PLAYER PROFILE

Dylan Alcott

  • Age27
  • Born 4 December 1990
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
  • LivesMelbourne, Australia
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachFrancois Vogelsberger
FOLLOW
“I’m feeling awesome. Four in a row. Pretty good start. It’s been a big couple days, crazy two weeks.”

— Dylan Alcott, 27 Jan 2018

» Alcott clinches historic quad quartet

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

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

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

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

Australia regain quads title at World Team Cup
Heath Davidson and Dylan Alcott; ITF image
4 June, 2018

Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson give Australia victory over Israel in the quads final at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.
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Dylan Alcott leads top Aussie wheelies named for World Team Cup
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02:  World Cup Team members pose during the Tennis Australia World Cup Team Shoot on May 2, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
15 May, 2018

Australia’s top wheelchair tennis athletes have their sights set on gold when they head to Apeldorn, Netherlands, for the BNP Paribas World Team Cup at the end of the month.
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Australian wheelchair tennis coach Greg Crump recognised with top international honour
Finn Broadbent, Greg Crump, Riley Dumsday
2 May, 2018

Greg Crump 'Crumpy' has been named as the recipient of the ITF’s Brad Parks Award in recognition of his significant contribution to wheelchair tennis.
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Alcott clinches historic quad quartet
Dylan Alcott kisses the trophy having defended his Australian Open title.
27 January, 2018

Alcott or Wagner won the previous five men's quad singles titles at Melbourne Park.
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