TENNIS: Ryan Peniston is targeting a place in the world’s top 100 by the end of 2023.

The 27-year-old, who is from Great Wakering - enjoyed a summer to remember last year after impressive victories at both Queen’s and Wimbledon.

But, having now recovered from a wrist injury which hindered his form post SW19, Peniston is eager to make this season another one to remember.

“In 2023 I would like to get into the top 100 in the world rankings and win a title,” said Peniston.

“That’s the targets I’ve set myself.”

Peniston is currently ranked 147 in the world but showed last summer he is more than capable of featuring far higher.

“I was really pleased with how 2022 went,” said the former Southend High School pupil.

“The stand out moments for me had to be the grass season at Queen’s and Wimbledon.”

Peniston beat French Open runner up and current world number four Casper Ruud on his way to the quarter-finals at Queen’s before also beating Henri Laaksonen in the first round at Wimbledon.

But the Southend born left-hander remains eager to build on those achievements.

“I feel like it has made me hungry for more success this year,” said Peniston.

“It feels like I’ve had a taste of it and now I can use it as motivation.”

Peniston made it to the semi-finals of the Tenerife 3 ATP Challenger event last week.

And he is enjoying playing pain free once again.

“I’m feeling good fitness wise this year,” said Peniston.

“I had a wrist injury after the grass season last year.

“But I’m happy to be playing at full fitness again which feels great.

“It was great to make the semi finals in Tenerife and I’m looking forward to getting on the road and playing the next three weeks in India now.”

However, Peniston was beaten by Sumit Nagal in the first round of the Chennai Open yesterday, losing both sets 6-4.