As he prepares for his senior debut at Wimbledon, Evan Hoyt tells Owen Morgan how his doubles campaign can help fuel his ambition for continuing the climb up the world rankings. Still reeling from defeat in the biggest singles match of his senior career, Welsh tennis number one Evan Hoyt received the perfect phone call to raise his spirits. The 24-year-old had lost in the first round of men’s singles qualifying for Wimbledon - his dream of playing in the main draw at the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament apparently on hold until next year.
Wales 1 Belarus 2 Wales finished sixth after losing their final game of the FIH Series Finals in Valencia. Skipper Leah Wilkinson netted with around 90 seconds left from a penalty corner with her fourth goal of the tournament.
Coming back from serious spinal surgery and attempting to regain your place among the elite of world sport is a difficult enough prospect. Doing so having just become a mum for the second time, and combining training with the demands of looking after two children aged under two, makes it even more daunting. Yet, that is exactly what Helen Jenkins, Wales' most successful triathlete, is attempting to do as she looks to win back her spot in the British team for next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Ffion Tynan led the way as Wales golfers took three of the top four places at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters Girls in Nizels golf club in Kent. The Pontyclun schoolgirl underlined her status as one of Wales' top young golfers as she took a five shot lead into the final round and sensible golf saw her preserve that lead, with a competitive race behind her for second.
Jeremiah Azu, James Tomlinson and Sarah Omoregie have been named in Britain's team for next month's European Under-20 Championships in Sweden. The Welsh trio are among the first wave of selections for the championships in Boras from July 18-21. All three have set new personal bests in their respective disciplines this season to book their ticket to Sweden.
Just hours after defeat at the Wimbledon singles qualifying tournament, Welsh Tennis number one Evan Hoyt was awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the men's doubles tournament. Hoyt's Wimbledon dreams seemed to be in tatters after he suffered a hard fought straight sets singles defeat at the hands of Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva at Roehampton on Monday afternoon.
Anthony Pilkington has been backed to help keep Wigan in the Championship after completing a free transfer move from Cardiff City. The Bluebirds striker has been surplus to manager Neil Warnock’s requirements for some time and has not played a senior game so far this season, despite the team’s struggles... Read More
Lee Tomlin and Anthony Pilkington, Cardiff City players who both turned down transfers to Championship clubs, found themselves in trouble with a match referee at under-23 level today (Friday). Playmaker Tomlin was sent off after 26 minutes following his second booking, while Pilkington was cautioned once during Cardiff's 3-0 Professional Development... Read More
Neil Warnock praised the fighting spirit of his Cardiff City promotion chasers after they rescued another lost cause with a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United. The Bluebirds manager voiced his admiration after Anthony Pilkington snatched a point with a dramatic equaliser deep into injury time at Bramall Lane. As on... Read More
Bluebirds manager Neil Warnock took time out to watch Cardiff City’s under-23 team in Professional Development League action. Warnock and his staff assessed many trialists at development level this season and more were given their chance in a 1-1 draw against Millwall at Cardiff International Sports Campus. Former trialists Ciaron Brown and... Read More
Millwall 1, Cardiff City 1 Former Bluebirds Andy Legg and Kevin Nugent went head-to-head at under-23 level in London. Anthony Pilkington, aged 29, joined the party when he fired a second half equaliser for Cardiff City in this Premier Development League Two match. Legg coaches the Cardiff development team, working alongside Jarred Harvey,... Read More