Dylan Alcott, OAM, is a dual Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold Medallist, two time Australian Open quad singles champion and the world no.1 ranked wheelchair tennis champion.
Alcott made Australia proud winning gold in both the Men’s quad singles and the Men’s quad doubles events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and was recently awarded Australian Paralympian of the Year, GQ Magazine Sportsperson of the Year and the Newcombe Medal as Australia’s Most Outstanding elite tennis player and ambassador for the sport.
Dylan is one of few athletes globally who has climbed to the number one world ranking in two sports (tennis and basketball).
Outside of tennis, Dylan is a regular mentor for disabled youth and a passionate supporter of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. He loves music festivals and is making wheelchair crowd surfing famous, and is an inspiring role model and speaker - see his TED talk below.
More information - http://www.tennis.com.au/player-profiles/dylan-alcott
At ANZ, we're inspired by individuals who stare down their hurdles, and decide to keep moving through them. No matter how big or small those hurdles might be. That's why we're proud to support Novak Djokovic, another ANZ Tennis Ambassador.
A part of Novak’s success has been his passion, determination and endeavors outside the tennis world.
He has said that his aim is “to use the success that I’ve had to make other people’s live better”.
Read and watch his philanthropic initiatives in another ANZ Your World story: Novak Djokovic - Champion Philanthropist.