Ritsuko Kajisita (left) says,
"I hope my book gives the reader like myself
encouragement". Her son, Reiki (right)
Ritsuko Kajisita (46), living in Hiroshima City, published a book titled "My son is a deaf tennis player". She wrote about his growth and the family relationship through the tennis.
The book about her eldest son Reiki (15), a junior high school 3rd grader, since his birth. She writes in the book, "Even if there is an obstacle, you are not defeated by a hearing person and I want you to live with a confidence".
Reiki was born deaf with unknown cause. Since 4 years old, he has played tennis under the guidance of his father, the owner of a tennis school.
Early September, he participated in the Deaflympics in Taiwan as one of the Japanese representatives and and won the first silver medal by a male singles. He is one of the most expected young players who will also join the National Sports Meet in Niigata Prefecture on October 26.
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