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Ben Etheve-Meek

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Noble Tennis School & Ottawa Athletic Club Co-Director

 

Education: Advanced Sports and Recreation Degree, South Devon College, England 1991.

 

Certification: Coach 3 (Tennis Canada), Level 1 & 2 (International Tennis Federation), Level 1 (Peter Burwash International), Certificates: High Performance Conditioning Strategies, Physical Preparation (International Olympic Solidarity) 

 

Teaching History: Teaching Professional since 1992, Noble Tennis School since 2003, ITF Touring Coach, Tennis Canada/OTA Touring Coach. Co-Developer of the Noble Tennis Methodology. 

 

Playing History: Winner of multiple events and tournaments in the Ottawa region, Coached by Patrice Hagelaeur (French Davis Cup coach and coach of Yannick Noah), National Junior Champion: Tanzania, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Ranked #1 in Seychelles for 6 years, represented Seychelles at Indian Ocean Games, 1993 & 1998

 

Specialties: Footwork, mobility and court coverage, physical conditioning, technical fundamentals and advanced biomechanics.

 

Message from Ben:

“It was a hot and sunny mid-morning when, after having found some balls in the surrounding bushes, I picked up a plank of wood and started to paddle away at the practice wall. I had been at if for four hours before realizing I was late and my mum was gonna have my tush for it. There and then my love for tennis had begun. This same beautiful game would take me to six continents and over 15 countries around the world as I gathered tremendous experience and exposure as a player and aspiring teacher. I never thought I would find myself in a northern country, blessed with four beautiful seasons. Here in the land of snow, ducks, ice and beavers, I am still enjoying my true calling of teaching tennis amongst exceptional teachers, sharing their love of wisdom and learning.