Month: August 2013

South Wales veteran retains British title at Wimbledon

Veteran South Wales tennis player Chris Hill and his playing partner have successfully defended their British doubles title at Wimbledon. Hill, from Abertillery, and Tony King of Birmingham, beat Bruce Young, who was a member of this year’s successful GB world championship winning team, and Scottish no 1 Russell Howat, 6-2 6-3. This was Hill’s and King’s sixth consecutive British over-55 final together, and takes their tally to three British titles. “This has fulfilled a lifetime ambition for me,” said Hill. “Winning a title at Wimbledon is very special.” Both players also recently produced fine wins for the Seniors...

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South Wales men create tennis history

The South Wales men’s tennis team finished third in the top tier of the national AEGON County Cup. Competing against the strongest county teams in Britain at the prestigious Devonshire Park venue in Eastbourne, it is thought to be the best achievement by a Welsh team in the competition’s history. The team, captained by Chris Lewis of Neath, included Craig Evans (Glyneath), Josh Milton (Cardiff), Nick Rees (Swansea), David Loosemore (Cardiff), Jordan Helyer (Cardiff), Simon Pritchard (Newport), Edward Jones (Carmarthen), and Craig Ingham (Swansea). On the opening day they beat eventual champions Surrey 5-4, and followed this with another...

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