Ben Dickson: a true tennis champion

Clubs you play for?

Tod Street.

How did you get into your sports?

I played squash with my dad when I was a kid and it went off from there.

How long have you played?

On and off for 20 years.

What’s been your greatest achievement so far?

Meeting and marrying my beautiful wife Stacie.

Who has been a major influence on your career and why?

My wife Stacie getting me back involved in tennis. I’m now loving every minute having the opportunity having the chance to play with Bryan.

Best current or former sporting talent in the area?

It’s hard to say the best talent in the area, but I want to see all the young kids coming through the tennis grades, which is very good for the local competition.

If you could be any current or former player who would it be and why?

John McEnvoe – he’s a super talented and aggressive player. I love watching his serve and volley.

​What can your teammates always rely on your for?

Always going out and give 100 percent, and encouraging the younger players in the team.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I must always wear black socks – it doesn’t feel right if I wear a different colour.

What do you like to do outside of sport?

Relaxing with family, watching movies.

What sporting clubs do you support?

Essendon Football Club.

Favourite player?

John McEnroe.

Most memorable sporting moment?

Roger Federer winning the Australian Open in 2017 at the age of 35, and playing doubles with Bryan, my 10-year-old son this season.

If you won lotto what would you spend it on?

My family.

Which teammate would you hate to be stuck in an elevator with?

Haydn Leo – not no really, I’d get along with most people if I was stuck in a lift.

Who is your funniest teammate and why?

Jose Len – he makes me laugh on court when he’s speaking Spanish.

Which teammate would be your Phone a Friend on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Simon Wundersitz – a school teacher, smart and intellegent.