Tennis professional helps launch Davis Cup trophy tour - The Solihull Observer

Tennis professional helps launch Davis Cup trophy tour

Solihull Editorial 2nd Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL Dan Evans rolled back the years on Monday by visiting the West Warwickshire Tennis Club in Olton.

A former member of the club, 25-year-old Dan made the visit in the build up to the the Davis Cup Trophy Tour.

Last year saw Team GB hoist the Davis Cup trophy for the first time in 79 years following a historic win against Belgium.

The LTA want the nation to help celebrate this momentous occasion by delivering a Trophy Tour that will begin in Scotland from the start of April and will be visiting every county and major tennis tournament over the coming months.

The tour will visit over 50 venues across the nation including tennis clubs, parks, communities, leisure centres, town halls and shopping centres.

Dan’s visit came ahead of the reigning winners’ tie against Japan in Birmingham – which starts tomorrow (March 4).

Team GB captain Leon Smith said: “Winning the Davis Cup was an incredible moment for me and all the team.

“Lifting the trophy on the court in Gent 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.”

Cathie Sabin, LTA President, said: “Winning the Davis Cup is something many nations only ever dream of and to be able to share this incredible achievement with the British people is a special moment for all.

“Success has a way of inspiring and captivating a nation and we want to use this trophy tour to bring more children and adults into our great sport and thank the tennis community for believing we could do it.”

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