Carshalton’s tennis doubles specialist Darren Walsh will need a good spell of form for the next couple of weeks if he is to reach the Wimbledon main draw.

At the Aegon Surbiton Trophy last week, the 27-year-old teamed up with Liam Brody and lost in the first round to Brydan Klein and Alexander Ward.

Earlier this year, Walsh won in Memphis, USA, with partner Luke Bambridge to claim his seventh career doubles title on the ATP and ITF circuits.

And Walsh, who is currently number 257 on ATP World Tour doubles rankings, this week teamed up with Brody at the Aegon Ilkley Trophy in West Yorkshire before pursuing a spot at SW19.

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He said: “The season has gone up and down.

“I’m not doing great, but I’m trying to do well over the next few weeks and pick it up again.

“I’m relying on the wildcards for Wimbledon.

“Hopefully I can put on a good performance at Ilkley.

“We lost in the last round of qualifiers last year to the eventual semi-finalists Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner.

“Hopefully I can do better if I get the opportunity.”

Walsh, the 10th best doubles player in Britain, says the men’s domestic doubles scene is in a good place.

“You’ve got Jamie Murray, Dominic Inglot, Colin Fleming, the Skupski brothers, Jonathan Marray, and a lot of guys in the top 100,” Walsh added.