David Wagner

DAVID WAGNER

Tennis
David Wagner
"Wheelchair tennis means everything to me. It has given me so much and allowed me to travel the world and meet many wonderful people."
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TENNIS HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH

Regaining his love for tennis, David started to train again, but this time for a sporting career in wheelchair tennis - "For me, the biggest challenge in wheelchair tennis I found was the actual wheelchair itself. It takes a while to get the wheelchair dialed in, so it fits each individual person based on their disability. But once it is, it feels great and makes the sport so wonderful".

"I absolutely love wheelchair tennis, it means everything to me. It has given me so much and allowed me to travel the world and meet many wonderful people. I donate my time and services to help others get involved in this wonderful sport too. My dream is to, at some point, be able to coach wheelchair tennis and help develop tennis in the United States to an even higher level than it already is".

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LOVE FOR TENNIS

David Wagner was born on the 4th March 1974. Losing his ability to walk after an accident off the coast of Redondo, CA, David broke his neck which damaged his spinal cord. Prior to his accident, David was a collegiate level tennis player - and upon becoming paralysed, doctors had little hope that he would ever walk again, much less play tennis.

"I first learned of wheelchair tennis in the Portland, Oregon area when I saw an ad in a Sports N' Spokes magazine for a wheelchair tennis clinic in 1999. It was run by then number 1 Randy Snow, Rick Draney and Dan James. I chose wheelchair tennis because it was a sport that I could play whilst in a wheelchair with, and against, my able-bodied friends and family".

"I chose wheelchair tennis because it was a sport that I could play whilst in a wheelchair with, and against, my able-bodied friends and family."
My sports wheelchair
"With my QUICKIE Matchpoint tennis wheelchair, I found that the 26 inch wheels work the best with the seating height that I wanted to use when competing."
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ROAD TO
GLORY

2019
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters - Orlando

Singles - Gold medal

2018
Belgian Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 2nd place

2018
Birmingham Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic

Singles - Gold medal

Doubles - Gold medal

2018
British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2018
US Open USTA Wheelchair Championships

Singles - Gold medal

Doubles - Gold medal

2017
British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2017
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Singles - 2nd place

2017
US Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2016
Paralympic Games (Rio)
Singles - Bronze Medal
Doubles - Silver Medal
2012
Paralympic Games (London)
Doubles - Gold Medal
Singles - Silver Medal
2008
Paralympic Games (Beijing)
Doubles - Gold Medal
Singles - Bronze Medal
2004
Paralympic Games (Athens)
Doubles - Gold Medal
Singles - Silver Medal