EMILY Watts enjoyed a day to remember at the Essex Winter Finals.

The Rayleigh Lawn star saw off Jenny Courtney to win the ladies final before pairing up with Westcliff Hard’s Andrea Maughan to beat Sarah Ball and Christie-Ann Hale of Westcliff Lawn to also win the doubles.

And Watts was thrilled to pick up the titles.

"I'm delighted to have won both matches," said Watts.

"The singles was a really tough match as we both play completely different styles of tennis so I really had to dig in to win.

"The doubles was also really tough but it's always really good fun playing Andrea and it was an enjoyable match we were delighted to win."

Simon Chesher of Westcliff Hardcourt was also celebrating after winning the over 45 men’s singles final for the fifth year in succession.

Chesher beat Derek Rogers who made the final for the first time after beating the number one seed in the semi-finals.

In the open mixed doubles, Sam Wood and Elizabeth May, from Hadleigh Park, were beaten by Dan Arnot and Annali Olivelle.

The Essex Individual Winter Finals were held at Redbridge Sports Centre and saw a number of players from across the country reach the final for the first time.

The event was refereed by Lesley Pitt who was assisted by Mave Blewett in the organisation of the tournament.

They were helped on the day by Committee Chairman Steve Wynn and Committee members, Ian Pitt, John Blewett and George Sabiniak.