2004 NEC Masters David HallAt the age of 16, David Hall lost his legs after being hit by a car – during his long road to recovery, he picked up a newspaper and saw a picture of a man playing tennis in a wheelchair. Having played tennis when he was 13 and 14, David was inspired. He entered into his first competition, the ‘Albury-Wodonga Classic’ in 1988 – it was the start of a long and very prosperous career.

In 1989 he played in his very first Australian Open in the C Division and won. By 1993 he had turned professional and in 1995 he relocated to the U.S where he became the first non-American to win the U.S open.

In his career he won the Australian Open nine times, the British Open seven times, the U.S Open eight times and the Japan Open eight times.  Between the years of 1995 and 2005 he was ranked No. 1 in the world 8 of those years.  Since then David has been awarded the Order of Australia and been inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2010. Mot recently David was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

Wheelchair Tennis

Wheelchair Tennis follows traditional tennis rules and certainly maintains the same traditions of high levels of skill, fitness and strategy.
The only difference in wheelchair tennis competitions is that the players are allowed two bounces of the ball; the first bounce being within the bounds of the court.
To be eligible for these competitions, the athlete must be medically diagnosed as having a mobility-related disability.Players are classified on a skills basis in the following categories: Open – Elite level players A, B, C, D – Graded players There is a separate division for quad players

2016 Wheelchair Tennis Clinics

Tennis clinics are held on the second last Sunday of each month at City Community Tennis in Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills. The clinics cater for all ages and abilities with sessions for juniors/beginners as well as sessions for intermediate/advanced. Former world number two wheelchair tennis player Mick Connell coaches the clinics and caters specifically to each individual’s skill level.

2015 BNP Paribas World Team Cup

Congratulations to Wheelchair Sports NSW Athletes Adam Kellerman, Ben Weeks and Keegan Oh-Chee who won Bronze at the 2015 World Team Cup in Turkey! To see the teams and results CLICK HERE

 

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Contact Melanie Chapman P: +61 2 9809 5260

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ABOUT US

Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW. It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.

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