Barry Henderson Wheelchair Tennis Singles
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Barry Henderson

BirthdateJuly 15 1967 Birth placeSalmon Arm, BC ResidenceMission, BC Height6’0’ Plays

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What is your earliest tennis memory? I loved to play tennis with my father. One of my best memories was when I was finally invited to play at Men’s night at our local club. How, where, and when did you start playing? I played tennis recreationally as a youth. I then began coaching during my time at university. After losing my leg, I vowed never to play tennis again as I found it too difficult because my ability to run was so reduced. 5 years ago, I was introduced to wheelchair tennis and I haven’t looked back. What made you decide to choose tennis? I have found that playing wheelchair tennis has opened up a world of opportunity for me. I have been able to travel all over the world and return to competition. It has been a revolutionary addition to my life. Your biggest inspiration and why? I have found that playing wheelchair tennis has opened up a world of opportunity for me. I have been able to travel all over the world and return to competition. It has been a revolutionary addition to my life. Favourite sport other than tennis? I am a huge Vancouver Canucks fan, but as far as participation, I love to ski. Family, what do they do and how have they impacted your tennis career? My wife and children are extremely supportive of my tennis journey. My parents are my biggest fans. Favourite sports team? Vancouver Canucks Favourite athlete? Roger Federer Favourite food? Indian – butter chicken Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? Robert Downey Jr. Super power you wish you could have? I wish that I could run like the Flash. Secret obsession? Baseball pool What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? Reading is my favourite activity. Describe yourself in 3 words? Gregarious, Empathetic, Optimistic If you weren’t playing tennis, what would you be doing? I would probably be doing what I am doing now minus the tennis, teaching Grade 7 and being a dad to two amazing teenagers.