Who is this man Shingo Kunieda?

For those of you who do not know who this man is his name is Shingo Kunieda. He is a top ranked wheelchair tennis player from Japan. Born February 21st, 1984 Shingo has been the former world no.# 1 and ITF World Champion from 2007 until 2010. He is currently the no.# 2 ranked player in the world.

This photo features Robin Amerlaan, Shingo Kunieda, and Maikel Scheffers at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic games where he won both singles and doubles gold.

Did you know that Shingo has a special mouth piece that he always plays with which inscribed on his mouth piece I am invincible. Talk about self-motivation and strong will.  Shingo's singles record is 318-49 and doubles 231-45 both extremely impressive. 

Check out some of Shingo's playing action right here. Click the image. He is playing against Stephane Houdet for Gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. For more information on the Paralympic games click on the link below.

For more on Shingo's achievements you can find him at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shingo_Kunieda

Staff Introduction:
  Shinichi George Kidera  APF ACADEMIES COACH

"People like Shingo inspire me to be the best that I can be. There are so many outlets to tennis which makes the sport very exciting. Wheelchair is just one venue." 

Back into the swing of things in 2014! My goal is to definitely learn more Thai this year, play more tennis, get into great shape, and as always inspire those who want to become better tennis players. Have a great start everyone to your new year and keep your goals alive and in-line.

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