Ben is orginally from Hamme, Belgium. He started playing tennis at the age of 8. Always in the Belgium Top 5 rankings in his junior career, Ben was selected to represent his country on the Belgian National Team multiple times. His most signficant career wins include victories over Filip De Wulf (French Open semi-finalist) and Dick Norman (Wimbledon quarter-finalist). Ben won four International Doubles Tournaments in Ireland and England with Frank Ofori (who represented Ghana in the Davis Cup).
Ben’s coaching career began at the Waregem Happy Tennis Academy under the supervision of Carlos Rodriguez, the current coach of Justin Henin-Hardenne. Ben became co-owner of the academy in 1993 before joining his sister Vicky (the University of Arizona head women’s coach) on the professional women’s tour from 1996 to 1998. In 1998 Ben was hired as the Raquets Manager for David Lloyd Leisure in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2001 Ben was nominated Racquets Manager of the Year across the chain of clubs in the United Kingdom, and served for many years as head professional at the Peachtree City Tennis Center in Georgia.
Ben is currently the Racquet Sports Director of the Rochester Athletic Club in Rochester, MN.