Melbourne VIC, Australia, 15 November 2018 | Tennis Australia

Australia’s best wheelchair athletes including Paralympians Ben Weekes, Adam Kellerman and Heath Davidson will battle it out at the National Wheelchair Tennis Championships starting tomorrow, Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November.

The prestigious championships will take place at the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park and will host all four wheelchair divisions including women’s, men’s, quad and junior events, with players looking to secure national titles and benchmark themselves against fellow Australian competitors.

The junior competition will see the strongest field ever compete, led by top seeds 16-year-old Hayley Slocombe, 17-year-old Finn Broadbent, 13-year-old Riley Dumsday ranked No. 7, No.13 and No.14 in the world respectively.

In addition to the competition, a Come and Try day will be hosted on Saturday from 10.00 am with National Wheelchair Tennis Coach educator Greg Crump.

Crump earlier this year received the highest international honour in wheelchair tennis, the ITF Brad Parkes Award, recognising his significant contribution to the sport for over 30 years.

National Wheelchair Tennis Championship details

Date: Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November 2018
Time: Friday 16 November – matches from 12.00 pm

Saturday 17 November – matches from 9.00 am

Sunday 18 November – finals from 9.00 am

 Venue: National Tennis Centre

Outdoor courts 24 to 28

Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard

Richmond, Victoria

Order of play:  

Daily order of play will be made available here.


Field / Draws: Australian National Wheelchair Tennis Championships field and draws can be found here.



Come and Try day session


National Wheelchair Tennis educator Greg Crump will take first time players through a wheelchair tennis come and try session.


Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Venue: National Tennis Centre

Indoor court 8

Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard

Richmond, Victoria 

Contact: If you or someone you know would like to get involved, email Daniel O’Neill at [email protected]


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