Tennis' Davis Cup trophy coming to Malvern this weekend - The Malvern Observer

Tennis' Davis Cup trophy coming to Malvern this weekend

Malvern Editorial 19th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

RESIDENTS in Malvern will be able get a once in a lifetime chance to get their hands one of tennis’ biggest trophies following Great Britain’s memorable triumph last year.

As part of a nationwide tour to celebrate Team GB’s historic Davis Cup victory against Belgium last November, the magnificent Davis Cup trophy takes centre stage at Manor Park Tennis Club on Albert Road North on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Tennis lovers will get the chance to get their picture taken with the trophy – which was clinched when Andy Murray defeated David Goffin in a dramatic last day singles match to win their first Davis Cup in 79 years.

A live music show from the Chandos Swing Band will be on offer as well as a pig roast, free tennis coaching sessions and the chance to try archery, bowls, squash, racketball and table tennis.

Exhibition tennis matches are also available as well as the chance to sample the Wimbledon experience.

Richard Herriman, chairman of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Lawn Tennis Association, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of this very special Davis Cup Trophy Tour.

“To allow the local community to share the successes of the GB team has already driven an increased passion and enthusiasm for tennis in the area.

“On behalf of everyone at Herefordshire & Worcestershire LTA and Manor Park, thanks to the LTA for allowing us to be a part of this momentous achievement.”

The trophy tour will be visiting more than 50 venues across the country and is a thank you from the LTA to the wider tennis community including players, coaches, venues and volunteers who supported the team on its incredible journey.

It is also aimed at encouraging more people to participate in tennis.

Leon Smith, the Davis Cup winning captain, added: “Winning the Davis Cup was an incredible moment for me and all the team.

“Lifting the trophy on the court in Ghent was an amazing feeling and I’m eager to ensure a lasting legacy following this historic achievement.

“Taking the trophy across the country and being able to share this momentous achievement with the nation is an important part of this legacy.

“I can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction when they see the Davis Cup and sharing a bit of that passion we had on court will hopefully encourage others to get involved and choose tennis as part of their everyday lives.”

For further information about the Davis Cup Legacy visit

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