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Wheelchair Tennis Championships proves tennis is a "sport for life"

By John Evenson

The South Florida Open Wheelchair Championships feature the best in the sport from our area, including athletes who never thought they'd ever take to the court.

Boca Raton's Stuart Contant was injured in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan back in 2002, and had never played tennis as an able bodied athlete. Now his competitive nature has made him one of the best wheelchair tennis players in Palm Beach County at age 50.

Jan Proctor has been playing tennis for over 30 years, 10 of them in a wheelchair, and says that tennis in undoubtedly a sport for life.

Click on the video link to watch them play, and to hear what keeps their competitive spirits alive on the court.

Wheelchair Tennis Championships proves tennis is a "sport for life"

Sunday, April 6 2014, 05:22 PM EDT

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