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Ben Sharples
Elite Professional

To become an Elite Professional, a USPTA member must be at least 22 years old, pass the written Elite exam, which covers business, programming, sport science and tennis operations, Elite stroke analysis exam and the Elite-level on-court exams. In addition, members must earn 16 specialty course and 24 APC credits. Elite Professionals are required to earn 6 credits every three years to maintain their membership. They commonly are considered for director of tennis or head tennis professional positions.

Thanks for visiting! My name is Ben Sharples, and I am a USPTA certified tennis instructor.

I've been playing tennis for thirty years now, most of them competitively, and I've been coaching for fifteen. In that time, I've picked up a thing or two about the game that I truly enjoy sharing with others. I love helping people with their tennis- especially when something clicks, and they're suddenly playing at another level. 

Whether you want to improve your technique, specific shots, footwork, strategy & matchplay, mental toughness & concentration, mind-body awareness, consistency, pace, finesse, or all of the above, I can help you take your game to the next level. 

If there's an aspect of your game that you would like to work on, I'd love to meet you for a private lesson. To discuss rates, location and your tennis goals, please leave me a message on the "Contact me" page. I look forward to hearing from you.

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