Be a ‘superhero’ at Nottingham’s big tennis party 

Broady and Sevastova in action

People of all ages are invited to watch two tournaments and have a chance to play some sport themselves in an event being held at Nottingham Tennis Centre for ‘Superhero Sunday’ on 2 October.

This will be the last chance to see the Davis Cup trophy with GB as the current holders and to celebrate the achievements of our tennis superheroes with a bit of superhero sports action thrown in.

The event, organised in association with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) will take place in the indoor courts between 2pm and 5pm. There will be plenty of opportunities to have a picture taken with the trophy and also to join in a number of activities for free and win prizes. How about playing tennis against your favourite superhero, or try other sports such as table tennis, basketball, archery and others? Why not come down dressed as your favourite superhero?

Although activities are suitable for all ages, there is a ‘SuperTots’ Zone for the Davis Cup winners of the future. There will be zones for budding players in older age groups and for adults too.

Those wanting to build their superhero muscles can try some of the equipment available at the centre in the fitness suite and group exercise studio. There will also be free use of the gym and health suite (steam room and sauna) on the day.  Come and try rowing machines, Boogie Bounce exercise trampolines, group cycling bikes and ViPR Tubes. ViPR is designed to provide an effective, complete body workout which builds muscle and burns calories through strength and movement training.

Places are first come, first served for Superhero Sunday so it’s best to book through ClubSpark at http://bit.ly/2cQDmFT. An account needs setting up but it only takes two minutes.

Those happier to watch the tennis action and to try and spot stars of the future can come along from 10am when the University of Nottingham Team Training starts and students try out for this year’s team. This will take place until 2pm on the outdoor courts.

From 11am–2pm, there will be a local inter-club competition in which members representing their clubs will be given a nation to represent during a competition. Points are awarded for each team’s final position in the categories of Men’s doubles (15+), Ladies doubles (15+), 11 – 14yrs doubles and under 10 doubles.

Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of this very special Davis Cup Trophy Tour. To allow the local community to share the successes of the GB team has already driven an increased passion and enthusiasm for tennis in the area. On behalf of everyone at Nottingham Tennis Centre, thanks to the LTA for allowing us to be a part of this momentous achievement. I hope as many people as possible will make it to our great facility to celebrate this incredible tennis victory and will continue to visit us in the future.”

Michael Downey, LTA Chief Executive, adds; “The Davis Cup win is one many will remember for the rest of their lives and is a key vehicle that can drive interest in our sport. The LTA is proud to be able to share this incredible achievement with the British people and those who loyally supported and backed the team. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire and captivate a nation and we want to use this Trophy Tour to bring more children and adults into our great sport and thank the tennis community for believing we could do it.”

For more information, please contact Donna Marshall – Communications and Marketing Officer on 0115 8764443 or email donna.marshall@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Notes to editors
The Davis Cup Trophy Tour will visit over 100 destinations.  The full list of destinations for the Davis Cup Trophy Tour can be found at www.lta.org.uk/daviscuptrophytour

To find out further information about the Davis Cup Legacy visit: www.lta.org.uk/daviscuplegacy

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