Pembrokeshire discus thrower James Tomlinson is racking up the Great Britain vests at a rare rate of knots. Having been named yesterday morning in the GB squad for the European Under-20 Championships in Sweden, Tomlinson was named in a second GB team later in the day. The 19-year-old was named in a 20-strong GB squad heading to the Mannheim Gala in Germany this weekend.
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.
Wales tennis number one Evan Hoyt provided the fairytale finish to the first LTA British Tour Penarth Windsor event when he beat his former coach Chris Lewis in an all-Welsh men's singles final. The home win was the perfect end to the hugely successful week-long tournament at Penarth's Windsor Lawn... Read More
The courts of the Windsor Lawn Tennis Club in Penarth may not be the green, green grass of home for Llanelli tennis player Evan Hoyt, but they are the next best thing. The 23-year-old, whose senior career has been dogged by injury following a hugely promising spell as a junior,... Read More
A mother from Flintshire has joined forces with a local charity to become a tennis volunteer on the programme that helped turn her son’s life around. Martina Pritchard from Hawarden got involved in the Bouncing Back initiative at Mold Tennis Club after seeing the transformation it had on her son,... Read More
Tennis Wales boss Peter Drew is hoping a record £250m investment into developing grass-roots tennis in the UK over the next decade could end the search for a potential Welsh winner at Wimbledon. The two-week long Championships at SW19 reached its climax last weekend with the women’s and men’s finals... Read More
A series of fun, informal tennis sessions at local parks and clubs across Wales is getting under way this spring to inspire more women to play tennis more often. ‘Tennis Tuesdays’ was launched in 2015, organised by Tennis Wales and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) with Nike, and is aimed... Read More