THE air ambulance was scrambled to Ludlow after a man was in a critical condition at the town's tennis club.

A bystander had already started giving CPR to the man by the time paramedics arrived at the club in The Linney.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said the patient was given basic life support and then taken by land ambulance to hospital in Worcester.

“We were called at 11.46am to reports of a medical emergency at Ludlow Tennis Club," they said.

"We sent the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham, two land ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

"On arrival, crews found one patient, a man, in a critical condition with good bystander CPR already in progress.

"Crews continued with basic life support on scene and on route to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”