Paralympic champion Will Bayley is an eye-catching entrant for the Gloucester Grand Prix – the first GP since October 2019.
The hero of Rio 2016 is in the Men’s Singles and Bands 1 and 2, and has some interesting clashes in the pipeline, including leading Juniors Louis Price and Naphong Boonyaprapa in the Bands.
Bayley is not the only top para player in the event as Wales’ multiple European medallist Paul Karabardak and Commonwealth Games 2018 competitor Fliss Pickard are also in the field.
Serial Grand Prix winner Chris Doran heads the seedings in the men’s event and the women’s top seed is Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Denise Payet.
The event take place at the Aspire Sports & Cultural Trust, a new venue for the series, on the weekend of June 26 and 27.
The Banded events will take place on the Saturday, with the Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, under-21 and veterans’ events on Sunday. There is no Open Doubles, but instead there is a restricted 21-39 age group event on the Sunday, in which Doran and Bayley are also entered.