Brad Parks, the founder of wheelchair tennis and one of its biggest promoters, will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame this upcoming July. After being paralyzed during a freestyle skiing accident, Parks developed the sport back in 1980. Since then, wheelchair tennis has grown worldwide and is played at the Olympics, at all four Grand Slams and has its own pro tour with players competing for 1.5 million dollars in prize money.
I had the chance to speak with Parks yesterday about his induction and his thoughts on the game. Continue reading