WEYMOUTH men completed a Yeovil & District League and Cup double, by securing the knockout cup in Sherborne having already won Division One of the league.

It is the first time that a team from Weymouth has won either trophy and is the first time in nearly 30 years that a team from either Taunton or Sherborne has not prevailed.

The team went unbeaten in league and cup for the whole of the 17 match season and ended up with three players in the top four in the regional statistics.

The club also saw Millen Hurrion, who is playing in the college system in the US, play and win two matches for the combined loss of eight games.

Mark Henman said: “The secret of our success this year has been strength in depth.

“Thanks to Weymouth coach Julian Lawes, a number of talented young players have contributed throughout the season such as Tom Powell, James Sewry and Millen Hurrion (who is now back playing college tennis in the States).

“There have also been more experienced players who have stepped up this year, namely Ed Evans, Adam Fraser, Clive Stow and Martin Bottomley.

“I have had no less than seven partners this season; each was a pleasure to play with. On several occasions the combined age of the rest of the team nearly matched my own, so the future for Weymouth tennis looks really bright.”