PAUL Clark and Steve Lloyd enjoyed double success at Southend & District LTA’s winter finals.

Westcliff Hard player Clark won his first men’s singles title with a 6-1 6-7 6-3 success over Rayleigh’s Steve Higgins in a mammoth final.

He then teamed up with David Lloyd Southend’s Kelly Thomas to defeat Higgins, partnering club-mate Dawn Higgins, 4-6 6-3 6-3 in the over-35 mixed doubles.

Rayleigh player Lloyd partnered club-mate Gary Coombes to a 6-3 6-2 men’s senior doubles win over Chris Rackham and Craig Giles (David Lloyd).

He then teamed up with Karen Poole (Westcliff Hard) to beat Steve and Dawn Higgins 6-3 6-2 in the mixed senior doubles.

Rayleigh’s Emily Watts regained the ladies singles’ in a repeat of last year’s final but this time beating Westcliff Lawn’s Sarah Ball 6-3 6-3.

Hazel Wynn and Sarah Ball avenged their ladies’ senior doubles defeat last year by beating defending Westcliff Lawn champs Marg Rimmer and Cally Flinders 6-3 6-1.

Other results, men’s doubles: Dan Thrale & Blase Walton (WL) bt Ben Clow & Jack Vile (HP) 6-4 6-3, men’s doubles plate: Aaron Drage & George Vile (Ray) bt Chris Ashton & Will Roberts (HP/Dea) 4-6 7-5 6-3, mixed doubles plate: Andre Bozin & Amy Plews (Roch) bt Tom Grant & Anne-Marie Naylor (SL) 6-7 7-6 6-0, mxed doubles: Ben Clow & Helen Parish (HP) bt Will Roberts & Faye Watts (Dea/WH) 6-4 7-5, ladies doubles plate: Gill Sanderson & Rebecca Attwood (WL) bt Amy Nettleship & Elizabeth May (HP) 6-0 6-4, ladies doubles: Sarah Ball & Christie Hale (WL) bt Sue Hookway & Faye Watts (WH) 6-2 6-0, men’s singles plate: Ben Clow (HP) bt Flavio Gaudini (WH) 6-1 6-0. Key: WH = Westcliff Hard, WL = Westcliff Lawn, Ray = Rayleigh, Dea = Deanes, HP = Hadleigh Park, Roch = Rochford, SL = Southend Lawn, DLS = David Lloyd Southend.