Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Tour comes to Rhiwbina

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Tour comes to Rhiwbina

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is coming to Rhiwbina 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.

"GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 29:  The Great Britain team pose with the trophy following their victory during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)"

“GHENT, BELGIUM – NOVEMBER 29: The Great Britain team pose with the trophy following their victory during day three of the Davis Cup Final match between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo on November 29, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for LTA)”

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 visit Rhiwbina Tennis Club on August 6th, as part of a five-day tour of Wales, which will also include:  August 5, National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny;  August 7, Llanelli Tennis Club;  August 9,    The Anglesey Show;  August 10, Ruthin Tennis Club.

Peter Drew, chief executive of 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.”

There’s more information about the Davis Cup Legacy visit here.

Rhiwbina Tennis Club will announce details of the event nearer the time.