A Cheam High School pupil defeated his own brother in a table tennis tournament – twice – to claim two titles on the same day.

The Year 12 student defeated his adversary Damien Gray in a “titanic battle”, which ended 11-7, 4-11, 11-7, 9-11 and 11-8, before reaching the final of the men’s under-21s category.

That set him up for a battle with his brother Richard, a PE and sports coaching student at Chichester University, for the coveted men’s under-21s title which he won 3-1.

In the men’s open singles, that same day, Richard squared off with Adam Lewis while Robert took on Robert Pountney.

Both came out on top and set up a final between the two, which younger brother Robert won by the same scoreline as before in the Surrey Table Tennis Championship.

But it’s not over yet for Robert, who is ranked 23rd in the England junior boys rankings with 1,111 points.

Aiming to break into the top 10 by the end of next year, he also has several tournaments lined up which include travelling to countries such as Poland and Slovakia.

Mum Kathy Pelc said: “I'm really proud when I'm watching them and I just love the fact they have something in common.

“This sport [table tennis] is something you can do for the rest of your life. Older generations are playing it still so it's something that keeps young people off their Xboxes and doing something worthwhile.

“When I'm watching them I just feel immensely proud and happy that they've got something they can continue playing for years.”