Wollaston Tennis Club’s ‘finals day’ was a blazing success as players slogged it out in glorious sunshine for a total of six hours.

Members flocked to cheer on the finalists, who battled it out in temperatures ranging from 26C to 29C.

Nineteen-year-old Joe Hart won his second consecutive men’s singles title in a thrilling match against Stuart Shannon, who was playing his first Wollaston final.

Stuart, who is also 19, overcame his disappointment to take the men’s doubles title with partner Richard Ashley-Smith, beating last year’s champions Joe Hart and Adam Tranter in a high quality final.

Max Bywater, one of the event’s organisers said: “Generally our men's teams have had a great summer season with these four players part of a very strong A team at Wollaston.

“And they certainly lived up to their reputation at our finals day.

“Altogether it was a great day of top tennis played at our beautiful club, which borders on woods and fields off Prestwood Drive in Stourton.”

Wollaston ladies’ captain Emily White won her fifth singles title, defeating Katie Downing.

Emily then teamed up with Bec Yates to take the ladies’ doubles final for the third time in a row, beating first time finalists Sarah Needs and Rachael Ridley.

In the ‘Plate’ competitions - played among members knocked out in the earlier rounds of the event - Richard Such won the men’s singles contest in a close and tense final against Joe Scott.

The men’s doubles plate was won by Adam Woodall and Simon Hartley in a close battle against John Dutton and Matt Boddy

The ladies’ doubles plate was carried off by Lou Cornell and Delia Evans after they beat first time finalists Bing Liu and Louise Corns.

The mixed plate trophy went to first-time finalists Simon Trigg and Hayley Penrose, who beat Cy Wooldridge and Rachael Ridley in a close match.

Wollaston Tennis Club is holding a special open night on Thursday (September 7) at 7pm for anyone interested in joining to try out the courts.

The club offers eight all-weather, flood-lit courts with activities for players at all ages and levels, including internal and external leagues and mix-in tennis for everyone.