Phillipson selected for GB World Team Cup Team

Thursday, April 19, 2012
David phillipson

GREAT BRITAIN WORLD TEAM CUP PLAYERS ANNOUNCED
 
Paul Regan, Team Manager of the GB Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup Team, today announced his players to compete in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Seoul , Republic of Korea from 21 – 27 May.
 
Great Britain will be competing in the highest tiers across the competition. 
 
 
The teams will be:
 
Men’s World Group 1 – captained by Karen Ross
Gordon Reid 
Marc McCarroll 
David Phillipson 
Alex Jewitt
 
Women’s World Group – captained by Geraint Richards
Jordanne Whiley 
Lucy Shuker 
Louise Hunt
 
Quad Event – captained by Stuart Wilkinson
Peter Norfolk 
Andrew Lapthorne 
Jamie Burdekin
 
Junior Event – captained by Ash Smith
Alfie Hewett 
Lauren Jones
 
 
After recently being named the second most successful team in the continent by Tennis Europe, the GB team will be hoping to build on performances last year which saw both the women’s and quad teams pick up a bronze medal. 
 
Paul Regan commented: “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.
 
“We have selected our strongest team and I am confident the players will do GB proud in Korea .”
 

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.”

 

 
 

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