James Ward Bio


  • Father, Jim, a taxi driver. Mother, Tina. Sister, Lauren
  • Starting playing tennis aged 11
  • Plays with a double-handed backhand
  • Considers hard his favourite surface
  • Currently trains at the LTA National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, London
  • Spent four years training at Equelite Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy, in Vilenna near Valencia
  • Has worked part-time with coach Greg Rusedski, the 1997 US Open runner-up
  • In February 2009 at Roehampton, took part in unofficial play-off competition to earn a place in British Davis Cup team against Ukraine. One play-off match resulted in a 63 62 67(3) 26 2119 loss to Chris Eaton that lasted six hours, 40 minutes
  • His Spanish coach Toni Colom arranged for him to spend time in Mallorca as Rafael Nadal's hitting partner in December 2009
  • Fitness coach is MMA fighter Diego Visotzky
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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