Last Saturday saw the first match of the newly formed Pembrokeshire Tennis Doubles' League.

There was an exciting 2-2 draw between Fishguard and Goodwick Tennis Club and Haverfordwest, played at the Phoenix Centre in Goodwick.

The final rubber was decided by a championship tie break between the two clubs' first pairings, Natalie O'Brien and Pete Warren Lavis for the hosts, versus Damian Haworth and Marco Coronado for Haverfordwest.

After a very tight match that went to one set all, O'Brien and Warren Lavis won the deciding tie break 10-8, having come back from 8-5 down to win the final 5 points on the bounce - thereby drawing the match overall.

The new league comprises of five Pembrokeshire Clubs - Fishguard and Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Lamphey, Milford and Newport.

The league will run throughout the winter with each club playing each other home and away and is a welcome addition to Pembrokeshire's sporting calendar. The next match is Haverfordwest versus Newport at the Parade on Sunday September 20th. Fishguard and Goodwick's next match is against Milford at the Phoenix Centre on Saturday, October 10th.

Louis Warren of Haverfordwest TC has been the driving force behind this initiative and she explained: "Mindful of the Covid-19 pandemic we were anxious to keep competitive league tennis going without having to drive out of Pembrokeshire."

For more details about this new league, or if you are interested in joining a local tennis club, contact Louis Warren on 07976 045455. Irrespective of age, experience, or ability level, all of the five Pembrokeshire tennis clubs welcome new players.