Mick Connell

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Mick Connell
Full nameMichael Connell
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1961-11-13) 13 November 1961 (age 57)
Liverpool (NSW), Australia
PlaysRight Handed
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 2 (2 February 1993)
Current rankingNo. 175
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 1 (18 October 1994)
Current rankingNo. 173
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1996)
Last updated on: 17 October 2012.

Mick "Michael" Connell (born 13 November 1961) is an Australian wheelchair tennis player.[1] He won a silver medal in the Men's Singles event at the 1988 Seoul Paralympics.[2] He participated without winning any medals at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics.[2] In 1996, he won the men's doubles at the Australian Open with his partner, David Hall.[3] At the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, he won a silver medal in the Men's Doubles event with Hall.[2]

Connell won three Australian Opens - 1989, 1991 and 1993). [1] His other tournament victories included three Japan Opens (1986, 1987, 1989), two Swiss Opens (1988, 1992), three Austrian Opens (1988, 1991, 1993), two German Opens (1988, 1990), the 1988 French Open and the 1994 Belgian Open.[1] In 1994, Connell and Hall won the World Team Cup, Australia's first win at this prestigious tournament. [1]

Connell runs the "Wheelies" Wheelchair Tennis program and coaches Adam Kellerman.[4] In 2014, Connell was still competing in major tournaments in Australia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mick Connell". Tennis Australia website. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  3. ^ Australian Paralympic Federation (1997). "1996 - Highlights of the Year in Review". Australian Paralympic Federation Annual Report. Australia: Australian Paralympic Federation: 8.
  4. ^ "Adam Kellermann". Tennis Australia website. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Mick Connell". International Tennis Federation website. Retrieved 1 January 2015.