BASINGSTOKE-born Josh Goodall looks set to call time on his tennis career after he announced on his twitter account he was considering his retirement.

The 27-year-old British number six will continue to play for the moment and will be taking fitness and coaching qualification, as he looks for another job in the sporting world.

His announcement comes hot on heels of British number seven Jamie Baker also announcing his retirement, from a sport where it is often hard to make ends meet if you are not one of the top players in the world.

At last year’s Wimbledon Goodall was thinking about retiring due to the financial concerns, but felt he still was good enough to make it into the world’s top 150.

Unfortunately, injuries and other factors have left him ranked currently 312 in the world, making it difficult for him to get invited into Challenger tournaments.

This is a far cry from a player once ranked as high 184 in July 2009 and a former British number two.

He twice played in the Davis Cup against the Ukraine in 2009 and Belgium last year, where he took a set off Steve Darcis the conqueror of Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last week.

Goodall is the last British player to reach the singles main draw through the qualifying competitions at two consecutive grand slams which he did at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2006.

Having played for a few years as a junior at Wimbledon and he made his main draw debut in 2005, in both the singles and doubles.

He lost in the singles to Italian Alessio Di Mauro and in doubles alongside Alex Bogdanovic lost to current world number six Tomas Berdych and Florian Mayer.

In total he has appeared in five Wimbledon singles and the closest he came to winning a match was when he took Frenchman Michael Llodra to five sets.

His most amazing game on the grass courts of SW19 came in 2006 as along with partner Ross Hutchins, they came back from two sets down to beat Christophe Rochus and Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets.

He then enjoyed another doubles victory this time with Jamie Delgado as they beat Nicholas Almagro and Santiago Ventura four years later.

Away from the slams, Goodall, a former pupil of Cranbourne School, which is now the Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College, career high spot was being a beaten doubles finalist in the Nottingham ATP event with Hutchins in 2007.

In singles the Basingstoke-born player has won 19 Futures titles and twice made the final of the higher tiered Challenger series at Manchester and New Delhi.

He also has seven Challengers doubles titles and 21 futures doubles titles to his name.