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Tennis

Thorpe Bay Tennis Club miss promotion chance after losing to The Warren in tie break

Thorpe Bay Tennis Club miss promotion chance after losing to The Warren in tie break

Nick Bollettieri will be offering coaching tips to tennis players at Thorpe Bay LTC

Top tennis coach Nick Bollettieri to visit Thorpe Bay

The winning ladies from Westcliff Lawn

Tennis: Westcliff Lawn ladies win Essex titles at the double

Tennis: Thorpe Bay youngsters are the champions of Essex

Tennis: Thorpe Bay youngsters are the champions of Essex

Tennis: Essex men warm up for LTA County Week with win over Cambridge University students

Tennis: Essex men warm up for LTA County Week with win over Cambridge University students

Matt Pearce - triumphed at the British Grass Court touchtennis Masters

Essex Storm's Matt Pearce masters his touchtennis rivals at Surbiton

Tennis clubs across Essex will be open this weekend as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend

Tennis: Great British Tennis Weekend is back

In the bag - Nick Bohringer won his first ever touchtennis title

Nick Bohringer takes first touchtennis title against tough opposition

Precious metal - Emily Watts and Matt Pearce with the Essex Winter mixed doubles trophy

Matt Pearce's clean sweep of Essex Winter titles

Finalists – (l-r) Martin Needs, Sue Sergeant, Andrea Spillet and Nick Spillet battled it out for the McLellan-Perkins Trophy

McLellan-Perkins Trophy golders given run for money in tennis final

Prizes – Olivia King with the trophies she recently won

Olivia King is becoming queen of the tennis court

Mixed victory – for Westcliff Hardcourts in Don Barton Mixed Cup

Mixed fortunes for south Essex clubs in County LTA winter cups

Finalist - Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce can't topple world number one in touchtennis Maidstone Open

What about the clubs? Dave Lincoln at the courts in Priory Park  Picture: ANNA LUKALA

Lawn Tennis Association grant could have given south Essex clubs a boost

Olivia Sofroniou

Olivia Sofroniou's full house at LTA County Cup

Rob Carter, left, missed out on the title

Southend tennis star Rob Carter beaten in Essex final

n Epic final – between Matthew Basham (left) and winner Bradley Gordon

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

Men’s doubles winners – Tim Padbury (left) and Graham Taylor (right) with Southend Lawn president Doug Turrell PIC: AMY BEADLE

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

Matt Pearce wins touchtennis title at Garon Park

Matt Pearce wins touchtennis title at Garon Park

Men’s singles – Craig George (left) beat Jack Vile in straight sets      PICS: DAVE LINCOLN

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

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

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

Mixed family doubles – finalists (l-r) Dan Sanderson, Hazel Wynn, Becky Attwood and Neil Attwood

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

Winners – Emily Watts won the ladies’ singles and Gary Coombes three crowns

No happy ending for finalist Lloyd

n Winning ways – Zuzanna Glowacz with Essex LTA president John Tanner

Zuzanna Glowacz storms to junior tennis tournament win

Ryan Peniston celebrates winning the national singles title

Ryan Peniston's national tennis titles ease pain

Joanna Rimmington with Tim Henman

Joanna will never forget playing at Wimbledon

n Winning ways – Amelia Farmer and Darien Lamb won  three finals each at the Stellisons Junior Open

Lamb's mint again in hardcourt finals

John Chesher - gone but not forgotten

Stellisons Junior Open in mourning after event organiser's death

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

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

Trophy winners

Essex tennis team wins promotion after tournament succes

Fired up - Edward Pudney aims to turn heartache into a positive force

Defeat drives Edward Pudney on to new heights

Keeping his crown - Max Cole retained his boys' singles title

Max Cole powers to boys' title

Neil Harman is covering Andy Murray for the Times again this summer

Covering Andy Murray a treat for Southend's Neil Harman

Gavin McAlear – won the singles

Gavin McAlear top at the Brentwood Open 25 Futures Championship

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

Try tennis for free at clubs and parks in Southend

Interest has peaked because of Murray's triumph last year

Wimbledon excitement leads tennis clubs to open doors for future stars

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

Touchtennis is taking Essex by storm

Ryan Peniston - will be heading to the University of Memphis next season

Ryan Peniston earns his stripes with Tigers roster call

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

Champions keep Wickford Tennis Club crowns

Ryan Wilson with his Essex County LTA coaching awards

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

Abigail Michelow

Future Stars programme will be no party for Abigail Michelow

Showing promise — Abigail Michelow

Youngsters get court boost from LTA scheme

Champ — Andy Murray won the men’s singles crown at Wimbledon this summer but the LTA faces losing Sport England funding

Funding axe threat a headache for tennis

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

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

Billericay Tennis Club'’s indoor court wait is over

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

Players face cream of Essex in singles

Shamiso shines at Ipswich Open

Coin decided match after lights go out

Westcliff Hard get derby win after fight with Lawn

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

Rob Carter goes up in the world after making final

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