And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player David Hall plays a backhand during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. By Atlanta, Hall was reaching the peak of his career and on his way to becoming Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player. In Atlanta, he won bronze in the singles and teamed up with Mick Connell to win silver in the doubles. Before Hall, Connell was Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, with numerous international open titles to his credit. Their doubles partnership in Atlanta represented the coming together of the past and the future for Australian wheelchair tennis.

And Danni Di Toro claimed her first singles medal

Danni Di Toro came into the Athens summer Paralympics ranked as one of the leading female players in wheelchair tennis but with just one Paralympic medal to her name – doubles silver at the 2000 Games. She left Athens with that elusive singles medal. After losing a tight three setter in the semi-final, Di Toro defeated Florence Gravellier in three sets to return from Athens with a bronze medal. As with David Hall in the men’s game, Di Toro was the anchor of the Australian women’s wheelchair tennis program for more than 20 years, from 1989 to her second, permanent retirement from the sport in 2011.

David Hall finished his Paralympic career with another two medals

Australia’s most successful wheelchair tennis player, David Hall, finished his Paralympic career at the Athens summer Paralympics with another two medals. Hall was beaten in the gold medal game by the Netherlands’ Robin Ammerlaan and then partnered with Anthony Bonaccurso to defeat Ammerlaan and Eric Stuurman in the doubles bronze medal match. From 1996 to 2004, Hall won a medal in every Paralympic singles and doubles tournament, amassing one gold, two silver and three bronze Paralympic medals.

There was a big effort to make the facilities ‘disability friendly’

A spectator with an assistance dog enjoys the wheelchair tennis competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. The Games’ organisers made a large effort to make the Games venues accessible for spectators as well as athletes.

David Johnson’s sweet backhand helped him to doubles silver

David Johnson makes a seamless backhand return during the men’s doubles final of the wheelchair tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Johnson teamed with David Hall in the doubles and also made the quarter-final of the singles, an event won by Hall.

And the crowds loved him

The crowds flocked to the tennis centre during the 2000 Sydney Paralympics to see Australia achieve its best ever results at the Games. David Hall was the star of the team and his singles gold medal was one of the highlights on the tournament.

David Hall was at his peak in Sydney

David Hall has been considered Australia’s greatest ever wheelchair tennis player and he was at his peak at the Sydney Summer Paralympics, relishing the support of the large crowds at the tennis centre on his way to gold in the singles and silver in the doubles with partner David Johnson. By 2000, the competition chairs for wheelchair tennis were highly specialised, with just one small front wheel and one or two small back wheels for balance. This set-up allows the players to change direction and accelerate rapidly, while providing a stable platform to make shots. Players can be secured with straps across the thighs.

Shines like silver for Di Toro and Pupovac

Australian doubles combination Daniela (Danni) Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off the silver medals they won in Wheelchair Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac went down in the final to the powerful Netherlands’ team of Esther Vergeer and Maaike Smit.

Unusual tennis footwear for Di Toro as she and Hinson finish 4th in doubles

The Australian women’s doubles team of Daniela Di Toro (left) and Randa Hinson consult during a match at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games. Di Toro wears sandals in an effort to stay as cool as possible. The team won one of three matches and finished fourth. Di Toro also finished fourth in the singles, going down in a tight three setter in the bronze medal match to Chantal Vandierendonck from the Netherlands.

Two medals, but gold eluded David Hall in Atlanta

Australian wheelchair tennis player