ParalympianWheelchair Tennis

Steve Baldwin

Paralympian 2012, 2016

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    San Diego, CA


    Katy High School (Katy, Texas) ’89 Southwestern University ’95, English and History, Sand Diego State University ‘08, Masters in English

    classification: Men's Open

    Baldwin was a soccer player in high school before he was injured in a car accident. He took tennis as a PE credit at Southwestern University and then continued playing the game with classmates. After graduating from Southwestern in 1995, Baldwin became even more serious about playing wheelchair tennis. He was named to the U.S World Team Cup in 2001, and in 2002, he achieved two career-high rankings − No. 10 in singles in the world and No. 13 in doubles in the world. Baldwin left the game in 2002 to enroll in graduate school and in 2008 he earned a master’s degree in English literature from San Diego State University....Son of Patty McDermott and David Baldwin...Has a brother, Chris, and step-brother and step-sister, Mike and Lisa McDermott...Married Francesca Orlando in September 2006...Hobbies include music, poetry and barbeque.
    • Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games, semifinal (doubles), quarterfinals (singles)
    • World Cup team member (2001, 2002, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
    • 2002 Canadian Open Champion
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