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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

British wheelchair tennis champions

Probably not a well know fact but in the UK we have a number 1 world ranked tennis player in Peter Norfolk who plays in the Wheelchair Tennis quads.

We also have Jayant Mistry in the top 20 singles rankings hoping to do well in the US Open following his success at Wimbledon this year.

I have seen the occasional wheelchair player at our local indoor tennis center. The rules are slightly different and the local players I have seen all have good shots, mainly slice. with excellent hand to eye co-ordination and of course outstanding upper body strength and athletic ability. The players I have seen usually play doubles alongside legged players and are quite capable of holding their own. Their wheelchairs are the very essence of technology and not the sort of thing to run around town in and do the shopping.



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