About Adam

Adam is currently ranked 19th in the world and first in Australian wheelchair tennis.  In 2012 he represented Australia at the Paralympic games in London and in 2016 the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro. When he is not playing tennis, Adam pursues his passions for health and fitness. When he is not studying nutrition or training, Adam is giving talks and inspiring others with his unique story.


Name: Adam Kellerman

DOB: July 26 1990

Birth PlaceSydney

Hometown: St Ives

Height: 180cm

Plays: Right Handed

Coach: Natasha Kersten

National Rank: #1

World Rank: #19

Growing Up

Growing up in St. Ives on Sydney’s north, Adam was a rowdy young boy with perfect health who loved tennis, swimming, running, skiing, ice hockey and soccer. After experiencing an ongoing pain in his leg, Adam went to physio and then for x-rays, only to discover that he was affected by a form of bone cancer in his right hip called Ewings Sarcoma.


Adam went through a series of chemo-therapy treatments, round after round of chemo, close to 20 surgeries on his hip and was fighting major infection and a serious case of depression over the next two years. When Adam was introduced to wheelchair tennis in December 2006, he discovered a slice of happiness and found a space in which he could kickstart his life again; building confidence and having a dream. That dream was to become World #1 for wheelchair tennis.


Ever since that day in December, Adam has worked hard on court and off the court to achieve his dream of becoming world number #1. In 2011, Adam took up wheelchair tennis full-time and has represented Australia in numerous international competitions. Representing Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro have been career highlight’s for Adam. Today, Adam is ranked #1 in Australia for wheelchair tennis and #19 worldwide.

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  • 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games singles and doubles
  • 2015 Australian Open Wheelchair Championships singles/doubles
  • 2015 John Newcombe Award
  • 2015 Semana Guga Kuertan singles and doubles Champion
  • 2015 Birmingham Classic singles champion
  • 2015 VINCI Wheelchair Czech Open singles champion
  • 2014 The Fab-U-Life USTA/ITF Desert Classic singles/doubles
  • 2014 Australian Open Wheelchair Championships singles/doubles
  • 2013 BNP Paribas 2013 World Team Cup singles/ doubles
  • 2013 Australian Open singles/doubles
  • 2013 APIA Sydney International Wheelchair Open singles
  • 2012 London Paralympic Games singles and doubles
  • 2012BNP Paribas 2012 World Team Cup singles/doubles
  • 2012 USTA Desert Classic singles/ doubles
  • 2011, 2012 Belgian Open singles/doubles
  • 2011, 2012 British Open singles/doubles
  • 2010 Invacare World Team Cup – Men’s Event singles
  • 2010 Israel Open singles/doubles
  • 2010 Pensacola Open singles/doubles
  • 2010. 2012 Florida Open singles/doubles
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 New Zealand international singles/ doubles
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011  Sydney International singles/ doubles
  • 2007 Cruyff Foundation Junior Camp Asia-Oceania – singles