TWIN brothers from Barling have set their sights on becoming the best doubles pairing in the world.

George and Freddy Ward may still be aged just 10 but they are already concentrating on playing alongside each other on court.

And their mother Trudi revealed the duo were determined to follow in the footsteps of their heroes, Bob and Mike Bryan, who are the most successful pairing of all-time.

“They have posters of the Bryan brothers on their wall, they have their ball signed by them and they are always watching them on YouTube too,” said Trudi.

“They know everything about them, including how one is two minutes older than the other and one is one inch taller.

“That’s exactly the same with George and Freddy, so it’s definitely them they want to try and follow.”

The young duo now train six times a week and regularly shine on court.

However, it took them a little bit of time to get to grips with the game.

“The boys started when they were six and had 45 minute lessons every Saturday because I wanted to find something they could do together, but they were so bad to start with,” said Trudi.

“I would sit watching with my husband asking why we were paying for this but when they started to relax they began to do much better.

“I think they had been scared of doing something wrong but they’re doing well now.”

And the duo are also enjoying their time on court.

“It’s a nice sporting game and having my brother alongside me is brilliant,” said Freddy.

“It feels fun that my brother is by my side and he’s there to help me.

“Doubles is more my game and I would like to be the world number one with my brother.”

And his brother George echoed those sentiments.

“It’s a nice sport and I like competing,” said George.

“You learn new stuff all the time and i’s really nice to have someone next to you if you’re having a bad day.”

But the Ward brothers do not have too many bad days and coach Jon Lee - who works with them at David Lloyd Southend - is certain they can succeed.

“The twins have a very good attitude,” said Lee. “Their games are suited for doubles and they’re talented boys. There’s a long way to go but if they keep working hard there’s no reason why they can’t get close to achieving their goals.”