Clydebank youngster Charlie Smith was the gents singles winner at the 72nd annual Drumchapel Inter-Club Championships recently, overcoming clubmate and doubles partner Matthew Greenshields in a tough final.

First taking place back in 1947 and featuring players from Bearsden, Milngavie, Thorn Park, Westerton, Glasgow University and Drumchapel themselves, the annual Inter Club Championships is a Lawn Tennis Association sanctioned event and saw champions crowned in the men’s and ladies’ singles and doubles, mixed doubles and a number of junior events over the last weekend in October.

Receiving a bye in round one, number one seed Smith, a sixth year pupil at St Peter the Apostle, didn’t drop a set as he raced into the final with three wins.

Clydebank Post: All the winners from the club's 72nd inter-club championshipAll the winners from the club's 72nd inter-club championship

In the bottom half of the draw, number two seed Greenshields, 21, was just as dominant as the doubles partners set up a mouthwatering final.

It was advantage Smith as he took the first set 6-3 before Greenshields came fighting back to clinch the second 7-6 in a dramatic tie-break.

With the match decided by a champions tie-break, 17-year-old Smith eventually prevailed 10-7 to win the title.

Putting their rivalry aside, Smith and Greenshields went on to team up and win the gents doubles title later in the day.

Seeded number one in the doubles draw, the pair continued their impressive form to lift the title without dropping a set.

In an all-Bearsden ladies final, Karen Christie came out on top against clubmate Emma Wright 6-1, 6-1 before going on to clinch the ladies doubles title along with Ashley Donaldson.

Christie was also the victor in the mixed doubles final, teaming up with Bearsden’s Philip Waterfield to see off Glasgow University Staff as Drumchapel president Eric Flack successfully overseen his 50th tournament.