Veterans' tennis tournament attracts record numbers and is hailed a great success

Brian Hearne presents trophy to mixed doubles champions Louis Warren and Lucy Brooker
The annual Pembrokeshire veterans’ tennis tournament celebrated a record number of entrants as the event returned for 2021. 

Thirty-three players aged over 45 took part in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions across the week at Haverfordwest Tennis Club, with the well-attended finals day held in glorious weather at The Parade on Sunday, 5 September.  

The ladies singles was won by Alison Dixon, who edged out Jenny Guard in a championship tie-breaker, while Richard Davies once again showed his grit and determination to pip Louis Warren in the men’s showpiece. 

Julia Brady and Queenie Scale were on top form to clinch the ladies doubles title against the vastly experienced Jane Allen and partner Merrill Mabey, while Richard Davies added the men’s doubles trophy to his haul with Hardijs Madzulis. Together they beat the very capable partnership of Gordon Hardy and David Roch James. 

Louis Warren did pick up a trophy in the mixed doubles with Lucy Brooker after beating the hard-hitting duo of Hilary Davies and David Roch James. 

The event, now in its sixth year, was once again organised by Richard Davies with the assistance of Sarah Keogh, Jane Allen, Gillian Davies and Richard Dixon who provided the delicious end of tournament meal, as well as club president Brian Hearne, who awarded the winners’ trophies. 

The day was rounded off with a friendly game of bowls in which the ladies were triumphant over the men, who are now demanding a rematch! 

Brian Hearne and Richard Davies

 Alison Dixon with Brian Hearne

Brian Hearne presents trophy to mens doubles champions Richard Davies and Hardijs Madzulis