The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is coming to Wales as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain.
Following Team GB’s historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when Britain lifted the trophy for the first time in 79 years, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) wanted to celebrate this momentous occasion by delivering the Davis Cup Trophy Tour across the country to thank the tennis community including players, coaches, venues and volunteers who supported the team on its incredible journey.
The trophy tour is designed as a celebration and also a way to inspire a new generation to pick up a racket and get involved in tennis.
The trophy will be making a five-day tour of Wales at the following venues and events:
August 5: National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny
August 6: Rhiwbina Tennis Club
August 7: Llanelli Tennis Club
August 9: The Anglesey Show
August 10: Ruthin Tennis Club.
The events will give people a rare opportunity to see and be pictured with the impressive Davis Cup Trophy. Details of timings and activities around each event will be announced nearer the time.
Peter Drew, chief executive of our client Tennis Wales, said: “Great Britain’s Davis Cup win was a fantastic achievement, and the trophy tour is a great way to thank the supporters, volunteers, players and club officials who are the backbone of British tennis.
“It’s tremendous to have the trophy in Wales for five days and for it to go on display around the country.
“We have seen substantial growth in tennis participation in Wales in recent years, and I am sure the Davis Cup victory and the trophy tour will inspire even more people to get involved.”
To find out further information about the Davis Cup Legacy visit: www.lta.org.uk/daviscuplegacy
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