We are continuing to highlight our athletes, and this week we are getting to know wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball athlete Kai Davis!
How long have you been playing wheelchair sports?
I have been playing wheelchair basketball for 4 years and wheelchair tennis for 1.
How did you start playing your current sport?
I started playing wheelchair tennis through looking for a cross training for basketball. I started playing wheelchair basketball through a camp at the Alberta children’s hospital called Camp Independence.
What is your favourite sports memory?
My favourite memory out of all my sports is hanging out with my teammates on away and bonding with them.
What do adaptive sports mean to you?
It means I can play sports. I love basketball and tennis but when I try to play stand up I fumble over my legs so now that I can play I’m very happy. So I guess it means happiness
What are your future goals?
My future goals are to make it to the Paralympics.
What would you say to someone who is looking to try wheelchair sports but is nervous?
If someone wanted to join, I would tell them that everybody belongs. It’s a welcoming community to join. You never feel left out. There’s lots of ways you can try it out! Come out and play!