A tennis club raised more than £2,000 for a cancer charity in their tournament on Thursday.

The Temple Fortune Tennis Club hosted 40 players from Queens, Finchley Manor, David Lloyd and Chandos tennis clubs alongside their own to play a charity tournament for Action Against Cancer.

The charity aims to raise money for projects researching cures for lung cancer based at Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital.

Sharon Bitel, Temple Fortune tennis club's head coach, said: “It was fantastic to have such a great turnout for such a worthy cause.

"A sport like tennis always brings people together and particularly when it's for a cancer charity."

One player taking part in the tournament was 80 years-old, and is described as having "held her own" in the blustery conditions.

Ms Bitel added  that the annual event is "always a huge success."