Playing a sport can make you feel challenged and strong. The competition can help you grow! Every individual may have the urge to win but a few can win in almost every chance they get. We are proud to have such an inspirational and prominent international wheelchair tennis player, Prathima Rao, from India.

Prathima Rao hails from Mangalore and is based in Bangalore currently. She has been fond of sports since she was a child. Diagnosed with polio, she uses a caliper to move around. She continued playing tennis and badminton, but discovered her passion for tennis with the use of her wheelchair. She found the strength of her shoulders to ace the matches.

Her consistency is manifested with winning the ‘Tabebuia Open : Wheelchair Tennis Championship’ faithfully from the year 2017 to 2021. She manages to balance her career, tennis practice, and family commitments. Covid-19 led to a temporary break from tournaments. Yet, she is waiting to hit the court.

Do you wish to hear more about this cool champ? Head on to our exclusive interview with Prathima where she shares her path and hurdles, she faced in her life.

About Ginny’s Planet:

Ginny’s Planet is a social enterprise Co-founded by Dr. Shweta Verma in 2019. The brand runs on the core value of helping our teachers and parents to teach their children to become independent, smart and better leaders by equipping them with a deep understanding of empathy, diversity, disability and inclusion. Dr. Shweta and the team design events, workshops and products to help guardians & schools to develop kids’ mindset and evolve as adaptive and flexible human beings. They work with schools to organise workshops for children and teachers.

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