One of the hottest days of the year and an outbreak of lawn munching beetles could not stop Castle Hill Tennis Club from hosting an annual tournament.


The club suffered from an infestation of Chafer Grubs last year, putting all but one grass courts out of commission.

But they still went ahead with its mixed doubles tournament despite the recent heat, playing a round-robin tournament on the grass court that wasn't devastated last season.

The tournament was eventually won by David Hancock and Kath Millard who beat Mick Lench and Sue Butler in a well-fought one-set final 6-4.

For more information about the club, call Pete Smith on 01799 520454 or visit the club's website at