HE was arguably Britain’s greatest tennis player who learned his craft in Ealing.

Now, a new junior competition celebrates the heritage of Fred Perry.

Young people from all over the country came to play at U12, U14, U16 and U18 levels to mark 100 years since he first played at the Brentham Club.

The club’s inaugural Fred Perry Championship was watched by Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq, who spent her childhood just down the road from the club in Brunswick Road.

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She said: “I have long championed the Brentham Club. I praised it in my maiden parliamentary speech particularly citing it as the training ground of Fred Perry.

“His father was a Labour MP, so it was great to see it all come full circle.”

A weekend of activities began with a coaching clinic from Wimbledon head coach Dan Bloxham and former doubles champion Peter Fleming.

Competitors played first- and second-round matches on Saturday, with the semi-finals and finals on Sunday afternoon.

Fred Perry’s God son, Stanley Matthews, presented medals to the winners.