Junior tennis is thriving across North Devon, with another big entry list for the latest event.

For the second month running, 24 boys battled it out at Tarka Tennis Centre in an under 16 North Devon Winter Series FAST4 Doubles event.

In a thrilling final, the top seeded pair of Alex Styles and Kieran Rattigan (Tarka TC) defeated Patrick Howard and Finn King-Smith (Ilfracombe TC) in a third set tie-break (4-2, 3-4, 10-3).

Winners of the consolation event were Alex Grigg and Oliver Luxton of Westward Ho! Tennis Club.

The next events in the series are the U12 boys’ singles on Saturday, February 6, and the U16 boys’ singles on February 7.

Both events will be played at the Tarka Tennis Centre and players are encouraged to enter early to avoid disappointment.