Australia, 23 December 2021 | Leigh Rogers

Australian Francois Vogelsberger has been named the International Tennis Federation’s Wheelchair Tennis Coach of the Year.

The Coach of the Year Award is presented annually to a coach who is considered to have made a substantial contribution to the development of wheelchair tennis and players both nationally and internationally.

Vogelsberger was recognised for his work with Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, who are both top 10-ranked players in the quad wheelchair division.

The Melbourne-based Vogelsberger, who is Tennis Australia’s National High Performance wheelchair coach, also received the Coach Excellence – Performance award at last week’s Australian Tennis Awards.

Vogelsberger is the third Australian to receive an ITF award this month, with Alcott and Ash Barty recently named World Champions in their divisions.

> READ: Alcott named 2021 World Champion

> READ: Barty receives ITF honour