Sarah Hunter (tennis)
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Sarah Hunter Tennis
Sarah Hunter
Born (1965-03-16) March 16, 1965 (age 55)
White Rock, British Columbia
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2000
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2008)
US OpenF (2007)
Masters DoublesW (2003, 2004)

Sarah Hunter is a retired Canadian Paralmypian in wheelchair tennis. At the Paralympics, she competed in the 2004 Summer Paralympics and 2008 Summer Paralympics but did not medal. Outside of the Paralympics, Hunter won the quads division at the 2003 and 2004 Wheelchair Tennis Masters alongside Peter Norfolk.

Early life

Hunter was born on March 16, 1965 in White Rock, British Columbia.[1]


Hunter began her sports career as a member of the Canada women's national lacrosse team. She became paralyzed from the waist down after an accident while playing hockey in 1997.[2] A few years later, Hunter started playing wheelchair tennis in 2000. In Canada, she won the Birmingham National Wheelchair Tennis Championships eleven times in singles competitions and seven times in doubles.[3] In international competitions, Hunter won the 2003 and 2004 Wheelchair Tennis Masters in quads with Peter Norfolk.[4]

Hunter participated at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and 2008 Summer Paralympics in wheelchair tennis but did not medal.[1] After becoming a Paralympic torchbearer at the 2010 Winter Paralympics, Hunter sustained a dislocated shoulder while competing with her teammate Adrian Dielman in 2011. Her injuries forced her to withdraw from competition for the majority of the 2012 season.[5] When she returned to competition in 2013,[6] Hunter continued to compete until her retirement in 2017. Upon retiring, Hunter started training to become a tennis coach.[7]

Awards and honours

During her career, Hunter was named female athlete of the year three times by the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association.[8]

Personal life

Hunter has a daughter.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Hunter". Canadian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hill, Mary Frances (5 September 2008). "Sarah Hunter found freedom on the court". Vancouver Sun. p. F3. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Road to Parapan Am: Spotlight on Sarah Hunter". Tennis Canada. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Greenizan, Nick (11 February 2014). "Hunter 'really surprised' by second comeback honour". Peach Arch News. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Greenizan, Nick (30 January 2014). "White Rock's Sarah Hunter honoured with Harry Jerome award". Surrey Now-Leader. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Canada's most decorated wheelchair tennis athlete Sarah Hunter announces retirement". Tennis Canada. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Past Winners". Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association. Retrieved 2018.

External links

Sarah Hunter at the International Tennis Federation

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