HELENSBURGH wheelchair tennis hero Gordon Reid has been named as part of a UK team competing in an upcoming tournament this July.

Reid will be playing in the Rothesay International Eastbourne alongside Alfie Hewett and Andy Lapthorne – with all three ranked within the top 10 wheelchair players.

The tournament will be contested across three days from Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29.

This year’s Rothesay International Eastbourne is the first of the Lawn Tennis Association’s major grass court tournaments to feature men’s, women’s and quad wheelchair draws all at one venue.

LTA’s tournament director, Kirsty Thomson, said: “We are delighted with the strength and quality of each of the wheelchair draws for the Rothesay International Eastbourne as we get a new era of international grass court wheelchair tennis underway at the LTA’s major events this summer.

“With the Lexus British Open Roehampton, Wimbledon and the Paris Paralympics coming up we have an amazing summer of wheelchair tennis ahead to inspire new player and new fans.”

World number one Hewett and world number five Reid will head all four top ranked Brits who are set to contest the men’s singles and doubles in Eastbourne.

Ben Bartram and Dahnon Ward have joined Hewett and Reid in the Lexus GB World Team Cup men’s team that won the World Team Cup for the fourth time in nine years in early May.

British number five Andrew Penney is also among the home entry.

World number three, Argentina’s Gustavo Fernandez, is also among the confirmed men’s entries for the Eastbourne tournament, which has ITF 2 status on the International Tennis Federation’s UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

British number one and world number six Lapthorne is the reigning Rothesay International Eastbourne quad singles champion.

He is one of five top 10 players entered for this year’s quad singles and doubles draws alongside the world number two ranked Dutchman Sam Schroder, Australia’s world No.5 Heath Davidson, the USA’s world No.7 David Wagner and world No. 8 Ahmet Kaplan of Turkey.

British number two Greg Slade - the runner-up to Lapthorne in last year’s all-British quad singles final - and fellow LTA Colour Holder Gary Cox complete the British entry.

World number three, Rio Paralympic gold medallist and 2023 Eastbourne finalist Jiske Griffioen of the Netherlands heads four top 10 ranked players entered for the women’s singles.

China’s Zhenzhen Zhu, Colombia’s Angelica Bernal, and the USA’s Dana Mathewson, with British number one Shuker are due to return to Eastbourne for the third successive year along with British number two Abbie Breakwell.

A high-level disability tennis exhibition event will also be held at The Queen’s Club over the final weekend of the cinch Championships, featuring several international wheelchair players as well as Britain’s leading learning disability players.

After the Rothesay International Eastbourne, many of the players will go on to contest the Lexus British Open Roehampton from Tuesday, July 2 to Friday, July 5 in the lead up to the wheelchair events at Wimbledon.