“That win meant the most to me ... to broadcast it live to the world, never been done before in a final, that’s huge for the movement of parasports, everything that I believe in.”
— Dylan Alcott, 5 Apr 2019
» Dylan Alcott: An Inspirational Leader
- in juniors, peaked at wheelchair tennis world No.4 in February 2008
- in 2011, was a recipient for the Order of Australia Medal
- offered a wildcard entry at Australian Open 2014 into the quads draw
- rose to quad wheelchair world No.1 in March 2014
- won his first Grand Slam title at Australian Open 2015; also won at the US Open in 2015
- at the Australian Tennis Awards, was nominated for the prestigious Newcombe Medal and won the Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability
- defended his title at Australian Open 2016
- currently studying commerce at the University of Melbourne
- works as a motivational speaker, inspiring the youth of today to change the way that they perceive people with disabilities
- aspires to work in mainstream media as a television presenter; believes added media coverage will speak volumes for people with disabilities, giving them added exposure which they deserve
- loves music festivals; has become world famous for his ‘wheelchair crowdsurfing’.
Bendigo Open, Australian Open, Japan Open
Sydney International, Australian Open, Cajun Classic, World Team Cup, US Open, Wheelchair Tennis Masters
Sydney International, Australian Open, Japan Open
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Johannesburg, South African Open, Japan Open, Open de France, British Open, Rio 2016 Paralympics
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Pensacola Open, Japan Open, BNP Paribas Open de France, Belgian Open, US Open
Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, Cajun Classic, British Open, Swiss Open Starling Hotel Geneva
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Perry New Zealand Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Fab-U-Life USTA/ITF Desert Classic, Cajun Classic, Pensacola Open
Dylan Alcott in the news
Guiding two of the world's top wheelchair tennis players in Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, Francois Vogelsberger is uniquely positioned as an elite-level coach.
As Dylan Alcott calls on all Australians with a disability to try tennis, we look back at his remarkable sporting story.
Fans can vote for Australian tennis star Dylan Alcott, who has been nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent as part of the 2019 TV Week Logie Awards.
Dylan Acott maintains his mastery of Melbourne Park, beating rival David Wagner to win a fifth straight Australian Open quad wheelchair singles trophy.