The Special Olympics National Games get underway in Bath next week with almost 2000 athletes descending on the historic city to participate in 12 sports. The event every four years is proven to improve the quality of athletes' lives.
As our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports, that is already true for a tennis player from the West Country.
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