"Founder of wheelchair tennis, not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Founded the National Foundation of Wheelchair Tennis (NFWT) as the organising body for the sport in 1980. The purpose of the NFWT was to promote physical and psychological well being among the disabled regardless of age, sex, creed, or disability extent. This was accomplished through the presentation of instructional clinics, exhibitions, competitive tournaments and sports camps. From 1980 - 1989, ranked number one in singles in the world in the sport. A three time U.S. Open Singles Champion (1980, 1985, 1987) and a ten time U.S. Open Doubles Champion. Accomplishments also include a gold medal in tennis doubles at the 1992 Paralympics in Barcelona, gold medals in Singles and Doubles at the 1987 Olympic Sports Festival."