Client news | June 24th, 2022
Tennis. A sport encompassing passion, elegance and determination. A sport exercised by a net, ball and two rackets, seemingly simple yet such an intricate and challenging game to effectively succeed in. A sport that is played all year round, over three different surfaces including clay, hard court and grass, further increasing the difficulty and ensuring the athletes evolve a robust and resilient attribute.
As the worlds most popular racket sport, competition is fierce. Even if you are good enough to make it onto the tour, to then improve your ranking and earn enough money to continue competing is an exceptional feat by any means given the extremely difficult circumstances.
Ryan Peniston has embraced each and every one of these challenges. Taking them in his stride in fact, having fought off cancer as a young child Ryan is no stranger to adversity. His extraordinary fortitude developed from his personal challenges is most certainly evident when he takes to the court.
The 26-year-old from Southend-on-sea, Essex, was ranked 227th in the world within the men’s singles on the ATP circuit eight weeks ago. Taking to the grass court season, within the last month Peniston has reached four consecutive quarter finals, beating the number one seed Casper Ruud at Queens on his way and even contesting against two opponents in the same day at Eastbourne. This monumental effort has subsequently projected the Briton up to a ranking of 147th. Where previously Ryan would be competing on the ATP Challenger circuit, he now finds himself contesting on the main ATP Tour, as he accepts a wildcard into Wimbledon.
Humble as ever, Peniston continues to warm the hearts of the public and fans alike. With his remarkably demanding schedule it is important he can rest and recover in order to be ready for Wimbledon in the coming weeks where not only himself, but we hope he can continue his charge in becoming one of the top tennis players within the sport.
Win or lose, Ryan has stamped his mark on this prestigious game. Facing hardship even before entering the sport, to become as successful as he has is a testament to his character and desire to improve his capabilities. Peniston is therefore without doubt a role model for younger budding athletes wanting to enter the sport who may be facing difficulty.
With the season imminently continuing, we wish Ryan the best of luck in Wimbledon and beyond where we will continue to support this mature, resilient and skilled athlete.
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