Ben McLachlan

Ace academy for resort

A privately-funded tennis academy, aimed at turning out pros like Aussie Open doubles semi-finalist Ben McLachlan, is under way for Queenstown. Run by long-time local coach and ex-pro Lan Bale, Winton Tennis Academy is a philanthropic venture by Lakes District...
Twenty-three days into 2018, Queenstown pro tennis player Ben McLachlan smashed his goal for the entire year. McLachlan wanted to break into the top 40 doubles world rankings – but by qualifying for the doubles semi-finals of the Australian Open,...

Ben’s big tennis break

"CRAZY", "surreal" and "bloody exciting". That's how Queenstowner Craig McLachlan describes his son Ben's incredible, career-defining run in the Australian Open tennis grand slam. Ben, 25, and his German doubles partner Jan-Lennard Struff qualified for today's semi-final after beating world no.1-ranked...

Japan’s yen for Ben

In a career-defining move, Queenstown tennis pro Ben McLachlan has been chosen to play Davis Cup – for Japan. Though a New Zealander, the 25-year-old doubles specialist's mother Yuriko is Japanese, and he holds a Japanese passport. With a current doubles...
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