• Paddy Horne (left) and Phil Rudd (right) in action against York last season.

    Rudd targets promotion after strong season for men’s Tennis 1sts

    May 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Tennis captain Phil Rudd is looking to the future after a successful season that saw the men’s 1sts only just miss out on promotion from the fourth tier. A draw with Durham University 5ths in Sunderland’s penultimate game of the season made it mathematically impossible for […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

  • Maxime Noyer (left) and Phil Rudd (right)

    Nicholson looking to impress at Varsity after strong season

    April 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Joseph Nicholson is relishing the prospect of making his first Tees-Wear Varsity appearance for the University of Sunderland’s tennis side tomorrow afternoon. Nicholson has impressed during his first year with the tennis sides, starting the year as a key member of the 2nds team before breaking through into the 1sts […]

  • The Davis Cup will be coming to Sunderland. Picture credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Davis Cup to visit Sunderland as part of trophy tour

    April 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Tennis’ biggest team competition The Davis Cup will be coming to Sunderland next week as part of a trophy tour across the country. Great Britain won the competition for the first time in 79 years last November after beating Belgium in the final. The tour, which began in Glasgow earlier […]

  • Team South West with the Wilkinson Sword after winning the AoC Championships title.

    AoC Championships makes successful debut in the North East

    April 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    The AoC Sport National Championships were concluded on Sunday as the South West retained the Wilkinson Sword by winning the title for the second year in succession. The three day event took place in the North East for the first time after previously being held in Bath. The event accommodated […]

  • Paddy Horne (left) and Phil Rudd (right) in action against York last season.

    ‘It’s been a positive season’ says tennis captain Rudd

    April 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Tennis captain, Phil Rudd, says it’s been a ‘positive season’ for the men’s 1st team despite missing out on promotion. Sunderland finished 3rd in the Northern 4B League, after challenging near the top of the table for most of the campaign. Injuries to key players Konstantinos […]

  • Medals fyling left, right and centre at AoC National Tennis Championships

    Medals fyling left, right and centre at AoC National Tennis Championships

    April 18, 2016 at 11:39 am

    The AoC National Championships concluded with the very narrow victory of the South West over West Midlands. There was three hugely spectacular and contested days of sport and the tennis competition proves it best, with medals going towards all the regions of the country. The great facilities available at Sunderland’s […]

  • Free tennis courses for North East children

    Free tennis courses for North East children

    April 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    The Lawn Tennis Association are offering children in the North East the chance to try their hand at tennis. The new initiative, called Tennis For Kids, is a six week course packed full of action packed games and activities designed for the perfect introduction for kids. Kerry Smith, coach of […]

  • Sharapova admitted in January to failing a drugs test. Picture credit: Vincent Thian/AP/Press Association Images

    Rudd believes Sharapova controversy could be a good thing for tennis

    April 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

    The University of Sunderland’s Tennis 1sts captain, Phil Rudd, believes the doping scandal surrounding Maria Sharapova could benefit the sport in the future. After admitting in January that she failed a drugs test at this year’s Australian Open, Sharapova faces a potential ban from tennis and has been provisionally suspended. […]

  • Maxime Noyer (left) and Phil Rudd (right)

    Men’s Tennis 1sts suffer heavy defeat in final match

    March 18, 2016 at 10:38 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Tennis 1sts suffered a heavy defeat in their final match of the season as they were beaten 12-0 by Leeds Beckett University (Carnegie) 5ths. Following last week’s draw with Durham University 5ths, it was mathematically impossible for Sunderland to gain promotion from the fourth tier despite […]