PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age26
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
“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

On court

  • 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

Off court

  • 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’.

Titles/Finals

Titles

2016
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Johannesburg, South African Open, Japan Open, Open de France, British Open

2015
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Pensacola Open, Japan Open, BNP Paribas Open de France, Belgian Open, US Open

2009
Sydney International

Finals

2015
Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, Cajun Classic, British Open, Swiss Open Starling Hotel Geneva

2014
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

Alcott earns top Paralympic honour
Dylan Alcott poses with his gold medal after winning the quads singles event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics; ITF Wheelchair Tennis
9 December, 2016

Dylan Alcott's glittering 2016 season has continued, while David Hall was inducted into the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame.
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Alcott hopes to inspire disabled children
Dylan Alcott hits at Melbourne Park; Getty Images
30 November, 2016

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.
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Gallery: Australian Tennis Award winners
Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability - Heath Davidson (L) and Dylan Alcott; Fiona Hamilton
29 November, 2016

The Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Award recipients posed with their awards at Monday night's glittering ceremony in Melbourne.
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Video: Alcott “smashes glass ceiling”
Dylan Alcott on stage after winning the 2016 Newcombe Medal; Getty Images
29 November, 2016

Dylan Alcott's landmark victory at the 2016 Newcombe Medal is an inspiration for all people with a disability.
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