Tennis


University of Bath students Emma Hurst and Pippa Horn are currently representing Great Britain in the world’s biggest student tennis team competition. The Master’U BNP Paribas tournament is being held in France and for sport and exercise science student Hurst, who hails from Devon and is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, it is her …

British No.1 Lucy Shuker was crowned doubles champion during an outstanding 2017 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament. Her success capped a world-class week of competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, where multiple grand slam champions and Paralympic medallists served up a host of memorable performances. Shuker and Diede de Groot, of the …

Teenager Eleanor Nobbs claimed victory in the British Tour FAST4 Ladies event at David Lloyd Southampton. The 14-year-old starlet, who plays at Writhlington Tennis Centre, Rad- stock, is Avon’s No.1 at her age level and No.4 in the South West. On her way to the title she defeated three players, including the No.1 seed from …

Avon’s Katie Swan has been awarded the Aegon ‘Player of the Month’ award for October. The 18-year-old is at a career high in the world’s top 300 after capturing three ITF titles this year, the most recent being her biggest so far. In October sixth seed Swan won the $25k tournament in Portugal, defeating the …

Ace Academy junior players from the Heron Tennis Centre in Newquay travelled far and wide during the season to boost their LTA rankings, gain match experience and develop their game. Seven-year-old Blake Silva produced a stand-out performance when he travelled to Ilkley in Yorkshire to win the under-eight singles competition. In the junior events at …

Trophy-laden month for Team Bath MCTA Tennis on the ITF World Junior Tour concluded with more success in both the Middle East and Europe. The Avon pair of Joe Leather and Yusuke Tamaki went one better than the previous week’s tournament in Bahrain when they won the boys’ doubles title at the Fujairah ITF Junior …

The leading adult players from Newquay’s Heron and its Ace Academy have had a successful summer season. The men’s first team retained their position in both the Cornwall Doubles Premier League and the Aegon Regional League for the 2018 campaign. Despite mixed league results, Heron’s men did not finish the 2017 season empty-handed, as they …

It’s been an excellent week for Team Bath MCTA tennis professionals on the international circuit as Liam Broady and Anna Smith both reached finals, while Samantha Murray, Richard Gabb and Luke Johnson were all victorious. Broady, who last month became the first Team Bath MCTA player to reach the quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour …