Davis Cup visits King’s Lynn on national tour

At Lynnsport with the Davis Cup are South Wootton Junior School pupils Georgia Bradley (8) and Billy

At Lynnsport with the Davis Cup are South Wootton Junior School pupils Georgia Bradley (8) and Billy Brown (8). Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Budding tennis stars were among hundreds of youngsters who got up close to the Davis Cup at Lynnsport in King's Lynn.

The imposing trophy is on a national tour launched by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) following Great Britain's historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final.

Among those making a beeline to the cup yesterday was George Manser, a student at the College of West Anglia, who said: 'It's big. It's not every day you get to see the Davis Cup in King's Lynn.'

Gerry Bird, a coach based at KES community tennis centre in Lynn, said: 'The Davis Cup is the world cup of tennis. Hopefully, it will give a huge boost to tennis in the area. There are already more than 300 juniors playing tennis at KES, and the sport is being rejuvenated in west Norfolk.'

It comes just months after four new, floodlit tennis courts opened at Lynnsport.

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