GREAT Wakering tennis ace Ryan Peniston is refusing to give up on reaching Wimbledon – despite having surgery on his ankle.

Peniston had to retire hurt against Italian Peter Buldorini in the Manama Challenger in mid-February after rolling his foot when attempting a quick change of direction.

But Peniston is remaining positive and is still targeting a place at SW19 this summer.

“I’m aiming to be back in about three months if everything goes smoothly,” said Peniston.

“Being fit for the grass season and Wimbledon is definitely a goal for me and I will be working very hard to make it happen.”

Peniston has played at the last two Wimbledon Championships, reaching the second round in 2022 before losing to Sir Andy Murray in the first round on Centre Court last time around.

The 28-year-old is now keen to make more memories and is pleased with the progress he is already starting to make.

“The injury on my ankle isn’t feeling too bad at the moment considering I just had surgery last Wednesday,” said Peniston.

“It’s a frustrating moment for me but it’s part of the sport and I feel that I’ve been pretty lucky with not having many injuries so far in my career.”