Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability

Eligibility criteria

  • nominees must be a citizen of, or hold permanent residency in Australia; and
  • competed in a minimum of four (4) tournaments in the calendar year (where applicable)


Selection criteria

The selection panel will consider the following in assessing and comparing nominees:

  • have an improved ranking over a 12month period ;
  • or/ sustained a top 20 ranking over a 12 month period;
  • record playing for Australia (if applicable);
  • appropriate and commendable attitude; and
  • has complied with all rules and conducts as set by Tennis Australia
  • competed at the highest level within their disability event type

All entries must supply a minimum of three high-resolution photos and/or video footage supporting their nomination.

> Download the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability Evidence Template 2013


Make a nomination

Nominations for the 2013 Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards have now closed.


Selection process

The selection panel will be made up of the following:

  • Tennis Australia National Wheelchair Tennis Coach
  • Tennis Australia Wheelchair Tennis Ambassador
  • Ausrapid representative
  • Tennis Australia Inclusion Coordinator

All decisions in relation to the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability (including any questions in relation to eligibility) will be determined by the selection panel in its absolute discretion. All decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Any matters which arise and which are not covered in this document will be determined by the selection panel in consultation with Tennis Australia Management.



  • Nominations open – June 2013
  • Nominations close – 7 October 2013
    • The award period is from 1 December 2012 to 7 October 2013
    • The Awards Night will be held in Melbourne on 2 December 2013


Requirements of award recipients

The successful recipients will be required to fulfill the following items upon reasonable request:

  • participate in marketing and promotional activities in the 12 months following the award;
  • prepare an article for the Australian Tennis Magazine.  Tennis Australia will provide editorial assistance.