Alcott, Barty split top tennis prize

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Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott person divided Australian tennis' apical prize, with some being awarded the Newcombe Medal astatine the 2021 Australian Tennis Awards.

It was fourth-consecutive gong for Barty, who won the Yarra Valley Classic and reached the quarters of the Australian Open, earlier a breakthrough occurrence astatine Wimbledon, becoming the archetypal Aussie pistillate to triumph the lawsuit since her mentor Evonne Goolagong Cawley successful 1980.

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She past teamed up with John Peers to triumph Australia's first-ever Olympic medal successful mixed doubles, taking bronze.

She ended the calendar twelvemonth with the coveted satellite fig 1 ranking for the 3rd consecutive year, joining Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Serena Williams arsenic the lone women to execute this feat.

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In what continues to beryllium a aureate twelvemonth for Alcott, the Grand Slam Wheelchair Tennis champion and Paralympic golden medallist, was presented with his 2nd Newcombe Medal by Tennis Australia's Head of Tennis Inclusion – Performance, Brenda Tierney.

Ash Barty and Dylan Alcott. (Getty)

Alcott, who announced his status past month, completed an astonishing 'Golden Slam' successful 2021, becoming the archetypal antheral to seizure each 4 Grand Slams and Paralympic golden successful a azygous season.

RALLY4EVER laminitis Louise Pleming was besides recognised during the virtual ceremony, receiving the Spirit of Tennis Award for "her unwavering committedness and work to tennis and the community".

The afloat database of winners:

Newcombe Medal: Ashleigh Barty (Qld), Dylan Alcott (Vic)

Spirit Of Tennis: Louise Pleming (NSW)

Coaching Excellence - Club: Domenic Marafiote (ETKG Tennis Club, SA)

Coaching Excellence Development: Sam Wall (Coromandel Valley Tennis Club, SA)

Coaching Excellence Performance: Francois Vogelsberger (Vic)

Excellence successful Officiating: Marko Savic (NSW)

Female Junior Athlete of the Year: Taylah Preston (WA)

Male Junior Athlete of the Year: Philip Sekulic (Qld)

Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability: Ben Weekes (NSW), Timothy Gould (Qld)

Most Outstanding Club: Fawkner Park Tennis Centre (Vic)

Most Outstanding Professional Tournament: Warrnambool Lawn Open (Vic)

Most Outstanding School: Cobdogla Primary School (SA)

Most Outstanding 35+ Tennis Senior: Glenn Busby (Vic), Sue Willis (ACT)

Volunteer Achievement Award: Liz Tektonopoulos (Greenvale Tennis Club, Vic)

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