The future generation of tennis players are excited to see the Davis Cup arrive in Norwich

The Davis Cup trophy on show at The Sportspark providing inspiration for youngsters including county

The Davis Cup trophy on show at The Sportspark providing inspiration for youngsters including county mini tennis player Remi Pilgrim.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

As part of a nation-wide tour, the Davis Cup has arrived in Norwich.

The Davis Cup trophy on show at The Sportspark PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The Davis Cup trophy on show at The Sportspark PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Schoolchildren from ten different schools across the county were able to see the trophy at The Sportspark, at the University of East Anglia.

The event yesterday welcomed 100 young tennis enthusiasts.

The pupils were given tennis coaching by Davis Cup trained coaches. The trophy tour is part of an initiative to get more young people interested and involved in the sport.

Nineteen coaches in the county were Davis Cup trained following Great Britain's victory in 2015.


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A spokesperson from the UEA, said: 'The tour is part of the Tennis for Kids initiative which is aimed at children between six and eight years old. Coaches have been trained and 270 children in Norfolk will be receiving free coaching to get them interested in tennis.

'They were very excited to see the trophy.'

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