Davis Cup on show in Worthing after Britain's historic win

An exclusive opportunity to see the Davis Cup was given to Worthing residents as part of a nationwide trophy tour following Great Britain's historic win in the tennis competition.

Tuesday, 12th July 2016, 12:22 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:07 am
Great Britain's Davis Cup Tour. Pictured are L-R Ellis Hall (8) and George Hall (10). Steyne Gardens. Worthing. Reporter: Picture: Liz Pearce 09/07/2016 LP1600042 SUS-161007-123022008

On Saturday, the cup arrived at Steyne Gardens in Worthing, where more than 1,000 people turned up and were able to be pictured with the trophy.

Jack Lerwill, club manager of of the Chichester Racquets and Fitness Club which helped to organise the event, said: “The event was a great success. It was great to see so many people taking part.

“Children and general members of the public enjoyed getting involved with the tennis themed activities.”

The free event, launched in April by the Lawn Tennis Association to celebrate the first win for Great Britain in 79 years, showed highlights from last year’s final and Wimbledon live on a big screen.

Mr Lerwill added: “Fingers crossed to winning the Davis Cup again as it would be lovely to have it back on the south coast.”

The tour is arriving at 100 destinations in total across the country.

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