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.
Date: October 2000
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