PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age28
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
“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

On court

  • 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

Off court

  • 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’.

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019
Bendigo Open, Australian Open, Japan Open

2018
Sydney International, Australian Open, Cajun Classic, World Team Cup, US Open, Wheelchair Tennis Masters

2017
Sydney International, Australian Open, Japan Open

2016
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Johannesburg, South African Open, Japan Open, Open de France, British Open, Rio 2016 Paralympics

2015
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, Australian Open, Pensacola Open, Japan Open, BNP Paribas Open de France, Belgian Open, US Open

2009
Sydney International

Finals

2018
Japan Open

2015
Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open, Cajun Classic, British Open, Swiss Open Starling Hotel Geneva

2014
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

Balancing act for wheelchair coach Vogelsberger
Francois Vogelsberger (centre) with Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson at the 2018 World Team Cup in the Netherlands.
2 May, 2019

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.
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Dylan Alcott: An Inspirational Leader
High Five: Dylan Alcott en route to a fifth straight Australian Open quad singles title; Getty Images
5 April, 2019

As Dylan Alcott calls on all Australians with a disability to try tennis, we look back at his remarkable sporting story.
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Alcott in the running for Logie Award
Dylan Alcott (Getty Images)
14 March, 2019

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.
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Alcott wins fifth straight Australian Open title
Dylan Alcott poses with his trophy after winning a fifth straight Australian Open title in Melbourne (Getty Images)
26 January, 2019

Dylan Acott maintains his mastery of Melbourne Park, beating rival David Wagner to win a fifth straight Australian Open quad wheelchair singles trophy.
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