On Episode 126 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with professional wheelchair tennis player, Kaitlyn Verfuerth, about how she overcame a devastating accident to become an elite athlete through the power of positivity and determination.
Kaitlyn is a three-time Paralympian for Team USA. She participated in Rio 2016, Beijing 2008, and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. She won a bronze medal in the 2014 Copa Americas Cup, gold medals in both singles and doubles at the Rio 2007 Parapan American games, and was awarded the 2002 USTA Most Improved Female Player of the Year. To help adults and children with disabilities to participate in sports, Kaitlyn founded a non-profit organization called Parasport Flagstaff. She is also the head coach of the girl’s tennis team at Flagstaff High School.
On the show, you’ll learn how Kaitlyn recovered from a life-changing incident as a child, how she rose up the ranks of the wheelchair tennis circuit, the differences between wheelchair tennis and the ATP/WTA tour, the ins and outs of using a wheelchair for sport, Kaitlyn’s training regimen, her pre-match routine, and much more!
I hope you enjoy my interview with Kaitlyn! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below!
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