AS Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club opened its doors to the world's top players, Wollaston Tennis Club members competed for their annual Jubilee Trophy.

With temperatures warmer than the Majorca, nine brave couples competed in a Mixed Handicap Tournament to try to get their name on the club's coveted Silver Salver.

It was originally presented to the club originally by a former Ladies Captain Muriel Wright, a tireless worker for both the tennis club and the local community. The trophy commemorates Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee in 1977.

This year's tournament saw several husbands and wives entering as well as club treasurer Mike White and his daughter Emily. Matches took place over a three hour period in sweltering temperatures, and were competitive, fun and as always played in great spirit.

The final was played between club chairman Alan Hughes and first time finalist Claire Ashman playing against Chris Brown and Sarah Needs. In a tense match, Chris and Sarah came out on top meaning that the trophy was won by two members who weren't actually born when the first event took place.

Tournament organiser John Cutler said: "It was great to see so many members taking part on such a hot afternoon at Wollaston. This annual tournament has run since 1977 and is always well supported with our Club Championships just about to start."

Wollaston has four men's teams and three ladies teams which play in both Hereford and Worcester and also Staffordshire leagues. Anyone who would like any information on membership or coaching should visit