LAST month saw the Hollies Tennis Club hold their junior and senior championships.

It was the largest turnout in the junior section ever, with 35 players aged between six and 14 years playing some extremely high standard tennis.

Under the watchful eye of their coaches Thierry Piangnee and Ollie Gwilt, the eventual champions were Brady Hewitt for the Mini Red group, Harry Mellor for the Mini Orange group and Maddie Connor for the Yellow Ball group.

The following day the senior championships took place in miserable rain, but despite the weather, it was an exciting day with new partnerships and new champions.

The introduction of a plate competition meant more members could experience playing in front of spectators.

Yvonne Shrimplin from the tennis club said: "Congratulations to everyone who not only played but umpired, organised the raffle, provided the prizes and the buffet tea.

"As always a wonderful team spirit at the Hollies Tennis Club."