David Hall

  • Age46
  • Born14 January 1970
  • Birth PlaceSydney, NSW
  • Playing StatusRetired
“I feel like I can’t give back enough to wheelchair tennis because I know it’s given me so much over the years.”

— David Hall, 29 Apr 2016

» Wheelchair tennis: Hall honoured for international efforts

Hall dominated wheelchair tennis across the globe for a decade, finishing No.1 in singles for six years between 1995 and 2005.

He won every major title at some time during his career, including gold at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics and silver at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympics.

In 1995 he became the first non-American to win the prestigious US Open. Hall amassed nine Australian Opens, eight US Opens and seven British Opens.

He began playing wheelchair tennis at 19, three years after he lost his legs hitchhiking on the central coast of NSW, where he was hit by a car.

He is the State Wheelchair Tennis Coach  in Sydney and in 2007 was appointed the Australian Wheelchair Tennis advisor.

David Hall in the news

From Barcelona to Athens
David Hall celebrates his Paralympic gold medal win at Sydney 2000; Getty Images
13 September, 2016

With the Rio Paralympics in full swing, former world champion wheelchair tennis player, David Hall – who competed in four Paralympics – takes us inside the journey of a…
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Wheelchair tennis: Hall honoured for international efforts
David Hall (centre) receives the ITF Brad Parks Award from Wally Masur (L) and Tennis New South Wales President Greg Doyle (R); photo credit Tennis Australia
29 April, 2016

Wheelchair tennis legend David Hall has been honoured with yet another accolade, receiving the ITF Brad Parks Award in recognition of his significant international contribution…
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Wheelchair legend honoured with Hall of Fame induction
David Hall at the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2015 induction ceremony at Newport, Rhode Island; photo credit Kate Whitney Lucey
20 July, 2015

Australian wheelchair tennis legend David Hall was honoured at the weekend with his induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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Smith upsets Tomic in Newport
John-Patrick Smith in action during his second-round Wimbledon qualifying victory over Bjorn Fratangelo at Roehampton; Getty Images
14 July, 2015

Australian world No.160 John-Patrick Smith has scored a his first ever ATP win by beating compatriot Bernard Tomic in Newport, while Matt Ebden qualified for the main draw.
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