Maylee Phelps, with her unassuming demeanor, is a noteworthy figure. She excels as a junior wheelchair tennis player, holding the #1 position in junior girls globally, and has aspirations of representing the United States in the Paralympics, where she aims to bring home a gold medal.

Maylee was born in China and adopted at two years of age, later moving to the United States with her family. Despite being born with spina bifida, she has never let it get in the way of her passions. Maylee's bright smile and humble spirit have seen her through countless surgeries and physical therapy sessions.

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY WITH A BRIGHT SMILE AND A HUMBLE SPIRIT

It was love at first bounce when Maylee discovered wheelchair tennis after moving from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest. She started competing nationally at the age of twelve and soon found herself traveling to France, Italy, and Portugal to participate in tournaments and competitions. Maylee has also proudly represented Team USA in multiple World Team Cup competitions.

One of the biggest highlights of Maylee's wheelchair tennis career was making history by qualifying for the 2022 Inaugural US Open Juniors Wheelchair Championships and winning her first Junior Girls Doubles Champion title at a Grand Slam.

With her eyes set on competing in the Paralympics, Maylee continues to train and compete with strength and dedication, fueled by the support of her partners.

Maylee has tremendous potential because of her willingness to work hard every day on the court. It is a joy to work with Maylee because she is focused on getting better and has committed to training her mind. Maylee is showing great mental strength as she continues to develop a world-class game." 

-DR. LARRY LAUER, CMPC, DIRECTOR, MENTAL PERFORMANCE, USTA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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