A Tennis Player Once Again πŸŽΎπŸ‘Ÿ

Words cannot even begin to describe how excited I was to get on the courts in a REAL Tennis Wheelchair tonight! 

In a post not even three weeks ago, I mentioned how badly I wanted to do this, and how I was Fed Up of waiting. I was Fed Up of all the years gone by watching on the sidelines. I finally came to the realization that to me, playing in a wheelchair is better than not playing at all. It allows me to be out there with my family doing what I love once again β™₯️

I think the most crucial part of all this, is understanding I have to do what’s necessary to be happy with the life I’m living NOW… not the life I had 5 years ago….and not the life I hope to have in the near future. 

And after coming to this realization, it has been pure DETERMINATION and PERSISTENCE that lead me towards becoming the BEST ‘Me’ possible each and every day.

Although this is not my own wheelchair yet, it is an amazing start and an unbelievable feeling to play again! 

Thank you so much to the kind person who has lent this to me, and to my husband for learning how to best teach me in this new condition.  I must say it is WAY more difficult than I ever imagined. After playing abled bodied tennis, and now having the chance to try Wheelchair Tennis, I can certainly say that Wheelchair Tennis is by FAR more demanding, and I now hold so much more respect for ALL wheelchair athletes. 

NO this certainly is not the way I thought I’d be playing tennis at age 30, but I am VERY grateful to be able to play at all. 

AND rather than feeling self-conscious to be a wheelchair athlete, I instead feel VERY proud and EXTREMEMLY empowered! 

This is only the beginning!!🎾 Let the games begin!! or maybe a lot of practice first 😜

#shebelievedshecouldsoshedid #dowhatyoulove #findingotherways #letyourdeterminationshine #wheelchairathleteinthemaking #MSawareness #youwillnotwin #burnfireburn!!!😎😁😘

3 thoughts on “A Tennis Player Once Again πŸŽΎπŸ‘Ÿ

  1. Ron Mauro says:

    Great start Gill! Hopefully you will be able to get your own wheelchair that is geared to your size! Keep up hope!
    Love you!
    Dad

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