Subramanian Balachandar is a pharmacist, professor and wheel chair tennis player. He has eight years of experience in the US healthcare. A tamilian by birth, he started playing tennis in 2006
when he represented India at FESPIC Games in Kualalumpur, Malaysia.
His journey as a sportsperson is a coalescence of International, National & State level achievements. Balachandar is truely an inspiration to many of us. Apart from being a pharmacist, he wanted to turn his disability into a special ability and hence choose tennis. Very few step forward and do what they are passionate about, Bala is one among those.
Subramaniam was the semifinalist at Srilankan and Malaysian Open 2009 in doubles, a runner up and also semifinalist (singles) at 1st ITF Futures Wheelchair Tennis,2011. He has been a runner up in Malaysian Open and quarter finalist in Thailand Open 2009, Srilankan Open 2008 and British Open 2010. Asian Games in Guangzhou, China 2010 also witnessed his participation. Coming to the National achievements, Bala made his state proud in all the tournaments he participated. He stood first in National Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis 2013 & 2010, TNTA-AITA Wheelchair Tennis 2010 both in doubles and singles. Balachandar’s latest achievement is Paralympic Tamilnadu Wheelchair Tennis Championship 2015 in mens doubles and was also a runner up at the same event for singles. He also achieved a gold medal in 2nd TNTA Wheelchair Tennis 2010 for mens doubles played in his state.
To help him improve further in the sport, we sponsored him with a specialized wheelchair worth Rs.3.5Lakhs.
It is an honour for AMF to be associated with a generous person like Balachandar and a blessing to all the trainees at the National Training Camp to get trained under him.