PLAYER PROFILE

Heath Davidson

  • Age32
  • Born 9 May 1987
  • Birth PlaceRosebud, VIC
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachMarco Persi and Francois Vogelsberger
“I guess my tennis IQ is getting better ... I know where to go and I’m playing percentages instead of just guessing.”

— Heath Davidson, 27 Jul 2018

» Heath Davidson: continuing to climb

On court

  • began playing tennis at age 14
  • prefers hard courts
  • goal is to become one of the world’s best quad players and win a Paralympic medal
  • best tennis memories were being there to watch Lleyton Hewitt defeat Roger Federer in the 2003 Davis Cup semifinals in Melbourne, and winning the World Team Cup doubles title with Dylan Alcott in 2016

Off court

  • sporting heroes are Roger Federer, Steph Curry and Dustin Martin
  • if not a tennis player, would be a personal trainer

Titles/Finals

Titles

2017 Canadian Wheelchair Tennis Classic, Daegu Open, Korea Open

Finals

2018 Belgian Open

2017 US Open, Belgian Open, Swiss Open, Busan Open

Heath Davidson 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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Alcott to face Wagner in AO quad singles final
Dylan Alcott in action in the quad singles tournament at Australian Open 2019 (Getty Images)
25 January, 2019

American David Wagner overcame Australian Heath Davidson in three thrilling sets to set up an Australian Open final against world No.1 Dylan Alcott.
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Double delight for Alcott and Davidson
Dylan Alcott (R) and Heath Davidson celebrate their victory in the final of the Australian Open quad wheelchair doubles event (Getty Images)
24 January, 2019

On an incredible day for Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, the Australians won their quad wheelchair singles matches before combining to claim the doubles title.
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Sharma, Smith into Australian Open mixed semis
Astra Sharma (L) and John-Patrick Smith in action in the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
23 January, 2019

All-Aussie wildcard pairing Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith stun the reigning US Open champions to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open mixed doubles event.
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