Croydon tennis player sues Lawn Tennis Association over 'racial discrimination'

Surrey Comet: Isaac Stoute

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A South Croydon tennis player is suing the sport's British governing body over alleged racial discrimination.

Wimbledon champ Murray given Merton's highest honour

Surrey Comet: Andy Murray winning the title last summer

5:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Andy Murray is among tennis champions made honorary freeman of the London Borough of Merton following his historic win at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

Hutchins is on the up with the Davis Cup

Surrey Comet: Tough ride: Ross Hutchins’ comeback from serious illness has reached a milestone    	DeadlinePix SP26869

8:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Wimbledon’s tennis star Ross Hutchins has served up another ace in his continuing comeback from cancer.

Twenty-six hour tennis marathon to be held at Wimbledon club

Surrey Comet: Darius Adomonis in action at a previous event

11:20am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Wilton club coaches Jack Hankey and Darius Adomonis will play a non-stop doubles match for 26 hours and 385 seconds, the equivalent time to the amount of miles of a marathon run.

Walton's marathon Dan sets sights on £50k haul

Surrey Comet: Long haul: Richmond Tennis Club coach Michael Jones joined Tim Henman, right, on court at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton to raise money for charity 	SP82668

12:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

Weybridge tennis star Danny Sapsford may be retired from the professional circuit, but he is still playing the game he loves and raising money at the same time.

Trio of Wandsworth tennis stars of the future given a stark warning from LTA supremo

Surrey Comet: One for the future: Lara Bakhaya from Wandsworth

7:00am Monday 20th January 2014

The Lawn Tennis Association’s head of men’s tennis Leon Smith has warned three Wandsworth youngsters they are only at the start of a long journey to the top.

Young tennis aces make the grade

Surrey Comet: One for the future: Lily Ghodrati, 14, from Croydon has been selected as part of the LTA’s 2014 Aegon Future-Stars programme

8:00am Sunday 19th January 2014

The Lawn Tennis Association’s head of men’s tennis Leon Smith has warned a group of young aspiring stars they are only at the start of a long journey to the top.

Guess who's back? Hutchins is back and he is winning Down Under

Surrey Comet: Back together: Ross Hutchins, right, and Colin Fleming are through to the second round of the Australian Open

10:38am Wednesday 15th January 2014

Ross Hutchins made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis just a year after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Robson out of Australian Open after 50 minutes

Surrey Comet: Bitter taste of defeat: Laura Robson lost in straight sets in the second round of the China Open    SP58726

9:33am Monday 13th January 2014

Laura Robson’s involvement in the Australian Open lasted just 50 minutes after an opening round defeat at the hands of Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens.

Robson faces battle to be fit for the Australian Open

Surrey Comet: Concern: Laura Robson has pulled out of two tournaments through injury in the run up to the Australian Open

7:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

Laura Robson’s preparations for the Australian Tennis Open lay in tatters after she pulled out of last weekend’s Hobart International with a persistent wrist injury.

New Malden's South calls time and looks to inspire tennis' next generation

Surrey Comet: New beginnings: New Malden's Mel South hopes to forge a new career in coaching

7:06pm Thursday 5th December 2013

New Malden tennis professional Melanie South has set her sights on helping the next generation of British players to the top.  

Ross is back holding court, and raring to be better than ever

Surrey Comet: Back in the old routine: Ross Hutchins, right, will be teaming up with Colin Fleming, when training begins in Spain

9:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Ross Hutchins will make his return to full-time tennis next month after facing his biggest opponent head on, and coming out a winner.

Female Wimbledon champions finally get council's highest accolade

Surrey Comet: green WIMB: Murray awarded council's highest honour as freeman of the borough

5:30am Wednesday 27th November 2013

Three women who won the Wimbledon Championship singles title are finally to be made honorary freewomen of the borough - some fifty years after their achievements.

Lambert cannot wait for this starring role at the O2 Arena

Surrey Comet: Anticipation: Tijan Lambert is itching to end a seven-month wait for his starring role at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

12:00am Sunday 3rd November 2013

The final cast list for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals might be assembled late but Croydon’s Tijan Lambert is itching to end a seven-month wait for his starring role at the O2.

Not long now for Southwick's big dream to come true

Surrey Comet: Cannot wait: Gemma Southwick will grace the courts with some of the world's greatest players

2:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013

The final cast list for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals might be assembled late but Banstead’s Gemma Southwick is itching to end a seven-month wait for her starring role at the O2.

Tennis wannabe prepares for a shot at the big names

Surrey Comet: Winner: Lize Heuvling is off to Necker Island for the Necker Cup Tournament

8:00am Sunday 27th October 2013

Mitcham-based tennis wannabe Lize Heuvling could be facing some of the sport’s greats next month when she competes in the Necker Cup Tournament.

Robson splits from 'coach' MacLagan after just four months

Surrey Comet: End of the road: Laura Robson's Wimbledon is over after an impressive eight days

9:53am Tuesday 15th October 2013

Wimbledon tennis star Laura Robson has split with coach Miles MacLagan after only four months working together.

Roehampton prepares to host cream of British tennis

10:00am Saturday 7th September 2013

The National Tennis Centre in Roehampton is hosting the Aegon GB Pro-Series from Sunday [September 8] with some of Britain’s top players aiming to make the most of home advantage.

Robson overcomes troublesome wrist injury to reach the third round of the US Open

Surrey Comet: Battler: Laura Robson will face Li Na in the third round of the US Open     SP77474

11:33am Thursday 29th August 2013

Laura Robson needed painkillers and a medical time-out, but the Wimbledon teenager still beat Caroline Garcia of France to reach the third round of the US Open.

Sutton youngster brings home the silverware from the Aegon British Junior National Tennis Championships

Surrey Comet: Strong willed: Lana Rush lost out in the singles at the Aegon British Junior National Championships, but triumph in the doubles

1:07pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

Sutton tennis starlet Lana Rush went out in the semi-finals of the Aegon British Junior National Championships last week.

"Rusty" Robson gets back into the flow of tennis with US Open first round victory

Surrey Comet: Through: Laura Robson will face Caroline Garcia in the second round of the US Open                 SP77474

12:06pm Tuesday 27th August 2013

Laura Robson admitted to feeling "rusty" ahead of her first round triumph at the US Open on Monday.

Duo take to the hallowed tennis courts of SW19

Surrey Comet: On the hallowed courts of Wimbledon: Nency Chipan, left, and Rebecca Richardson, right, with Tim Henman

11:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

Mitcham's Brandon Murphy had the opportunity of a lifetime at the famous lawns of the All England Club as part of the HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 & Under Challenge Finals.

Teenager Amber Asghar is in philosophical mood after missing out on the Aegon British Junior National Championships final

Surrey Comet: So close: Jasmine Amber Asghar went out in the semi-final stage

10:42am Friday 23rd August 2013

Wimbledon tennis starlet Jasmine Amber Asghar was in philosophical mood after crashing out in the semi-finals of the Aegon British Junior National Championships.

Wimbledon's Robson faces Spaniard Lino in the US Open at Flushing Meadows

Surrey Comet: End of the road: Laura Robson's Wimbledon is over after an impressive eight days

9:48am Friday 23rd August 2013

Wimbledon's Laura Robson has been drawn against Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the first round of the US Open.

Surrey overcome favourites to win the Aegon Summer County Cup

Surrey Comet: Winners: Chris Eaton and Joe Salisbury won the vital fifth point to see off reigning champions Hertfordshire

8:00am Tuesday 30th July 2013

Surrey ended Hertfordshire’s four years of dominance in the Aegon Summer County Cup to win their first title since 2000 in Eastbourne.

Surrey tennis stars all out to win the Summer County Cup

Surrey Comet: Concentration: The Surrey women will do battle for the Summer County Cup from Monday

9:00am Sunday 21st July 2013

Surrey’s Tennis players are out to impress at this years’ Summer County Cup, at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne at the end of July, as they aim to wrestle the title from Hertfordshire’s male and female players.

Wimbledon and Andy Murray inspire new tennis stars in Wandsworth

Surrey Comet: Fun in the sun: Many people picked up a tennis racket for the first time at King George's Park in Wandsworth last weekend

2:00pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

Just a week on from Andy Murray’s success at Wimbledon, more than 200 adults and children picked up a tennis racket for the first time at King George’s Park in Wandsworth last weekend.

Sutton crowned champions at the National Tennis Open

Surrey Comet: Winner: Alex Slabinsky and his Sutton Tennis & Squash Club mates have won the Aegon Team Tennis National Open Men’s title

1:04pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

Sutton Tennis & Squash Club are celebrating after they clinched the Aegon Team Tennis National Open Men’s title for the first time since 2009.

Andy Murray reached his pinnacle on the tennis courts of SW19

Surrey Comet: Hello you: Andy Murray gets acquainted with the Wimbledon Cup             Picture: Matthias Hangst / AELTC

8:00am Friday 12th July 2013

The new Wimbledon champion Andy Murray described his glorious triumph on the courts of SW19 as the “pinnacle of tennis”.

Andy Murray - the new Wimbledon men's champion... and he still cannot quite believe it

Surrey Comet: Quietly slipping in to the third round: Andy Murray

9:28pm Sunday 7th July 2013

For the first time in 76 years, Great Britain has a Wimbledon men’s champion – and Andy Murray still cannot believe it.

Andy Murray stays patient to reach Wimbledon semi-finals

Surrey Comet: Come on: Murray roars his way past the Spaniard

8:19am Thursday 4th July 2013

Andy Murray has revealed how he turned staring a Wimbledon defeat square in the face, into a place in the Championship semi-finals.

South’s heading in the right doubles direction at Wimbledon

Surrey Comet: Prefering the double life: Mel South says she is far more relaxed on a doubles court than a singles court                   WI77411

8:00am Thursday 4th July 2013

New Malden’s Mel South is enjoying her tennis again despite an early exit from the ladies doubles at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Robson exits Wimbledon in fourth round

Surrey Comet: End of the road: Laura Robson's Wimbledon is over after an impressive eight days

3:26pm Monday 1st July 2013

Laura Robson is out of Wimbledon 2013 after a straight sets defeat to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.

Robson fights the tears after defeat at the Wimbledon Championships

Surrey Comet: Not this time: Laura Robson cut a disappointed figure after her fourth round defeat to Kaia Kanepi

4:22pm Monday 1st July 2013

Laura Robson, the British queen of SW19, had to hold back the tears on number one court after bowing out of the Wimbledon Championships.

Robson has the fans and the coolness, but Kanepi already has one British scalp

Surrey Comet: Big things ahead: Laura Robson has been tipped to do something "incredible" this week      WI77296

8:44am Monday 1st July 2013

Laura Robson’s next opponent at the Wimbledon Championships already has one British scalp to her name.

Laura Robson reveals why Wimbledon is her favourite Grand Slam

Surrey Comet: Laura Robson during her triumphant match against Russian Maria Kirilenko on Monday

6:00am Monday 1st July 2013

For Laura Robson, the Wimbledon Championships is about one thing other than winning - home comforts.

Gutsy Robson reaches the last 16 of the Wimbledon Championships

Surrey Comet: Fighter: Laura Robson came back from a set down to beat Marina Erakovic of New Zealand

4:16pm Saturday 29th June 2013

Laura Robson is through to the last 16 of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships after a gutsy win over Marina Erakovic of New Zealand.

Robson and public 'in it together'

Surrey Comet: Laura Robson

4:29pm Friday 28th June 2013

Laura Robson said she and the Great British public are ‘in it together’ after she reached uncharted ground at the All England Club.

Robson powers through to the last 32

Surrey Comet: Laura Robson powers a forehand during her straight sets victory

3:18pm Friday 28th June 2013

Laura Robson is through to the third round of Wimbledon for the first time in her senior career after a comprehensive straight sets win over Mariana Duque-Marino.

Williams backs Robson to be a tennis star

Surrey Comet: High expectations: Laura Robson

4:44pm Thursday 27th June 2013

The reigning Wimbledon ladies champion Serena Williams believes that the Great Britain starlet Laura Robson has all the qualities of a top player and can go further than breaking into the top 10.

Andy Murray plays down concerns over the state of the Wimbledon courts

Surrey Comet: Quietly slipping in to the third round: Andy Murray

10:34pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

Andy Murray has insisted there is nothing in the courts of the All England Club that has led to the unprecedented number of injuries today.

Virginia wades into the Laura Robson wave of euphoria - even though it's only the first round

Surrey Comet: Big things ahead: Laura Robson has been tipped to do something "incredible" this week      WI77296

2:13pm Wednesday 26th June 2013

The great and the good have come out in praise of Laura Robson after her first round domination of the number 10 seed on Tuesday – but the teenager is playing it down.

Robson glad to beat the nerves and cause a Wimbledon shock

Surrey Comet: Surprised: Laura Robson admits even she was suprised to beat 10th seed Maria Kirilenko

6:29pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Wimbledon star Laura Robson won a double battle this afternoon to reach the second round of the Wimbledon Championships.

Robson upsets 10th seed at Wimbledon

Surrey Comet: Shock: Laura Robson can't hide her joy after beating Maria Kirilenko

5:21pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Wimbledon star Laura Robson turned the form book on its head to reach the second round of the Wimbledon Championships.

Watson not at her best in first round defeat

Surrey Comet: Another one bites the dust: Heather Watson became the fifth British woman to lose in the first round of this year's Wimbledon Championship

2:50pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Heather Watson admitted she was not firing on all cylinders after her first round defeat at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Laura Robson faces tough Wimbledon opener, but Olympic buddy Murray believes in her

Surrey Comet: Tough opener: Laura Robson is up against the tenth seed tomorrow in her opening Championship clash

10:36am Tuesday 25th June 2013

Laura Robson will have to be at her ‘dangerous’ best if she is to reach the second round of the Wimbledon Championships, according to her Olympic silver medal winning partner Andy Murray.

Robson's hoping for a little help from her Olympic friends to reach round two at Wimbledon

Surrey Comet: Tough opener: Laura Robson is up against the tenth seed tomorrow in her opening Championship clash

7:00am Monday 24th June 2013

Wimbledon star Laura Robson is hoping the SW19 crowd can replicate the atmosphere of the Olympics and propel her into the second round of the grand slam.

Robson takes time out to send a message to schoolchildren

Surrey Comet: Loving the school kids: Laura Robson took time out of her hectic training schedule to treat school children to a show of her tennis skills

8:00am Sunday 23rd June 2013

Wimbledon star and Olympic silver medallist Laura Robson has been visiting school children to show off her skills and promote the tennis among young people.

Ross Hutchins’ guide to Great Britain’s big hopes at Wimbledon 2013

Surrey Comet: On the inside: Ross Hutchins with Heather Watson during the mixed doubles last year

6:30pm Thursday 20th June 2013

The good and the great of the tennis world will descend on SW19 on Monday when the 127th Wimbledon Championships gets under way.

Wimbledon 2013 - in the words of Ross Hutchins

Surrey Comet: One of the team: Ross Hutchins with Heather Watson in the mixed doubles last year

6:42pm Thursday 20th June 2013

While Wimbledon 2013 could well be the most exciting Championships ever, I know that I will not get to step foot on the most famous grass courts in history.






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