Inspiring Australians as a leading Paralympian
With wins from every major tennis competition, Heath Davidson continues to prove himself as one of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world.
Heath started his tennis career all the way back as a teenager, but temporarily went into retirement after an impressive ten-year career. Realising his love for the sport, he returned just before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and made a successful re-debut with his quad doubles partner Dylan Alcott when they won the 2016 International Tennis Federation World Team Cup in Tokyo. Now an internationally successful tennis player, Heath was more determined than ever to train for the Rio Paralympics.
Again playing alongside Dylan Alcott at Rio, the dynamic duo began with a commanding 1-4 and 4-6 win over Shota Kawano and Mitsuteru Moroishi (JPN), before ending the season with a brilliant come-from-behind win over reigning Paralympic champions Nick Taylor and David Wagner (USA). Heath and Dylan not only took home gold that year, but were also named joint winners of Tennis Australia’s Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability award.
A determined and hard-working athlete, Heath’s career continues to reach new heights every year. He won his first international quad singles title in 2017, and his first of two Australian Open quad doubles titles in 2018.
Returning to the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020, Heath and Dylan would once again impress in the Men’s Quad Doubles, taking home another silver medal for Australia.
Known as the highest ranked Australian in the quad, Heath continues to inspire audiences around the world with his commitment and drive to self-improvement.