GREAT Britain's Jenny Chin and Tony King took the over-55 mixed doubles crown in an international seniors tournament at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club.

The first seeds booked their place in the final after a tight encounter with Sally Walker and Rob Rue, where they took the overall honours 6-4, 7-6.

Gillian Clayton and Alain Huszar were given a walkover to the semis and then proved too powerful for the number two seeds - Belgium's Martine and Phillippe Poplimont - after producing a 6-0, 6-1 score.

Chin and King took to court one with Clayton and Huszar and, despite some epic rallies, King and queen Chin held their game to deliver a solid 6-2, 6-2 win.

King said: "I'm pleased we've retained our number one spot in the world and although we haven't played too much this week, it's always encouraging to hold our world ranking.

"St George's Hill, in Weymouth, is our next competition and we hope to do just as well there."

Meanwhile, in the men's over-50s singles, the seeds were Marcus Stapleton (1), Sean Bennett (2), Gary Keens (3) and David Willis (4).

They played in a group of 16 men, including Great Britain's David Mills and Switzerland's Yann Bussein, who beat the number one and number three seeds respectively to earn their place on court six for the final.

Both unseeded players battled hard, but Bussein proved a tough contender in the midday heat, taking the match 7-5, 4-6, 6-3.