Jeremy Boyd overcame tragedy, wheelchair tennis national champ

Boyd is part of UA's Wheelchair Tennis Team

Posted: Jun 10, 2019 11:12 AM
Updated: Jun 10, 2019 11:12 AM

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but nothing could rain on the competitive spirit, of jeremy boyd as he competes in his first alabama state games in wheel chair tennis. the university of alabama student has played the sport for two years now, not letting tragedy stop his love for competition. after being shot in am armed robbery, jeremy boyd didn't think he would compete in sports again, until he found wheel chair tennis in tuscaloosa. ""i was minding my own business at the farmer's market and two of my now teammates came up to me, and were like do you play sports, they brought me to the community clinics and the rest was history." its the first year wheelchair tennis is part of the alabama state games, bringing to town the crimson tide...boyd says alabama's wheelchair tennis team works more in a week, than most do in a month. "grinding till it hurts, and grinding some more." the five time wheel chair tennis national champs, are carrying on the capstone's athletic dynasty, while helping grow the sport... "i think this past year we played 8 teams total in the national championship, we won of course, we won the national championship in wheelchair basketball, mens, women's and wheelchair tennis. we run the game right now, title town is something serious." the former four sport athlete, says playing adaptive games helped find himself again... "and helped me realize oh i can still do stuff, and it helps, because you're getting the beach bod back, and being active, and not sitting at home on the couch." his competitive spirit is back. "if anybody wants to play we can play official or not, any time, any place, any format, let's play." boyd says the dream is to compete in the paralympics one day. "i'm not ready for toyoko, maybe 2024, we'll see." jeremy told me technology is getting better. between robotic legs, and other therapies, he's confident he'll work again... wheelchair tennis team raking in the titles though... keeping
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