tennis

‘Serve-ay’ for tennis players in Plymouth

Tennis players of all ages and abilities are being asked for their thoughts on tennis courts in parks across the city.

Plymouth City Council is working with the Lawn Tennis Association on plans to encourage people to pick up a racket and play more often.

The two organisations have paired up to work together to research and consider investment into courts within Plymouth’s parks...

LTA and council aim to put Plymouth back on the tennis map

A school in Plymouth is joining forces with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Plymouth City Council to make sure future generations in the city get the chance to play tennis in the winter months thanks to a record level of grassroots investment into the game.

Hele’s School in Plympton runs an all-year round tennis programme for 250 of its students including sessions for young...

Centre court comes to Plymouth

The city centre will be transformed for the Wimbledon fortnight – from July 3 to 16 - with the Big Screen showing every grunt and backspin as the world’s tennis elite battle it out for supremacy.

The tension will be palpable as the likes of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams fight for every ace and advantage.

And hundreds are expected to gather to watch the world’s...

Great British Tennis Weekend hits Plymouth

A number of tennis venues in and around Plymouth will open their courts to offer free tennis to kids, families and adults this Saturday and Sunday as part of the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Great British Tennis Weekend.

The Great British Tennis Weekend is a nationwide campaign to get more people to play tennis by offering a variety of tennis activities for free.

Hill Lane...

Wimbledon fever hits Royal William Yard!

Looking for something to kick off the summer? Join Royal William Yard this Sunday 3 July at their award winning monthly Good Food market.

The ever popular market sees over 50 local food and drink stalls from across the region coming together in this stunning location to form one of the most successful food markets in Devon. A fantastic day out for all the family, there is always lots...

5,000 extra places added to Tennis For Kids initiative

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that an additional 5,000 places have been made available for their biggest ever grass roots initiative, Tennis for Kids in partnership with Highland Spring. The initiative was launched to establish a genuine tennis participation legacy, following Great Britain’s historic Davis Cup by BNP Paribas win.

The Tennis for Kids initiative which...

Plymouth joins Great British Tennis Weekend celebrations

Devonport Park is one of 39 venues across the country running free tennis events this Saturday for the first ever Great British Tennis Weekend.

Organised by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the weekend will celebrate an incredible year in British tennis and build on the legacy of London 2012 by encouraging people to pick up a racket and get on court.

The event at Devonport...

Wimbledon day 3: After Laura's day yesterday, Andy is set for second round tie

For British tennis fans, if yesterday was all about Laura Robson, today will see attention turn back to Andy Murray as he faces his second round tie on No. 1 Court.

British women's number one, Robson defeated the tenth seeded Russian Maria Kirilenko in straight sets yesterday 6-3, 6-4, in an exciting demonstration of her potential. Despite some self-confessed nerves, she controlled the...

Andy Murray begins his title quest as Wimbledon 2013 gets underway

Andy Murray will begin his 2013 quest to become Wimbledon men's champion today with a first round match against the German Benjamin Becker (no relation to Boris) on Centre Court.

Murray, who is the number two seed, plays the big serving 32-year-old Becker in the third scheduled match on Centre Court, the highlight of day one for British tennis fans.

Meanwhile the reigning men's...

12-year-old wheelchair tennis star who overcame life-threatening infection is selected for GB team

Esperanza Merry is an amazing 12-year-old from Plymouth who overcame a life-threatening disease just five months ago which left her confined to a wheelchair and crutches for life.

Determined not to give up on her love for tennis, Esperanza has now taken up wheelchair tennis and in just this short space of time she has gone from strength to strength. Her amazing talent has been...

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