COGGESHALL wheelchair tennis player Richard Green has capped one of the best seasons of his career by winning both the quad singles and quad doubles titles at the British Championships, in Shrewsbury.

The 26-year-old, who is a member of the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis World Class Programme, had previously won the national quad doubles title in each of the last two years.

He won the doubles in 2015, partnering Nottinghamshire’s James Shaw, and the two players met in the crucial singles match of this year’s championships on the first of three days of competition.

No strangers to close matches at the British Championships, Green and Shaw produced another thrilling contest in the first of three round-robin matches for both of them, with Green clinching a 6-3, 4-6, (10-3) victory after a deciding match tie-break.

He went on to defeat George Davies 6-2, 6-0 and then Alex de Styrcea 6-0, 6-0 to seal the title.

An unbeaten championships for Green also saw him partner Davies to defeat Shaw and de Styrcea 7-6 (3), 6-3 for his third successive quad doubles national title.

“I am delighted to be quad national singles and doubles champion this year and am looking forward to continuing the good work in 2018 with my new coach, Steve Joint, in Ipswich,” said Green.

“I have had a very good year and have won two ITF three tournaments this year, plus reached the semi-finals of the Swedish Open.”

Green’s two national titles round off a year in which he has taken his career tally of international singles titles to four with victories at the Barcelona Open in Spain and the Sarreguemines Open in France.

He also reached a new career-best quad singles world ranking of number 18 in May, shortly before taking his tally of international doubles titles on the global UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour to three with victory at the Open de Vendee in France.