Adam Kellerman

  • Age33
  • Born26 July 1990
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSt Ives, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMick Connell
“It’s always a dream to play in the Australian Open … another opportunity to play against the best in the world and those are the players I’ll be playing all year in my Roll to Rio, working towards winning a medal in the Paralympics.”

— Adam Kellerman, 16 Nov 2015

» Kellerman wins Australian Open wildcard


  • started playing tennis in 2006
  • favourite surface is hard court
  • member of Australia’s junior wheelchair tennis teams in 2007 and 2008, and in 2009 he made it onto the men’s team
  • attended the University of Arizona, combining studies and tennis
  • considers his coach, Mick Connell, as the most influential person on his career to date due to his knowledge and motivational skills
  • aims to one day become the No.1 player in the world.
  • in 2010 won the World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey
  • most memorable match came in January 2012 at the Sydney International – playing in front of friends and family (including his pacing father) against world No.6 Robin Ammerlaan, the then 61st-ranked Kellerman won in three sets.
  • that victory helped him qualify for the London 2012 Paralympics, where he competed for Australia
  • primary goals are to reach world No.1 and win a Paralympic gold medal


  • an active child, Kellerman couldn’t play sport for several years after developing cancer, until he discovered wheelchair tennis
  • considers himself dedicated, focused, hard-working, caring and open-minded
  • favourite place is the Blue Mountains
  • ideal meal is pumpkin soup, followed by a salad with avocado and a piece of salmon
  • if he wasn’t a wheelchair tennis player, would be a dietitian or nutritionist
  • lists his heroes as David Hall, Novak Djokovic and his parents





Australian National Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Czech Open, Birmingham Classic Canada, Semana Guga Kuerten

Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Wroclaw Cup, Hilton Head Championships

Wroclaw Cup

USTA Desert Classic

Southwest Desert Classic

Yaffo Open, North Queensland Wheelchair Open

Queensland Open, Tasmanian Open

Polish Open


Polish Open, Wroclaw Cup, Swiss Open Geneva, Hilton Head Championships

Adelaide Open

New Zealand Open, Austrian Open

New Zealand Open, Newcastle Open

Adam Kellerman in the news

Adam Kellerman wins Australian Open 2018 wildcard
Adam Kellerman and Ben Weekes finalists
23 November, 2017

Adam Kellerman has taken out the Australian Wheelchair National Championships Men's division.
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Kellerman, Weekes headline National Wheelchair Tennis champs
Photo Credit: Jensen's Tennis, City Community Tennis.
17 November, 2017

Australia's best wheelchair tennis athletes will compete in the national championships in Melbourne over the weekend - with an Australian Open 2018 wildcard at stake.
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Australian Wheelchair Tennis season commences
3 October, 2017

The Australian Wheelchair Tennis season is set to host some of the world’s best local and international players as they prepare for the prestigious Australian Open.
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Australian wheelies off to Italy for World Team Cup
L-R Ben Weekes, Adam Kellerman, Vernon Cheung (coach), Keegan Oh-Chee, Stephan Rochecouste (orange boy)
1 May, 2017

Australian team off to Italy to compete in BNP Paribas World Team Cup
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