Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG

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.

The heat was on at the tennis, as well

Members of the Australian wheelchair tennis team at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games look a bit worn out by the fierce heat and humidity in Atlanta. Left to right: Randa Hinson, Daniela Di Toro, Greg Crump (coach), Michael Connell and David Hall. The team came away with two medals, thanks to Hall’s bronze in the singles and Hall and Connell picking up silver in the men’s doubles.

Daniela di Toro, Beijing Summer Paralympics

Daniela di Toro plays a backhand in her first round match at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Di Toro lost the match to Katharina Kruger of Germany.

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 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.

Di Toro and Pupovac won doubles silver

Daniela Di Toro and Branka Pupovac show off their silver medals for the women’s doubles in wheelchair tennis at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Di Toro and Pupovac lost a tight two setter to the legendary Esther Vergeer and her partner Maaike Smit, from the Netherlands, going down 6-7, 2-6.

David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis, Sydney Summer Paralympics

A seamless backhand return from David Johnson, Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney Paralympic Games

Daniella Di Toro Branka Pupovac (AUS) gold medals Wheelchair Tennis Sydney 2000 PG