Midhurst Tennis Club are offering people the chance to get back into the sport free of charge during January and February. The June Lane club want people to join them on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm and Sunday mornings from 10am. The whole club meet and use the five courts for mixed tennis playing a set and mixing in. There is an active membership of 100-plus plus a very healthy juniors’ section who meet on Saturday mornings With ample parking and clubhouse facilities come and see what a friendly club we are. There is an active membership of 100-plus plus a very healthy juniors’ section who meet on Saturday mornings and coached by Alex Bone of Generation Tennis. He provides a racket restringing service and private coaching is available. A regular slot is ladies’ coaching on Friday mornings for members in term time between 10am and 12.30pm. The club run eight league teams in the LTA East Hants League in men’s, mixed and ladies’ doubles. The … [Read more...] about Could taking up tennis be your new-year resolution?
Former world number one Andy Murray's future in tennis is in doubt after it was revealed that he might need a double hip surgery. The 30-year-old started 2017 as the top ranked player in tennis for the first time in his career following his win at the ATP Finals in London in November 2016. However, he was dogged by poor form and injuries during the calendar year with just the one title in Dubai and his best Grand Slam performance being a French Open semi-final exit. Murray last featured at Wimbledon in July after his quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey and decided to take the rest of the year off to recover from an injury to his right hip. The former world number one was previously expected and confirmed to take part in Melbourne for the 2018 Australian Open. However, with doubts over his fitness as he had not traveled to Australia for Christmas, he eventually pulled out of the first Grand Slam of the year. Murray was present for the Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Dubai in late … [Read more...] about Fears emerge over Andy Murray’s future in tennis as he might need double hip surgery
Germany's former tennis star Boris Becker responded for the first time on Sunday to a racist tweet Alternative for Germany (AfD) lawmaker Jens Maier posted about his son, Noah Becker, who had an Afro-American grandfather. After Meier denied that he had personally written the tweet in which he called Noah a "little half-negro," Becker said such excuses were typical among officials in the far-right anti-immigration party. "Now a party staff member is supposed to have written the tweet," Becker wrote in a guest column for the German weekly Welt am Sonntag. "That's what the AfD always does; it's their trick: put something out there in the world and then distance yourself from it." Read more: Opinion: Mr. Becker, Boris and us German tabloid Bild reported on Thursday that the Becker family was considering filing a lawsuit against Maier. The material released by Die Welt in advance of Becker's column made no mention of this. Slurs for political … [Read more...] about German tennis legend Boris Becker wants ‘consequences’ after AfD lawmaker’s racist tweet
Tennis star Venus Williams plays court jester as she larks around in the sun on Bondi Beach. The World Number 5 is in Sydney ahead of the Australian Open, which starts next Monday. At 37, Venus is hoping to become the oldest ever player to win a tennis major. Her sister Serena had planned to take part in the tournament alongside her but pulled out earlier this week. Serena won her 23rd grand slams single title at Melbourne Park last year - but told organisers she is 'not where I personally want to be'. She said: "After competing in Abu Dhabi I realised that although I am super close, I'm not where I personally want to be." "Even though I am disappointed about it, I've decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year." The 36-year-old is taking time off after having birth to daughter Alexis Olympia. Meanwhile, sister Venus will be up against the likes of Sloane Stephens, Roland Garros, Jelena Ostapenko and Garbine Muguruza in the field. … [Read more...] about Venus Williams takes time out of training to hit Bondi beach as she prepares for tough tennis tournament
IT seems like ten minutes ago a gangly Scottish teenager with wild hair and a baseball cap burst onto the tennis scene and set the world alight.How can time have moved so fast that people are now talking about Sir Andy Murray’s career being potentially over?The last 14 years since he won the US Open juniors have flown by faster than one of the Dunblane hero’s baseline winners.It broke my heart to read his social media post during the week, when he agonised over his continuing hip problem and how he was having to pull out of the Australian Open.It’s been a hard year or two for Andy as he’s battled one problem after another and his body started to break down.I’m worried that he might never return and the unthinkable could become reality.But whatever happens, this boy will go down in history as the greatest Scottish sportsperson ever — possibly even British.We’ve all enjoyed watching him play so much that I think we forget just how special he … [Read more...] about It’s career break point for Scots tennis hero Andy Murray but he will be back after injury woes