RYAN Peniston is focusing on his favourite time of the tennis season after recovering from a nasty ankle injury.

The Great Wakering ace recovered from three months on the sidelines to take part in qualifying for the French Open in Paris.

And the 28-year-old is now keen to kick on during the grass court campaign.

“It’s by far my favourite part of the season,” said Peniston.

“Being on the grass at home is awesome and I can’t wait.

“I’ve got a British Tour event in Oxford next week, the Surbiton Challenger after that and then hopefully all the grass tournaments in England so I’m really excited.”

Peniston is raring to go after ending his spell on the treatment table.

And he is delighted to be back on court.

“I’m super pleased,” said Peniston.

“It’s been a tough few months with injury and I didn’t think I would be back this quickly. I’m really pleased.”

Peniston was beaten in three sets by American JJ Wolf on his first match back.

But the former Southend High pupil took positives from the match in Paris.

“It was amazing,” said Peniston.

“I didn’t think it was going to be possible until two or three weeks before.

“The physio work went really well and I managed to get conditioned enough to play.

“I loved being there competing.

“I lost the match but I still saw it as a massive win.

“It was a big positive for me and my team and being in shape to compete.”

Peniston is now preparing for the rest of the summer but found time to head back to Southend Lawn on Sunday for the club’s open day.

“It’s always lovely coming back,” said Peniston.

“It’s so nice to see kids playing at the club and everyone enjoying their tennis.”