David Hall OAM – Wheelchair Tennis
At 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.
2016 Wheelchair Tennis Clinics
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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