About Lizzy

The amputation of my lower leg has changed my life. I started looking for a new sport and discovered wheelchair tennis. Since then I haven’t done anything else. Below you can read more about my tennis career.

My name is Lizzy de Greef, born on April 7. I live in Alphen aan den Rijn and I was born with a clubfoot. When I was seven years old we decided to amputate the clubfoot. When I was eleven years old we decided to amputate my right lower leg. After this surgery a whole new world opened up to me and so, I discovered wheelchair tennis and instantly I knew that was what I wanted to do!

In 2015 I started training and ever since that first training I haven’t stopped and I have only been growing and achieving milestones. At the moment I’m very busy with training and playing matches. I have practice six days a week, of which four days at the National Tennis Centre in Amstelveen.

As a youth player U18 I was able to put many great titles to my name. For instance, I have won the junior world championships in 2020 and 2022. Furthermore, I was invited to join the Dutch junior team at the World Team Cup in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022, from which we have won a bronze medal twice. These results motivated me to work even harder.

Last year I played more tournaments in the women’s category to gain more experience. I have been able to get some good results.

For example, I have won my first singles title at the Alghero Open and I have won my first doubles title at the Vilamoura Open together with Jiske Griffioen. This year I made the full transition to the women’s category. I got off to a good start this year by competing at the ABN AMRO Open at Ahoy, Rotterdam. I played against the world’s highest ranked players, which was of course an amazing experience.

 All these developments and hard work have brought me many beautiful experiences. My goal for the future is to qualify for the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024.

How to become a sponsor

Plane tickets, accommodation costs, lots of training… on an annual basis, wheelchair tennis costs around 25,000 euros. Would you like to contribute to this and thus show your support for wheelchair tennis? There are several possibilities that we would be happy to send you. Get in touch to discuss how we can help each other!