Mr. Ryotaro Sakaguchi, one of top wheel-chair tennis players (13 years old) at junior level in Japan, will participate in “18th Annual Hendrickson Wheelchair Classic” held on July 15th and 16th in San Diego. B-Adaptive Foundation will support his challenge and host a reception in Los Angeles to welcome Ryutaro and his family and raise funding to support challenged athletes.
Mr. Ryotaro Sakaguchi
DOB: December 28th, 2003
Residence: Urayasu, Chiba
Ranked 1st in Japan Wheelchair Tennis Jr. Ranking
Ryotaro suffered a spinal injury in a car accident when he was 2 years old and has been on wheelchair since. He started playing tennis in 2009 at “Urayasu Junior Tennis Club” founded by his father, Mr. Tsuyoshi Sakaguchi. Before starting his own club, Tsuyoshi had contacted many local tennis clubs that would accommodate Ryotaro, but no club opened the door because of his disability. Ryotaro has been winning various junior tournaments for the last few years. In 2017, Ryotaro made a courtesy visit to Mr. Daichi Suzuki, the commissioner of the Japan Sports Agency as a No.1 junior ranker of the Japan wheelchair tennis. This will be Ryotaro’s first tournament outside of Japan.
Ryotaro Sakaguchi Welcome Fundraising Reception
Date: Wednesday, July 12th., 2017
Time: From 4PM to 7PM
Place: Peninsula Racquet Club
30850 Hawthorne Blvd.,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Admission: $30（Includes snack and drink）Free for students, 18 years old, or under.
Description: Mr. Ryotaro Sakaguchi will participate in “18th Annual Hendrickson Wheelchair Classic” held on July 15th and 16th in San Diego. BAF will host a reception to welcome Ryotaro and his family and raise funding.
Contact: BAF [email protected]
Ryotaro will hold a practice at the club from 2pm to 4pm. You are welcome to watch his practice or play with him.