I absolutely love the game. I love the complexity. Wheelchair tennis is like playing two different sports at the same time: manoeuvring your wheelchair and hitting tennis balls. That’s a challenge.
That sense of objectives is important to me. Achieving your goals after lots of effort is a fantastic feeling. And if you don’t get there, you keep fighting to improve and get there in the end. Sport is a clear illustration of what life is about. It’s why I love sport so much.
ANIEK VAN KOOT
My tip for anyone coming into the game is always be yourself. There’s only one of you, so make yourself unique. That goes for how you play the game and how you are in life.
I still play because I love it. I’ll play as long as my body allows me to play. It’s great to be on court in front of a crowd trying to beat the guy on the other side with what you’ve got on that day, both physically and mentally.