The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will visit the University of Stirling on Tuesday, 20 September 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.
Students and staff members can attend the free event and experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and be pictured with the impressive Davis Cup Trophy up close and personal at the Gannochy Sports Centre between 3pm and 6pm on Tuesday, 20 September. Air3 radio will provide the soundtrack to the afternoon.
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”.
Cathy Gallagher, Director of Sport at the University, added: “We are thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of this very special Davis Cup Trophy Tour. The opportunity for our students and staff to share the successes of the GB team will only increase the passion and enthusiasm for tennis on campus. We have a fantastic University tennis club and cohort of elite scholars on campus who continue to accomplish so much in the sport. I would encourage everyone within the University who isn’t familiar with the Cup to come down and experience this little bit of history for themselves.”
Staff and students must have ID cards with them and wear flat shoes. Entry from 3pm.