In spring 2022, Keith Orahood, JSerra’s assistant coach under Kurt, was inspired to start an adaptive tennis program to be included with all other Lions’ sports, after coaching then sophomore Landon Sachs, a
wheelchair bound member of the school’s tennis team.
With no adaptive tennis team in place at JSerra at the time, Sachs competed against players with no disabilities under slightly modified rules as permitted by the California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body of high school sports in the state.
In 2022 Sachs competed in his first ever USTA Wheelchair Tournament, finishing first in the 18 and under division. Now a junior, Sachs recently accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Arizona, which offers wheelchair tennis as one of eight adaptive sports.