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.

Sam Bayda says hola to new start in Spain

1:00pm Thursday 27th September 2012

SAM Bayda has swapped south-east Essex for Spain to enhance his blossoming tennis career.

Tie breaks settle finals day clashes

5:00pm Thursday 20th September 2012

LEIGH & Westcliff LTA finals day was a close-fought affair with six of the showdowns being settled by championship tie breaks.

David Watson signs off from Essex junior tennis competition with victory over club-mate Harry Randle.

7:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012

DAVID Watson signed off from Essex junior tennis competition with victory over club-mate Harry Randle.

Westcliff duo are champs

7:00pm Thursday 23rd August 2012

Westcliff Hardcourts’ Darien Lamb won the under-14s title at the Gidea Park tournament.

David Lloyd ladies grab a bit of Leigh history

6:00pm Thursday 19th July 2012

THE ladies from David Lloyd Southend are celebrating making Leigh & Westcliff LTA history.

Lawn claim men’s title with a match to spare

5:30pm Thursday 12th July 2012

WESTCLIFF Lawn ended a 12-year wait to win the Leigh & Westcliff LTA Men’s Division One crown this week.

Winner Olivia loses out on SW19 game

8:00pm Thursday 5th July 2012

BASILDON teenager Olivia Sofroniou has won the Essex round of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon tournament — but she will not get the chance to play at SW19.

Electric Wimbledon raises roof for Eves

Echo: Centre of attraction — Rob Eves’ view of centre court

7:00pm Thursday 5th July 2012

SOUTH East Essex-based tennis fans have been heading up to Wimbledon to see the game’s top stars in action.

Juniors set for open at Hardcourts

8:10pm Thursday 21st June 2012

THE Stellisons Junior Open tennis tournament is set to take place from August 6-11 at Westcliff Hardcourts.

Thorpe claw back Rayleigh’s lead

4:14pm Thursday 21st June 2012

THORPE Bay defeated leaders Rayleigh 4-2 to leave the teams locked level in their battle for supremacy.

Thorpe closing in on Elms

8:40pm Thursday 7th June 2012

THORPE Bay IV beat Westcliff Lawn III 6-0 to move within a point of Men’s Division Four leaders Kent Elms II.

Westcliff cut down high-flying Rayleigh

7:50pm Thursday 31st May 2012

WESTCLIFF Lawn rocked high-flying Rayleigh by beating their hosts 5-1 in Ladies’ Division One.

Jack shines as Essex gear up for county champs

Echo: Essex team — John Western, Harry Randle, Peter French, Jamie Willson (non-playing captain), Luke Spooner, Jack Stammers and Paul Gardiner

12:05pm Thursday 31st May 2012

JACK Stammers was hailed the Essex man of the match as the county’s men took on Cambridge University.

Southend climb to the summit

8:00pm Thursday 24th May 2012

SOUTHEND Lawn ladies went a point clear at the top of Leigh & Westcliff Division Two after thumping Rayleigh II 6-0.

Olivia closes in on finals

9:10pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

BASILDON’S Olivia Sofroniou was put through her paces by former British No.1 tennis player Greg Rusedski as her bid to become a Barclays Ball Kid entered its final stage.

Rayleigh Tennis Club to host open day

6:09pm Thursday 3rd May 2012

Rayleigh Tennis Club is encouraging more people to pick up a racket and play the sport when the club hosts an open day on Saturday, May 5.

Hail the winners of L&W winters finals

7:30pm Thursday 26th April 2012

A HAILSTORM could not spoil the Leigh & Westcliff’s Winter Finals at Kent Elms TC on Sunday.

Students get to grips witch racquets

Echo: What a racquet - pupils from Woodham Ley primary school practise their skills

8:40pm Thursday 5th April 2012

MORE than 100 Year 1 and 2 students enjoyed the first ever Key Stage One Racquets Festival at Deanes School.

We're having a ball

7:40pm Thursday 29th March 2012

SARAH Ball, Christie Hale and Gill Sanderson have been celebrating after bagging multiple crowns each at the Southend & District LTA winter finals.

County success for south Essex players

7:30pm Thursday 15th March 2012

SOUTH Essex players enjoyed mixed luck at the finals of the Essex LTA Winter Individual tournament.

Players warming to winter showdowns

7:00pm Thursday 8th March 2012

SOUTH Essex players will be looking for Essex glory when their county winter individual finals are held this weekend.

Westcliff vow to regain county cup

9:10pm Thursday 1st March 2012

WESTCLIFF Lawn’s veteran team are determined to wrestle back the Ian Pitt Veterans Cup from Gidea Park next year.

Juniors get a taste of Grand Slam fun

6:10pm Thursday 9th February 2012

THE Australian Open came to David Lloyd Southend at the weekend as promising junior players recreated a Grand Slam-themed tournament.






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