Ben Weekes

  • Age36
  • Born20 September 1984
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachVernon Cheung

On court

  • 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

Off court

  • 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

2013 Hamilton

2012 Gauteng

2011 Hamilton

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

2009 Waikato

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

Aussies shine at World Team Cup Asia Oceania qualifications
WINNERS: Heath Davidson and Dylan Alcott celebrate their World Team Cup Asia and Oceania qualification victory.
10 March, 2020

Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have helped Australia qualify for the 2020 World Team Cup in the quad wheelchair division.
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Paralympian Ben Weekes headlines National Wheelchair Tennis Championships in Melbourne
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 25:  Ben Weekes of Australia plays a backhand in his Men's Wheelchair Doubles Final with Stephane Houdet of France against Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Stefan Olsson of Sweden during day 12 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
15 November, 2019

The 2019 Australian National Wheelchair Tennis Championships are underway in Melbourne today.
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Sharma, Smith into Australian Open mixed semis
Astra Sharma (L) and John-Patrick Smith in action in the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
23 January, 2019

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.
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Bendigo to host international wheelchair tennis ahead of Australian Open
Dylan Alcott has reached the Australian Open final undefeated in the Round-Robin group.
21 December, 2018

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.
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