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.
Wales international David Pipe could yet end his professional playing career on a spectacular high. Caerphilly-born Pipe, who has announced his retirement, would love a repeat of his 2013 Wembley Stadium experience. He was Newport County captain when they earned promotion to the Football League, beating Wrexham in the play-off final at... Read More
Sol Campbell's Recipe For League Two Success Against Newport County - 'We Can Talk Our Way To Safety'
Manager Sol Campbell believes his Macclesfield team can talk their way out of trouble in League Two - and put a huge dent in Newport County’s play-off hopes. Newport have fired up promotion hopes thanks to an unbeaten six-match run, scoring 10 goals, conceding two and keeping four clean sheets. Macclesfield are... Read More
Newport County’s Michael Flynn has been named League Two manager of the month for September. His success was built on impeccable away form with wins at Port Vale, Oldham and Tranmere and County are joint second after taking 12 points from a possible 15 over the month. Dai-sport journalist Terry Phillips... Read More
Wrexham remain intent on promotion to the Football League after their 2-0 cross-border derby win against Chester City. Second half goals from Scott Quigley and Nicky Deverdics led Wrexham to victory in this Vanarama National League match. More than 6,500 spectators were at the Racecourse and manager Dean Keates said: “It's a... Read More
Nicky Deverdics’ career is looking up - towards the Football League. The 30-year-old Geordie, who started his career with home city club Newcastle United, says: “Wrexham have a chance of going up, they are in a strong position.” Deverdics gained League Two experience with Barnet and Hartlepool, while he played for Scottish... Read More
Wrexham were close to a ‘perfect away performance’ in their Vanarama National League match at Gateshead. Manager Dean Keates and his players earned a goalless draw and Chris Holroyd was desperately close to heading the winner. “It was a textbook header back across the goal and just bounced wide,” said Keates. “Overall,... Read More