BORDERS junior tennis players have enjoyed a successful spring season of team tennis.

For the first time, the Borders entered teams into the East of Scotland Aegon Leagues through their partner club in Edinburgh Thistle Tennis Club.

Groups were entered into every age category from eight and under through to 16 and under.

And the local players more than held their own at an impressive level with the 14 and under girls winning the 1st Division, the eight and under mixed team winning Division 2 and the 12 and under girls coming runners up in Division 1 after a nail biting end of season league decider.

Closer to home, the Border junior leagues ran under a new format, with 10 clubs taking part across four divisions, involving all club players aged 10-18.

St Boswells were the club to beat, with their teams winning three out of the four divisions, including the top league.

However, Duns were victorious in Division 3.

Junior League Secretary, Jonny Adamson, said: "We certainly hit new levels of activity this year, with league competition being provided for juniors of all ages and standards.

"The Border leagues were competitive in all divisions, with a high number of matches being played at every level, and in Edinburgh our top players showed that they can mix it with the best.

"I’m grateful to the clubs, coaches and team captains who work overtime to make sure that the juniors have these opportunities. Our job is now to keep expanding the format to reach and engage even more players, while also developing a year round and sustainable competition structure for them.

"With an application now made for a local indoor facility, there’s never been a better time for us to capitalise on this momentum."