“I want to be a beacon of hope for kids with disabilities or people who have had car accidents and think their life's over because they can't walk, it's not true.”
— Dylan Alcott, 30 Nov 2016
» Alcott hopes to inspire disabled children
- in juniors, peaked at wheelchair tennis world No.4 in February 2008
- in 2011, was a recipient for the Order of Australia Medal
- offered a wildcard entry at Australian Open 2014 into the quads draw
- rose to quad wheelchair world No.1 in March 2014
- won his first Grand Slam title at Australian Open 2015; also won at the US Open in 2015
- at the Australian Tennis Awards, was nominated for the prestigious Newcombe Medal and won the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
- defended his title at Australian Open 2016
- currently studying commerce at the University of Melbourne
- works as a motivational speaker, inspiring the youth of today to change the way that they perceive people with disabilities
- aspires to work in mainstream media as a television presenter; believes added media coverage will speak volumes for people with disabilities, giving them added exposure which they deserve
- loves music festivals; has become world famous for his ‘wheelchair crowdsurfing’.
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Johannesburg, South African Open, Japan Open, Open de France, British Open
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Pensacola Open, Japan Open, BNP Paribas Open de France, Belgian Open, US Open
Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, Cajun Classic, British Open, Swiss Open Starling Hotel Geneva
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Perry New Zealand Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Fab-U-Life USTA/ITF Desert Classic, Cajun Classic, Pensacola Open
Dylan Alcott in the news
Dylan Alcott's glittering 2016 season has continued, while David Hall was inducted into the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame.
Dylan Alcott hopes his achievements on court - capped with his Newcombe Medal victory - and in the media can help him serve as a role model for younger people with a disability.
The Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Award recipients posed with their awards at Monday night's glittering ceremony in Melbourne.
Dylan Alcott's landmark victory at the 2016 Newcombe Medal is an inspiration for all people with a disability.