Tennis Championships in Slovenia
  • 2017: Bronze in the Men’s Class 8 team event at the German Open
  • 2017: Gold in the Men’s Class 7 singles at the PTT Bayreuth Open in Germany
  • 2017: Bronze in the Men’s Class 8 doubles at the Slovenia Open
  • 2017: Bronze in the Men’s Class 7 singles at the Slovenia Open
  • 2017: Gold in the Men’s Open Standing doubles at the British Para Table Tennis Championships
  • 2017: Gold in the Men’s Class 7 singles at the British Para Table Tennis Championships
  • 2016: Gold in the Men’s singles class 7 and bronze in the Men’s team class 6-8 at the Rio Paralympic Games
  • 2016: Bronze in the Men’s class 7 singles at the Slovakia Open
  • 2016: Gold in Men’s class 7 singles at the ITTF PTT Slovenia Open
  • 2016: Selected for ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016
  • 2016: BTTAD National Championships – Gold medal in the Men’s Class 7 event
  • 2015: Silver in Men’s class 7 team event in the ITTF PTT European Championships in Denmark
  • 2015: Silver in Men’s class 7 in the ITTF PTT European Championships in Denmark
  • 2015: Selected to represent GB in the ITTF PTT European Championships in Denmark
  • 2015: Bayreuth Open in Germany – silver team medal
  • 2015: Slovenia Open – gold team medal
  • 2015: Slovenia Open – silver singles medal
  • 2015: First ever Paralympian to be inducted into the English Institute of Sport (EIS) Hall of Champions in Sheffield
  • 2014: Winner of Daily Mirror and Sport England’s inaugural Pride of Sport Awards 2014
  • 2014: Gold medal in the men’s class 7 event and team bronze in the class 6-7 event at the 2014 ITT Para Table Tennis World Championships in Beijing
  • 2014: Selected to represent GB in the World Para Table Tennis Championships in China
  • 2014: Slovakian Open – silver medal
  • 2014: Slovenia Open – gold medal
  • 2014: Gold medal in the men’s class 7 singles and silver medal in the team event at the Lignano Master Open in Italy
  • 2013: Slovakian Open -bronze medal
  • 2013: Italian Open – gold medal
  • 2013: European Championships in Italy – silver medal in the Men’s Class 7 singles
  • 2013: European Championships in Italy – bronze medal in the Men’s Class 7 team
  • 2013: Gold medal at the Slovenian Open
  • 2012: Silver medal in the Men’s singles event class 7 at London 2012
  • 2012: Bronze medal in the Men’s team event class 6-8 at London 2012
  • 2012: Selected for ParalympicsGB at London 2012
  • 2012: Bronze medal in singles and silver medal in doubles event, Class 7, Slovakia
  • 2012: Silver medal, Class 7 singles, Italy
  • 2012: World ranking No.1 in his class (7)
  • 2012: Silver medal, Class 7 team event, Italy
  • 2011: European Championships in Croatia – gold medal in the Men’s Class 7 singles
  • 2011: British Open Para Table Tennis Championships – bronze medal in the Class 7 singles and team event
  • 2011: Silver medal at the Dutch Open
  • 2011: Silver medal at the Slovakian Open
  • 2011: World ranking No. 2 in his class (7)
  • 2010: Silver medal at the Slovenia Open Competition Singles
  • 2009: World ranking No. 3 in his class (7)
  • 2008: Represented GB at the Beijing Paralympic Games