Entries by Lucy Steer


Update from finals day (25th June 2017)

Record breaking crowds have watched dozens of outstanding tennis matches at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club over the last nine days at the annual Aegon Ilkley Trophy. Welcoming professional players from across the world keen to make the most of the brief grass court season this year’s event has seen more higher ranked players […]


Aegon Trophy Update – Saturday 24th June 2017

A super busy day with quarter-final rounds remaining following yesterday’s wash out. Kicking off the quarter final rounds this morning on centre court was Brit wildcard Jay Clarke. Unfortunately his string of successful matches ended here with defeat to Marton Fucsovic 6-3, 6-4. Also making it through his quarter final was number 3 seed Evgeny […]


Daily update – Friday 23 June

A frustrating day here in Ilkley as a fine rain lingered for most of the day putting a hold on the quarter final matches due to take place in both draws. We were awarded an all too brief hour of play on grass mid-afternoon and Australian Sam Groth wasted no time in his match against […]


Aegon Trophy Update – Thursday 22nd June 2017

After a fantastic comeback against Russia’s Anna Blinkova on day five, Laura Robson was unable to match yesterday’s performance and was beaten by Belgium’s 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, sending the Olympic silver medallist out of the competition. Fellow Brit Marcus Willis unfortunately had the same luck. Despite winning the first set, he was beaten by Australian […]


Aegon Trophy Update – Wednesday 21st June 2017

The big shocker of the fifth day at the Aegon Ilkley Trophy was top seed Oceane Dodin’s defeat to Zarina Diyas on court two. The Frenchwoman was beaten 6-2, 4-6, 6-7 by Kazahkstan’s Diyas. 19-year-old Taylor Fritz took the first centre court victory of the day, beating India’s Yuki Bharmbri 6-1, 6-7, 3-6. In the […]


Aegon Trophy Update – Tuesday 20th June 2017

  Sam Groth (Australia) eliminated sixth seed Darian King (Barbados)7-5 6-4 in the first round of the men’s main draw while British wild card Marcus Willis played a thrilling three set match against qualifier Matthew Ebden (Australia) ultimately winning 1-6, 7-6, 6-4.  Fellow Brit Jay Clarke triumphed over Australian Alex De Minaur 6-3, 7-6. 18 […]


Monday 19th June – Trophy Update

Monday 19th It was clear blue skies across Ilkley for another stunning day of tennis as the players took to the courts today. The start of the main men’s draw saw the Brits back on court with wild card Brydan Klein taking on Slovakian Norbert Gombos over three sets. Gombos ultimately triumphed 1-6, 7-6, 6-4. […]


Laura Robson comes to Ilkley Trophy!

Another beautiful day saw a packed crowd for the ladies qualifying of the Aegon Ilkley Trophy. The afternoon kicked off to an exciting start as Olympic silver medalist Laura Robson was announced as one of the four women’s main draw wildcards alongside Gabi Taylor, Freya Christie and Harriet Dart. Alicia Barnett beat fellow Brit Francesca […]

Under 8s Matchplay

Great mini red under 8s matchplay today. 12 players 8 from Ilkley great start to 2017 junior competitive programme. Well done Toby (ILTSC) winning all 6 of his matches, todays winner. Next event 2pm February 5th.