Sport has always been at the heart of the USA’s life and culture. Whether you enjoy sport as a bettor who likes to get in on the action with NBA picks, NFL tips or MBA favourites or whether you are a fitness freak who loves to marvel at players’ athleticism, or perhaps someone who just loves the social occasion that sport creates, there is no denying that Americans are a nation of sports fans.
Last weekend saw the Samurai Judo Championships taking place in Kidderminster. Representing East Yorkshire Judo Academy was Beau Chan.
At just 10 years old, Beau is a player who is growing with each competition experience.
The absence of Andy Murray from the Australian Open will once again leave British hopes of winning a tennis tournament in doubt, to say the least.
Kyle Edmund has shown promise in the past in the men’s draw, reaching the semi-finals of the competition in 2018. However, Edmund’s form has declined over the last two years, and it would be a surprise to see him make an appearance in the second week of the competition; with current odds of 150/1 to succeed in the Australian Open.
Hull residents are increasingly turning their backs on traditional religious funeral services, opting instead for diverse and sometimes eccentric celebrations of life, according to Hull Co-op Funeralcare.
A Chinese takeaway, a false leg and a Wizard of Oz costume have been revealed as some of the most unique items people have asked to be buried with, according to the UK’s largest report into funeral trends from the Co-op.
Beverley Town Tennis Club has been awarded £21,000 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The funding is part of Commuted Sums, collected from nearby housing developers. Funding has been awarded to resurface two existing Macadam Tennis Courts at the club, which is based on Norwood.
Beverley Town Tennis Club won £1,000 in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, money they say will be used to help resurface a court.
During the months of January and February customers at the Tesco on Morton Lane voted for the club and their project.
A newly formed coalition of organisations working to improve the lives of young people and their families in Bridlington is launching an exciting programme of activities throughout the summer holidays.
Activities ranging from beach sports to music workshops and youth clubs are being organised by the newly formed Bridlington Youth Coalition.
Longcroft Sixth Form pupil, Holly Bentham, has been selected to be part of Team England competing at this year’s Youth Commonwealth Games.
The games are being held in Nassau, The Bahamas, commencing on the 18 July and concluding 5 days later on the 23 July and cover a multitude of sports including athletics, swimming, rugby 7s, tennis, beach volleyball along with Holly’s chosen sport of judo.
The Beverley and East Riding Lawn Tennis Club will be hosting their annual open day this coming Sunday giving people the chance to see their facilities.
Located on Seven Corners Lane, Beverley and East Riding Lawn Tennis Club will be offering free tennis taster sessions for both adults and juniors.
Helping older people to enjoy fun activities in a relaxed and friendly setting is the aim of a new group which has launched in the East Riding to promote independence.
A new group, called ‘Tomorrow’s Youth’, has been set up in Beverley to offer those aged 55 and over weekly activity sessions which are designed to increase physical activity, create new friendships and lift spirits.
New activity sessions aimed at helping people with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease to get mobile and meet others living with the same long term conditions are being launched in the East Riding.
The weekly ‘Grin and Tonic’ activity sessions will start at East Riding Leisure Beverley from Wednesday 18 January, 1-2pm and at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, from Friday 20 January, 11am-12noon.
Hull City Council, in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure, has secured over £106,000 for a new tennis court facility and a hard surface playing area at Costello Playing Fields in Hull.
Following a successful bid to the Lawn Tennis Association for funding of £106,626, with an additional £60,000 being provided from the Council’s West Area Committee, a condemned former tennis court area in the park will now receive a new lease of life.
A Rio carnival atmosphere surrounded the opening ceremony of a three-day sports event which has taken place in the East Riding to showcase the sporting abilities of adults with disabilities.
A school playing field was temporarily converted into a sports arena, complete with banners, flags and a mock Olympic torch, to host the annual East Riding Legacy Event.
Sports students at East Riding College will be taking advantage of the excellent facilities at East Riding Leisure Beverley from the next academic year.
Blossom Family is a not for profit organisation that serves the whole community through its unique work with children. The aim is to bring the ‘young’ and ‘old’ together to grow, love and respect each other and to work together to develop the area they live in.
Sunday saw the return of New Farnley to Beverley with a depleted team of 10 players whereas Beverley had a full side most of whom played last week on the back of an unexpected win over Vernun Carus.
Beverley & East Riding Lawn Tennis Club held an open day at their seven Corners Lane based club. Members of the public were given the chance to try out the sport with both juniors and seniors turning out for a social game and coaching sessions.