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  • Ealing, West London
  • United Kingdom

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  • Lucile Bosche´
  • FreakyFrites
  • Angela Wyatt Dean
  • Hannah08
  • Margaux
  • Annika
  • Millie
  • Violet
  • Christen
  • Mike
  • Natasha
  • Thomas Meyer
  • Feel it
  • Rachel
  • Meags

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Latest Activity

Ben replied to Arianne Kim's discussion 'restringing my babolat aeropro drive gt....need suggestions..' in the group Racket Stringers Unite
"Hey there Arianne   For what it's worth, both myself and my tennis buddy have been using Babolat Hurricane Pro 16s on the mains @ between 56-58lb (he prefers slightly higher tension as he hits with lots of topspin) and Wilson NXT 16s…"
Dec 25, 2010
Tiffany and Ben are now friends
Jul 11, 2010
Ben left a comment for Lucile Bosche´
"yes i bought his book a few years ago when i started to play again after a few years out of the game. Interesting perspective on coaching - I did try and adopt some of his priniciples!"
Jan 24, 2010
Ben and Lucile Bosche´ are now friends
Jan 24, 2010
Ben and Angela Wyatt Dean are now friends
May 20, 2009
Ben and FreakyFrites are now friends
Feb 18, 2009
Ben updated their profile
Feb 12, 2009

Profile Information

I am a:
Tournament/ League Player, Racquet Stringer
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
I used to play weekly at high school and university but then had to stop after shoulder surgery 3 years ago. Started playing seriously again when I was in the States last year - now back in London and generally play most evenings after work. I'm around a 4.0 game (depending on my mood!) and I love the sport. I'm a lefty who plays with a fluid top-spin and enjoy playing at the net, so I'm quite a useful doubles player. I also string the odd racquet if you need help with that.

I'm a club player who's keen to hit with other competitive players - looking to improve my matchplay, but happy to just rally and work on different strokes. I'm based in Ealing, West London and the club I play at is a 20 minute drive from here, happy to give lifts there if necessary.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Current mens: Federer, Murray, Djokovic, Tsonga, Nishikori (rising star!)
(although I confess to using Nadal's old Aeropro Drive... must be a lefty thing haha)

Ladies: Hantuchova, Ivanovic, Sharapova

Previous generation: Sampras, Agassi, Chang, McEnroe, Henin
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 4.5
On the court, I am a:
doubles partner, singles player, top-spinner
My favorite local courts:
David Lloyd Heston (not so much favourite, but where I play most days since they have indoor courts!)
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At 1:17pm on April 18, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi Lefty!
There's a funny lefty thread started here:
Revenge on Righthanders
Get back at Righties!
At 11:26pm on November 20, 2008, Rachel said…
Sure, Ben.
At 11:00am on November 20, 2008, Karina said…
Thanks for checking it. something happened with the server recently. I need to change it. Thakns for letting me know.
At 11:15pm on November 15, 2008, Truc N. said…
Okay so I only had time to go to Academy Sports and checked out the rackets. The ones that impressed me the most were the Wilson K factor and the Prince 03 technology. I guess my question is that should I keep the strings that comes with the racket or just get it retrung right away?
At 11:31am on November 15, 2008, Truc N. said…
You're the best Ben! Thanks for all your suggestions!
At 3:07pm on November 14, 2008, kevin nguyen said… yyou are studying pharmacy? What school are you attending? let me know when you are in town. i would love to hit with you..

At 3:53am on November 14, 2008, Truc N. said…
Hi Ben! Played on the high school tennis team 10 years ago but have no idea what player level I am. I can say that I havea won a couple of trophies in my high school days but never took it beyond that. I am a baseliner and my shots have normally been flat with not much topspin at all. Back then I was more into accuracy and wasn't much of a power hitter. If my memory serves me right, I had a Prince racket and the string tension was at 70. I would like to add more power to my shots. I have broken strings before, however, it wasn't that often. I am not looking for a beginner's racket and am willing to purchase a racket that I can use for awhile. Thanks!
At 2:54am on November 14, 2008, Li Tai Fang said…
it's a dropweight machine so it doesn't need tension meter.
At 2:46am on November 14, 2008, Li Tai Fang said…
yes i have a stringing machine: gamma progression II 602fc
At 9:01am on November 12, 2008, Gretchen said…
Hi Ben. Welcome and thanks so much for you nice comment! I'll definitely look you up if I ever get to London.

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