GLORIOUS sunshine welcomed the finalists of this year's Borders Confined Tennis Championships.

Qualifying started last Monday with the cream of the crop reaching Friday's finals at the Melrose Waverley and St Boswells clubs.

Throughout the week competition was hot with no fewer than 22 matches going to a tie-break.

Many previous winners, including Mary Campbell from Duns who won the 1965 Mixed Doubles, were invited along to the finals.

The Men's Singles was won by Hawick's Harris Brogan.

The Wilton Park big hitter beat Selkirk's Ivan Burt-Smith in the final.

Consolation finalists were Callum Gray of the Borders Tennis Centre and Selkirk's Daniel Main.

The Women's Singles final was an all Peebles affair with Aleksandra Misz just getting the better of Zara Elliot.

Sophie Macbrayne from Melrose Waverley and Peebles' Robyn Elliot were the consolation finalists.

Zara and Aleksandra teamed up to claim the Women's Doubles - defeating fellow Peebles players Lisa Campbell and Juliet Smith in the final.

Consolation finalists were Kirsten Begg and Robyn Harvey, representing West Linton and Duns, respectively, and Melrose pair Alison Moore and Lesley Watters.

Peeblesshire also claimed the Men's Doubles with Sean Berthelsen and Graeme Kirkpatrick, from West Linton and Peebles, respectively, getting the better of Lewis Armstrong from St Boswells and Selkirk's Glen Gordon.

Selkirk pair Ivan Burt-Smith and Joshua Thomson were the consolation finalists along with William Fleming from Melrose and Earlston's Colin Green.

Lewis Armstrong from St Boswells and Robyn Harvey of Duns won the Mixed Doubles, defeating Harris Brogan of Hawick and Tara Harvey of Duns in a thrilling final.

St Boswells duo Adam Drummond and Claire Townsend were the consolation finalists along with William Fleming from Melrose and Susan Wight from Duns.

A spokeswoman for Tennis Borders told us: "Tennis Borders was very grateful to Melrose Waverley Club for hosting this event, providing a marquee, sports therapy, tuck shop and drinks facilities, and for attracting three new sponsors.

"St Boswells Lawn Tennis Club was also thanked for hosting the event and providing a tuck shop each weeknight.

"We would also like to thank Secretary Susan Smith and Treasurer James Collin of the organising committee, without whom the event wouldn’t have taken place, as well as referees Christine Lawrie at Melrose and Elspeth Whitelaw at St Boswells."