Arvind serves notice

Former British Davis Cup player Arvind Parmar from Hitchin has announced his retirement after a decade as a professional. The 28-year-old reached a career-high world ranking of 137 in 2000 but many in the sport feel that he never fulfilled his potential.

Former British Davis Cup player Arvind Parmar from Hitchin has announced his retirement after a decade as a professional.

The 28-year-old reached a career-high world ranking of 137 in 2000 but many in the sport feel that he never fulfilled his potential.

Parmar, still a member at Letchworth Tennis Club, said: "I feel I've stagnated in terms of improvement over the last couple of years. The time is right for me to move on and 28 is a good age to start a new chapter in my life."

He added: "I always said that if I lost the motivation to keep training and enjoying the game that I owed it to myself to stop playing.

"I'm lucky that it's been entirely my choice. I haven't had to make the decision because of injury or another reason. A lot of players don't have a choice in the matter."

Parmar last played for Great Britain in the Davis Cup against Serbia and Montenegro in April.