SWINDON’S Josh Bennett is fast becoming a tennis star after the nine-year-old won two tournaments in three days.

Josh started his spectacular week by claiming victory at Portsmouth Tennis Club’s Regional Tour U9 event before following that up with success at Bradfield Tennis Club near Reading on Tuesday.

The Swindon schoolboy is currently rated ninth out of 649 at U9 boys level in the UK by the LTA on yearly form, and in the last year, Josh has played in 13 competitions, winning five and finishing runner-up in six.

In the grade three event last weekend, which featured 16 players entered through form ratings, Josh won his three group games (7-3, 7-3), (7-2, 7-3) and (7-4,7-3).

The nine-year-old followed his impressive group wins with a (7-1, 7-1) quarter-final success.

In a very tough semi-final match, Josh battled back against the player from Surrey, surviving tow match points in the final set to win (6-8, 7-4, 8-6).

The final proved to be a very tough match for Josh against the player from Exmouth, but the Swindon boy won in three sets (7-5, 3-7, 7-5) to be crowned the G3 champion.

Josh followed up his impressive G3 win with a G4 competition win on Tuesday at Bradfield Tennis Centre, winning his three group matches (10-0, 10-7, 10-4).

In the semi-final, Josh trailed 2-6 before fighting back to win 10-8.

In the final, Josh completed his impressive recent run winning 10-8 to collect the winner’s trophy.

He has played 72 competition matches, winning 63. A very impressive record for a player who for the last eight months has had no group or one-to-one tennis coaching.