The Kamloops Legacy Games were held from July 27-29 in Kamloops, British Columbia with 16 wheelchair tennis players taking part, including seven Canadians led by the returning Philippe Bédard.
After competing 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Bédard was kept on the sideline due to an injury that kept him from playing to his full potential. The 37-year-old native of Bromont, Quebec returned to competition in June of this year at the Windsor Classic. It’s safe to say that Bédard’s comeback started with a bang as he reached the semifinals in his first tournament before falling to American Casey Ratzlaff. He followed that up by winning the title at the Kamloops Legacy Games thanks to a 6-1, 2-6, 7-5 victory over American Chris Herman in the final.
We are very happy to see Philippe healthy and back on the court where he belongs! We wish him continued success in his upcoming tournaments.
*Photo credits : Kevin Bogetti-Smith