The Australian Paralympic champion will be joined by two other tennis legends to receive the highest honor in the sport.
Six-time Paralympic wheelchair tennis player David Hall will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Saturday (18 July). The Australian will be joined by former French world No. 1 Amelie Mauresm and tennis industry leader Nancy Jeffett, who all will be honored in a grand ceremony at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in the USA.
As one of the world’s most decorated wheelchair tennis players, Hall was ranked the year-end world No. 1 in singles and crowned the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Champion on six separate occasions between 1995 and 2004. He won every major title in the sport, including men’s singles gold at the Sydney 2000 Paralympics – just one of his six Paralympic medals – and two Northeastern Conference Wheelchair (NEC) Tennis Masters titles.
Hall will be introduced by his coach Rich Berman. International Tennis Hall of Fame President Stan Smith will participate in the ceremony, with many additional tennis legends scheduled to attend, including Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles, as a special guest.
By IPC Media