News Archive, Category: Tennis

The Fed cup returns to the UK for the first time in 25years, Bath will host the tie in February, 2019. GB and seven other nations will compete for a place in April's World Group Play-offs.

Great Britain learn their group opponents for February’s Fed Cup tennis tie at University of Bath

15 January 2019

Great Britain have been drawn in Group A alongside Hungary, Greece and Slovenia for the upcoming Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie at the University of Bath. Nations will play three round-robin ties of two singles matches and a doubles rubber when the Sports Training Village hosts the eagerly-anticipated event – dubbed the Women’s World Cup of tennis – from February 6-9. Great Britain must finish top of their group in order to secure...

Anne Keothavong at the launch of the Fed Cup ticket sales

Customer notice: Parking and STV facility access during Fed Cup tennis event in February

14 January 2019

Focus in February looks set to settle on the University of Bath’s role in hosting the Fed Cup - the equivalent to the Women’s World Cup in tennis - from February 6-9, 2019. Our Sports Training Village will be vibrant with branding and the bustle of spectators coming on site for two sessions daily to watch eight countries in action. This is a vital event for the GB team who are trying to gain promotion to...

World top-50 players among strong national teams selected for Fed Cup tie at University of Bath

09 January 2019

Croatia’s Donna Vekic and Greece’s Maria Sakkari will join fellow world top-50 player Johanna Konta of Great Britain on the Team Bath Tennis courts for next month’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Zone Group I tie. All eight nations contesting the event at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from February 6-9 have now named their teams for the first Fed Cup tie to be staged in Great Britain since 1993. Vekic, who...

Johanna Konta looking forward to home support as Great Britain name exciting team for Fed Cup tie at Team Bath Tennis

07 January 2019

Johanna Konta and Heather Watson have been named in a five-strong Great Britain team that will take to the tennis courts at the University of Bath Sports Training Village next month for the first Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tie staged in this country for 26 years. The experienced duo will be joined by Katie Boulter, who has broken into the world’s top 100, Bristol’s Katie Swan and debutant Harriet Dart for the eagerly-awaited Europe/Africa...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

Tennis scholar Ben Jones helps GB reach Master’U BNP Paribas world final for second successive year

02 December 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones helped Great Britain cement their growing reputation as one of the leading nations in the world for university tennis by reaching a second successive Master’U BNP Paribas final. The United States gained revenge for their defeat at the same stage last year, winning 4-1, but it could not detract from another excellent weekend of tennis by the Brits at the world’s leading university tennis team tournament. Chemistry student...

GB call up sporting scholar Ben Jones for Master’U BNP Paribas tennis title defence in France

27 November 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Ben Jones has been called into the Great Britain team travelling to France this week looking to defend their title at the Master’U BNP Paribas event – the world’s biggest annual university tennis team tournament. Chemistry student Jones, who is supported by a Buchan Jones sports scholarship, replaces George Houghton who has had to withdraw from the six-strong squad through illness. Barry Scollo, Director of Tennis at the University of...

GB’s Anne Keothavong and Anna Smith join Team Bath Tennis players to launch Fed Cup ticket sales

15 November 2018

Great Britain’s Fed Cup Captain Anne Keothavong and Team Bath player Anna Smith joined local tennis players at the University of Bath today as tickets for the highly-anticipated Fed Cup by BNP Paribas went on sale to the general public. The University’s £30million Sports Training Village will stage the international women’s team event, dubbed the World Cup of Tennis, from February 6-9 2019 as GB and seven other nations compete for a place in the...

Stefan Olsson, Giulia Capocci and Sam Schroder won the singles titles at the 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Epic final and surprise victories provide fitting conclusion to 2018 Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

10 November 2018

The international nature of the Bath Indoor Wheelchair Tennis Tournament was illustrated by its roll of honour as players from six countries claimed the titles after another excellent week of world-class competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Olsson of Sweden secured his first Bath men’s singles crown after coming out on top 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7) in an epic final against France’s Stephane Houdet that lasted just two minutes...

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