International Tennis Hall of Fame Member David Hall was today presented with the 2015 ITF Brad Parks Award given to an individual or organisation that has made a significant contribution to wheelchair tennis on an international basis. The presentation took place at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, where David won his gold medal in 2000, with Tennis NSW President Gregory Doyle, CEO Alistair MacDonald and former Australian Davis Cup Captain Wally Masur on-hand to congratulate the deserving recipient.
ITF President David Haggerty congratulated the six-time ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Champion in a statement.
“Since retiring in 2006, David has dedicated himself to promoting wheelchair tennis. In 2010 he was appointed one of six ITF Wheelchair Tennis Ambassadors and last year was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015, and was also inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in January 2015, during the Australian Open.
David has not only been an exceptional athlete but has also been a true ambassador of our sport, teaching youngsters and writing about wheelchair tennis. We would like to congratulate David on this wonderful achievement and we wish him the very best for the future,” said Haggerty.
David is a six-time ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Champion, winner of 19 Super Series titles and winner of two NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters titles in 2002 and 2004. David helped lead Australia to 4 World Team Cups during his career.
Current Australian World Team Cup members Ben Weekes, Adam Kellerman and Keegan Oh-Chee were also in attendance to congratulate David and NSW Academy Coach Vernon Cheung on being presented with his green and gold Australian representative tracksuit by Masur.
The team enjoyed a break from the ‘Road to Rio’ to have afternoon tea with the Tennis NSW Board and staff following the Brad Parks Award presentation.