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Sport
New tennis coaching sessions for women in Lichfield 

3 May 16

New beginners tennis coaching sessions are being launched for women.


News
Davis Cup tennis star backs Walsall club’s survival bid 

30 Apr 16

BRITISH Davis Cup tennis players are set to appear at Walsall Tennis Club next month as part of its fund-raising campaign.


Sport
Chance for Lichfield and Burntwood youngsters to enjoy free tennis coaching course 

27 Apr 16

Ten children in Lichfield and Burntwood will have the chance to learn to play tennis for free thanks to a new initiative.


Local news
Game, Set and match for children with free tennis training this weekend 

26 Apr 16

Over a thousand school children are benefiting from free tennis lessons as Birmingham launches a search for the city’s answer to Andy Murray.


Blog comment
Even tennis club thinks Boundary Commission has crossed the line 

15 Apr 16

Thousands show that, far from being apathetic about local issues, community identity really matters to them…


Local news
Goldieslie Bowling and Tennis Club Open Day 

11 Apr 16

What: Goldieslie Club Open Day Where: Goldieslie Club, Goldieslie Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5FP When: Sunday 17 April, 11am – 3:30pm Sutton Coldfield’s Goldieslie Crown Green Bowling and Tennis Club are holding their open…


News
Tamworth Police to target Castle Grounds nuisance 

9 Apr 16

TAMWORTH police are to step up weekend patrols in the Castle Grounds in a bid to crack down on drunken youths causing a nuisance.


News
Solihull Tennis Club strikes a new deal with world-renowned Barcelona club 

7 Apr 16

A TOP coach from Barcelona is coming to Solihull to help improve one of the borough’s leading sports clubs.


Sport
Ace opportunity for tennis players in Lichfield and Burntwood to join new league 

6 Apr 16

An opportunity to play competitive tennis is being served up in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Local news
Hero lookalikes raise Sport Relief cash 

23 Mar 16

Children from Gunter School in Pype Hayes dressed as their sporting hero for Sport relief Day Children from a local primary school dressed up as famous sports personalities to run around the  school site for Sports Relief Day.


Cricket
Howard: Sharapova Career Bombshell 

13 Mar 16

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova tells our sports editor Sir Howard ’Ace’ Elston about her change of direction following the row over her drugs use.


News
Lord Mayor welcomes GB Davis Cup Team to BirminghamBirmingham’s… 

4 Mar 16

Lord Mayor welcomes GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham Birmingham’s Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall has welcomed the Aegon GB Davis Cup Team to Birmingham for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group.


Sport
Murray gives Britain lead against Japan 

4 Mar 16

Andy Murray beats Taro Daniel to give Great Britain an early lead over Japan in the Davis Cup first round in Birmingham.


Baggies
VIDEO: West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher takes on Andy Murray before Davis Cup 

3 Mar 16

West Bromwich Albion captain Darren Fetcher has taken on British number one tennis player Andy Murray during a practice session for the Davis Cup.


News
Tennis star William Kitching nets Welsh singles title in Cardiff 

3 Mar 16

WILLIAM Kitching looks set to have a bright future on the court after winning the Welsh Nationals Singles Championship.


News
Tennis professional helps launch Davis Cup trophy tour 

2 Mar 16

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL Dan Evans rolled back the years on Monday by visiting the West Warwickshire Tennis Club in Olton.


News
Councillors urged to support initiatives like Tennis for Free programme 

1 Mar 16

Councillors have been told that more activities such as the Tennis for Free initiative should be backed across Lichfield and Burntwood.


News
Tennis lovers from Walsall celebrate ace wedding anniversary 

26 Feb 16

TWO tennis lovers from Walsall are celebrating an ace wedding anniversary.


News
Young tennis star Charley Gregory makes international debut in Nairobi 

24 Feb 16

A RISING borough tennis star has made his international tennis debut at the ITF Nairobi International Junior Championships.


Business
NEC Group hoping Murray mints it for Birmingham 

23 Feb 16

BIRMINGHAM tennis fans will get the chance to get up close and personal with Britains number one Andy Murray when he joins the Great Britain team to defend the Davis Cup in the city next month…


Blog feature
Iconic fashion – The Polo Shirt 

23 Feb 16

What do you consider to be the most iconic item of fashion in a man’s wardrobe? You may go for a classic pair of Levi’s, a tuxedo, maybe a Harrington jacket if you have an Mod in your life, but for me, the most iconic piece in a man’s wardrobe …


Sport
Thousands get a glimpse of the iconic Davis Cup trophy in Lichfield 

22 Feb 16

Thousands of people got a glimpse of the iconic Davis Cup trophy as it came to Lichfield.


News
Free tennis event and Davis Cup draw hundreds to Lichfield’s… 

22 Feb 16

NEARLY 300 people packed onto the four tennis courts and thousands saw the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas at a special event in Lichfield’s Beacon Park yesterday (Sunday 21st February).


Sport
Retros are back on top as Bree inspires win over Willow 

21 Feb 16

TYC Retros continued their winning ways at the top of Division One in the Tamworth Table Tennis League as they edged their contest with Netherseal Willow 6-4.


Blog comment
Davis Cup heading to Lichfield Tomorrow 

20 Feb 16

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is heading for Lichfield to help launch a brand new free tennis initiative tomorrow, Sunday 21 February, from 2pm to 4pm.


Sport
Tipton will be closed tomorrow Saturday 20th February 

19 Feb 16

Tipton will be  closed tomorrow Saturday 20th February  2016, As the centre will be shut.


News
Davis Cup is heading to Lichfield this Sunday as part of free… 

17 Feb 16

THE DAVIS Cup by BNP Paribas, the world’s biggest sporting trophy, is heading for Lichfield this Sunday (February 21), to help launch a brand new free tennis initiative.


News
​"Save Walsall Tennis Club" campaign launched as it… 

16 Feb 16

WALSALL’s only tennis club which has been in existence for more than a century has been served a devastating blow as it faces the prospects of being homeless.


Sport
Davis Cup tennis trophy coming to Lichfield 

15 Feb 16

The iconic Davis Cup trophy is coming to Lichfield.


News
Enjoy free tennis lessons at Lichfield’s Beacon Park courts 

13 Feb 16

NATIONAL sports charity Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Lichfield and the surrounding area by investing in a 50-week programme of free tennis lessons at the city’s Beacon Park tennis courts.


News
Urgent search to find new home for Walsall’s only Tennis Club 

10 Feb 16

Walsall’s only tennis club – which has been in the borough for 104 years – has launched a campaign to find a new home to secure its future.


Sport
From The Editor’s Desk: Sporting Scandals – When Does It Stop? 

8 Feb 16

Online Editor, Rosie Twells, analyses the world of athletics, tennis, football to discuss how recent scandals have impacted upon the sports The post From The Editor’s Desk: Sporting Scandals – When Does It Stop? appeared first …


Sport
Chance for people in Lichfield to enjoy free tennis lessons in Beacon Park 

8 Feb 16

Beacon Park’s tennis courts will be serving up a treat with free lessons.


Business
Birmingham tennis fans urged to make a racquet as Davis Cup comes to the city 

4 Feb 16

THE ability of Birmingham to stage major sporting events will be once again put to the test next month when the city stages the first round of Great Britain\’s defence of the Davis Cup.


Blog feature
Sportivate 

15 Jan 16

Sportivate is a Lottery funded project aimed at people aged 11 – 25 who do not currently take part in sport or physical activity.


Blog comment
5 days, 125 killings 

14 Jan 16

Richard Lutz ponders  Obama’s post-White House life following his final State of the Union speech Let’s start with a sidebar.


Sport
Retros maintain control at the top after another gr-eight … 

6 Jan 16

TYC Retros continue to dominate at the top of Division One in the Tamworth Table Tennis League after a convincing 8-2 home win over Lichfield Kings and Queens.


Sport
Tennis ace Jordanne gets Freedom of Dudley 

15 Dec 15

JORDANNE Whiley, tennis champion from Halesowen, has been given the Freedom of Dudley borough.


Sport
Davis Cup to return to Birmingham 

20 Nov 15

Great Britain’s Davis Cup team will return to Birmingham’s NIA for next year’s first round tie against Japan.


News
Lichfield MP presents cheques to Alrewas charities 

16 Nov 15

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has handed out 3 cheques to local charities at Alrewas Cricket Club together with Dr Robert Horton, chairman of Alrewas United Charities.


Blog comment
Celebrating a Jubilee? 

16 Oct 15

I spotted an interesting postcard on everyone’s favourite tat bazaar last week, advertising the ‘Jubilee Cafe and social Club’, Watling Street, near Cannock – it advertises ‘tennis, a garage, terrace gardens and a club room’ – it all looks very grand.


News
Early bird offers available on half-term activities in Lichfield and Burntwood 

29 Sep 15

Early bird offers are available on half-term activities at leisure centres in Lichfield and Burntwood.


News
Walsall tennis coach serves up an ace to win double American… 

28 Sep 15

A TENNIS lover based in Walsall who travelled across the pond to pursue a career has declared he is ‘living the American Dream’ after netting two prestigious awards.


Local news
Top coach from Sutton Coldfield honoured by US Professional… 

28 Sep 15

A FORMER Sutton Coldfield schoolboy who travelled across the pond to pursue a career in tennis has declared he is ‘living the American Dream’ after netting two prestigious awards.


News
Holiday fun offered this autumn half term 

27 Sep 15

LICHFIELD District Council’s Holiday Fun programme is packed with plenty of energetic activities to keep young people entertained this autumn half term.


Blog feature
Those September Days… 

27 Sep 15

Well, September 2015 was a month that has been eventful for sure! I changed my job, no longer do I teach at that training school because its all about nursery rhymes and games in my new role.


News
Council’s holiday fun programme on offer to youngsters in half… 

24 Sep 15

THERE will be plenty of energetic activities for young people to enjoy during half term on Lichfield District Council’s Holiday Fun programme.


Blog arts
Play For Today 

20 Sep 15

FOR SERVICES RENDERED Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Sunday 20 th September, 2015   Somerset Maugham’s 1932 play didn’t go down well when it was first produced.


Sport
Junior player from Lichfield Friary Tennis Club claims Staffordshire title 

20 Sep 15

A Lichfield tennis player is celebrating after winning a regional title.


News
Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis hopes Space scheme will return “bigger and better” 

14 Sep 15

Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says he would love to see the revamped Space summer scheme return “bigger and better” next year.


Sport
Open day at Grangewood Tennis Club 

10 Sep 15

Tennis: Grangewood Tennis Club near Swadlincote is holding an open day this weekend.


News
Look: Greg Rusedski in Coventry to meet young tennis coaches at Warwick University 

27 Aug 15

Former British number one also visits War Memorial Park to meet young players&#xa…


News
Look: Greg Rusedski meets young tennis coaches in Coventry 

27 Aug 15

Former British number one also visits War Memorial Park to meet young players&#xa…


Local news
Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club receives £1200 sponsorship from Churchill Retirement Living 

26 Aug 15

Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club is celebrating this week thanks to a £1200 sponsorship deal with Churchill Retirement Living.


Local news
Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club nets £1,200 in new sponsorship… 

21 Aug 15

A TENNIS club in Sutton Coldfield has been served up some vital funding to help more people take up the game thanks to a new sponsorship deal.


FixMyStreet
Fence at gilbertstone park has been broken, 15th August 

15 Aug 15

The small wooden fence at entrance to park from Manor House Lane by the tennis courts has been broken and moved large enough for cars or caravans to get through …


News
IN PICTURES: Cycle safety event in Tamworth Castle Grounds 

15 Aug 15

YOUNGSTERS currently enjoying their summer holidays got the chance to learn how to cycle without the need of stabilisers at a cycling session.


News
Tamworth youngsters slice, serve and volley at Spital Tennis Club 

6 Aug 15

Gallery created by Tamworth Herald…


Blog feature
Walsall Arboretum 

5 Aug 15

This beautiful Victorian park is just five minutes walk from Walsall town centre and contains parkland, lakes, gardens and woodland walks.


Local news
Tea party fundraiser in memory of Four Oaks Tennis Club member… 

27 Jul 15

A SPECIAL event to remember and celebrate the life of a former Sutton tennis club member has raised more than 2,300 for a local cancer charity in her memory.