SCI Superstar: Esther Vergeer

I love the Netherlands. They have really good pancakes, awesome art and if you use a wheelchair, they give you a sports chair and an entire year of coaching free of charge (ah-hem, moving there now).

No wonder this is the awesome place where the effervescently positive Esther Vergeer hails, the reigning queen of wheelchair tennis – winner of 7 Paralympic gold medals and 22 championship titles – unbeaten since 1999. Read this entry

Aussie wheelchair tennis players explain the game

I’ve been blogging for, a very cool video site that contains thousands of spinal cord injury-related videos, for a couple of months now. What I love about this site (other than it wass founded by my friend Josh Basile, a really smart C4-5 quad from Maryland who’s studying to be a lawyer) is that the videos are categorized by movement – full hand movement, partial hand movement, no hand movement, and for all the other body parts too, making it easy to find a video that would actually work for you without wasting too much time (gotta love that).

My latest post for highlights some of my favorite sports videos on their site. If you’ve ever wondered about wheelchair tennis, watch this video of two top Aussie wheelchair tennis players (one who is a low quadriplegic) having a ball, as they create a 6 minute video explaining everything about wheelchair tennis. You can watch the video here

10/22/2010: Wheelchair tennis star poses nude on cover of ESPN magazine’s Body Issue

Dutch wheelchair tennis athlete Esther Vergeer, 29, has been chosen to grace the cover of ESPN magazine’s 2010 Body Issue. She’s the first woman in a wheelchair to be featured in the magazine’s anticipated issue (which photographs athletes at the top of their game in artfully nude poses). Read more.

– Tiffiny, the fashionista paralyzed blogger  (bio)