Name: Stephen Coppinger
Date of Birth: 24th September 1984
World Ranking: 21
World Series Ranking: 16
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Residence: Cape Town, South Africa
Racquet: MANTIS Power 110
Sponsors: LASER Logistical Solutions
Coach: David Plamer and Rodney Durbach
Interests: Kitesurfing, wakeboarding, reading & travelling
Clubs/Teams: Fish Hoek & Duffield
Biography: Stephen Coppinger enjoyed a fruitful 2013 reaching a career-high World No.16 position in June.
By achieving that feat, Coppinger became the first South African to break into the top twenty since the late 1970’s.
His last tour triumph, the most recent of seven, came in the 2011 Hibiscus Gardens Open, defeating Martin Knight in the final.
In June he played in his fourth successive World Team Championship tournament for South Africa in France and helped guide the team into a sixth place finish.