Personal: Ben was born in Evanston, Illinois and was raised in Wilmette, Illinois. Ben is the son of Chad and Beth Mirkin and has two younger sisters, Sarah and Rachel. Mirkin has also been recognized as the 2007 All State Champion and his most memorable high school experience was when he won his first national tournament. At present, Ben has not declared a major. After graduating, Ben's career plans include playing professional tennis. Ben's hobbies include watching television, and playing sports.