ODIHAM tennis ace, Ryan Golesworthy has enjoyed an excellent start to 2017.

The 15-year-old Robert Mays pupil has won nine out of 12 finals this year, not losing a singles final.

It started with doubles victories at Raynes Park and then Bishops Park with Berkshire’s Callum Rendle.

Next up was the Grade 3 Salisbury Open with Golesworthy taking the under-18 boys singles title.

Teaming up with fellow Elite Tennis player, James Blair, they won the doubles, beating Cameron Clarke and Miles Groom, 6-0, 6-3.

Both Golesworthy and Blair then represented Hampshire at the County Cup event, with Golesworthy winning all his singles matches.

At the West Worthing Club tournament, Golesworthy did not drop a set to win the final.

The under-16s Grade 2 National Doubles Tournament at Sutton had some of the UK’s best players showcasing their talents.

Golesworthy and Alex Solonenko played solid doubles to win their first match 6-2, 6-4 against Ben Davis and Henry Muxworthy.

They kept the momentum going past the number two seeds Ross Martin and Michael Owen 6-3, 6-4.

In the semi-final Golesworthy and Solonenko found themselves in a tricky match against Felix Gill and Alex Griffiths prevailing 10-8 in the third set tiebreaker. The final against Matthew Clegg and Adebola Obasoto.

It was a very close fought match they lost in a third set tie break 10-8.

In the Grade Three Darren Toop tournament held at the Victoria Avenue Lawn Tennis Club in Bournemouth saw Golesworthy and Blair winning the under-18s boys doubles title.

Golesworthy also won the men’s singles title, beating Darius Perkins 6-2, 6-3.

Back home in Hampshire Golesworthy and Blair took part in the under-18s boys doubles at the Winchester Grade 3 Tournament.

With Blair carrying a back injury and having to serve underarm, the boys had to rethink their strategy.

Their tactics worked, with Blair serving an underarm ace, taking them into the final.

Here the boys found themselves 4-1 and 40-30 down in the first set against Henry Bowden and Adam Walker, but stormed back to Golesworthy and Blair fought back hard and dropped only one further game to win the title 6-4, 6-1.

In the under-18 singles, Golesworthy won the title with a decisive 6-1, 6-2 victory over Henry Bowden.

Karim Aouichaoui, Elite Tennis Performance Coach said “Ryan has an extremely strong work ethic and a desire to learn and fully deserves what he has achieved so far this year.

“Improvements are constantly being made and there will be more success in the future.”