About Cornelia

I have been playing tennis since the age of 4 and have adored every moment on court.

In 2014, while serving in the British Army, I was injured and lost the ability to play able-bodied tennis. Two years ago, I took up wheelchair tennis as part of my recovery journey and in 2017, I represented the UK at the Invictus Games in Toronto, winning a bronze medal in the doubles event.

Since then I was invited to join the British Tennis Foundation’s Adult Development Squad, I was selected for the Paralympic Inspiration Programme and I started playing on the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Pro Circuit in February 2018.

My goal now is to become a full-time, professional wheelchair tennis player with my sights firmly set on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

I have competed in International Tennis Federation tournaments, the Invictus Games and the ROMA National Series, all of which are preparation for Tokyo.

I was blessed to go to the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics in 2018 as part of the British Paralympic Association and Help for Heroes Paralympic Inspiration Programme.

I learned so much about what it is like to be an elite athlete and the amount of hard work it takes, physically and mentally, to perform at the top of your sport. Additionally, my coach is a former Paralympian and a superb wheelchair tennis pro who is further helping me in my preparation for Tokyo.I was honoured to compete in the Invictus Games in Toronto in 2017 where I represented the United Kingdom in wheelchair tennis, hand-cycling, swimming and golf. My doubles partner and I won the bronze medal in the wheelchair tennis and I bagged the gold medal for ladies golf.

Pyeongchang and Toronto were both excellent rehearsals for the next Paralympic Games, which for now is my ultimate goal.