Ruben bids for a place with GB South at the 2019 Disability Games
Sport and exercise are often taken for granted when you are able bodied, but for 11 year old Ruben Harris, the ability to play wheelchair tennis is priceless. Tennis helps with his emotional wellbeing and self-esteem and has played a big part in his rehabilitation.
In July Ruben played at the British Wheelchair Tennis Open in Nottingham, where he met his idols, British Wheelchair tennis players, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett.
Born with Congenital Talipes Equinovarus, (more commonly known club feet), Ruben has been a regular at hospital with treatments and surgeries. More recently, Ruben began a new chapter in his life after having his right foot amputated last August in a bid to ease the pain and give him more mobility.
Ruben has an excellent chance of qualifying for GB South at the 2019 Disability games. However, even with a grant of £480 from the Dan Maskell Tennis trust, he needed to secure another £2,000 to cover one to one coaching sessions to help him fulfill his ambition. Red Eagle are pleased to sponsored Ruben to the tune of £500 and wishes him well in his bid to compete in the 2019 Games.