PLAYER PROFILE

Adam Kellerman

  • Age27
  • Born26 July 1990
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSt Ives, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMick Connell
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“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

ON COURT

  • 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
  • offered a place at the University of Arizona where he now plays and studies
  • 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

OFF COURT

  • 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

 

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015
Czech Open, Birmingham Classic Canada, Semana Guga Kuerten

2014
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Wroclaw Cup, Hilton Head Championships

2013
Wroclaw Cup

2012
USTA Desert Classic

2011
Southwest Desert Classic

2010
Yaffo Open, North Queensland Wheelchair Open

2009
Queensland Open, Tasmanian Open

2008
Polish Open

Finals

2015
Polish Open, Wroclaw Cup, Swiss Open Geneva, Hilton Head Championships

2013
Adelaide Open

2012
New Zealand Open, Austrian Open

2009
New Zealand Open, Newcastle Open

Adam Kellerman in the news

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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Alcott into quads singles gold medal match
Dylan Alcott in action at the Rio 2016 Paralympics; Getty Images
13 September, 2016

A day after reaching the quads doubles final with Heath Davidson, world No.1 Dylan Alcott has reached the same stage of the singles event at the Rio Paralympics.
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Alcott, Davidson into gold medal match
Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have won the BNP Paribas World Team Cup. Photo: Ando Akira / ITF
12 September, 2016

Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson are one win away from a Paralympic gold medal after advancing to the final of the quads doubles event on Sunday.
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Paralympics: Alcott through to quads semis
Dylan Alcott in action at the Rio 2016 Paralympics; Getty Images
11 September, 2016

Dylan Alcott continued his march to Paralympic gold in Rio after wins in singles and in doubles with Aussie partner Heath Davidson.
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