Joanie Melady using her Koalaa prosthetic and 'Joanie' tool

New tennis prosthetic changes the game for 9-year-old Joanie

Nine-year-old Joanie Melady, from South Oxfordshire, was one of the first people in the UK to receive a new type of prosthetic arm, thanks to an innovative project. Now her love for tennis is set to help children and adults just like her across the world to ace it on the courts.

Joanie, who lives with her mum, dad and sister, was born with a congenital limb difference meaning that...

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Emma Raducanu to host tennis holiday clinic at Amilla Maldives this October

This October, rising star of British tennis, Emma Raducanu, will become the latest Major-winning tennis champion to share her skills and pro tips with guests at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences .

During her time on the private island resort in Baa Atoll, from 25 October – 2 November, the former US Open women’s singles champion will treat lucky Amilla guests to a 60-minute tennis...

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LTA Wheelchair Tennis Initiative aims to uncover more budding talent

The LTA’s Wheelchair Tennis Initiative is set to arrive at Exeter Tennis Centre on Sunday, August 27, as the search for the next big stars of the game continues.

This initiative is part of the LTA’s Wheelchair Performance Pathway Talent Identification Programme, delivered by our Wheelchair Performance staff. These open days offer players the first opportunity to enter our Wheelchair...

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Tennis fans invited to celebrate the Colours of Wimbledon

As Wimbledon swings into action and celebrates 100 years of Centre Court at Church Road, tennis fans across the country are being asked to help celebrate the colours that are synonymous with the world-famous event.

The Championships is known for the iconic purple, green and white colours that represent Wimbledon, and thanks to leading global smart device brand OPPO, which is in its...

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Serena Williams to return to action in August

Serena Williams has confirmed she will compete in the Top Seed Open in Kentucky from 10-16 August, as the WTA rolls out more events ahead of the US Open.

It will be the 23-times Grand Slam champion's first appearance since the start of the pandemic and has been added to the calendar along with a tournament in Prague on the same dates.

The WTA had already announced the tour...

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Boulter wins Progress Tour Championships

Katie Boulter may have dropped her first set of the week but was ultimately too strong for Jodie Burrage on her way to winning the Progress Tour Women's Championships in London.

The World No.85 won all three group matches and her semi-final with relative ease but Burrage was the form player coming into the contest having reached her third tournament final in as many weeks.


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Semi-final wins for Boulter and Burrage

Katie Boulter and Jodie Burrage will meet in the final of the Progress Tour Women's Championship after winning their respective semi-finals.

Team GB Fed Cup star Boulter was too strong for Freya Christie, winning 6-3 7-6 in the last four. Burrage beat Alicia Barnett 6-4 6-2 to reach her third final in as many weeks.

She reached the final of the British Tour event on 4 July...

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Boulter beats Burrage to take top spot

Katie Boulter beat Jodie Burrage in their final round-robin match at the Progress Tour Women's Championship, although both players had already secured semi-final places.

It means Boulter finishes top of Group Anne Keothavong and will now face Freya Christie, runner-up in Group Elena Baltacha, in the last four.

Alicia Barnett topped Group Elena Baltacha following a 2-6 7-6 6-...

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Judy Murray: more women in boardrooms could have saved summer of sport

Judy Murray has lamented the lack of elite women's sport this summer in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, saying more women are needed in key decision-making positions to protect the recent rise in interest in professional female sport.

Speaking to the #NotGoingOutClub podcast, the former Team GB Fed Cup captain said the summer has been a setback. "It's a real shame because there...

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Interview: Burrage loved lockdown but is ready for return

Lockdown life has suited Jodie Burrage. The 21-year-old is competing in this week's Progress Tour Championships and told Women's Sport Daily she has never been fitter.

So, has spending three months working hard on her game at home almost been an advantage? "For me, definitely. I did a lot of running, which has changed my physique and fitness levels

"I was training six days a...