14th July 2000 at 01:00
Lancashire athlete Chris Greenhalgh is one of 70,000 disabled young people in the UK requiring mobility aids to help them live a normal life. Chris is supported by Whizzkids, the national children's charity that provides tailor-made wheelchairs, tricycles and walking frames for disabled children. Chris plays basketball nd tennis and has a specialist chair for basketball.

"When I started secondary school they got me playing a bit of tennis and it went on from there," he says. "My chair has given me far more independence and has increased my sports ability no end, especially my speed."

Whizzkids, tel: 020 7233 6600

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