“I want to encourage people of all abilities to be more aware, increase their understanding and be more accepting and inclusive of people with disability during their everyday lives.”
— Dylan Alcott, 1 May 2017
» Alcott announced as IDPWD Patron
- 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’.
Queensland Wheelchair Tennis Open, Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, Johannesburg, South African Open, Japan Open, Open de France, British Open
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
Tennis Australia has increased support for Wheelchair Tennis through the new Wheelchair Development Coach Program.
Australian wheelchair tennis champion Dylan Alcott has been named as this year’s Patron for International Day of People with Disability.
Melbourne’s very own had navigated through the Round-Robin qualification unbeaten with a maximum three wins and replicated that form in a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Andy Lapthorne.
Melbourne’s very own Dylan Alcott defeated No.2 David Wagner 6-1 7-5 in just over an hour.