Southend tennis star Rob Carter beaten in Essex final


4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SOUTHEND tennis ace Rob Carter lost out in the final of an Essex singles tournament.

Bradley Gordon wins thrilling tie-break decider in Thorpe Bay Summer Rating Finals


10:40am Thursday 9th October 2014

YOUNG star Bradley Gordon came out on top in an epic battle to triumph at Thorpe Bay’s Summer Rating Finals.

Taylor ends career on a high after singles win at Southend finals day


4:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

GRAHAM Taylor signed off his solo playing career on a high by winning the men’s singles crown at Southend Lawn Tennis Club’s finals day.

Matt Pearce wins touchtennis title at Garon Park


3:00pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

MATT Pearce surged to the top of the touchtennis world rankings by winning the latest Wilson series event at Garon Park.

PIC SPECIAL: Craig George celebrates win at Leigh & Westcliff LTA Championships


12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Wickford’s star man Craig George doubled up at Leigh & Westcliff LTA’s 64th Championships, held at Southend Lawn TC.

Rayleigh golfer Mark Hooper back in with a shout after PGA East Anglian Open success


3:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

RAYLEIGH golfer Mark Hooper gave his hopes of reaching the PGA Play-Offs a major boost with victory in the PGA East Anglian Open at Basildon Golf Club.

Thorpe Bay finish 3rd after back-to-back wins


10:08am Thursday 18th September 2014

BACK to back victories saw Thorpe Bay finish third in the Essex Men’s Division One table.

No happy ending for finalist Lloyd


3:20pm Thursday 11th September 2014

STEVE Lloyd turned back the clock after making his first appearance in the Rayleigh men’s singles final for nearly 28 years.

Zuzanna Glowacz storms to junior tennis tournament win


10:34am Thursday 11th September 2014

ZUZANNA Glowacz produced one of the best performances of the Essex Closed Junior Tennis Tournament to win two events.

Ryan Peniston's national tennis titles ease pain


2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SOUTHEND player Ryan Peniston exorcised the ghosts of defeat by winning the national singles and doubles 18 and under finals.

Joanna will never forget playing at Wimbledon


8:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

ASHINGDON’S Joanna Rimmington insists she will never forget her playing at the All England Club in front of former British No.1 Tim Henman.

Lamb's mint again in hardcourt finals


5:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

DARIEN Lamb stole the show for the second year running at the Stellisons Junior Open.

Stellisons Junior Open in mourning after event organiser's death


11:21am Thursday 14th August 2014

THIS year’s Stellisons Junior Open was tinged with sadness as it was the first one held since the death of John Chesher earlier this year.

Essex tennis captain backs team for promotion - with a bit of luck!


2:00pm Thursday 7th August 2014

ESSEX men’s captain Jamie Willson believes his team can get back to the top flight of county tennis – if they get the rub of the green.

Essex tennis team wins promotion after tournament succes


4:40pm Thursday 31st July 2014

ESSEX men’s and women’s tennis teams both secured promotion after success at the five-day Aegon County Week tournament.

Defeat drives Edward Pudney on to new heights


12:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

SOUTHEND’S Edward Pudney insists he is more determined than ever to see his name up in lights after falling just short of booking his place to play in a prestigious tournament at Wimbledon.

Max Cole powers to boys' title


1:43pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MAX Cole successfully defended his Rayleigh Schools Tennis Tournament title on Saturday.

Covering Andy Murray a treat for Southend's Neil Harman

Echo: Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates defeating Belgium's David Goffin during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 23, 2014. See PA s

2:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

SOUTHEND’S Neil Harman is relishing his role in tracking Andy Murray’s defence of his Wimbledon title.

Gavin McAlear top at the Brentwood Open 25 Futures Championship

Echo: Gavin McAlear – won the singles

12:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

GAVIN McAlear came out on top at the Brentwood Open 25 Futures Championship held at Brentwood Hard Tennis Club.

Try tennis for free at clubs and parks in Southend

Echo: Crowds gather in Wimbledon Park hoping to get their hands on tickets.

11:04am Thursday 26th June 2014

WIMBLEDON is in full swing and tennis clubs in Southend will be throwing open their doors this weekend to let people try the sport.

Wimbledon excitement leads tennis clubs to open doors for future stars

Echo: Andy Murray winning the title last summer

1:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014

TENNIS clubs around Essex are throwing their doors open this summer in a bid to attract more people to the sport.

Touchtennis is taking Essex by storm

Echo: Great game — (l-r) Matt Pearce, Lewis Baker, Simon Mayes, Christine Horne, Dave Capper, Nick Bohringer and Luke Mayes play touchtennis at Seevic College

2:22pm Thursday 29th May 2014

TOUCHTENNIS may use smaller nets, rackets and courts but the new format of the sport is now starting to make a big impression.

Ryan Peniston earns his stripes with Tigers roster call

Echo: Battling hard - Ryan Peniston in action during the final in Nottingham

5:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

RYAN Peniston will be heading to the University of Memphis next season.

Champions keep Wickford Tennis Club crowns

Echo: Mikki Allen       — partnered   Tony Bowman to victory in the Bethan Lewis mixed        doubles

6:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

ALEXIS Van Costenobel and Karen Poole successfully defended their singles titles at Wickford’s winter finals.

No let up for Rayleigh coach Ryan Wilson after winning Essex County LTA awards

Echo: Ryan Wilson

12:00am Friday 24th January 2014

RYAN Wilson is determined not to rest on his laurels after winning two Essex LTA coching awards.

Future Stars programme will be no party for Abigail Michelow

Echo: Abigail Michelow

4:00pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

THE hard work starts now for junior tennis player Abigail Michelow, according to her mum.

Youngsters get court boost from LTA scheme

Echo: Showing promise — Abigail Michelow

4:00pm Thursday 16th January 2014

TWO junior tennis players from Langdon Hills are set to receive a boost to their blossoming careers after being selected for an LTA scheme.

Funding axe threat a headache for tennis

Echo: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray

7:00pm Thursday 19th December 2013

SOUTH Essex tennis stalwart Ian Pitt fears the worst for the sport’s funding in the new year.

Westcliff Hard pull themselves off the bottom of the Leigh & Westcliff Division Two table

4:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

WESTCLIFF Hard’s mixed second team pulled themselves off the bottom of the Leigh & Westcliff Division Two table.

Billericay Tennis Club'’s indoor court wait is over

Echo: Open at last — Jeremy Bates opening the hall surrounded by committee members and young players

5:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

BILLERICAY tennis club has officially ended its two-decade wait for indoor tennis courts.

Players face cream of Essex in singles

Echo: Good experience — Andrew Berry (right) lost 7-5 6-1 to Danbury’s Lewis Tyler in the consolation match

5:00pm Thursday 24th October 2013

A HOST of south Essex players took part in an annual singles tournament featuring some of the county’s leading players.

Shamiso shines at Ipswich Open

12:18pm Thursday 17th October 2013

SHAMISO Ndoro proved age was no barrier by winning the Ipswich Open.

Coin decided match after lights go out

5:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013

A FLIP of the coin decided the first set of Thorpe Bay’s match with Kent Elms after the players were plunged into darkness.

Westcliff Hard get derby win after fight with Lawn

5:00pm Thursday 3rd October 2013

WESTCLIFF Hard were pushed all the way by derby rivals Westcliff Lawn in their Mixed Division One match.

Rob Carter goes up in the world after making final

Echo: Rob Carter (left) - has gone up to 800 in the world rankings

5:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013

ROB Carter has risen up to 800 in the world rankings after reaching the final of the Aegon Pro Series in Sheffield.

Ryan Peniston is pipped at the post at Aegon British Junior National Championships

Echo: Battling hard - Ryan Peniston in action during the final in Nottingham

2:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013

RYAN Peniston finished runner-up at the prestigious Aegon British Junior National Championships.

Red-hot trio fired up for Open finals

7:00pm Thursday 15th August 2013

THE Junior Stellisons Open at Westcliff Hard LTC culminated in some great tennis on finals day with three players putting in outstanding performances.

Ryan Peniston gets ATP point monkey off his back

Echo: Backhand - Ryan Peniston is hungry for more ATP points after getting his first one

4:00pm Thursday 18th July 2013

RYAN Peniston is celebrating after securing the first ATP point of his blossoming career.

Essex tennis men shine in Herts warm up win

8:00pm Thursday 4th July 2013

ESSEX men were given a welcome boost in their preparations for County Week with a 4-2 friendly win over Hertfordshire.

Essex denied by tie break agony against university

Echo: Ready for action — the Essex team at Fenners, where they played the students from Cambridge University

3:00pm Thursday 30th May 2013

ESSEX men narrowly lost their highly competitive friendly match against Cambridge University.

Levey and Onion bounce back to claim men’s title

6:00pm Thursday 25th April 2013

WESTCLIFF Hard pairing Joe Levey and Josh Onion bounced back from being a set down to claim victory at Leigh & Westcliff LTA’s winter finals day.

Michael Allen claims first senior crown at Wickford Tennis Club

7:00pm Thursday 21st March 2013

WICKFORD'S Tennis Club’s new artificial grass courts ensured that wet weather did not put a dampener on Sunday’s finals day.

New beginners and improvers sessions at Westcliff Hardcourts Tennis Club

4:49pm Thursday 14th March 2013

WESTCLIFF Hardcourts Tennis Club is offering newcomers to the sport or those who have not played for a while a chance to get into the game.

Essex Boys secure top flight promotion

Echo: Winning ways — the Essex U18 team, which has been promoted to Division One

7:00pm Thursday 7th March 2013

ESSEX Boys’ under-18 team have gained promotion to Division One of the County Cup Championship following a thrilling success in Redbridge.

Westcliff Hard and Thorpe Bay square up for Southend tennis derby in Essex LTA Winter Cup

11:38am Thursday 21st February 2013

WESTCLIFF Hard and Thorpe Bay's ladies veteran teams will battle it out in a derby match for county honours.

Singular success at last for Walton

9:00pm Thursday 14th February 2013

BLASE Walton won his first Southend & District LTA singles title when the association held their winter finals.

Young duo named as ones to watch

2:10pm Thursday 20th December 2012

TWO talented young tennis players from south Essex have been selected as potential future stars by the game’s governing body.

Glittering night for champions

6:00pm Thursday 25th October 2012

THE current Leigh & Westcliff LTA winter season may have only just started but last year’s winners got their hands on their silverware on Saturday.

Sam Bayda on the rise after making semi-finals

6:00pm Thursday 18th October 2012

SAM Bayda reached the semi-finals of the boys’ doubles at the Racquette D’Or ITF tournament in Morocco.

Carter beaten to the wire by champ Rich

5:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012

SOUTHEND’S Rob Carter was the runner-up in the annual Bryan Watts/Eddie Kirtland Invitational Trophy.



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