Richmond, Texas – Finding a way has always been Clay Watson’s motto. Born without a left forearm or hand, the George Ranch schoolboy learned to be self-sufficient at an early age. Daily activities such as tying his shoes became routine for Clay. He wasn’t going to let any limitations slow him down, including sports.

Clay played football and basketball at an early age. In the 7th grade, he surprised his mom by telling her he was going to play on the tennis team. She said, “Good luck, do you have a racket?” Clay made that team and never looked back.

His delivery is both unique and powerful. It is amazing and inspiring to see. “I definitely enjoy inspiring people, even by doing simple tasks like tying shoes and other everyday tasks that you might think amputees can’t do. It’s nice to know that I can inspire others through my tennis or just talking to them. Always keep an open mind remember there is always a way to do it”

Clay recently met 5-year-old Aubrey, who was also born with a congenital amputation. Aubrey wants to become a tennis player like Clay. The two bonded with Aubrey, who received a lesson from Clay on how to hold the racket and serve. The two inspire each other.