- Born26 July 1990
- Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
- LivesSt Ives, New South Wales
- CoachMick Connell
“It’s always a dream to play in the Australian Open … another opportunity to play against the best in the world and those are the players I’ll be playing all year in my Roll to Rio, working towards winning a medal in the Paralympics.”
— Adam Kellerman, 16 Nov 2015
» Kellerman wins Australian Open wildcard
- started playing tennis in 2006
- favourite surface is hard court
- member of Australia’s junior wheelchair tennis teams in 2007 and 2008, and in 2009 he made it onto the men’s team
- offered a place at the University of Arizona where he now plays and studies
- considers his coach, Mick Connell, as the most influential person on his career to date due to his knowledge and motivational skills
- aims to one day become the No.1 player in the world.
- in 2010 won the World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey
- most memorable match came in January 2012 at the Sydney International – playing in front of friends and family (including his pacing father) against world No.6 Robin Ammerlaan, the then 61st-ranked Kellerman won in three sets.
- that victory helped him qualify for the London 2012 Paralympics, where he competed for Australia
- primary goals are to reach world No.1 and win a Paralympic gold medal
- an active child, Kellerman couldn’t play sport for several years after developing cancer, until he discovered wheelchair tennis
- considers himself dedicated, focused, hard-working, caring and open-minded
- favourite place is the Blue Mountains
- ideal meal is pumpkin soup, followed by a salad with avocado and a piece of salmon
- if he wasn’t a wheelchair tennis player, would be a dietitian or nutritionist
- lists his heroes as David Hall, Novak Djokovic and his parents
Czech Open, Birmingham Classic Canada, Semana Guga Kuerten
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Wroclaw Cup, Hilton Head Championships
USTA Desert Classic
Southwest Desert Classic
Yaffo Open, North Queensland Wheelchair Open
Queensland Open, Tasmanian Open
Polish Open, Wroclaw Cup, Swiss Open Geneva, Hilton Head Championships
New Zealand Open, Austrian Open
New Zealand Open, Newcastle Open
Adam Kellerman in the news
A day after reaching the quads doubles final with Heath Davidson, world No.1 Dylan Alcott has reached the same stage of the singles event at the Rio Paralympics.
Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson are one win away from a Paralympic gold medal after advancing to the final of the quads doubles event on Sunday.
Dylan Alcott continued his march to Paralympic gold in Rio after wins in singles and in doubles with Aussie partner Heath Davidson.
Adam Kellerman, Ben Weekes, Sarah Calati, Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have been handed winnable opening-round assignments at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.