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Tennis star Marcus Willis enters top 400 after reaching Kuwait finals

Home News Top News Sport Top Sport What's On Top What's On Lifestyle In Your Area Buy, Sell & Tell The Berkshire Number 1 expected to reach at least 381st after reaching his fifth consecutive doubles final Wokingham tennis ace Marcus Willis is set to break into the top 400 of the ATP world rankings after reaching his fourth consecutive final at the ITF Pro Futures Finals in Kuwait with partner Lewis Burton.

How to Develop New American Tennis Stars

American tennis lost its dominance in the world, and it is in a deep crisis. Here is the excerpt from the article "Developing Top Talent or Hindering Process?" which was published in The New York Times. August, 25, 2012: "Questions swirl about the way the nonprofit U.S.T.A. spends money.

Borna Coric: the world champion tennis player living in Middlesex - shame he plays for Croatia

Clive Sherling, a retired City man, has spent a fortune of his own money assembling a dream team of coaches to work with elite young players at his Junior Tennis Coaching Foundation (JTC). The 17 boys and girls are offered a house to share during the week, the best possible physical and technical training, and private tutors to get them through school work.

Murray's mum Judy reveals why she turned down top British tennis job

By Martha Kelner PUBLISHED: 16:31 EST, 28 September 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 EST, 30 September 2013 Judy Murray was offered the chance to be the new supremo of British tennis - and turned it down, saying: 'I'd rather die.'

British clubs get LTA funding slashe

By Mike Dickson PUBLISHED: 12:23 EST, 1 October 2013 | UPDATED: 03:26 EST, 2 October 2013 Britain's tennis clubs and centres have suffered a sharp cut in grants from the Lawn Tennis Association in the year of Andy Murray winning the Wimbledon championships.

With Doubled Fees, Tennis Court Permit Sales Plunge

Watching the dazzling United States Open play of Rafael Nadal at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday, the majestic Manhattan skyline in the background, could inspire even the most casual tennis player to grab a racket and head out to the park. However, for many city residents, the cost of playing on a public court is now simply too steep.

Tennis champ, 10, could quit sport over LTA court fees

Ten-year-old MJ Changwereza arrived for her regular weekend practice at the Lawn Tennis Association's National Tennis Centre in Roehampton to find that an indoor court now costs £12 an hour to hire. MJ won the LTA's Aegon Summer National Tour Finals but her mother, Maria, today criticised the organisation for holding back disadvantaged players.

Stefan Edberg - The Only Tennis Player to Win Junior Grand Slam | STEVE G TENNIS

The history of tennis is littered with players who excelled in the junior ranks yet failed to make a mark subsequently in the professional game. There have been winners of both junior events at Wimbledon, for example, who have gone onto great things in their careers, but there is a longer list of those who fell well below reaching their potential or totally faded from the game.

A Sleepy Part Of The Tennis Season Is Increasingly Critical For The Sport's Success

At the start of the year, 131st-ranked tennis player Zhang Shuai was losing--badly. The Chinese baseliner, who in 2009 entered tennis' record books for being the lowest-ranked woman to topple a world No. 1, had just fallen to Zhang Shuai (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) American youngster Asia Muhammed, ranked a [...]

What a Top 100 Tennis player earns

Michael Russell celebrating a winning point (Source: Getty) In July Michael Russell won a tennis tournament in Manta, Ecuador, logging 8,628 miles just to get there and back. It was one of his best performances all year and the victory netted him $5,000, yet he barely broke even on the week-long [...]

How Roger Federer Makes $71 Million A Year

Roger Federer is widely perceived as the greatest tennis player ever. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (17) and weeks ranked No. 1 in the world (302). He appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 2005 and 2010.

Lonely at the Top? Try the Lower Rungs of Professional Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia - James McGee did not last two hours at the 2014 Australian Open, but his brief stay Wednesday morning failed to dampen his mood. On Court 12 at Melbourne Park, McGee, a 26-year-old from Dublin, lost to Jimmy Wang of Taiwan, 7-6 (2), 7-5, in the first round of the qualifying draw in 1 hour 44 minutes.

Top Tennis Players Join Forces With Former Champions

Great tennis champions have rejoined the circuit as coaches in the past. Bill Tilden, the American who was the game's biggest star in the 1920s, coached Gottfried von Cramm and the German Davis Cup team. Billie Jean King coached Martina Navratilova. Mats Wilander coached Marat Safin.

Bernard Tomic attempts to explain tanking is all part of his strategy

MELBOURNE - Trying to understand the mind of Bernard Tomic can, at times, feel like a fool's errand. The 21-year old Australian talent has an indisputable IQ when it comes to his tennis, but when it comes to how he handles his career, things can get a little jumbled.

Ryan Harrison v Gael Monfils - Australian Open preview - Unlucky Harrison faces Doha finalist Monfils -

Gael Monfils (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images) Ryan Harrison is trying to recover from a disastrous 2013 season and work his way back into the top 50. Unluckily - even for a man who's used to some really unlucky draws - he's up against Gael Monfils, another man on the comeback trail.

Australian tennis looks to bounce back

Tennis is part of the essential soundtrack to an Australian summer: balls rocketing off strings, the squeal of overworked footwear on baking courts and the grunts of heavy exertion. It's a sport that Australia once dominated.

Tennis investment serving up fun for fans

The combination of tennis and money may bring to mind the multi-million deals of star players such as Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova - but for keen fans looking for a more modest financial involvement in the game, there are opportunities.

Funding threat to tennis and football

Tennis and football have been warned that part of their public funding is at risk after both sports suffered big drops in participation in England. Sport England, which distributes Lottery money at grassroots level, says tennis has failed to capitalise on Andy Murray's Wimbledon win in July.

Predicting the 2013 US Open champion

Most pundits will have an opinion on who will triumph in this year's US Open men's final - Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic - but the best insights into who will be crowned champion will come from the same technology that has helped cities to lower crime rates and plan for extreme weather.

Mental Tips - what to do when you're losing

In tennis it's easy to get caught up in whether you're 'winning' or 'losing'. For a lot of us, the determination to win on the tennis court can morph into anger, anxiety, rage when we feel that we are losing .

Roger Federer's mother: How to be a tennis parent

© Ella Ling Roger Federer's mother: How to be a tennis parent The Tennis Space Exclusive tips from Roger Federer's mother Lynette on 'How to be a tennis parent'. Click here for information on the Roger Federer Foundation. It's important that the child enjoys the game and isn't forced into it.

Judy Murray: I'm more than just a mother, but I'm happy to be that too

As the mother of two Wimbledon champions, after Andy broke a 77-year duck by winning the singles last year (Jamie won the mixed title in 2007), Judy is well used to people congratulating her on their achievements. But for all their success on the court, she never tires of hearing people compliment her on their usually impeccable manners, especially with fans.

We need to help breadline players - Murray

Andy Murray will earn £1.76m if he successfully defends his Wimbledon title in July, but he is very aware that if you win a tournament at the lowest level of the men's tour you can walk away out of pocket. Prize money on the third-tier ITF Futures Circuit has not increased since the tour was remodelled 16 years ago.

Broady prepares to take on the big boys

Liam Broady is about to leave the world of junior tennis behind and try to make his way with the big boys. The 18-year-old might have practised with Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, but now he is preparing to take the first steps on the way to meeting them for real.

Paris postcard from 12-year-old future tennis ace

Not everyone can be a Martina Hingis, the Swiss prodigy who was winning junior grand slam titles at the age of 12 and her first senior Australian Open at 16. But nor does every 12-year-old fly to Paris to hit with the Wimbledon champion and contest a tournament in front of the Eiffel Tower against some of the world's young elite.