Bingham’s David Phillipson is among a four-strong Great Britain men’s wheelchair tennis team selected this week by the Tennis Foundation for the 2012 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 21 – 27 May.
The 23-year-old Nottinghamshire player has a history of success representing Great Britain in the annual Davis-Cup style competition, having been a member of the GB team that won the junior World Team Cup competition in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007.
A year later Phillipson was part of the GB senior men’s team that won the World Group 2 trophy in Cremona, Italy to earn promotion back to the elite tier of 16 nations in World Group 1.
“The World Team Cup has given me some of my most memorable moments in wheelchair tennis and with 2012 being such a big year, hopefully we can produce a solid performance in Seoul. After finishing seventh last year we will hopefully be back in the mix for a place in the semi-finals like we were two years ago in Turkey,” said world No. 22 Phillipson, who has regained the British No. 2 ranking from Middlesex’s Marc McCarroll this week. Phillipson is joined in the GB World Team Cup men’s team by McCarroll, Scotland’s current British No. 1 Gordon Reid and Yorkshire’s Alex Jewitt.
“With 2012 being such a crucial year for wheelchair tennis, the World Team Cup gives the players a great opportunity to come together and compete as a team ahead of the London 2012 Paralympics,“ said Paul Regan, Team Manager of the GB Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup Team.
“We have selected our strongest team and I am confident the players will do GB proud in Korea.”