DAVID HALL OAM,
ITF World Wheelchair Tennis Champion 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003
and 2004. Date of Birth: 14 January, 1970.
David’s eighteen Super Series (equivalent to the able-bodied Grand Slam) Singles Titles are the most recorded by any player on the international tour.
In October 2000 David was given the honour of being the first Torch Bearer for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Torch Relay.
David spearheaded Australia’s victory at the 2002 World Team Cup (equivalent to the Davis Cup) where Australia defeated the USA in the Final. David was also a member of the winning Australian World Team Cup teams in 1994, 1996 and 2000.
In what was the most wished for victory of his career David made his way through the rounds of both the Singles and Doubles competition at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. On Saturday October 28th our nation and the world witnessed one of the most memorable games of wheelchair tennis ever seen and were part of Australian sporting history when David claimed victory and the Gold medal in the Men’s Singles competition, the first Australian to achieve such success. He added the Doubles Silver to his triumph.
David has recorded many historical achievements including his victory at the 1995 US Open where he became the first non-American to win the US Open. He has now gone on to dominate the event with a total of eight titles. This dominance now sees Centre Court in San Diego being identified as ‘Hall’s House’ on the international tour.
He was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2000.
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