FORMER Steeton resident Simon Ickringill and Bradley-based Andrew Hutchinson have been inducted into Yorkshire Tennis’ Hall of Fame.

Hutchinson, 59, represented Yorkshire at every age group as a junior before going on to represent the White Rose at over-35s, 45s and 55s.

He has also played for Great Britain at over-45 and over-55 level and 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).

Originally a secondary school PE teacher, Ickringill, 66, won the Yorkshire men’s singles title eight times and has recently retired as head coach at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club TSC.

He has also been national coach for Great Britain under-18s, as well as coaching at regional and county level.

Ickrngill also captained and played for England in Home Internationals and represented Great Britain at over-35, 40s and 45s, also playing for the Yorkshire men’s team for 17 years.

Also inducted were Andrew’s younger brother Richard, 55, who now lives in Harden and also played for Yorkshire’s men’s team and for every age-group team, including juniors and over-35s and 45s.

Completing the seven inductees were mother and daughter Joyce Howden and Katie Charnock and Sheffield duo Roger Taylor and Sue Mappin.

Charnock, 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.

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.

Taylor reached the semi-finals of the men’s singles 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.

Now 82, Taylor also won six ATP singles titles and ten doubles, winning the men’s doubles at the US Open in 1971 and 1972.

Mappin, 75, 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.