Alex Hunt makes his tennis dreams a realityBy Jun 15, 2020
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Alex Hunt makes his tennis dreams a reality
Published Jun 15, 2020
You may not see him in the Grand Slam stadiums, but Alex Hunt is one player that can inspire anyone. Born with only one arm, the New Zealand native made his mark in Division I tennis at St. Mary's College of California before finding his way into the pro ranks.
Tennis Channel served up a TenniStory spotlighting the 26-year-old at his farm in New Zealand, where he grew up playing tennis.
"Some people might see my arm as a physical challenge," Hunt said. "I tend to agree, but the challenge is something that gets me through and really fires me up to try things."
Hunt has been playing singles and doubles since mid-2016, sticking mostly to the ITF tour. In 2017, he picked up his first ATP ranking point and achieved his highest ranking (so far) of 1,784. During the tour shutdown, he's competing in Auckland's New Zealand Premier League, which began on June 3.