THREE former members of Keighley Lawn Tennis Club have been inducted into Yorkshire Tennis’ Hall of Fame.

They are eight-times Yorkshire men’s singles champion Simon Ickringill and brothers Andrew and Richard Hutchinson.

Ickringill, 66, who was originally a secondary school PE teacher in Bradford, has recently retired as head coach at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, having also been national coach for Great Britain under-18s, as well as coaching at regional and county level.

He also captained and played for England in Home Internationals and represented Great Britain at over-35, 40s and 45s.

Ickringill, originally from Steeton, represented the Yorkshire men’s team for 17 years.

Keighley News: Simon Ickringill represented his county and country at tennis.Simon Ickringill represented his county and country at tennis. (Image: UGC.)

Andrew Hutchinson, 59, and his brother Richard, 55, originally from Long Lee in Keighley, represented Yorkshire at every age group as juniors before going on to represent the White Rose at over-35s, 45s and 55s.

The elder Hutchinson, who now lives in Bradley, who has also played for Great Britain at over-45 and over-55 level, won the ITF Great Britain Open Indoor Tournament for over-55s at Wrexham last year.

He has represented Great Britain in World Championships at Lisbon (2018) and Miami (2022).

Richard now lives in Harden.

Also inducted were mother and daughter Joyce Howden and Katie Charnock, plus Sheffield duo Roger Taylor and Sue Mappin.

Joyce, whose maiden name was Fulton, competed at Wimbledon ten times between 1957 and 1966 – five times in the women’s singles, five times in the women’s doubles (twice with her sister Evelyn) and once in the mixed doubles, with Roger Taylor, where they reached the last 16 and played the fourth seeds on No.1 Court.

Katie, from Guiseley, became head coach at Bradford’s premier club Heaton when she was only 21 and helped Yorkshire win Group One of County Week at Eastbourne in 1991.

Five years later she won the triple crown of Yorkshire titles – the women’s singles, women’s doubles (with Karen Mitchell) and mixed doubles (with Gary Henderson).

Taylor reached the semi-finals of the men’s singles at Wimbledon three-times (1967, 1970 and 1973), and also reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1973 and the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 1970.

Mappin reached the third round of both the US Open in 1974 and the French Open in 1977.

However, it was at women’s doubles that she excelled with Lesley Charles, reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 1976 and 1977, the semi-finals of the French Open in 1977 and the quarter-finals of the Australian Open (1975) and US Open (1977).

The Hutchinsons and Ickringill received their Yorkshire Hall of Fame certificates at an awards ceremony at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club last month.