Wheelchair tennis aces Andy Lapthorne, Marc McCarroll and Jordanne Whiley have been selected to represent Great Britain in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Alphen
Lapthorne, from Eastcote, and Ickenham pair McCarroll and Whiley will take part in the event in the Netherlands from May 26 to June 1.
Great Britain won two medals at the 2013 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey, winning the junior event for the second time since 2007 and reaching the women’s World Group final for the second time since 2009.
Geraint Richards, the Tennis Foundation’s Head of Disability Player Performance, commented: “Great Britain has a long history of medal-winning performances at the World Team Cup and, after winning the junior event and claiming a second silver medal in four years in the women’s World Group, 2013 was another memorable event.
“We have selected the strongest team again available this year, with a blend of experienced GB internationals and World Team Cup medal winners and three players making their Great Britain debuts across the men’s World Group and junior events, Ed Holt, Ian Payne and Nicholas Smelt. I am confident that all our teams and players will do their country proud in Alphen.”
Great Britain will be competing in the highest tiers across the competition as the International Tennis Federaton’s flagship wheelchair tennis event.