WIMBORNE Tennis Club head coach Phil Loose represented Great Britain at the Senior World Team Championships in Miami.

In the group stages, Great Britain beat Australia 3-0 before giving the same treatment to Estonia.

These wins meant they came top of their group and qualified for the quarter-final.

However, Great Britain lost 2-1 to Netherlands at this stage and were eliminated from the competition.

Out of 22 countries in the competition, Great Britain finished an honourable sixth.

Loose then stayed to play the Seniors World Individual Championships in both singles and doubles.

In the doubles, Loose and his partner Tim Webster were also eliminated at the quarter-final stage, by Roman Frantzen of France and Luca Serena of Italy – the number one seeds.

Loose suffered some bad luck in the singles as he had to pull out of his match in the fourth round after just four games.

Loose was trailing 3-1 in the first set to American Ry Tarpley when a leg injury forced him to retire.

The results at the tournaments means Loose is now the number one singles player in the UK for his age group, and eighth in the world.

In the doubles, Loose is also number one in the UK and sixth in the world.