TEN-YEAR-OLD Louis Skupien has just won the Winter National Tennis Championship for his age group in Cambridge.

He beat the number one seed in the semi-final before defeating number two seed, Barney Fitzpatrick, of Yorkshire, in an exciting and high quality final.

It ended with a championship tie-break with Louis moving ahead to 8-4 only to see Barney come back to level at 9-9.

Louis re-focused his efforts to take the championship at 11-9 with an incredible display of power tennis. The final point was a nail-biter with Louis attacking with angled shots and finally earning a shorter ball which he put away to win the title.

British number one Andy Murray won the Under-12s National Championships and so Louis is hoping to continue following in his footsteps.

Louis, who lives in Barrington and trains full-time at Exeter University Tennis Centre, had a successful year in 2012 where he won a number of tournaments is delighted to have got 2013 off to a winning start.