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DAVIS CUP BY BNP PARIBAS TROPHY TOUR COMES TO RIDGEWAY PARK FOLLOWING HISTORIC WIN

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Friday, 3 June, 2016

On Saturday 4th June the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas officially arrives at Ridgeway Park between 10am and 6pm as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain launched by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in April this year.

Following Great Britain’s historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when Team GB hoisted the trophy for the first time in 79 years, the 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. It also wanted to inspire a new generation to pick up a racket and get involved in tennis.

The events are free for all to attend and give people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and be pictured with the impressive Davis Cup Trophy up close and personal. Ridgeway Park will also be running a number of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play tennis – you can drop in on the day or to secure your place in advance just visithttps://clubspark.lta.org.uk/OpenDays/ridgeway_playtenniswalthamforest_com/61ab4fc2-7bbb-416c-afb5-8a395a0d5713

The Davis Cup Trophy Tour will visit over 50 destinations, including the stop in Ridgeway Park.  The full list of destinations for the Davis Cup Trophy Tour can be found at www.lta.org.uk/daviscuptrophytour

Leon Smith, Davis Cup Captain, said; “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”.

Michael Downey, LTA Chief Executive, adds; “The Davis Cup win is one many will remember for the rest of their lives and is a key vehicle that can drive interest in our sport. The LTA is proud to be able to share this incredible achievement with the British people and those who loyally supported and backed the team. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire and captivate 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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