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Jul 20, 2015 4:14 EDT

Wheelchair Tennis | Working Hard, Dreaming Big

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 20, 2015

Wheelchair Tennis | Working Hard, Dreaming Big

Hi my name is Garreth Greene and I’m a wheelchair tennis athlete. Thank you for taking the time to look at my page!

I’m Irish number 1 and I compete on the UNIQLO World Wheelchair Tour with a rank of 223 in the world. There are 172 events on this tour every year.

I have the potential to become the highest ranked Irish tennis player in history (wheelchair or able-bodied). My dream of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will also make me the first Irish wheelchair tennis player EVER to qualify for Paralympic Games and this is where I need your help!

I work for the Irish Wheelchair Association as a graphic designer. After rent, food and bills, very little is left for coaching, equipment, court fees, flights & accommodation. If I continue on the same path I definitely won’t make my dream come true

I’m getting better and better each week and I work really hard. I’ve played some top players and I know I can make it.  To make my goal a reality I need to get to at least two tournaments a month to build my rank, get match tough and reach my qualifying standard. I’m not lacking talent or ability, I just need support to reach the top of wheelchair tennis.


More about me

I was born with a disability and use a wheelchair full-time. I’ve always been an active in sports since a very early age in swimming, athletics and wheelchair basketball. I started playing wheelchair tennis 9 years ago and was hooked immediately.

In 2012 I volunteered for Paralympics Ireland at the London Paralympic Games and this changed my life completely. Being involved in an event of this magnitude and seeing athletes compete at such a high level and trying so hard gave me the courage to finally take the path I’d always dreamed of.

I was both scared of failing and scared of succeeding before, but something had changed in me when I got home from London. I decided fears weren’t going to define what I wanted to do and when I made the decision, things just came together and I found myself on this amazing journey.

I’m reaching out now hoping you and others can help me make this a reality. Any contributions would be very greatly appreciated. Please also share with your friends and anyone you think could help.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you. Follow me on Twitter | Like my Facebook page | Send me an email

Thank you for your time


Contact Information:

Garreth Greene

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