Tennis

  • Tennis participation levels on the rise in the North East

    Tennis participation levels on the rise in the North East

    May 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Last summer the amount of people playing tennis rose for the first time in five years, according to figures released by the Lawn Tennis Association. The LTA claimed 131,019 more people in the UK played the sport in June 2017 than in June 2016 and figures are expected to rise […]

     
  • Sunderland Men’s Tennis team claim dramatic draw in Tees-Wear Varsity

    Sunderland Men’s Tennis team claim dramatic draw in Tees-Wear Varsity

    March 23, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Sunderland’s Tennis team claimed two wins in their singles matches as they dug deep for a 3-3 draw against Teesside University. Straight sets victories for captain Paddy Horne and Joseph Nicholson saw Sunderland lead 3-2 going into the final game before the pair lost ten points to five in the […]

     
  • Sunderland’s Jordan Hudson feels he ‘bottled’ tie-break in defeat to Teesside in Varsity Tennis

    Sunderland’s Jordan Hudson feels he ‘bottled’ tie-break in defeat to Teesside in Varsity Tennis

    March 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Sunderland University were dealt a blow in their hopes of winning the men’s tennis at Varsity as Jordan Hudson lost in straight sets against Teesside’s Tom Hollingworth. Both sets ended in a tie-breaker and Sunderland’s Hudson had chances to win both sets but fell short. He said: “It was a really tough game […]

     
  • Joseph Nicholson ‘frustrated’ with 3-3 Varsity Tennis draw with Teesside University

    Joseph Nicholson ‘frustrated’ with 3-3 Varsity Tennis draw with Teesside University

    March 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland University counted themselves unlucky as they lost crucial tiebreaker points against Teesside University which resulted in them drawing 3-3. Paddy Horn and Joseph Nicholson both won their single ties in a comprehensive fashion to give the team a 2-0 lead. However, Jordan Hudson was unlucky to lose two tiebreakers against Tom Hollinsworth which left the games […]

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

    Sunderland Men’s tennis: Mid-season review

    December 13, 2017 at 10:05 am

    The 2017/18 BUCS tennis season has reached its mid-season winter break and it has been a struggle so far for Sunderland Men’s tennis 1st’s. The side currently sit bottom of the six-team Northern 4B league on minus-two points after five matches and are yet to register a win. With no […]

     
  • Sheffield Hallam given walkover win against Sunderland Tennis

    Sheffield Hallam given walkover win against Sunderland Tennis

    December 11, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Sunderland Men’s Tennis 1st’s were forced to hand Sheffield Hallam 2nd’s a walkover win as they were unable to field a team for Wednesday’s match. It is the second time this season that Sunderland have conceded a match, after they had to withdraw from the Northern Conference Cup tie against […]

     
  • Axelos (right) on the outdoor Sliksworth courts (Credit: James Goodenough)

    Sunderland Men’s tennis looking to end year on a high against Sheffield Hallam

    December 6, 2017 at 9:13 am

      University of Sunderland Men’s Tennis 1st’s will look to end 2017 strongly when they host Sheffield Hallam University 2nd’s today. It is the final scheduled match of the year for both sides before a break until January 31. Sunderland are looking for their first win of the season in […]

     
  • Sunderland Men’s tennis match at Teesside postponed

    Sunderland Men’s tennis match at Teesside postponed

    December 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        Sunderland Men’s Tennis 1st’s match against Teesside 1st’s on Wednesday was postponed due to bad weather. BUCS are yet to announce a new date but the sides are now unlikely to meet until the turn of the year. The match was set to see the BUCS Northern 4B […]

     
  • Sunderland tennis president confident of beating Teesside

    Sunderland tennis president confident of beating Teesside

    November 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

    University of Sunderland men’s tennis president Paddy Horne believes the 1st team can claim their first win of the season when they travel to Teesside on November 29. Teesside 1sts are also yet to win this season and the fixture will see the BUCS Northern 4B tennis league’s bottom two sides face […]

     
  • Sunderland men’s tennis lose at home to Leeds Beckett

    Sunderland men’s tennis lose at home to Leeds Beckett

    November 16, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      University of Sunderland men’s tennis 1sts lost 6-0 to the Leeds Beckett University 6th team on Wednesday afternoon. Leeds won three singles matches and a doubles tie to complete a comfortable win on the outdoor artificial grass courts of Silksworth Tennis Centre. Sunderland were missing three regular players and were […]