Mika Ishikawa tried several wheelchair sports at a “Have a Go Day” in British Columbia but found she was most interested in wheelchair tennis. She is now Canada’s highest-ranked quad player at world No. 22. Since the Parapan American Games will not have a quad category, Ishikawa has been playing women’s singles tournaments in an attempt to qualify for the prestigious event.
Her training consists of one month of off-season training each year in Thailand, group lessons while she’s home in Vancouver, and coaching from fellow Parapan Am hopeful and former Paralympian Sarah Hunter. In 2015, she has reached two semifinals and two quarter-finals.
2015 Parapan American Games… In 2014, Ishikawa made great strides on the international circuit, rising 33 spots to a year-end world No. 23. She hit a high of No. 20 on the world rankings and picked up several impressive wins along the way.
Recipient 2014 Tennis Canada Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Tournoi Indoors Bulle - Singles- Semifinals
2015 Niteroi Open – Singles - Semifinals
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams
Singles - Women