EMILY Watts and Dave Barham both caught the eye at Rayleigh Lawn Tennis Club’s finals weekend.

Watts had a particularly successful 48 hours as she picked up a trio of trophies, winning the ladies singles finals, the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles before also claiming the family handicap event alongside her brother David.

Watts won all three of the major titles last year and has now held the singles titles for eight consecutive years.

But in the men’s side of the draw, Barham also had plenty to celebrate as he became the first player in the club’s history to win the men’s singles for the 10th time.

Elsewhere, Louis Rawley was the second most successful finalist with three wins out of three in the men’s intermediate tie, the over-80s and 16 and under singles.

This was also Rawley’s first win in any finals but it was a weekend of firsts as two junior finalists also made history.

Ollie Crickmay and Emily Thompson, who are both 15, made it through to the finals and, while they were beaten, both were highly contested and they also made a main draw doubles finals each.

Ollie made the mixed final while Emily made the ladies final before they paired up to win the 18 and under doubles.

The success followed on from last year when Ollie became the youngest finalist and winner in Rayleigh’s club history as he triumphed in the men’s doubles.

The over-80s handicap event saw the third Whittington victory in its four year history with Gill Whittington winning with partner Louis Rawley.

Steve Higgins was also celebrating after defending his mixed doubles and mixed vets doubles titles in fine fashion.

Adult Tournament Results: Mens Singles: Dave Barham bt. Ollie Crickmay 6-4 6-1, Ladies Singles: Emily Watts bt. Emily Thompson 7-6 7-5, Mens Doubles: John Pearson and Richard Barham bt. Steve Higgins and Chris Penny 6-1 7-6, Ladies Doubles: Emily Watts and Emily Thompson bt. Sophie Bigden and Sophie Jenkins 6-2 6-2, Mixed Doubles: Steve Higgins and Emily Watts bt. Ollie Crickmay and Sophie Bigden 7-6 7-5, Mens Vets Doubles: Steve Farmer and Dan Murphy bt. Ian Pearson and Steve Lloyd 1-6 5-4 (retired), Mixed Vets Doubles: Steve Higgins and Dawn Higgins bt. Steve Farmer and Nicky Savage 6-4 6-4, Mens Intermediate Doubles: Matt Pearson and Louis Rawley bt. Terry Parker and Jim Higgins 6-0 7-6, Mens Vets Singles: Scott Bowman bt. Gary Luck 6-1 1-6 10-5, Family Handicap: Emily Watts and David Watts bt. Dawn Higgins and Jim Higgins 11-9, Over 80’s Handicap: Louis Rawley and Gill Whittington bt. Steve Farmer and Toni Bracci 11-10.

Junior Tournament Results: 21&Under Singles: Ollie Crickmay bt. Matt Cannon 1-6 6-2 6-2, 18&Under Doubles: Ollie Crickmay and Emily Thompson bt. Joe Beeching and Matt Pearson 6-3 6-1, 16&Under Singles: Louis Rawley bt. Emily Thompson 6-1 6-2, 12&Under Singles: Zach Robinson bt. Josh Wilkinson 6-3 6-4, 14&Under Singles: Diwij Saigal bt. Isaac Pearson 6-2 6-2, 14&Under Doubles: Diwij Saigal and Quinn Williams bt. Isaac Pearson and Ethan Werry 6-3 4-6 10-4