Aidan Heathcote and Jo Metcalfe-Smith shared top spot in the Fernhurst Tennis Club August tournament.
Two hours of competitive tennis had every entrant playing with at least three other partners against three other couples.
With only a very limited time for warming up it was those who could get their eye in immediately, work out their opponents’ weaker points and hit a good ball who rose to the top.
A bell rang the start and end each playing period, with only the point being played being finished and the completed games counted.
The morning was smoothly organised by Christine Lally and Peter Clist, who also provided the refreshments for those sitting out and presented the prizes of tennis balls to the highest scorers.