PLAYER PROFILE

Michael Dobbie

  • Age37
  • Born 5 February 1980
  • Birth PlaceWarragul, Victoria
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGreg Crump

On court

  • began playing tennis at 22 after being encouraged by his coach, Greg Crump
  • a career highlights was being selected to represent Australia at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics
  • most memorable achievement was representing his country at the World Team Cup in Brazil in 2006
  • favourite tournament is the Australian Open
  • most admires Lleyton Hewitt for his endeavour and Rafael Nadal for his explosiveness and flair

Off court

  • enjoys shopping, watching sport and hanging out with mates
  • favourite movies are Juno and P.S. I Love You
  • has three younger siblings, Daniel, Thomas and Kimberly
  • mother, Bernadette, works in childcare, while father, Gerald, is a truck driver

Michael Dobbie in the news

The Social Serve: Aussies support their peers
Thanasi-TV
16 April, 2015

Social media sleuth Joel Smith digs up the best of tennis in the social stratosphere this week.
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Weekes excels at South African Open
Henry de Cure
28 April, 2011

Australian No. 1 Wheelchair Tennis player, Ben Weekes, reached the final of the ITF Grade 1 2011 ACSA South African Open playing Tadeusz Kruszenickl of Poland.
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Dave Hughes v Michael Dobbie
15 October, 2010

Hughesy takes on Michael Dobbie in a friendly three set match at Melbourne Park.
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Dave Hughes v Michael Dobbie Exhibition match
Dave-Hughes-Michael-Dobbie
14 October, 2010

Hughesy takes on paralympian Michael Dobbie in a friendly three set match at Melbourne Park.
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