- Born20 September 1984
- Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
- LivesSydney, New South Wales
- CoachVernon Cheung
- Began playing tennis at age five, and wheelchair tennis aged 16
- Favourite surface is hard
- Competed in the Junior World Cup in 2002.
- Captured his maiden ITF title in 2002, winning the NSW Open.
- Represented Australia at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens.
- Claimed six ITF titles in 2004, with four coming on home soil.
- Broke into the top 10 for the first time in 2007.
- Competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Made his Wimbledon debut at the 2012 event.
- Represented Australia at the 2012 London Paralympics.
- Ultimate ambitions are to win Grand Slam titles, a Paralympic gold medal and to attract more recognition for wheelchair tennis in Australia.
- Favourite tournament is the Sardinia Open in Italy due to the weather, friendly staff and his strong history at the event.
- Won Most Outstanding Athlete with a Disability award in 2013 at the Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards.
- Most memorable moments have been competing for Australia at the Paralympics in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
- Loves the Paralympics because of their special significance – they’re only held once every four years and it’s a chance to represent Australia
- Favourite player is Gustavo Kuerten; tennis hero is Serena Williams
- Enjoys travelling overseas to disadvantaged countries to promote equality and inclusion in the community and in disability tennis.
- Plays the piano and has studied music to a very high level, as well as performing at the Sydney Opera House.
- Brothers are Simon, Scott and Lachlan.
- His mother, Cathy, is a teacher, while his father, David, is an aircraft engineer.
- Favourite city is Sydney, which he loves coming home to after lots of travelling
2015 Vancouver International
2010 Adelaide, NZ Open
2009 Christchurch, Melbourne Open
2007 Christchurch, Waikato
2005 Olot, Spain, Victorian, Central Coast
2004 Hobart, Waikato, Victorian Hardcourt, Japan Open, NSW Open, WA Open
2003 Hobart, Waikato, WA Open
2002 NSW Open
2016 New Zealand Open
2015 New Zealand Open
2014 Copa Guga Kuerten
2013 Caloundra, Dallas, Busan, Ontario
2012 Hamilton, Busan
2011 Sun City
2010 Tel Aviv, Seoul, Hiroshima
2008 Waikato, Seoul, Daegu, Salzburg, Livorno
2007 Tel Aviv, Bratislava, Livorno, Venice
2006 Cesenatico, Venice
2005 Victorian Hardcourt
2003 NSW Open
2001 Australian Open, South Pacific Hardcourt
Ben Weekes in the news
The 2019 Australian National Wheelchair Tennis Championships are underway in Melbourne today.
All-Aussie wildcard pairing Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith stun the reigning US Open champions to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open mixed doubles event.
The fields for the Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Open 2019 have been set, the tournament will host a high calibre of international and local stars ahead of the Australian Open 2019.
Australia’s top wheelchair tennis athletes have their sights set on gold when they head to Apeldorn, Netherlands, for the BNP Paribas World Team Cup at the end of the month.