Three men’s doubles pairs from Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club overcame tough opposition to win their age groups at the British Veterans’ Grass Courts Championships at the All England Club.

Norman Church and Robert James were victorious in the over 70s, while John Barnett and Richard Rowlandson stormed through the field in the over 75s to win the final 7-6 6-2.

In the Over 80s category, Mike Cottee and Vic Israel won the doubles competition, with Cottee also making the final and Israel reaching the semi-finals.

The ladies were also well represented with Gillian Brown winning the over 40s singles title. Bridie Amos lost in her semi-final round in the over 45s.

Church has been selected for the Great Britain men’s over 70 team to compete in the Super-Seniors World Team Championships in Antalya, Turkey, this October.